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It's so nice to see all the new members to this group.

I hope everyone has a safe and serene Sunday

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Welcome all new members!! Hope all Sparkfriends escaped the devastating weather & are safe!! Everything started east of me..I'm very lucky I haven't expereienced any bad weather yet this year!! Be safe Sparkfriends..I wish you all well!!

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We're OK in the DC area. Thoughts and prayers going out to our neighbors to the South. So sad!

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Has any one on this team been affected by the tornado's and floods in the past seven days? Has anyone that you know been affected? Please let me know that you are safe and are okay. Sending hugs and support to each one of you.


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I bet everyone is starting to get tired from hearing from me. This group is rocking with new members today. We have another new member! Welcome, DEBORAH2230 (Deborah) to our team! I am so glad you joined us. You are among caring friends. My friends in recovery are the BEST! WooHoo!


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Hello new members. emoticon to the best team in Sparkdom. Monika(CORKYTHEMOM) and LBOATES fir the revitalization of this team. It's great not only to see new members but the increased porsting tell the story. emoticon

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emoticon A*L*P* (Amber) and JAZZYDJ101 (Deb) to our team! emoticon I am so glad you have joined us today. emoticon Sending hugs to you both. emoticon


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hello friends! Hi to all new :)
I'm on day six :D Just thought I'd pop in and say howdy and hope you all have a great wednesday!

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Welcome, new members! :)

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emoticon We have a new member on our team! Let's emoticon FUNKYLINDA52 (Linda) into our group. emoticon Linda, I am so glad to have you here! emoticon


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emoticon Hi everyone! emoticon We have a new member that has joined our team! emoticon BABYHODGES (Melissa) to our group! emoticon I am so glad that you have joined us! emoticon

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Sparkfriends...I am glad all of you are okay!! I saw the devastation on the news!! It is a miracle that the folks in St. Louis came away from that without injury or death! Thank God!

Ironically in my part of the country, we are remembering a devastating tornado that hit Andover, Kansas 20 years ago that killed 17 people! It was an F5 that was on the ground for 70 miles!!

Yes.. the devastation of addictions..but how glorius it is when after total destruction...it can be rebuilt!! It's never too late to start over!! ...and yes...the sun always comes out!!!

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Monika~ I'm sorry you had a rough weekend! We're in Indiana, we had lots of storms too, and flooding, but no one we know personally got hurt. I will say a prayer for those that have lost so much though. Thank you for reminding me how important that is!

I thought the weather was supposed to be worse today but it turned out to be alright, just drizzling rain and a refreshing breeze. I have my windows and doors open. I love the smell of rain! But I wish it would go away from here for awhile and let the sun come out!
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AJDOVER~ You are very right about addicttions being like a tornado that rips worlds apart or a constant cold drizzle of misery. I pray that the storm will pass for me and my family...I believe the sun has to come out again...doesn't it?

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Addiction can be like a Tornado ripping worlds apart, or like a constant cold drizzle of misery.

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I'm really sorry to hear about the devastation. :( I'm glad you and your family are safe.

We went up to the Baltimore area to visit friends. We went for a short hike and got in about 3 minutes before we were hit with a deluge. Luckily, but the time we left, it had all stopped, and we just hit light rain going home.

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Wow!! So glad you were safe! We had nice weather here, although pretty windy. We had our church picnic on Saturday and had an awesome service yesterday.

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Hi everyone! How was your holiday? Has anyone been affected by severe weather conditions? My Easter holiday consisted of lots of storms turning into tornado's. It became frightening with nearly (2) tornado's being in the path of our home. The one that scared us the most was the F-4 that was heading our way within 10 minutes. My sons and I huddled in the bathtub, sharing how much our little family meant to us (I lost my beloved husband 3 years ago). I will forever be grateful the tornado shifted in the direction towards the river. There is no doublt what that tornado would have done in our vincinity. Many homes and businesses have been destroyed, however no lives were taken. That in itself is a miracle! I don't remember ever having continuous severe weather conditions as we have had in the last 4 days. We are expected to have another repeat late this afternoon through the night. I'm Letting Go, Letting God. I told my teenaged sons that we would make up for our Easter celebration when they begin their summer vacation. I'm ready to take our annual vacation. Please pray for those who have been hit by the tornado's in Missouri and Illinois. The devestation is beyond comprehension. Sending lots of hugs to my friends in recovery! Have a Sparktacular day! WooHoo!


