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Hi Suzi,
That's great that you have been sober for about 15 years. Sorry to read that you are paralyzed on your left side. You think about booze and do not drink. Well done Suzi!

I think about alcohol everyday, and do not drink it.

Come by any time and start up a conversation on the Chat Thread. Hope to see you there soon.

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hello, i am suzi, been sober for about 15 years, due to a accident while walking . i am paralysed on my left side, due to walking when drunk. i still think about booze, but do not drink.



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happy day all, enjoy the day. be the best you can be.
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Thank you thank you thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your words mean so much to me. I've read them several times throughout the day. I will keep trying....and posting. emoticon

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You need to go to the spark team settings for the teams to show. You can set them to display on your Spark Page. Or not display. Your choice. When I am feeling better. I'll explain it to you.
Although I have edited my Reply, many times. I hope my Words help You!

Keep trying. There are many people that love, love, love to drink alcohol! That high. Warm and fuzzy feeling. The romance of the Drink! Slowly alcohol destroys your body..
Feeling better with no alcohol in your Body, is The Best!

Alcohol can kill us. Many people hit rock bottom. They stop and think about what they are doing to their selves. You can get too close to the Edge. A bad place to be and experience. I was there. Rehab saved my Life!

You know what? A.A is different to many. Some don't understand it. I do go. Meetings have helped me.
You can stop drinking on your own. You do have a strong will inside yourself to do it. Your desire to Quit must be Greater than your desire to stay the Same!
It is Tough! You already know this. But you can do this. Temptation will be there. You can overcome it. Support is needed.
Many think it is silly to post their Alcohol Free Days! I love to post my alcohol free days! They are All Mine! They are Important. It is a reflection of my Accomplishment of My Life Alcohol Free!
It feels Awesome when I can sit in a Restaurant Bar in Las Vegas and order a Club Soda on the Rocks with a twist of Lime. I sip on it. I don't crave the alcohol. It means nothing to me.

Don't ever be Jealous of other people drinking. We are a Tough Act and Inspring! We that do not drink alcohol!

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This time you will be Successful! Make your own promise to yourself you will not drink acohol.
If you believe in God. Pray. You must be honest in your heart emoticon Your prayers will be answered. I'll pray for you emoticon

It took much courage for you to write your words on here and share. And be honest!

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I didn't realize I could be on the team without it showing up on my SparkPage so please forgive me for temporarily unjoining. I'm not always alcohol free. I've had more rock bottoms than I can count. I have been dealing with this for such a long time and still, I just can't accept that I can't drink like other people. I am still jealous of the thought of other people drinking. It's so stupid because I NEVER have a "good" night drinking, EVER. My daughter committed suicide 2 years ago and my little sister OD'd 5 months later. I have (had) 6 kids and I'm ruining this family. Even if I make it 6 months without drinking, that one time is catastrophic every single time. I can't stand going to meetings. I go when I feel the need to be punished for my actions. Writing on here is the closest I've even come to being honest.


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welcome/welcome back, Jasmine!
Congratulations and best wishes to you. I hope you will join us on the chat thread
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Hi Everyone!

I'm back after many years of being on Spark People very sporadically. I was a member of this team long ago and couldn't stay alcohol free so I "unjoined". I now am almost one year without alcohol. (It will be one year on 11/26.) I can't believe I made it this far. It feels good to be around others who value the importance of staying away from alcohol after finding it unmanageable.

I do get shy when writing about myself. Spark People helped me overcome this way back when I first joined. I feel like I've regressed a little when it comes to being able to share my background....I need to exercise my autobiographical writing muscles on SP again.

Sending support and understanding to all of you and happy to be here with you.

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HI THERE........ WELCOME TO THE TEAM...... THIS IS A VERY SUPPORTIVE TEAM.. CHECK OUT THE CHAT AND START SHARING WITH OTHERS. emoticon

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Welcome, welcome!
I know you will find our team supportive and positive. We share our personal experiences and hope. Be sure to join the chat thread so we can all get to know you better.


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Welcome to the team!
I love your attitude and I wish you all the best. It's great to step back and take stock of a big change in your life. This is a team where you'll find support as we take it one day at I time.

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Hi everyone,

I quit drinking a week and one day ago. I don't believe I was "addicted"; not yet, but definitely had a habit and tolerance and eventually I admitted that.

