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    3 Reasons I'm Not Drinking Today

    I have an ever growing list of reasons I don't drink and wanted to start a thread where everyone can post their own 3 reasons they don't drink. Please feel free to come back daily or weekly or whenever you have another 3 reasons to add to the list. I thought it would be helpful to learn from each others' lists.

    Here are my top 3 for today:

    1) Alcohol has ruled and ruined all of my life and potential I will allow. It has taken all the years I can spare and it's time to get busy living and stop wasting my life being wasted.

    2) Alcohol has kept me from living up to my potential in all areas of my life and I do not want any more of life to pass me by. When I'm drinking life just happens and I don't feel like I have any say in what I want.

    3) There is not one area of my life that drinking can not make worse.

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    1) I'm not drinking today because I refuse to waste my hard earned money.
    2) I'm not drinking today because I would rather live life with a clear mind and a clear conscience.
    3) I'm not drinking today because I want to be a positive role model to my children.

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    I'm not drinking today because

    1) I am an alcoholic and even one drink leads to too many.
    2) I am afraid of what can happen to myself and others when I put myself and others in harms way.
    3) I am a drunk and have put my children through enough embarrassment.

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    Three Reasons I am not drinking today are:

    1) I don't want to wake up in ten years time and wonder what I did with my life.
    2) I don't want to wake up in ten years time and still be waiting for the good part of life to begin.
    3) I don't want to wake up in ten years time and realize my drinking and unhealthy lifestyle choices has now caused irreversible damage/disease.

    Good Health to all!

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    I'm not drinking today because:

    1) I am ready to claim the happy marriage that has eluded me and my husband; the marriage we can't have if either of us drinks.
    2) I am tired of the alcoholic pendulum that swings from over-reacting to under-reacting to life's events. When I don't drink I react in a way that is neither.
    3) It makes me proud to call myself a non-drinker.

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    Three Reason I Didn't Drink Today

    1) I found this site and the people here to help me stay sober.
    2) The more days I don't drink the urge to drink lessens/ weakens (so I am being told).
    3) My kids deserve a sober Mom.

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    3 reasons I don't drink today are:

    1) I don't want to die young
    2) Tired of living in my own version of the movie "Groundhog Day"
    3) I'm really behind on my bucket list

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    3 Reasons I am not drinking today

    1) I have been treading water at both home and work, I need to focus and be sober to get it together.
    2) Drink = Trouble
    3) My kids worry enough, they don't need to worry about me dying.

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    1) When I start I can't stop, not at one drink or one day, one week, or one month
    2) I accomplish so much more when I don't schedule my day around getting drunk
    3) I'm sick of surrendering control of my life to the "IT", I'm stronger than that!
    Last edited by Ken1; 03-06-2012 at 12:14 PM.

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    This is a good thread. Everyone's reasons add up to a lot of positive thinking. My 3 reasons:

    1- sick of being sick
    2- want to be there, really there, for my wife & kids
    3 - I can finally work on the six-pack abs I've always wanted

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    My three reasons for not drinking today:

    1. alcohol has already stolen more than its fair share of and from me
    2. My beautiful wife and daughter only deserve the best
    3. I want to be the best that I can be, today, and every single day here after

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    3 Reasons I am not drinking today

    1) Alcohol is counter productive to my workout.
    2) I have ice cream in the house.
    3) Sunday is a low stress day so I have to really come up with a good TO drink today ... Hmmm. Can't think of one...so I'm not going to drink today!

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    3 Reasons I'm not drinking today:

    1) It's not fun anymore
    2) It doesn't work anymore
    3) I hate it!

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    1) i play Words With Friends much better sober.
    2) i can't have just two or three and be satisfied.
    3) I like the sober me better.

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    3 reasons I'm sober today:

    - I'm no good to myself or anyone else if I'm drunk.
    - I love drifting peacefully off to sleep sober and waking up clear-headed.
    - I'm not living to my highest self while drinking.
    Last edited by JeffR1; 03-05-2012 at 09:40 PM.

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    3 reasons I'm not drinking today:

    1) I drank to relieve stress but was more stressed because of it
    2) Because I choose not to, it is not a punishment!
    3) It no longer fits into the plans I've made to be the best I can be

    John, I don't want to hide alcohol breath ever again either, good one!

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    3 Reasons I am not drinking today:

    1. I don't want to die from alcoholism before my time.
    2. My children deserve a sober mother.
    3. There are too many things I want to accomplish in my life that I can't accomplish as a drunk.
    Morgan
    “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.” ~ William Arthur Ward

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    You stole my reasons, Morgan!

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    3 Reasons I am not drinking today:

    1) I Love Myself
    2) People Love Me
    3) I have tremendous support from all you here. I Love You All.

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    1) I am tired of living in a world halfway between reality and the alcohol's illusion.
    2) I don't want my children to have memories of mom and her inseparable wine glass.
    3) I want to be the mother, wife, friend, and overall person I was meant to be.
    "A person starts to live when he can live outside himself." ~Albert Einstein

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