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Hi, everyone! I'm happy to be here, and I'm so glad Corky is breathing life back into this community. :)

I'm not currently involved with an alcoholic or addict. I am a codependent who is healing and trying to understand her codependency. (It sucks!) I'm grateful to find support!

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Wow! I skip a day or two and look how many new members we have. Isn't recovery great. Sharing doubles the pleasure. Keep coming back and post often. emoticon

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Thank you guys and I hope your Sunday is great! So far so good here. HUGS!

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Jeanetta... emoticon emoticon

You are not alone..we have all been there!! Heck..take one minute at a time if you need to!! I talk to my higher power everyday.... asking for help at the beginning of the day, & thanking at the end of the day!! Sometimes I have to say the serenity prayer in between to get through the tough times!!

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emoticon Jeanetta (SUNRIZING) to our team! emoticon Youi are among friends! emoticon on your 2-Day sobriety! emoticon If necessary, take one hour at a time. emoticon Keep coming back! emoticon


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Hello every one. I made it thru day 2. I know it may not seem like much,...but it was recently pointed out to me that even when I have a slip it doesn't make all the good days dissappear! That is a comforting thought to me. I recently had 53 sober days straight and then 6...but Thursday night I had a major "fall". I'm picking myself back up today. Lots of prayer and concentrating on being healthy [working out, eating right, drinking lots of water...] I feel alot better than I have in a couple weeks about my determination. I went out in the rain..into the woods today and...prayed for awhile. It was good for me to get out there, alone in the fresh air and talk to Him...It helped me soo much. I want to start doing that EVERYDAY.

emoticon for inviting me to this team. I love that you all understand what this is like and are over coming these things together!
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emoticon to our newest member, DRADISCH (Donna)! emoticon So glad you joined our team. emoticon Sending lots of hugs to you. emoticon Have an emoticon Easter Sunday! emoticon


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emoticon to our new members, emoticon GONNALUZIT (Becky), NIFFERNOOT, CROBERTS38 (Chris) and SIUSAIDH (Sue)! emoticon It's emoticon to have you on our team! emoticon Recovery Rocks and SO DO YOU! emoticon


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Once again..WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!! Glad you are here!!
together we will reach our goals!!

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Let's rock this CLEAN Good Friday!

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emoticon to our new members, DIAMORROW1 (Dianne), PICKLEDGINGER2, IAMDARLENE (Darlene), VAMACKGIRL (Janet), SPARKLINGDAWN (Dawn)! We are so glad to have you join our team!

emoticon I am sending lots of support and hugs to each one of you. RECOVERY ROCKS and So Do You!


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Hi there to all the new members, so happy to have you with us.

One day at a time we can all do this. YIPEEE

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WOW..this team is taking off!! WELCOME EVERYONE!!

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Woo hoo! Welcome!

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emoticon emoticon Let's WELCOME our new members * HURLERGIRL (Kim) * SBATES63 (Stephanie) * QUANYIN1 * KMIRANDA2000 (Kathy) * ROSE_312 (Rose) * SONFLOWER_TX (Ruthie) * BITTERCAT (Jen) * We are so glad to have you join our team!


emoticon emoticon IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ: I want to thank each one of you for having the confidence in me to unite this group as a whole. It is my privilege to be among friends in recovery. I WELCOME EACH ONE OF YOU TO POST TOPICS THAT PERTAIN TO YOUR INDIVIDUAL RECOVERY that has helped you to either remain sober, clean and / or not enabling the alcoholic and addict in your lives. My GOAL is to be of service to one another and share the variety of recovery that each one of us are blessed to have. We are among friends that have so much to offer by sharing our experience, strength and hope to one another. Whether you're in AA, NA, Al-Anon or Nar-Anon, your posts are very important to us!


emoticon emoticon My gratitude extends to our Co-Leader, Toni (LILOATS). She has done so much to WELCOME our new members and continues to be an INSPIRATIONAL help to me. Toni, I am giving you a STANDING OVATION for your support and encouragement to keep our team alive when it almost ceased to exist several weeks ago.Thank you for caring so much about our friends in recovery. YOU and YOUR RECOVERY ROCKS!!


