numbers. as of today 1823 people have signed up to do the 100 day sober challenge. Are there really that many people reading sober blogs who want/wanted to be sober? apparently 🙂 are there more and more who don’t ever sign up but follow along quietly? Apparently yes. i got this message today:
A: “Hope and sobriety are precious commodities. The support you provide is a true gift. I have never been part of your 100 day challenge, but I still carry around the letter you wrote me in my care package. Small gestures can move mountains. Thank you.”
Then I got this one:
Crystal Light: “Your cookies are divine and I love the socks! I had a little bit of the chocolate last night — delicious ! Great gift box 🙂 Would you start a gift box monthly subscription? I would be on board with that. Although I am sure it is a lot of work for you. I am really pampering myself since I quit drinking. It’s because I have more money and time to devote to me. This morning I got up early and took a bubble bath before getting ready for work. That was a great way to start my morning- tranquil.”
And I’ve been doing that too – the morning bath before getting started. it really is a lovely ‘treat’ … and i’m eating my share of chocolate. I haven’t made doughnuts yet. Maybe when I’m on Christmas break starting next week. That would be a productive break, right? Sleep, run, bath, reading and doughnuts. maybe that’ll be my 4-pronged plan on how to spend my time off.
From my inbox:
sobermagicland (member 1608): My sober car is very small and even for me it’s too small, I’m behind the wheel with a curved back. I am driving very carefully, can see and feel the car bumping downhill, I hold the wheel very tight.
Don’t know what kind of car it is, but it’s red and yellow and I don’t know why. Looks a bit as a flower power car.
‘If your car is moving, don’t do anything to stop it’ and ‘keep rolling, however slowly, don’t do anything to stop it. Don’t change anything. Protect your sober car’.
Although I read this blog; this podcast about my sober car (from SJ100) is a good reminder. I was in a grumpy mood because everything goes so slowly. Forgot, and even now I have difficulties to accept … Good reminder. Have to read/hear it at least once a week.