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How Life Can Be So Beautiful When Living It Sober

Updated on August 3, 2012


When someone has an addiction to alcohol they really don't know how life can be so beautiful living it sober. I am the first to admit, I never knew how beautiful life was until I stopped drinking alcohol.

There are about 18 million people in the world that have an addiction to alcohol and are alcoholics. They depend on alcohol each day of their life, just as I did for many years. In the meantime, all of us that are alcoholics are missing out on such a beautiful life and everything life has to offer us all because of a liquid that gives you a buzz, gets you drunk, makes you sick due to drinking too much, and gives you a great hangover the morning after.

What in the world are we all doing to ourselves by letting a simple thing run and ruin our life? Now that I have been clean and sober for almost 3 years I now realize I was a weak person to let the alcohol take over my life and ruin the lives of people that loved and cared for me.

Simple living can be a beautiful life too. That is what I did as soon as I quit drinking alcohol. I wanted to live simple but still be happy and sober.


When we are so used to drinking alcohol everyday of our lives we tend to forget about our health and our life that we are ruining and missing out on.

Have you really sat down and thought of what you are missing out on in your life? Think about it long and hard because you sure are missing out on a beautiful life that is right there waiting for you to enjoy, only if that is what you want out of your life, a beautiful life.

I can kick myself in the butt for letting the demons of alcohol ruin a good part of my life all because I didn't have the willingness and the strength to say no more, I have had enough!

Why can't we all stop drinking alcohol and abusing it to the point of missing out on a great healthy life. In the long run, this great liquid we all love and depend on will indeed kill all of us in the end, one way or another and you can count on it!

We just can't abuse our bodies every single day of our life and expect to live a healthy and long life, because it will not happen. Sooner or later the alcohol will catch up with all of us and it just may be too late to make a turn around. Doesn't that scare you enough to even consider quitting drinking. It did for me, and I have never been healthier and happier in my life.

I now know that my life is simple, happier and enjoyable without drinking alcohol and the life I now have is one heck of a beautiful life to say the least.

Try out sobriety even if it is a short time and you may then realize you don't need to have alcohol in your life and then long term sobriety will be in your future as it was and is in my life.




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      Mark Bruno 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      healthylife2- Thank you for your kind comment and I am so glad to hear that you gave up alcohol as I did. Now that you and I are sober we are living a better life. If I knew what I know now years ago I would love to just turn back the hands of time, but we both are starting a new and better life and that's a great thing.

      Stay well and stay strong to the demons.

      God Bless you


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      Healthy Life 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Congratulations on being three years sober! I love that you wrote this in such a positive light and focused on what you gained rather than what you gave up. I gave up alcohol and many fun foods for health reasons and am inspired and need to focus more on what I have gained.

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      Mark Bruno 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Jenna- hello my friend :) Thanks Jenna for your comment and I am doing just fine and I hope you are doing well also. Stay in touch and have a great weekend :)

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      Jenna Pope 5 years ago from Southern California

      Way good!!! So encouraging! Voted up. . . Glad to see that you are doing so well. You should be proud of yourself! I am too!