I am sending lots of support and hugs to each one of you. TOGETHER, WE CAN REMAIN IN RECOVERY because WE ARE AMONG FRIENDS IN RECOVERY! Have a SPARKTACULAR Day in your Recovery! I'm honored to be among friends in recovery!


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Good morning!! I get my shot today, so I will be back later! Hugs!

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Hi everyone..just stopping in on my first day of a 4-day vacation to say....HELLO

" Take it easy..One Day at a time!!"

For me it's important in my recovery to remember to slow down & relax!! I'm kinda high strung..it's hard for me to stop moving or not be constantly doing something!! Sometimes I have to remind myself that I need to take some "ME" time!! I have to take care of myself & my sobriety first!! That's what I am going to do this weekend! Hope everyone has a great Easter!!

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Is there a format for a new person to follow? I'm new and don't want to miss anything, thanks!

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Hi all!! Thanks for the goodie, this team will be great!

Kama is ready to take it all the way!


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Hi everyone, welcome to our new friend.

I'm just popping in to wish you all a peaceful and happy Easter free from whatever demons dog your heels.

Most of you will be coming into Spring - Easter bonnets and all that jazz. :o)

Over here the cooler days of Autumn are coming around and I just love that.

Blessings to everyone.

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Welcome everyone!! looking forward to getting to know you!!

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emoticon We have four new members. emoticon to BEEBZ34 (Bobbie) who joined us yesterday! emoticon GESNERAMOR (Elaine), BILL_CLECKNER (Bill), EDWARDSC393 (Cherie) and KAMAPERRY (Kama) for joining today! emoticon It's emoticon to have you here! emoticon RECOVERY ROCKS and So Do You All! emoticon


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Hi everyone, welcome to the Team.

Hi fighting fibro, I too have Fibromyalgia - so looking forward to sharing what helps in relieving the symptoms. This last year by eating a Fibro Diet I have been much less troubled with it, and also the IBS is practically non-existent.

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Hello Everybody..Welcome new members!! Hope everyone had a great day!!


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emoticon We have three new team members! Let's emoticon Kerrie-Ann, Nicole and Katy to our team! emoticon You are among emoticon friends! emoticon RECOVERY ROCKS and So Do You! emoticon


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Hi there and a warm welcome to Beth and Carol. Looking forward to getting to know you.

Hugs Wispy.

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emoticon We have two more members that joined our team! emoticon BEARHUG01 (Beth) and POECAROL55 (Carol)! emoticon It is emoticon to have you on our team! emoticon


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Great about finding a friendly new meeting. Do you mean on line, or in RL?

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A big warm welcome to Karen and Bill. You are among friends and we all understand. One of the wonderful things about all being in the same boat of recovery from addiction.

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I found a new meeting that meets every day of the week (m-F) at noon. Good long sobrienty and friendly people!

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How has everyone's week been? How's your recovery doing? It's been a very busy week. Enjoy being able to get up in the mornings, knowing I had another 24-hours of being sober and clean. Had change of plans this weekend from being able to visit the Zoo and having a picnic at the area park with our weather being cold and rainy. Hoping you have a Sparktacular Recovery weekend! Recovery ROCKS and So Do You!


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Wispy, you and your over 40 years of sobriety ROCK! I began my journey back in April, 1989 and had a relapse. It is true, where we start over where we left off. I am so grateful I made back to the tables. Celebrated my 10 years Januiary, 2011.

Toni, I wanted to thank you so much for all the wonderful things you have done for our members since becoming Co-Leader of our group. You truly are incredible!

We also have (3) new members that have joined our group, KARENSPAIN, BILLPHIL123 and WANTTOBESLIM4! Welcome our team of friends!

Sending lots of ~ Hope ~ Unity ~ Gratitude ~ Serenity = HUGS to all! RECOVERY ROCKS and So Do You!

