Little by little

festive candle

Little by little.

Little movements towards change.

First time 5pm rolls by and you don't pour yourself a drink.

First Friday night without booze.

First entire weekend spent sober.

First time you wake after 8 uninterrupted hours sleep.

First time you look in the mirror and notice a change.

First time you move into your day feeling positive and strong.

First BBQ without drinking.

First sober wedding. First Christmas. First birthday. First concert.

First time something simple hits you as something glorious.

First time you feel pure unadulterated joy.

First time you cry gutteral tears.

First time your anger hits you like intense rage.

First time you tell someone your truth.

First time someone shares their truth back.

First time someone says you're brave, you're amazing, you're an inspiration. I'm so proud of you.

Little by little. Inch by inch. Step by step. Hour by hour. Day by day. 

Little movements towards monumental change.

Just take the little steps. Notice the firsts. Enjoy the change. 

You've got this.

Mrs D xxx

  1. Fantail74 3 years ago

    This is lovely. I’ve written down the last lines to put by my screen as a reminder of little movements. Thank you 🙂

  2. MikeR 3 years ago


  3. Lauren409 3 years ago

    So beautiful. Thank you.

  4. Newlife2020 3 years ago

    This is lovely …thank you so much ….I never thought about it this way! …..I have now made my own Firsts list for 2021….I am feeling optimistic and am taking it in small steps…good wishes to all for 2021

  5. Mari135 3 years ago

    Waaa that made me cry. So good. xoxox Thank you!!

  6. malloryRN 3 years ago

    Oh I am looking so forward to my first sober Christmas Eve in over 5 years as well as many other firsts for my sobriety; however, today I am only focusing on maintaining my sobriety this present moment.

  7. boatlover 3 years ago

    Lovely and so true, lots of firsts to make us really feel life and what a gift that truly is for Christmas .. better than any wrapped present.

    Merry Christmas Mrs D and Mr D xx

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