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DSCN0948There is a great calm that accompanies sobriety, but it takes time to reach that point.  Changing one’s life is not an overnight accomplishment.

There is an old saying in AA…..if you take the booze away from a drunk horse thief, you still have a horse thief.  We need to change who we are in order to find serenity.

When I first came to AA, I would hear about people who had twenty and thirty years of sobriety, and it seemed to me that they had to be lying.  There was no way someone could be sober that long.  Well, it turns out that you can, but you do it one day at a time.  Today is all that matters for this alcoholic.  I can’t be concerned with tomorrow, or next month, or five years down the road.  All I have to do is live a sober life today, and then when tomorrow comes I have a new day to be sober.

Before you know it, those days have added up to weeks, and then months, and one day you look in the mirror and realize that a different person is looking back at you, and that you in fact like this new person.

Yes, there is a great calm that accompanies sobriety, and you realize that great calm by taking care of business today.

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