l feel grateful today for many things.
If you are someone who is struggling and you keep thinking about all the things that make it hard to give up the drink, remember this:
The truth is that the alcohol is actually adding fuel to the fire, making all of the hard things harder. It’s difficult to see that at first. The benefits of sobriety take a while to kick in. You have to struggle a bit for a while and sometimes just go forward on blind faith that it’s the right thing to do. The trick is figuring out how to stay sober long enough to get to that more peaceful place, while at the same time learning new ways to cope with life so that you can build a healthier, happier version of yourself.
It’s not easy, but it can be done. I have faith in this. I trust those who are further along to reassure me. And when I have a bad day, I look back at other bad days and see that good days, even very good days, came shortly after the bad.
I sometimes even have days when I feel like this whole thing is bullshit and want, even plan, to throw in the towel. But then I don’t. And later I’m always glad that I didn’t.
I hope it’s been a peaceful sober Saturday for all of you.