Sober Sundays Vol. 1

sober sundaysThis “Sober Sundays” link-up is party time. And you’re invited to the party. There are 2 ways to participate, so CLICK HERE for instructions.

Sweet Sundays. Sundays are days of rest. Real rest. Not the recovering-from-a-hangover type of rest. Many of us made promises to ourselves and others on Sundays–we would quit drinking, the result of having too much on Saturday nights.

“Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

For Sober Sundays Vol. 1, I’d like to provide a gratitude list because as long as I remember to be grateful for the blessings in my life then I won’t slip back into self-pity, feeling sorry for myself that I can’t rush out to drink a 12-pack of green beer today.

  1. I’m grateful that today I am truly present for my children. They sense it and they love it.
  2. I’m grateful today that my husband isn’t thinking about leaving me.
  3. I’m grateful today that we have a new pope!  I’m so excited about Pope Francis!
  4. I’m grateful today I can form true partnerships with others because of sobriety.
  5. I’ll be grateful today if anybody joins me in this link up!  I’d feel really silly if I was at this party all by myself.

And the post I’d like to share is the one I wrote here where I give five reasons Pope Francis is a great choice by the Holy Spirit for alcoholics.

Join the party!  Click on the little blue frog button below and add your link!  For instructions on how to fully participate in a blog-hop way, click here.


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21 thoughts on “Sober Sundays Vol. 1

  1. I love this! I usually blog on Sunday only. It is, without a doubt, my most sacred day of the week and thus, my best thinking/writing. I will definitely be here each week to celebrate sobriety. (For the record, I’m number 5.) Give me some time to figure the linking thing. Computer savvy is not my best quality. xox Happy Sober St. Patrick’s Day. Lisa

  2. I love the idea of this, and yet, practically, I have no idea how it works…lol. I am with Lisa on this one, as I am not as computer literate as I like to think that I am. but I will say that I love the grat list…I am a sucker for them. 🙂

    Paul

    • Yay! Ill explain it better next Sunday. Link-ups are a way for bloggers to rally around a particular them and reach other bloggers that might not otherwise have seen your post. I will explain it better next week!

  3. Alright…I’m in for today’s sober Sunday. I was at a “celebration of life” today for a man who, although part of a Christian culture that I feel little connection with, was easily one of the most undeniable examples of living the gospel I have ever known. A man who has helped literally thousands of people in his 92 years in every way imaginable. It was an inspiring day that cut through my alergies toward the formalities, ceremoniousness, and frankly…peculiarities of this denomination. This man’s life helped me believe. And he never judged me when he found out I was an alcoholic. He just loved me and helped me.

    My recommended link is from soberboots.com http://soberboots.com/2013/03/14/a-hum-drum-helter-skelter-holy-mystery/

    Chaz

  4. Awesome Chaz! Thank you! That celebration of life sounds amazing. I am in awe of old people. I bet it was wonderful to witness all that. I love when people are pleasantly surprised by Christians living the Gospels, no matter what the denomination people who have been transformed by Christ and do great works are not as rare as it seems. It’s just we only hear about the ones that fall short. Yay for that man for not judging you for being alcoholic. Goodness we judge ourselves enough as it is right? Have a great day!!!

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