Positivity Plus Sobriety Equals Happiness

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The title above has nothing to do with mathematics, although the equation speaks for itself. Positivity plus sobriety equals happiness is something I had learned when I decided to quit drinking alcohol.

This is the formula in which saved my life. The formula that could change and save your life as well. Positivity is not in every alcoholic mind because most of the alcoholics including myself kind of live in a world of negativity and the alcohol we drink help bring us down and helps with our negative thoughts. Alcohol, even though we think is the fix all, have fun, forget all drug, I beg to differ. The horrible addiction we call alcoholism is nothing but a downer and will bring you down if you let it. So far down that sooner or later you may have the privilege of hitting rock bottom thanks to the alcohol demons that lurk inside each and every alcoholic.

Positivity, willingness, determination,strength, willpower and all together helps you to get sober and stay sober and along with that and your sobriety makes happiness come back into your life.

I have never met one person in my life time that didn't want to be happy, have you? Happiness and smiling each and everyday really makes you feel like a million bucks, at least it does for me now. The problem with being addicted to alcohol is that not many alcoholics are happy. They maybe happy for different reasons that the true meaning of happiness. They are happy when they get their fix of alcohol and drugs. Yes, they are happy right? Wrong! They are the most unhappy people in the world and as much as they want true happiness and not a substance in their body that (makes them think they are happy) they will never find the true word of happiness and sobriety.

These people, just like I was, need to decide what type of life they wish to live and and once they have decided they must act on it and take massive action in order to change their lives around. There are only two answers to this question. One, is do you want to be happy and sober and enjoy the one and only life you have, or do you wish to continue to self-destruct yourself until you are no longer able to change or it is too late to do anything after your health starts to decline and heading to the point of no return.

I decided to live life clean and sober and live the clean life. Anyone that is addicted to alcohol has the same chance to change their life and has the same two questions to answer. They are not hard questions and I truly hope you have chosen the right path in your life. It is all in your hands and your mind of what road to take.

© 2011 Mark Bruno

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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota

I always get such a peaceful feeling when reading your uplifting hubs on recovering from alcoholism. I can just feel the joy you now have in your life as a sober man. You are helping so many people with your hubs. God Bless you


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the clean life 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

Minnetonka Twin, So nice to see you here and as always thank you so much for your comment. Your comments always make me feel like I am making a difference and that is a great feeling. It really means a lot to me and thanks again. God Bless you and yours.


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the clean life 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

Minnetonka Twin, So nice to see you here and as always thank you so much for your comment. Your comments always make me feel like I am making a difference and that is a great feeling. It really means a lot to me and thanks again. God Bless you and yours.


naturalsolutions 5 years ago

I'm happy for you, survive the alcohol addiction in your own way. That was an admiring thing.;)


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the clean life 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

naturalsolutions, thank you for your comment. means a lot to me.


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the clean life 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

Yalid Rich, thank you for your comment and yes I do care for sure. I want to help people understand that anything can be done in your life if you have the determination to change.


femmeflashpoint 5 years ago

Clean Life - Unfortunately, I 'have' met some folks who truly didn't want to be happy. They didn't seem to want anyone else to be happy either, and often go out of their way to spread the misery. Of the few people I know like this (and thankfully there are few), the majority are alcoholics, and I never quite understood why they continued to drink when they only felt more despair once the high began.

I could understand if they were the 'happy drunk' sort, but to be miserable, and then drink, and then be even more miserable has never made sense to me, other than they somehow enjoy it.

It would be so nice if we could simply snap our fingers, or say a phrase that would click with them, helping them understand their life is important and precious.

Thank you for sharing your values and insight here. I wish I'd caught your hubs earlier, but I'm enjoying the reading while I catch up.


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the clean life 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

femmeflashpoint, Thank you for reading and commenting on this hub. You are so right that when the alcoholic drinks he/she just gets more miserable than when they were sober. I think from my experiences drinking we think that tha alcohol is a fix all solution and will make all thing go away and that is not true at all. It just gets worse. You really don't see too many Happy drunks nowadays.

I always say in my hubs, "I wish I could wave a magic wand and fix all that are addicted to this horrible thing we call alcohol ( and we must not forget the drugs too)

Mark


naturalsolutions 5 years ago

No problem, this hub is worth commenting :)

Keep it up.

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