This was the topic at last night's meeting...
I have gained...
the freedom to answer my phone whenever it rings without worrying about remembering who I talked to, what I said or whether I made an a$$ of myself during the conversation.
freedom from having to check Facebook first thing in the morning to make sure that I didn't post anything offensive the previous evening while drunk
freedom from having to take out the trash before my husband gets home from work so he won't see how many beer bottles are in the trash
freedom to hop in my car and run an errand or visit family whenever the mood strikes me without having to be worried about being too drunk to drive
these are just a few - anyone else want to add their thoughts?
Christine, sober 02-03-2012
Freedom from the bondage of self, no one could imprison me like me.
"Never make someone a priority who makes you an option"
I think there's an invisible principle of living...if we believe we're guided through every step of our lives, we are. Its a lovely sight, watching it work.
Freedom to enjoy life today and to be present in the moment. That's been my greatest reward, to date. There's more, of course, but not for today.
StPeteDean wrote: I've been free to be myself, instead of who I thought you'd like me to be, which means I've been free to be honest, free to talk about how I really feel, free to say No.
I've been free to be myself, instead of who I thought you'd like me to be, which means I've been free to be honest, free to talk about how I really feel, free to say No.
This has been the greatest gift for me as well Dean. Well said.