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Kind of late in my responses but I am here and delighted that YOU stood up and became our leader. Best wishes to SCRIBLEZZ for starting this team. I need you all to help my recovery. emoticon

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Hi there ladies, so happy to see you guys here.

Sobriety first and everything else folllows.

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Aurlie, it is great to hear from you. I have sent a message from this group. I am hoping everyone receives it. It is in reference to renaming the group. Please, let me know if you all have received it. I appreciate everyone being patient with me. Next week, I hope to make the changes and begin having topics and games that may interest this group. Thank you for being a part of my recovery and allowing me to be a part of yours. Sending lots of support and hugs to all. Have a Sober and Clean Day!


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Hi Friends! I'm about a week behind in reading Spark posts, but I'm glad to see the life Monika has brought to this team. We're preparing for the last rain of the season, so I hope I have some time to settle down with my laptop and catch up on things this weekend.

Hope everyone is well!

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Hope it all gets sorted out favourably. Sounds like a very tricky situation. Wishing you well in whatever you decide to do.

Take your time with the Team honey, theres no rush. No one is pressuring you to do anything. Its just great that you are so keen.

I used to take on too many things at once and then find I had to let them go because I just couldnt manage them all. I think all our experiences are wonderful - there is so much to learn as we go along about ourselves as well as other people.

Enjoy your weekend my love. It's a lovely sunny Friday afternoon here.



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Please be patient with me. Hopefully, next week I can get the games started and change the name of the team. I've been preparing for another Guardianship meeting. Since we all have busy schedules, I'm just trying to figure out how to get more members involved without having to take up so much of their time since this group has been at a standstill for quite some time. I'm asking for support on behalf of my advocacy meeting tomorrow afternoon.

I've been raising my grandson for 18 months and I have no confidence in the CDFS case worker. I'm trying to make the right decisions without allowing this caseworker to continue her manipulations in front of the team. She displays one way towards the team and another with my grandson and me. I've caught her in so many lies, I don't believe the team is aware of them. Since it's been ongoing for so long, I'm at the point of bringing out the deceit and putting an end to her control. She's book-smart but doesn't have common sense in the well-being of children in the foster care system. She hasn't been married and never raised children. I always get nervous the day before these meetings. Never know what is going to happen next. Hoping you have a wonderful evening and sparktacular Friday.

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I think that one would be my choice too.

Regarding the games hon, I thought you wanted suggestions for what we like to play. Im sorry I already lead a team and would not be available to run games on here, but would enjoy playing them.

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Happy Evening. I'm open to any games. It's okay to post them. I have no problem with it. Here's a few names I came up with. If you can think of some, please let me know. Hugs always.

Welcome to Recovery
Friends in Recovery
Recovery Cafe
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Hi there ladies, you are the leader honey so feel free to change the name to what is right for you. I too am poly addicted so as far as I am concerned it just opens the door for more people to join. What name were you thinking of?

I too enjoy games, but play them on other teams so may not get round to joining in any more of those, but people do love them. Good for you. Go for it my friend.

One game I do love is Spin the Wheel (aka the old Hangman). I play it on another team and I really enjoy that. Gets the old brain cogs working.

If you think it might be helpful you could use a Recovery slogan or quote as the sentence and then members could guess the letters. Just a thought no problem whether or not you want to do it. :o)

Another game you might like is an anagram. Scrambled letters that make up a Recovery word or slogan.

Al anon was also a Godsend to me as I have an alcoholic family. Thankfully after I joined Al Anon I stopped trying to save them. We love and accept each other as we are and the doors of recovery are always open. Thank goodness we left judgement behind when we came into Recovery.

Feeling the love and sending it back. We all need each other. I learn as much from those who slip as those who dont. I am grateful for us all.

Hugs Wispy.

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Heloo Corky. Yes, Changing the Name of the Team could and would draw others to join. IMO. Other games that I play on other Teams are:

A-Z words ending in ing
Word Association
2 Words/Change 1
I Am : A to Z

I myself really enjoy these games plus you 2 3 poiunts per game you play up to 15 points per day.

