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Whatever good I've done has happened in the last 25 years. the last 25 years here are some of the things I haven't done (other than the obvious not taking a drink):

I haven't ever awakened (come to) lying in my own puke.

I haven't been homeless one day.

I haven't shot myself in the foot.

I haven't ruined any family functions.

I haven't blacked out and come to wondering where I was.

I haven't ever "misplaced" my car.

I haven't been arrested.

My only contacts with the police have for being the victim of a burglary (twice); once pulled over late at night and given a field sobriety test and passed it!

I haven't ever come to on a Saturday morning with an empty wallet and all week until the next payday.

Hardly anyone in my life these days has ever seen me drunk.

I haven't lost friends overnight and not known what I did to lose their friendship.

I don't do things for which I am ashamed.

I haven't embarrassed myself in public.

I have the respect of the community in which I live.

I no longer have that big, empty hole inside of myself.

For these things and so very much more, I am grateful.

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