Learning to Love Yourself after Alcoholism

When I was drinking I never liked myself.


I hated all the things I did the night/day before. Actually there was a small window when the high was just right that I liked who I was. I would spend the rest of the evening trying to recapture that feeling only to fail. I did this daily for many years as the emptiness inside of me just got larger

Clever Loving Yourself Quotes

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
– Buddha

I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line.
– Lucille Ball
The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.
– Mark Twain

Be yourself – because the people who mind don’t matter and the people that matter don’t mind.
– Dr. Seuss

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A Boy and a Sober Father

A boy is turning ten tomorrow and today he is all smiles. He thinks his father is funny and he enjoys laughing. He was 7 1/2 years old when his father stopped drinking. His father wasn’t around a lot when drinking, he was either passed out or just not there. When his father was around he stayed away from him, because his father was drunk, which was most of the time. He would stay in his room, stay over at a friends house or just stay close by his mom.
My oldest boy is turning 10 years old tomorrow and I would give anything to change the past, but all I can do is make him laugh and feel loved just for today.

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AA and Recovery Conversations

Portland, Oregon (Ory-Gun!)

posted by Sam @ 12:40 PM

Just a quick entry…

Arrived in Portland yesterday and toured a bit. Had a great meal and a good night’s sleep. Awoke and check out Portland AA’s site and saw a meeting was starting at 7:00 a.m., got ready and had the hotel call me a cab.

When the cabbie picked me up,we chatted friendly and I mentioned I was going to a meeting, an AA meeting. He said he was in recovery, too! We had a great conversation about ourselves, our recovery, and local AA. When he started slowing, looking for te address I gave him, we realized he’d misundestood and taken me to NE instead of SE. No problem. He killed the meter and instead of 5 minutes to chat with each other, we got 15. It was perfect, the meeting before the meeting! I paid and tipped him and wished him well, then went into the meeting. It was about 7:15 and I took a seat and got my bearings. I grabbed some coffee and listened to the discssion about the 10th Tradition. In this meeting, the chair called on people to share. As the meeting approached the end, I raised my hand because I wanted to be a part of and introduce myself. (I also asked for a ride back to the hotel!) The fellow whogave the the ride was kind and a good conversationalist, too. What a great way to start my day!

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