Oct. 15, 2014 – After the Tears


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The Serenity Prayer

After the Tears
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Today, I will quiet the noise in my mind and stop the traffic of racing thoughts to simply do it just for today. I will not mourn or lament the losses that my drinking entailed and instead will be grateful that the losses weren’t more. I will not cling to regrets for amends that I can never make and instead believe that being sober is my strongest and sincerest amend. I will not shield myself behind that wall of self-imposed isolation and instead take a chance that I have something to offer to someone else and that they have something I can learn. I will not live in the problem of fighting not to drink and instead will live in the solution living sober, and I will not expect more of myself and anyone else than can be reasonably expected. I will not judge anyone or anything lest their judgments condemn me, and I will not waste valuable time on taking anyone else’s moral inventory and focus on my own. Today, I will simply be and not resist the good that is yet to come. And our common journey continues. After the tears. – Chris M., 2014

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