Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Happy Sober Birthday
I want to tell you how happy I am that you made a choice three years ago to not take a drink. For the last 3 years, one day at a time, you made the decision to not drink. I can't tell you how many times I wished for that to happen.
It was nice to hear your happiness when you got calls from friends in AA this morning. You found your way to a place where there is much love and support. I don't know whether you will be sharing your story today or not. But I hope that a newcomer will be at the meeting to realize that it is possible to be sober and enjoy life.
I admire you for giving as you have freely received. You have never been one who thought of rewards, recognition, or personal gain. Instead I see humility and a desire to help others. I appreciate that you live by the idea of fulfilling your needs by giving away what you have.
And I see how much you enjoy life. I sense a lot of contentment and joy in you. Whether it is time that we spend together or those things that you want to do, there is peace within for which I am truly grateful. Thank you for the privilege to share my life with you. It's a good life that we have together.