I'm grateful that I was able to stop. Secretly I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to, but I did. The results have been almost immediate and very encouraging! I'm very grateful that I realized I was in danger of true addiction before I got to that point.

For me, it's been very similar to quitting smoking (apart from the terrible physical withdrawal of nicotine). Every time I encounter a 'trigger', a scenario in which I would normally have a glass of wine at hand, I feel a pan;, a sense of longing and loss. Then I have some water instead and move on, and the urge passes after a minute or two. It's getting easier by the day.

As a former smoker, I experienced not being able to remember what it was like to be a non-smoker. I had to re-learn that. Same thing with the habitual wine. I'm learning to have fun, relax and enjoy my usual activities without that ever-present glass of wine. YAY!!!

I'm blogging about this, since it's an important part of my weight loss journey, my health journey and my life. Eventually, it should take a backseat to other topics as this becomes less pressing and foremost in my mind. Currently though, it's a very big change and on my mind frequently, but in a good way. :)

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Best wishes to you, Cherie! I'm looking forward to getting to know you better. I'm another person who discovered I couldn't drink "normally" and found my life is much better when I don't drink at all.
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Welcome Cherie. I hope you are able to begin to understand your relationship with alcohol. I'm 65 also and tried all the different variations to be able to drink "normally", but finally 15 1/2 years ago I hit bottom and had no other answers but total sobriety one day at a time.
Sending you peace today.

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Hi all!

I'n new here, my name is Cherie. I've been battleing drinking wine during the day.I'm 65. I've been sneaking drinking from my husband. A month ago, I told him I wouldn,t drink M-Th he likes that we can drink on the weekends. But I'm still drinking.

I have 4 children and 4 grandkids, My hunny has a big family.

I'm also bi-polar so right now my meds are goofed up.

I hope to enjoy this group!

Cherie

I,m Cherie, Been with sparker for 3 yrs, I like that I'm losing it slowly! Its a lifestyle!


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It's great to see you here, Valerie. I wish you all the best. I've seen some of the lovely pictures you post on SparkPeople. Welcome to the team!

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I joined SP in September of 2012 but left for a couple years and now I'm getting back into it. I've struggled with alcohol since I turned 50 and got a new partner and sold my car (which is good because therefore I haven't driven after drinking) but still I need support to stay sober as I am now 59 and still occasionally binge-drink. When I'm drunk, I get "fed up" with supporting my partner and want to kick him out (and he has no money or family or anywhere to go other than a tent in the woods) and I get depressed and want to end my life. My primary care doctor suggested I have a "go to" activity when I'm tempted to have a drink. I picked signing on to SparkPeople - and it has helped quite a bit. I was a member of this team years ago but never active. I hope all you wonderful ladies will welcome me back and I'll try to log on to the team EVERY DAY. This will keep me accountable. Thank you in advance, Valerie

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Whoops! I did an intro post below. Sorry about that! emoticon

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Thank you, Sherry666 and AJDover1 for the welcome! I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you, too!!

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Welcome, Leann! I'm looking forward to getting to know you. Please, come visit the Team Chat thread.

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HELLO LEANN AND AMY............... WELCOME TO THE TEAM............. IT'S GREAT TO HAVE YOU BOTH WITH US........... COME JOIN IN ON OUR CHAT THREAD.......... IT WOULD BE GREAT TO GET TO KNOW YOU BOTH BETTER AND SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER ALONG ON OUR JOURNEY'S........ CONGRATS LEANN ON YOU BEING SOBER SINCE 2009........ THAT'S FANTASTIC.......... emoticon emoticon

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Hello, My name is Leann and my spark friend Candy58 invited me to join this team! I'm originally from the Twin Cities, MN (St. Paul), but now am a TX resident and spend my winters with DH down in the Rio Grande area and our summers in northern WI. I have 1 grown son (married) who has 2 children (son and daughter) and DH has 3 grown children (all married) and 8 grandchildren on that side (5 boys and 3 girls). I have been sober since December 10th, 2009!

Hope to meet many of you on this team and encourage you as well!!

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Oh Amy we are far from inactive! Just a small group of busy ladies working hard at staying sober and loving life! Please do join us! We would love to have you with us!

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Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.

