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    Default My Journey

    I've been looking forward to posting on this thread and now here I am!

    I am 1 year sober today!!!
    Here are a few of the things I've learned over the past year.

    I am a good person,no matter how many times I've told myself I wasnt.
    I can say No and the world won't come crumbling down.
    I have a lot to offer.
    My family loves me unconditionally,even when I wasn't so loveable.
    I am a good friend.
    I am a good sister.
    I am a good Mother.
    I am a good wife.

    I see the world with open eyes and an open heart.
    I have boundaries.
    I have self respect and respect from others.
    I have no more guilt and shame.
    I trust myself and have trust back from those I have hurt.
    I have gratitude for all that is helping me on this journey.

    I am NOT a recovering alcoholic.
    I am a NON Drinker.
    I am Happy.
    I am Me and I am O.K.

    Thanks for reading...
    Peg

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    congratuations Peg what a wonderful post. You are all of those things and a good example for the rest of us.

    Blessings.
    Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin. Mother Teresa

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    Congratulations Peg
    What a bunch of powerful statements. It's been a pleasure seeing you in the checkin threads as well.
    Way to go!

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    WOW, I love that, congrats on one year and thanks for the lovely post!
    "There is nobody on the planet...who doesn’t have what it takes to wake up" Pema Chödrön

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    Thank you all for the kind words
    Peg

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    awesome awesome

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    Congratulations Peg!
    I read your post with a big smile in my face
    Yes, you are you, and you are OK!

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    Yay Peg! Way to go and way to say it!!!!
    "I am what I choose to become" (Jung) I choose to be MINDFUL, & ALCOHOL-FREE (GHR)

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    Excellent!
    Wherever you go, there you are

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    Agreed, Excellent, Peg.

    Love,
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    Peg, congratulations on your achievement and thank you for posting your very encouraging and uplifting words. Keep up the great work!

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    Congratulations!! Peg, 1 year is wonderful and many many more!!

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    Congratulations on one year!

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    What a wonderful bunch of messages to wake up to!
    Thank you all so muc
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Peg

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    This is my first day and yours is my first thread read!! Congrats!!!

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    Welcome to Smart and Thanks!
    Peg

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    I really liked what you said! Congratulations on learning you can be who you truly are, a good person with many strengths.

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    Thanks Digby,
    Have a wonderful holiday season!
    Peg

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    Im very happy for all of your growth and success! I only have 102 days and cant wait to have a year like you! Great job and thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks so much princessannie and welcome to Smart!
    102 days is a BIG deal congrats!
    Theres so much to learn here
    Peg

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    Congrats Peg! I am very proud of you.

    Mel =)
    I'm not telling you it is going to be easy, I'm telling you it's going to be worth it.

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    Thanks Mel!
    Your words mean a lot to me
    Peg

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    I like being a non-drinker as opposes to recovering alcoholic. Thanks!

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    Default Thanks for the hope!

    Hi Peg,
    I have 125 days and still feel like I'm living death most days.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Quote Originally Posted by Peg1960 View Post
    I've been looking forward to posting on this thread and now here I am!

    I am 1 year sober today!!!
    Here are a few of the things I've learned over the past year.

    I am a good person,no matter how many times I've told myself I wasnt.
    I can say No and the world won't come crumbling down.
    I have a lot to offer.
    My family loves me unconditionally,even when I wasn't so loveable.
    I am a good friend.
    I am a good sister.
    I am a good Mother.
    I am a good wife.

    I see the world with open eyes and an open heart.
    I have boundaries.
    I have self respect and respect from others.
    I have no more guilt and shame.
    I trust myself and have trust back from those I have hurt.
    I have gratitude for all that is helping me on this journey.

    I am NOT a recovering alcoholic.
    I am a NON Drinker.
    I am Happy.
    I am Me and I am O.K.

    Thanks for reading...
    Peg

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    I missed this back in December, Peg. Congratulations on your year! I can't wait for a big milestone like that. Sending light and love to you.
    Othila
    “There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.” Leonard Cohen

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    Thanks for the beautiful messages!
    Welcome Lola,mrgautz.
    Othila,Every day you don't drink is a milestone!
    Peg

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    Congratulations Peg and thanks for posting! I like that you say "I am a non drinker"

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    hopetiffany,Welcome and Thank You!
    Peg

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    You had a great journey, i can say Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

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    Hello Peg,

    Congratulations for your sober life. You've done very good job. Keep it up.

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    Hello edward
    Thanks for the kind words!
    Life is good, I am good
    Peg

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    I love everything about this post.

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    Thank You jodeci and welcome!
    16 months,maybe I will stop counting at 2 years.Maybe not
    Peg

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    GREAT POST!

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    Thanks misterblock,
    I see you're at four years! Congrats to you too!
    Peg

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    Thank you for your post, Peg! It is encouraging for me to read, as I am just starting out with SMART, and still have a lot to learn. You give a message of hope! Susan

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    Hi Susan and Welcome!
    Youre right! There is so much to learn.This is a great place to learn it!
    My best to you
    Peg

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