Thursday, January 22, 2015

Freedom and 140 Days

Dear Readers,
On my walk last night, I captured some beautiful sights. 
What I love about walking is the peace I feel when I look for the beauty all around me. 
It's there. Just waiting for me to see.


So often I am rushing, and I look,
but I don't see.
Today, at my meeting, I glimpsed the feeling of freedom
As people talked, I thought how great it was to be free of the chain of drinking.
Drinking made life so complicated.
It was, "Should I have one more?"
"Will my Loved One be mad?"
"How will I get rid of these?"
"Will I get stopped?"
And on and on it went.

How wonderful it is to not have those extra worries.
Life is complicated enough without that extra burden.

I don't think of forever when I think of not drinking,
but this morning I had a thought of happiness not drinking the rest of my life.
I could feel it and picture it.
I could taste the freedom.

12 comments:

  1. Great picture, great post. 140 days is awesome. Glad you are feeling the happiness!

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    1. Thank you.
      Today, I can feel it!
      I hope I have more days like this!
      Peace and Hugs!

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  2. Love the picture, love your post!! And we are FREE, it so much better than having that beast chained to your back. Glad you are doing well today.

    Hugs,

    SR

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    1. Dear SR.,
      It was such a joyful day!
      Thank you.

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  3. Lovely image and lovely post. It's good to hear you sound so happy about being sober! xo

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    1. Dear Thirsty Still,
      Thank you for checking my blog!
      I love taking photographs of me, too! Lol

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  4. Yay for the forever feeling isnt it liberating!!!???
    The rewards are there for the taking which you deserve!
    Hugs from nz
    lisa www.thecword-compassion.com

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    1. Dear Lisa,
      And I want the rewards!!
      I like having peace of mind!
      Thank you!

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  5. Thank you for this post. I need to start trying to see more of the benefits of not drinking - I am still stuck in a feeling of loss. Annie x

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    1. Annie,
      It will come.
      It's the first time I felt it!
      Keep on trying!

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  6. I love this idea of feeling free from drinking... I oscillate between this and feeling punished by not drinking - I'd like to feel more of this freedom.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by!
      I'm just thankful for feeling today!
      I am loving each day I am sober lately!

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