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Welcome, Amy! We're not inactive. You're welcome to join us on the Team Chat thread. I'm looking forward to getting to know you.
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Welcome Zipitup! So proud of you for taking that first step! You've come to the right place for encouragement, support, and awesome inspiration! I look forward to getting to know you! Please jump in on all conversations!
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"Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must- just NEVER give up!"- Dean Karnazes-ultramarathoner


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Best wishes to you, Pam! Please join us on the Chat thread to check in. It will be nice to get to know you.
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Hi. I am Pam. Last year I lost 35 lbs and 32 inches. I am currently maintaining and eating well but my exercise has dropped off compared to last year. Now I want to work on my "little" wine problem. Today is May 2, Day 2 and I am feeling motivated and happy with my decision today. Over the weekend I read a great book called "Stop Drinking Now," by Allen Carr. It has a very positive, hopeful message. Look forward to getting to know the group!

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It's good to meet you, Ginwell!
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You've come to the right place! All of us are here for encouragement and inspiration! Please join our daily chats and feel free to friend me! I am so glad you joined us!
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Hi Everyone,
I'm new to this board. I drink wine every day and on weekends it's a big martini or Manhattan first, emoticon then the wine (with my bff). I hate that I give in to it every day. My husband died a year ago and what I look like now vs. what I looked like then is amazing. I have at least 30 lbs to lose and it's not happening. I know if I stopped drinking it would be easier. I eat pretty healthy but just too much and too often. By the way I am one whole day AF!!

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It's good to see you again, Valerie. You're in my prayers.

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Welcome back Val! I am so sorry to hear of your news though! Holding you in my thoughts and prayers.

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Welcome Katie! Let me first start out by telling you something about myself. I was in the same position as you nearly four years ago. I came here to this team for support. I reached out to so many places but here is the only place I felt so welcome and so free to be open and myself. This team has helped me get to where I am today...AF 1369 days and counting. I know you can do it...how? Because if I can, ANYONE can. I tried so many times and never experienced success till I came here. Welcome Katie...I look forward to getting to know you better as you walk through your days of sobriety! We are all here for support, inspiration, and encouragement.

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Good Morning Lovely Ladies !

My name is Valerie and I live with my sweetheart, Johnny, in Florida on the Gulf Coast. I was involved with SP for 3 years but just took a break for 2 1/2 months during which time I discovered I might have bone marrow cancer. I'm still doing testing (an MRI next week) so we're not sure yet and the "not knowing" is really frightening me. Yesterday was Day #1 alcohol-free and I had trouble falling asleep last night, but feel good this morning. My neighbors drink and I hung out with them last evening - I was the only one not drinking - but I had a good time anyway. I'm actually funnier sober, because I'm clear headed and can think more quickly of funny things to say. lol They asked me what I was drinking and I said, "Pure, Clean, Unadulterated WATER". They all laughed.

I want to lose the 30 pounds which I RE-GAINED and I know that quitting drinking alcohol is the ONLY way that I will be able to do that - plus for my health of mind and body.

My sweetheart is an Daily Drinker of Beer but I've quit alcohol before - once for 107 days, so I know I can stay alcohol-free AGAIN ! The frightening medical reports are what shook me up and I turned to alcohol to calm down - but I know that's not a healthy way to handle anxiety.

I'm hoping to get to know all of you.
Take care and God Bless,
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Hello KatieDee! Welcome to the LATI team! I too struggle being alcohol free, but I KNOW I feel much better when I stay away from alcohol. This is great group - very supportive- and can help you out when things don't work out the way you intend. Come join us in the 2015 CHAT discussion!

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Hi everyone,

I am a returning sparker. I tried so many times to stop drinking and I fail each time. I need help and likeminded people like me. I had no idea I looked so bad until I took photos today. So depressed and so sad about it, so I am hoping I can make some changes. Thanks for listening :)

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My name is Candy, I live in the Twin Cities area of MN.
I am married, 2 grown children and 1 wonderful 7 yr old grand daughter. I still work outside of the house FT.
This is my second time being sober. I was sober for 8 years and fell off the wagon for 18 months.
Looking forward to staying sober and meeting new sparkers.


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I will take off pounds sensibly!


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Best wishes to you, Sandragail! Yep, it's a new day! Hating yourself doesn't help. Let's just make this a great day
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I don't usually keep liquor in the house, but every now and then I like to have martini. Like last night. I picked up some gin and made myself one. Before the night was out, I had downed 3, ate a handful of nuts and a row of cookies.
I was doing soooo good and keeping within my calorie limit for at least a week, then I blew it all in a few hours time. Now I hate myself.
I know . . . it's a new day, and I'll go back to my plan . . .

