Monday, January 16, 2006

Gratitude

I'm grateful to be sober today. Just another day of sobriety, another daily reprieve from slavery to alcohol, is a miracle. I'm grateful to God for His mercy and grace in granting me this gift today.

By chance, by the steady cycle of earth's rotation, it happens that this is the 365th consecutive day of sobriety for me. So, today is my first AA birthday. :)

I pray that I will remain sober for the rest of today, and that tomorrow I will remember what I had to do today to stay sober. The rest will work out, according to God's design.

If anyone with fewer days of sobriety is wondering how to make it a year, the answer is simple: one day at a time!

23 Comments:

At 1/16/2006 12:42:00 PM, Blogger NMAMFQLMSH said...

Happy "AA" Birthday!
Way to go my friend.
I am soooo proud of you.
I see you,
JJ

 
At 1/16/2006 01:17:00 PM, Blogger Sober Chick said...

hAApy bithdAAy!!! That is a true miracle, 1 whole year! One day at a time, I have this as the fame to my license plate! I wish yo many more days of happy destinies!

 
At 1/16/2006 01:37:00 PM, Blogger Trudging said...

Happy Birthday, honey.

 
At 1/16/2006 03:29:00 PM, Blogger Rex said...

happy One Year! WTG! Keep on keeping on ONe Day at a Time...best wishes.
Rex

 
At 1/16/2006 03:48:00 PM, Blogger Venzmama said...

Happy AA Birthday!
I know it's not easy and you are doing a wonderful job!

 
At 1/16/2006 03:56:00 PM, Blogger dAAve said...

hAAppy 525,600 seconds

 
At 1/16/2006 04:02:00 PM, Blogger Mary Christine said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Phil, Happy Birthday to you!

 
At 1/16/2006 04:10:00 PM, Blogger Shannon said...

526,325 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35... seconds LOL just kidding... HAPPY 1 yr PHIL!

 
At 1/16/2006 06:26:00 PM, Blogger Scott W said...

Congratulations on this important milestone.

 
At 1/16/2006 07:46:00 PM, Blogger lash505 said...

Happy Birthday Phil

 
At 1/16/2006 08:53:00 PM, Blogger K said...

Congratulations Phil. What a year its been!

You've turned away from alcohol and all the negativities its brought you.
You've become closer and more dedicated to God.
You've become closer and more dedicated to your son.
You're have worked hard at improving your life in (from what I can see) just about every area.
You've become a valued and supportive friend to many (we're lucky to have you bud).

Man you've done a lot in a year. Most might accomplish one or two of the things on that list in a years time, you have certainly gone a great distance. Thanks for being so humble to share it all.

 
At 1/17/2006 04:59:00 AM, Blogger AAwoken said...

CongrAAtulations!
((((()))))

 
At 1/17/2006 07:05:00 AM, Blogger Sam said...

hoo-rAAy!!! Happy AA Birthday!

 
At 1/17/2006 09:09:00 AM, Blogger cantellya said...

GO PHIL! GO PHIL! IT'S YOUR AA BIRTHDAY! GO PHIL!
May this year be even better than the last!

 
At 1/17/2006 10:16:00 AM, Blogger sirreene said...

wAAy to go Phil! It is incredible the first year! A true milestone. Congratulations!

 
At 1/17/2006 04:55:00 PM, Anonymous Rusty said...

Wow. Happy birthday, Phil! You're amazing!

 
At 1/17/2006 11:02:00 PM, Blogger lash505 said...

Happy Birthday

 
At 1/24/2006 06:37:00 AM, Blogger Rex said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for the inspiration.....I have 6 months soon....a year seems so far away....but I'll keep trudging...one day at a time.

 
At 1/26/2006 11:39:00 AM, Blogger Scott said...

Hi Phil, congrats.... I remember my 1st yr sober, what a rollercoaster... I wish you God's Grace and continued days of sobriety ahead, one at a time...

Check out my blog I just started "sobernuggets" hopefully we can get some people over there bloggin' away on recovery...

 
At 1/28/2006 09:40:00 PM, Anonymous Logan Wick said...

Happy B-day!

 
At 2/11/2006 09:49:00 AM, Blogger Deb said...

I'm VERY late but...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

You give me hope that I can reach that one year mark too!

 
At 2/14/2006 09:06:00 PM, Blogger Shannon said...

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY PHIL MISS YOU AND HOPE ALL IS WELL IN LA

 
At 2/27/2006 08:41:00 PM, Blogger NMAMFQLMSH said...

I miss you bro.
Hope all is well.
Please send me your address..please.
I see you,
JJ

 

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