12 Words that Redefine Sobriety

 

There are times when the question “What do you mean you don’t drink? Why not??” comes up.

Recognizing that not everyone gets it, and I really don’t feel the need to explain anymore, I still sometimes want to say, “No, really it’s OK, in fact it’s better than OK – being a sober alcoholic in recovery is magical, it’s beyond my wildest dreams.”

I looked up the definition of “sobriety.” No wonder people are distressed for me. Words like: somberness; solemnity; seriousness; sedateness; staidness; subdued; grave demeanor were there.

To my delight, it is so much more than that.

Here is a partial list of my definitions of sobriety and what it means to be in recovery.

What can you add?

 

1. Freedom

2. Friendships

3. Compassion

4. Vulnerability

5. Trust

6. Willingness

7. Laughter

8. Camaraderie

9. Authenticity

10. Awareness

11. Health

12. Connection

 

 

In gratitude, harmony, and support,

 

 

12 Words that Redefine Sobriety

7 thoughts on “12 Words that Redefine Sobriety

  • June 7, 2018 at 5:18 pm
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    Yes, thank you!! All of those are great Lena! Here are some that mean sobriety to me…honesty, humility, service, gratitude, kindness

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    • June 17, 2018 at 9:50 am
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      Hi Peggy – you always reply at the perfect time for me. I love what you added to the list – such simple concepts with such life-altering potentials… Thanks and namaste…

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  • June 8, 2018 at 9:25 am
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    My true self. When I am sober I am living as the person I should be😊

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    • June 17, 2018 at 10:25 am
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      Please know that in all circumstances I see you as your true self. It is a magnificent sight to behold. Let your light shine.

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  • June 8, 2018 at 2:25 pm
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    1, 2, and 3 are my top three!

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  • June 9, 2018 at 8:49 am
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    Great list, Lena!
    Here’s another…Self respect♥️

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  • June 11, 2018 at 2:17 pm
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    Very good including the replies. Keep coming back!

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