Sober today

Perhaps you are new to sobriety and struggling. Perhaps you have already started drinking even though you had planned to have a sober holiday.

Regardless of what happened yesterday, you can be sober today. 

Tomorrow morning you can decide what comes next. Today, Focus on one day at a time. It’s really all we have anyway.

Enjoy this moment to the fullest. Give your family the gift of your presence and your attention. The only way to do that is clear headed and unaltered. Drinking makes no one a better spouse or parent. No one.

You might have to say no to a party today. There will be other parties. Put yourself first. 

Stillness and peace 

19 thoughts on “Sober today

  1. Thanks for this…more than you know. Not drinking today or tonight. It’s the only gift my family wants and I know it’s what I want too. xo

  2. Anne, you are amazing. Did you know that? I wonder to how many people you give hope.

    Just trying to do the next best thing today. Sobriety from alcohol isn’t necessarily my challenge, but there are other behaviors, other patterns. I needed this message today. Thank you.

    Peace to you, and the happiest of holidays.


  3. Thank you for this reminder. One of the worst parts of drinking is taking away the gift of your presence and love from those you care about. I hated myself for doing that when I was drunk. Thank you so much for sharing these words.

  4. Reblogged this on The Sober Garden and commented:
    I am drawn to ainsobriety’s words in ‘Sober Today’ like a sunflower to light and have found myself going back to re-read time and time again. For anyone else in need of some light shone on their path, I’m sharing ainsobriety’s fabulous post in The Sober Garden.

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