Archive for October 22nd, 2012

I invite you to watch a video I made awhile back; it’s about loving yourself and you can see it here.

What’s the point?  Simply this:  nobody is born wishing they could be an alcoholic.  None of us can help the fact that our DNA is stacked against us, and a thousand-pound gorilla is just waiting to kick our butts.  No, we did not choose that disease.

When we were in the throes of alcoholism we did some things we are ashamed of; the longer our addiction controlled us, the more things we did that further destroyed our feelings of self-worth.  Our self-image has taken a beating and many of us end up thinking we are a worthless human being.

The time to end that way of thinking is now!  We cannot beat this disease of alcoholism as long as our self-worth is in the toilet!  We need to make our amends to the people we have harmed, and that includes ourselves, and then we need to wipe the slate clean and get on with life.

Once you are involved in sobriety, you will come to realize that there is a huge difference between the person who drank and the person who doesn’t drink.  If you are living according to spiritual principles then there is no reason to feel like you are the detritus of life; that person is dead and buried.

Embrace the new you!  Be proud of the fact that you faced down that gorilla and you have chosen to live a better life.  There is no point in remorse; it is a wasted emotion and it is time to step forward, from this day on, with a new attitude about living in sobriety.

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