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Hello there Cyndi. A warm welcome to the Team.

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Hi! I'm a 44 yr old mother of 2 girls and a granddaughter. I've been married almost 24 yrs. my husband has kept up his end of our marriage vows. He's stuck by my side through my treatments. The last year has been hell as I battled cancer and we dealt with bringing our daughter home from an unhealthy relationship. I've been self medicating with wine for a while now to deal with everything. Pretty stupid of me considering all that's going on. But, it's in the past. I'm looking forward to my new life.

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I read your post and was compelled to write. I am 49 years old and mother of 2. My drinking increased once they left home. I am trying to really understand why that was such a catalyst. I think I am filling a void of some kind. Just before my younger son moved, my father died. I cared for him in the evening. Within a six month window, all of my mothering/care giving responsibilities were gone. I honestly think my drinking is in response to that. I just found it interesting that we have the same experience. Let me know your thoughts.
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Hi there Healthandpeace - love your profile name. Two things I value highly.

Welcome to the team. Look forward to getting to know you.

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Welcome to the Team.
You don't have to feel awful any more. If you haven't already. Start cutting back on your alcohol. If your Husband drinks. You need to tell him that you will no longer be drinking any alcohol. That you are going to Get Healthy. Even if he doesn't want to deal with this. You start taking steps to change your Life.

I'm going to tell you truthfully. Your Life will become Better. You'll Feel much Better. You have to do the Work. Nothing hard. Start slowly with Exercise and Eat Healthy.
Buy yourself a variety of Fruits and Veggies. Your body needs them. Drink your water.
You may be deficient in B vitamins. You should get a check up with your doctor.

Do you like to Read? Buy a Book about Getting Sober. They are very helpful.
Since you don't want to go to A.A..
Took awhile for me to go to A meeting... I'm glad I did. They are Great to go to and Listen to the Sharing of what many have already experienced.

You can Live sober and Feel great! Don't give up. And keep trying. No matter what.
If You'd Like to.
There is A Alcohol Free Days Thread here on the Team. Come post your Days that you did not drink.
It may Help you.
Days Alcohol Free add up quickly. Your Life will Improve too! Anxiety will be less.
Put your focus on Looking Better and Getting Fit. You'll lose the weight. You Can Do This!


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Welcome to the team. I'm looking forward to getting to know you better.
Best wishes to you!

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Welcome to the team. We all have different stories and we have all chosen different paths to recovery, but we are all committed to living a life without mind altering substances, in my case, alcohol. I got sober for the last and final time right before my 50th birthday, 12 1/2 years ago. My kids had all left home for college too. I needed rehab and the support of AA, but we all find what works for us. You will too.
The team chat is a good place to get to know some of us.
Good luck on your journey.

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Hi everyone, I'm a 50 year old mom of two, and I've been drinking since I was in high school. When I was younger, and actually up until a few years ago, I drank one or two nights a week. When my youngest daughter entered her junior year of high school, it seemed like I was always worried about her and I drank heavily to cope with anxiety. It wasn't that she was a bad kid, just really emotional. We got through high school and she's now in college, doing well and things are much better, but I don't work, and I'm not sure why, but since my kids have moved away my drinking has escalated. I've gained about 15-20 pounds over the past 5 years, and I feel awful. Physically and mentally. I can't really talk to my husband about it, because he doesn't deal well with that type of thing. He would rather just close his eyes and pretend it doesn't happen. I'm just plain tired of living this way and feeling bad about myself. I don't want to go to AA-that's just not an option for me. I'm hoping I can find support here to help me with this journey. Thanks so much in advance.


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Welcome, Guy! I wish you all the best!
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Hi GUY! Welcome! This is a great group. The key to keeping weight off for me is limiting or eliminating wine. Having the support of these fine people make the difference. Glad you found us.

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Hi there, a warm welcome to the team. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Lots of support here. emoticon

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"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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That slippery slope is not a good place for you.
You Can Have A Much Better LIFE!!
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I know this is a big key to getting healthier in physical and mental health. Last time I "went on the wagon" for more than a week, I lost over 100 lbs in six months. Can I do it again? I lost a total of 160 then but slid down that slippery slope and since added 100 back on.

