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We can be positive that our drinking was negative.  
We drank for happiness and became unhappy.  
We drank for joy and became miserable.  
We drank to be outgoing and became self-centered.
We drank for sociability and became augmentative. 
We drank for sophistication and became crude and obnoxious.  
We drank for friendship and made enemies. 
We drank to soften sorrow And wallowed in self-pity.  
We drank for sleep and awakened without rest.
We drank for strength and felt weak.  
We drank for sex drive and lost our potency.  
We drank medicinally and acquired health problems.  
We drank because the job called for it and lost the job.
We drank for relaxation and got the shakes. 
We drank for confidence and became uncertain.  
We drank for bravery and became afraid.  
We drank for certainty and became doubtful.
We drank to stimulate thought and blacked out.
We drank to make conversation easier and slurred our speech.  
We drank for warmth and lost our cool.
We drank to coolness and lost our warmth.
We drank to feel heavenly and knew hell.  
We drank to forget and we were haunted.
We drank for freedom and became slaves.  
We drank for power and were powerless.
We drank to erase problems and saw them multiply.  
We drank to cope with life and invited death, or worse.
Author Unknown 

    All Things Happen
   For A Reason

Sometimes people come into your life
and you know right away
they were meant to be there;
to serve some sort of purpose,
teach you a lesson or help figure out
who you are or want to become.
You never know who these people may be but when you lock eyes with them, you know that very moment that they will affect your life in some
profound way.

And sometimes things happen to you at a time that may seem horrible, painful and unfair, but in reflection you realize that without overcoming these obstacles you would have never realized your potential, strength, or will power.

Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of good luck, illness, injury, love or lost moments of true greatness.
All occur to test the limits of your soul.

Without these small tests, life would be like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road to nowhere. Safe and comfortable but dull and utterly pointless.

The people you meet affect your life. The successes and downfalls that you experience can create who you are, and the bad experiences can be learned from. In fact, they are probably the most poignant and important ones.

If someone hurts you, betrays you or breaks your heart, forgive them because they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious to whom you open your heart.

If someone loves you,
love them back unconditionally, not only because they love you, but because they are teaching you to love and to open your heart, and
eyes to little things.

Make every day count, appreciate every moment and take from it everything that you possibly can, for you may never be able to
experience it again.

Let yourself fall in love, break free and set your sights high.

Hold your head up because you have every right to.

Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself, for if you don't, no one else will believe in you.

Create your own life and then go out and live it.

If you take your eyes off your goals,
all you see are obstacles.

"Nothing, absolutely nothing happens in God's world by mistake."
A.A.Big Book Page 449

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