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    Hugh

    Thanks man!

    Lobster!!

    Thanks sop much!
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    Congrats and warmest wishes, Leaf!

    and aw, shucks and thanks for thinking of me as a part of your path to your life of freedom!~

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    Way to go, Leaf! You chose the path you wanted to take, traveled it and now you're paving it for others!

    Keep on keepin' on!

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    what is the sober musician's group? id love to join...also, loved your post! incredibly inspiring!

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    Sorry I missed this the first time around! Woo hoo! Congrats Leaf! And thanks for your volunteer work! Take care.
    "I dwell in possibility" Emily Dickinson

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    Would you look at that.

    6 years yesterday.

    2193 days…In a row!

    Stay SMaRT folks!
    Last edited by leaf; December 17, 2018 at 10:02 AM.
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    Congratulations!!!
    Great Job!! Awesome choices make for 2193 days!!

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    “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb

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    Congrats. Thank you for all you do here at SROL. Best wishes.

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    Big Congrats to you Leaf!
    In my early days reading posts like this gave me Hope!
    YAY You
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    Congrats leaf! You were a great inspiration to me when I got started 2 years ago. Thanks for believing in me and again, huge congrats on 6 years! Bad azz!

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    Hi there SMaRT people!

    I am 7 years sober today.

    That’s the truth.
    7 Years
    2557 days…In a row

    Wow...just wow.

    I still believe everything in that first post.

    You CAN do this!
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    2557 days…In a row

    7 Years

    Fantastic !!!
    And I love the part about using, not just knowing, the tools.



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    Woo hoo for you and thanks for inspiring others that it can be done .
    The secret of change is to focus energy on building the new life . Socrates

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    Congrats, Leaf!
    “Woe to the thinker who is not the gardener but only the soil of the plants that grow in her”


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    Congrats Leaf!This awesome!!!!

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    Congrats on 7 years, leaf! Awesome work!

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    Absolutely fantastic, leaf! Quite the inspiration!!
    Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.

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    Hey, alcohol free lifestyle looks great on you!!!!

    Congratulations on 7 Years!! Way to go.

    Best to you,
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    Sensational leaf!!
    Power of choice
    What got me sober was trying to get sober. Often when I lapsed, picked up, drank, I FELT thoroughly beaten. I thought at that time "there is no hope for me" Yet, when I had recovered from that thought just a little, I thought "I'll have another go!" It was a few little sparks, rather than a flame, that got me here!

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    Hi there Leaf
    I just re-read what you wrote at the beginning of this thread when you were sober for 4 years. And I loved your quote from the The Matrix:

    “Neo, sooner or later you're going to realize just as I did that there's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.”

    I just watched that movie the other day and actually wrote down that line because it seemed to be such an important reminder.

    You are obviously walking the path and I'm right here with you and have been for many years. Life is good with people like you in it. Thank you for being such an inspiration.

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