Can Sobriety Change Your Life
Sobriety Verses Being Addicted
You may ask yourself and possibly others, "can sobriety change your life?" I am here to tell you just what getting sober and living a life a sobriety did for me and my family. Every bit of what I will have to say is 100 % true.
Being clean and sober and standing up to my inner demons once and for all has change my life so much in the last 2 1/2 years I can not even believe it myself.
I was one of those alcoholics that lived in denial for many many years and no matter what anyone had to say to me regarding my drinking alcohol I just let it go in one ear and out the other. I thought to myself, "what do these people know about me and how dare they tell me how to live my own life."
Little did I know that years later I would finally see the light which would change my life for the better and will live my life in sobriety forever.
Once I got out of the denial I lived in for so long I then realize all those things that people would tell me about my drinking were totally right and I was the one that was only fooling myself and lying to others and to myself.
HERE IS WHAT POSITIVE THINKING GAVE ME WITH POSITIVE RESULTS.
October 27, 2009 was the first day of my sober living and finding sobriety.
During the first three weeks or so I was a nervous wreck and wondering, "can I do this once and for all?" Can I beat my inner demons and find sobriety in my life again? I knew that negative thinking would never get me anywhere because I had experienced negativity in my life for years. I didn't believe that I could live a day without my crutch, so I used that for my excuse to continue to drink alcohol. I thought life couldn't be fun at all without having a buzz.
I knew I was doing wrong to myself and my family, but it wasn't enough to ever make me stop drinking alcohol until that lonely night in my garage when not one beer was drunk yet, and a voice came over me that gave me chills from my feet to the top of my head. It was as if I was cleansed. It was a feeling like have never experienced before. It felt like all the bad and alcohol was rinsed from my body as if I was a new person. Tears came down my face and I just listened to what God had to tell me. I never moved one inch and just listened and cried all alone with no one seeing what had happened to me.
Here 2 1/2 years later I write to help others realize that anyone can get and stay sober and that God will help you if you ask for the help to finding your sobriety as I did. I didn't ask that night, but I have asked many times for God to help me to stop drinking without any side effects happening to me. The Dt's and things I had heard from many alcoholics scared me to death and I believe because of those things I had heard made me afraid to stop drinking.
Having a Positive Attitude and believing that I could beat this addiction to alcohol gave me so much inner strength, and believing in what God had said to me, I knew than that anything is possible and that my life, starting that night, would be changed forever.
The dreams and goals I had for so many years that I could never fulfill because of my addiction to alcohol will now be able to be achieved and to be able to achieve each one being clean and sober.
DREAM AND GOAL # ONE that couldn't be fulfilled because of my addiction to alcohol.
- I always wanted to have a home by the Sea and just live a simple life.
- I wanted to change occupations and do something I enjoyed in my older years.
- I wanted to travel less to my job.
- I wanted to be debt free and have a plain simple home by the Bay and Ocean.
ALL OF THESE CAME TRUE ONCE I SURRENDERED TO MY ADDICTION TO ALCOHOL AND FOUND MY SOBRIETY.
I have, and I am living the life that I thought would never happen. Anyone that has an addiction to alcohol can change their life if you really want a life of sobriety as i did. Having a positive attitude and believing in yourself will make your sobriety come true.
Never give up because there is life out there and a beautiful life at that if you just go after it, and have the willingness, desire and a strong determination to make it happen. You are in control of your life and can change it anytime you wish.
****So if you ever ask yourself, can sobriety change your life, I am here to tell you, and living proof that it certainly will 1000 fold.****
Finding Your Sobriety
© 2012 Mark Bruno