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#305084 - 10/03/09 09:33 PM It's my birthday...well sort of...!!!
1islandboy Offline
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Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 856
Loc: washington
Please allow me to explain,

I have two birthdays...my less important, belly button birthday is the 21st of Oct.

my exponentially more important birthday is Oct 4th. This is when I got sober and also the day that I decided to confront my other issues in a healthier fashion.

Sometimes a roller coaster of emotions, but I still enjoy the fact that...

I CAN FEEL IT...!!!

Lightning Crashes (Live)

island

p.s. I am three

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Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine ~ M.F. Fernandez

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#305089 - 10/03/09 09:58 PM Re: It's my birthday...well sort of...!!! [Re: 1islandboy]
prisonerID Offline
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Registered: 02/17/08
Posts: 1247
Loc: Oklahoma
Congratulations on this! This is truly reason to celebrate.

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#305110 - 10/04/09 12:36 AM Re: It's my birthday...well sort of...!!! [Re: prisonerID]
petercorbett Offline
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Registered: 07/27/08
Posts: 2433
Loc: TEXAS
Hi my fraternal brothers.

Island boy,
Congradulations on your 3rd birthday being sober.

Me, i'm on my 32nd birthday on being sober.

And it has been great. But sometimes it gets mighty tempting to try and escape again, to try and drown that lost boy.

"I will take that lost boys hand, and i will lead him from the depths of darkness, into the sunshine forever into eternity".

Heal well my fraternal brothers, heal well.

Little Pete & big Pete..but 1 (Irishmoose).

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Working Boys' Home 10-14 yrs old, grades 5-8. 1949-1953
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A very humble alumni of the WOR Dahlonega, GA.
May 15-17 2009, Alta, Sep. 2009. Sequoia, 2010.
Hope Springs, 2010.


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#305111 - 10/04/09 12:49 AM Re: It's my birthday...well sort of...!!! [Re: petercorbett]
Charlie24 Offline


Registered: 09/28/08
Posts: 562
Congratulations 1islandboy and Peter Corbett. This is exciting and worthy of a celebration.

Woohoo guys. Congrats. Ballons, cakes the whole works. Yippie.

Charlie.


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#305124 - 10/04/09 03:17 AM Re: It's my birthday...well sort of...!!! [Re: Charlie24]
michael banks Offline


Registered: 06/12/08
Posts: 1755
Loc: Mojave Desert, Ca
Island,

Congrats on maintaiming soberity for another year.

Keep coming back it works if you work it. (AA)

Mike

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To own one's shadow is the highest moral act of a human.
-Robert Johnson-

"IT ought never be forgotten that the past is the parent of the future" John C. Calhoun

WOR Alumni Sequoia 2009

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#305127 - 10/04/09 04:47 AM Re: It's my birthday...well sort of...!!! [Re: 1islandboy]
Sans Logos Offline
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Registered: 05/31/03
Posts: 5791
Loc: in my own world in pittsburgh,...
cool island! october 4th is also the feast of st. francis of assisi. the prayer attributed to him is featured in the 12/12 chapter 11, pg. 99:


Lord, make me a channel of thy peace;
that where there is hatred, I may bring love;
that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness;
that where there is discord, I may bring harmony;
that where there is error, I may bring truth;
that where there is doubt, I may bring faith;
that where there is despair, I may bring hope;
that where there are shadows, I may bring light;
that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.

Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort than to be comforted;
to understand, than to be understood;
to love, than to be loved.
For it is by self-forgetting that one finds.
It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.
It is by dying that one awakens to eternal life.
Amen.

isn't that special?

congratulations brother,

all the best,

ron

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  1. the past
  2. ReClaiming Now
  3. advocacy


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#305166 - 10/04/09 01:35 PM Re: It's my birthday...well sort of...!!! [Re: Sans Logos]
Trucker51 Offline
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Registered: 05/20/08
Posts: 2826
Loc: Denver, CO
Happy birthday Island, no matter when you celebrate it.

Mark

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"We stay here, we die here. We've got to keep moving". Trucker Mark



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#305219 - 10/04/09 08:51 PM Re: It's my birthday...well sort of...!!! [Re: Trucker51]
1islandboy Offline
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Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 856
Loc: washington
Thanks, for the support guys...!!!

On a personal note, (outside of celebrating here)...I will be celebrating at the building...(Don't know what it is called) next to the St. Francis Catholic Church.

One thing I have learned, in three years, is I have a higher power and it is not me. (I do not struggle, defining my lord, the great spirit/source any further).

That prayer is one of my favorites...(((Sans)))...(next to my rather unique Tommy prayer). Not sure ~Who~ else does that one.


Human (The Killers)

island

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Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine ~ M.F. Fernandez

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#305239 - 10/05/09 12:27 AM Re: It's my birthday...well sort of...!!! [Re: 1islandboy]
pufferfish Offline
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Registered: 02/26/08
Posts: 6806
Loc: USA
island,

Good going, guy. Keep up the good work.

We're with you all the way. laugh

Allen

pufferfish


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#305285 - 10/05/09 04:48 PM Re: It's my birthday...well sort of...!!! [Re: 1islandboy]
Ornias Offline


Registered: 08/13/09
Posts: 310
well happy late sorta birthday

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and ill carry it w
ith me until i'm not alive.

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