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To Our NEXT New Team Member!
How can We Help You?
Tell Us what's On Your Mind!!
You Can Live A Happy Healthy and Alcohol Free Life!! You Really Can!
Takes some Effort and Work By You!!
Your Life Can Be Amazing!
Give It A Try!!
Here's to DAY One... You Can Do It!
Just Think About it. The Days of Waking Up! No Cravings of the Past -Alcohol! They will Disappear!
No more Hangover!. Get Rid of that Bloat. Lose much Weight. Feel Great about Yourself!! High Self Esteem and You'll Learn to Be Fit. Exercise. Eat Nutritionally. Fine Dining Awaits You. DELICIOUS Foods to Enjoy! At Your Goal Weight~~~~~WELL Done!!
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Many emoticon Right Back to You "Wispy" !!
Maybe I should not Have said anything. I think maybe Because of What I posted. Athena Left the Team.
She Deleted All of Her Words.
Not ready To Stop Drinking Completely.

NOT Great. All of Time, Being The Team Leader. You Been Here, Done This Wispy!!
Sometimes This Eats at me. I don't like the Feeling.

I Think that Staying AF is very Important. Trying my Best to Help. I am not Nice Enough. To Say it is Okay.
Oh Wow! You Slipped... Try Your Best Not to. More Excuses why, I'll stop Today.
No I'll stop Tomorrow. I Really Want to But... ?

Today Stop Drinking!

Start Again with Sobriety. Understand How Important it is. Your Life will Change. It Took You many Years to Gain this Weight and Get Unhealthy. Now You have to Undo what You did. You Get this Chance to. Alcohol and Three Stages. If You happen to Already Be in the 2nd Stage of Liver Disease You had Better Stop Drinking. Ugly Things are going to Happen to you.
They have Started. Alcohol is Breaking down your body. BEST to Stop in Stage One.

Most Alcoholics Won't Listen. They don't want to know. I Was Like That Once Myself! I Didn't want to Hear it. Stop Drinking or Cut down.

It's A Heart Breaker! I Can't Even Imagine What You and The Many Sponsors in A.A. go through.
Taking A Newcomer through the Steps.
Though I did not want to Participate. And Follow Through. Read all of the Big Book.
I learned many things. The Meetings and Sharing, Very Helpful!
I know the Consequences of Alcohol and How Deadly it is.

I Had to Share and Vent. Good Night emoticon ...Thank You!

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Sorry Cyndy, I didn't realise. emoticon

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PLEASE FORGIVE My WORDs On HERE.

I FEEL Bad When I sometimes Have to Send A SparkMail or Goodie.
And I have to Monitor our Team Threads. And I Ask Nicely. Please This Thread is Only for A Certain Topic.

I Am Guilty Myself. And It has happened to me.

Not A Good Feeling Do, when I Have to Say Something.

IT IS Great to See You Share!! And Take care of Each Other!!

I Am Going to Apologize Before I type the following Words!! I Don't care to do this, But I must.

I Don't want You all to THINK I'm A Inconsiderate Team Leader.

This THREAD = NEW To The TEAM? Introduce *Yourself* Right Here!

Is For New Team Members to Come Introduce Their self!

I Love to Read All Your Sharing and Input with Them!! You All Have Great Things to Share.
Some of You are Still Learning.

....................And Many Of You Have Valuable Experience!! A Gift It Truly Is!!
Your Sobriety and How You've Lived Your Life!!

SO.... When A New TEAM Member Posts on this Thread!

We Come GREET Them And Make Them Feel At Ease. Showing Them How we Do It!! We Care and Are Here To Help Them.

So Could You PLEASE Keep This Thread Free Of The EXTRA Chatting.

UNLESS The New Team Member NEEDS Help and Advice!! Then Go Right Ahead. Talk to them and Share!

Do Go To The CHAT Thread... And SAY Many Words and Share!!! What's New In Your LIFE Everyday. Or Today!!

On the Zzzzzzz's Thread You can be Chatty with many words.

On The Smiley Thread You can be Chatty with many words.

THIS THREAD Is IMPORTANT. Our New Team Members Come Join Us Here!
And Maybe They do Like Our FRIENDLY HELLO's! And Then Stay With Us on the Team. Great Friends emoticon


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Edited by: ELEKTRA0412 at: 9/4/2014 (15:48)
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How are things going Athena?

Hugs Wispy

Edited by: -WISPY- at: 9/4/2014 (04:11)
"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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Make the decision to enjoy today. Do what you need to do for tomorrow - but live fully in TODAY.
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