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      Hi Everyone.

      Had a good day yesterday but today will be a struggle. Its Friday and I have just had to sort out some financial issues with our business. The next month is going to be a real struggle and I just feel there is no light at the end of the tunnel. Just when we get up we get knocked down again. The last five years have been a real struggle for our business and I don't know how we are going to pull through.

      Hoping I can end the day strong.

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      @Shell2575, that is so hard to have the burden of a struggling business that you’re trying to get off the ground. Ouch. But like Byrdie said, alcohol will only compound life’s problems. Wishing you well as you go through this first week.

      Pav, mostly my daughter has been planning her own wedding, and she lives far away (in the hot state of Texas, Matt!) and the the wedding is in yet another location from either of us, but by now I’m starting to get busy with some last minute details! I hope I can have fun at it without booze, is my main concern.
      So glad that you are getting some real vacation time soon.

      2006 was quite a year for you, Lav!

      Thanks, Ava! Glad your hip strain is healing. I’m dealing with similar in my hips & low back. At this age it seems harder to get the balance of the right amount of exercise; too much and it causes a strain somewhere.
      Stress definitely brings addiction to the fore, I have noticed.

      Belle, maybe easier to focus on sobriety at home rather than on vacation anyways. It is for me I know!

      Take care.
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      Hi Friends,

      I just popped back to say hi and check how my friends in MWO are doing. It's been years since I left booze and being sober among the crowd of boozers does not bother me. I have no hitch sharing that I dont drink (I say that with an attitude : "I am so happy to be sober")

      Today I have come to a stage that I see the drinking as a phase of life where I was probably mad. Or stuck or trapped. While I am so grateful that I am out of that trap thanks to you all but I still felt that that I am NOT feeling grateful enough. Grateful for having a sober life

      This thought came while sitting at starbuck next to a young lady who is busy ready "The Weath of Nations" a student probably. She felt so satisfied and calm just reading. Its 6 pm so office hours and the ppaze is buzzing but it does not affect her. She seems to calm.

      Compare that to my state of mind : My mind is stressed, work, lack of closeness with spose and her constant reminders "you dont spend time with me".

      All the people here are sitting alone glued to their gadges just me.

      So why am I feeling so sad and low. I should be so so happy. I should be top of the world for so many reasons. One of them is 5+ years of sobriety. Then it occured to me that I am not being grateful enough. Grateful for being living this new life. Grateful to all of you to giving me this new life.

      And here I came ... logged in and saying "Hello Everyone you must have a GREAT day !! and Thank you Thank you .... Thank you so much !!
      Rewiring my brain ... done ...
      Updating brain "attitude" firmware ... done ...
      Rebooting ... done ...
      Restarted program called "Life" ... started successfully ...

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      Thanks for the reminder, @Rahulthesweet! and glad you popped in. I remember you. I'm back and on day 3, but GRATEFUL to be unhungover this morning.

      I'm sorry you have been feeling down. It seems that when I forgot about being grateful, I think dabbling in the drink again is a good idea. NOT

      Keep coming back here to get your gratitude back. Perhaps reading the "you know you're an alcoholic when..." thread which has been bumped up lately will up your gratitude level. None of us want to go back there.

      Hi to all, and have a great AF day!


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      Happy SOBER Friday, all:

      Lav, I'm taking two mini-vacations to places on rivers. Hot, dry weather and nice cold water to jump into. Hiking, reading, sleeping. I can't wait. And I am contemplating painting my kitchen, but that might have to wait for another time...

      Ava - I love those Australian holidays - a month off?!?! I loved Thailand when I visited. I hope you get to go.

      HI, Rahul - sorry you're low. Gratitude does help - I am so grateful every day that I don't have alcohol in my life any more.

      Slo, you'll have a ball without the booze. It takes a little extra effort to get out on the dance floor, but once you do, it is so much fun. You can actually feel the exhilaration of dancing instead of masking it with alcohol. Congratulations!

      I am having dinner with friends tonight - looking forward to it, even though I'm Friday tired.


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      Hola friends!

      Great to see u Rahul. Hope you're feeling better real soon mi amigo. Thanks for mentioning gratitude. Gratitude thinking versus deprivation thinking. There is a great post or 2 on this exact subject in the early pages of the toolbox. Matter of fact, reckon i'll revisit it. Here is an excerpt from the toolbox on distress and some ideas on handling it -


      Pav, if there's one person on this planet that deserves a totally good self indulgent break, it is you! Hope it's a rippa and you have a blast.

      All is good here. I am grateful for this forum and for my 300 + days of continuing sober living. As long as i check in with myself every morning and tweak anything i need to, there's no need for my way forward to falter. Go git it!

      'I am part of all that I have met, yet all experience is an arch wherethro', gleams that untravelled world whose margins fade, forever and forever when I move'

      Zen soul Warrior. Freedom today-

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      Rahul, it’s great to see you! I hope your low mood will pass as quickly as it seemed to come about. You are taking all the right steps to make sure you keep on track! If we take a serious inventory, there IS so much to be grateful for. Every single day we put between us and AL is a win. Stick around, we just love your posts!
      This job, our new boss wants us to do a weekly activity tracker. Nice. More paperwork. I hate this job. One of my coworkers said today, ‘Just when you thought this job couldn’t get any more miserable’. So true. My new boss is 37. I have 34 years of selling experience and he is asking us to do entry level tasks. We already have to do a sales tracker. I can’t think of a profession that is easier to track, look at my sales! Whatever .....(insert eye roll here).
      Its only Friday not a ticket to BoozeVille! Stay strong, all! Byrdie
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      Good evening Nesters,

      Dealing with this heat, ugh. The ‘feel like temp’ was 110 today, ridiculous.

      Rahul, so good to see you!
      Hey, we all have mood swings, we are human. It truly is a good time to turn to gratitude! Gratitude & reaching out to help others always elevates my mood. I am grateful for all these years of clear headed living & I wouldn’t give them up for anything Hang in there & always remember that AL never makes anything better for us

      Belle, glad you are moving forward & leaving AL behind. You’ll never be sorry! Stay cool this weekend.

      Shell, be sure to fill your weekend with healthy things to do, eat & drink. You’ll be so proud come Monday.

      Pav, your mini vacations sound perfect, have fun!

      G, hope your weekend is awesome

      Byrdie, having a 37 year old boss would be enough to force me into retirement, Lol
      I am positive I wouldn’t be able to cope with that, good luck, haha!

      Tomorrow’s big craft fair is al set up & I am so grateful that it’s inside. I hope people are willing to come out in this extreme heat & do some shopping. Wishing everyone a safe night in the nest!

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