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Good morning, Wispy and Toni. How was your weekend? Mine was busy as usual. I'm raising 3-teenaged boys (2 sons and 1 grandson). The weather was so nice, we had a picnic on Saturday but had to cancel Sunday because of the windy conditions.

I'm wondering if you both have any SP friends that would be interested in joining our group? If so, please let me know. How would you both feel about having a mixed recovery group? AA, NA, AL-Anon? I am active in all three and have found that unity in recovery enables us to learn about one another and each other's programs. If so, what would your ideas be about changing the name of our team that will spark the interest in others in wanting to join our team. Do you enjoy games? One of the games I was thinking of is the ABC's of What Recovery Is All About? Any other suggested games? What would you like to see posted that may spark the interest? What I have found that makes teams successful are not only the daily chats, but the having variety of topics, games, etc included. Please let me know what we can do to in helping others realize they are never alone in their recovery and having fun at the same time. TOGETHER, We Can Remain Sober and Clean.

I hope you both feel the many hugs that are being sent your way. Recovery Rocks and So Do You!

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O honey my life was on the line, by the time I hit AA I was offered an early death, permanent insanity or AA.

Thank goodness I opted for AA. I was emotionally on the edge - I always figured one more drink might have been the end of me - in a way it was a good thing I felt like that. Fear kept me sober for a year or two before I latched on to actually working the programme.

We all have to find our own "right" time for quitting. We all have a different rock bottom. AA suggests to try some controlled drinking if you are not sure. Some people are really heavy drinkers but not alcoholic.

Its the controlled drinking that got me. Who wanted to drink in a controlled way. Good golly I only drank if I knew if was going to be able to keep on drinking. One drink was worse than useless. Trying to control an addiction is well nigh impossible, it takes over in the long run. I had got to that place. Some of us are binge drinkers, I was daily keep topped up kind of person. I had to keep it going in order to function. Sober I was a depressed scared little mouse. I drank to live - till I found a different way of living in the AA programme.

Hugs Wispy.

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I LOVE your attitude WISPY. HUGS to you and everyone else here on this team. Baby Steps Baby Steps.

TONI

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hI DI HI Monika.

Wishing you well in your new venture.

No matter what I have done in recovery as long as the aim has been to keep myself sober first rather than to save the world (a thing many of us find an attractive porposition when we start out) it seems to have gone well - I have stayed sober one day at a time. I had a very astute and wise old timer as a sponsor who was aware of all the pitfalls that lie along our path and much to my then dismay was not bashful in telling me when I was heading for a mistake. All I got was the information, after that I was free to choose which path to take.

What a blessing that sponsor was.



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I want to thank you MONIKA for taking over as the Team Leader. You will do a great job. I would of hated to see this Team go down the tubes. To everyone, I want to let you know that I too also slip up once in awhile. I still depend on this Team being here for me everyday. I know that we all can slip-up once in awhile and still be accepted. I know that I have problems to deal with and I think that I am doing pretty good about leaving the booze alone. Big HUGS to everyone here and thank you for all of your support.

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I wanted to thank SKRIBBLEZ (Stephanie) for starting this wonderful group. With her blessing, she stepped down as Team Leader and allowed me to replace her as Team Leader. I am hoping that Stephanie remains with this group. Despite any obstacle she is facing, I hope she knows that she is always among friends in recovery. Stephanie, we are here for you.

I wanted to thank each one of you for the confidence you have in me in becoming your Team Leader. I am hoping we will be able to rebuild this team and keep it going. I am open to any suggestions that you wish to see posted.

Some of you already know who I am. I am a grateful member of AA / NA / Al-Anon. On January 6, 2001, I celebrated my 10-year anniversary being sober and clean. It is the programs of recovery that kept me coming back. Because of many obstacles I've had to face throughout my recovery, I have learned that Life is too short to remain unhappy. I am a very positive person. I truly believe that we are never alone in this journey of recovery. It's not the quantity of time spent in recovery, but the quality of how we choose to live one-day-at-a-time. Each day that I remain sober and clean, is another day of hope.

In closing, always remember ..... I am right by your side, embracing you with friendship, support and recovery hugs. You are NEVER alone. TOGETHER, We Can Do It!


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