Little by little

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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

19 Comments
  1. Amanda 1 year ago

    I so hope this is true- it’s my 1st Friday today. I’m a all or nothing drinker. the weekend is my downfall. I needed support to not jump in the car and buy a bottle of wine. I feel very scared of the quiet night without that warm fuzzy feeling. This gives me hope that life will still be fun. I’ll stay strong tonight… I hope

  2. whichisnice 2 years ago

    Mrs D says I’ve got this and little by little I’ll know it, too.

  3. samd33 2 years ago

    loved it .. so simple so effective
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  4. Anonymous 2 years ago

    so simple so beautiful ….
    will use for our patient in rehab http://www.shrigksdeaddiction.org

  5. Rajan Tiwari 2 years ago

    Nice informative article, really useful and helpful for addicts and thire family.For more information pls visit https://shuddhideaddictioncentre.com

  6. nauerme 2 years ago

    So purely simple. So encouraging. So spot on.
    Thank you so much for sharing your magnificent gifts Mrs. D. !

  7. Sweetgherkin 2 years ago

    This is wonderful! Thanks for posting this as a reminder that it’s baby steps every day to the better me! I’m still very nervous for the first sober weeding and first sober Christmas parties!

  8. Tom4500 2 years ago

    I’ve returned to read this several times now. I feel it has a first half and a second half.

  9. freedom1025 2 years ago

    This brought tears to my eyes it’s so spot on. Thank you.

  10. Mirror 2 years ago

    Just perfect!!

  11. Smilky 2 years ago

    Oh my goodness. Just finished reading my daily devotion and in it are these words “…every problem can teach you something, transforming you LITTLE BY LITTLE into the masterpiece I created you to be…” Now how coincidental is that!!! My mantra for the day (or longer) — Little By Little…

  12. thinkb4udrink 2 years ago

    I love this. ?

  13. 20012015 2 years ago

    Love this….so going to remember to acknowledge my firsts and write my own poem.

  14. Oceania 2 years ago

    This is so special 🙂

  15. MissFreedom 2 years ago

    Love this and so true ❤

  16. cleareyes 2 years ago

    This is wonderful! Thank you!

  17. Kerryjean47 2 years ago

    I really love this ♥️

  18. Winner 2 years ago

    Love it ! ❤️❤️

  19. ClearRainbow 2 years ago

    beautiful Mrs. D. Little by little look what a haven you have created!

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