What's not to love about being sober?
You feel strong, clear, in control.
You feel connected, alive, aware.
You feel brave, daring and tenderly vulnerable.
You have fun enjoying authentically fun and enjoyable things.
You work on proper techniques to deal with big painful things - and they work. so. much. better. than. boozing. ever. did.
You work on slowing down and accepting the mundane, gentle, plodding pace of life, and it's so calming and lovely.
You stand proudly aware of the obstacle you have overcome and can see in other people's eyes they're impressed too.
You've fought addiction and won, making you open and tender towards others still battling their way.
You appreciate that life is in the little things, in the simple moments, in the ordinary beauty.
You feel so grateful to have left behind a life of guilt and sickness and bullshit.
You feel delightfully immune to the lies we are fed by alcohol marketers and society in general - that alcohol is a positive, harmless addition to a person's life. Yeah right.
You feel free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I do anyway.
Love, Mrs D xxx