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"To Whom it May Concern"

I'm at a the part of my life when at times I think, will this be the last time I'll be doing this, will this be my last move, will this be the last trip I take and so on and so forth… Through the years I have discovered that as you get older, although I don't project into the future, acceptance to what is going to happen in the future becomes part of the thinking process.. Thank God I have learned to let go of the past and keep moving forward. I am always learning by my past mistakes.. Sometimes it takes years to realize that once that bridge is crossed, there is no going back. That brings me to why I am saying these things..
The other day I received an anonymous, "I don't like you e-mail" from someone who can't forget the past, someone who won't let it go.. So to whom it may concern. You know who you are. Let me start by saying I got sober 40 years ago. Yes, you may think it is a Miracle and it is but not drinking doesn't mean instant brains and because of my drinking my mental growth was stunted and it has taken years for me grow mentally and spiritually as in the case of people who suffered because of the use and abuse of alcohol. There have been times during the past 40 years that I have said and done things that were not appropriate and yes, I did hurt a few people as time went on. I am so sorry for that however I did not like that you mentioned my AA friends. You know absolutely nothing about them or how it works. Just remember this, I could have never stayed sober for 40 years without a Higher-power and the support from my friends in AA. They have taught me to be the person I am today. They are my life and the best thing that has ever happened to me.. Again, I want to apologize if I have hurt you in any way… Thank you for understanding but remember "For some of us, it takes a little Longer".
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May. 3rd, 2017 11:46 am (UTC)
Forty years! What an incredible triumph! Good for you and the man you became.
May. 3rd, 2017 08:16 pm (UTC)
It feels like yesterday that I came into the Rooms of AA. I usually don't post like that but apparently some people from the past check on me.. The Internet being what it is.. I just had to clear up a few things.. Hey who knows maybe my post helped someone.. What I am doing is a perfect example of a wonderful life.. Thank you Spikesgirl..
May. 3rd, 2017 08:54 pm (UTC)
You deserve a lot of credit. My brother was an alcoholic and it eventually cost him his life. When I see what he threw away again and again in the name of alcohol and drugs, it makes me very sad. It's nice to hear success stories to know that some people can and do overcome alcoholism to go on to live good lives.
May. 4th, 2017 06:59 am (UTC)
Huh. That person certainly does need to let go of the past.

You were probably drinking to address emotional problems. All I can say is good on you for getting sober and staying that way.

That person has no right to be saying what they said to you.
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