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January 20, 2016 at 2:55 am #5253Keymaster
Reply to today’s Forum thread – Day 30 – Ways to Give Back – and share how you plan to give back. Maybe you plan on volunteering at veteran mission center or a rehab organization. When you contribute and serve others you live longer, are healthier and happier, and connect in a meaningful and fulfilling way. So, share what you plan to do and help inspire others in your community.
February 19, 2016 at 4:46 am #7309Participant
I’m not totally sure what I am going to do moving forward… at this point, I think I still need to focus on myself. So, another 30 days of sobriety is on my list while I review the solutions that were most powerful to me. THANK YOU!
February 20, 2016 at 3:45 am #7338Participant
I’ve just posted on Facebook that I’m taking the 90 day challenge, and offered for anyone to join me in getting through the next 90 days together, I can help them by acting as a buddy, that’s the first way I think I can give back to society!
March 22, 2016 at 2:46 pm #8734Participant
Hi Pat –
I’m a bit late to the game–but I want to join you!!!
February 21, 2016 at 6:02 am #7424
February 25, 2016 at 12:59 pm #7658Participant
I plan to revisit my decision about drinking in just over another 30 days on March 31, 2016. Until then I will continue enjoying, learning and growing in my sobriety.
To give back…I have long been interested in the Mankind Project (http://mankindproject.org/). There is not a group in my town; the nearest one is 2 1/2 hour drive away. I would like to help start a group here.
Today is Day 30 for me, but actually Day 32 due to my delays in completing the last two Solutions!
Really enjoyed the program! All the best to everyone!
February 25, 2016 at 6:07 pm #7675
Congratulations! It’s been a pleasure reading your posts as you’ve moved through this program, and I’m so happy to see you’ve completed it- you should be extremely proud of yourself. I’ve never heard of the Mankind Project, but reading about it just now, it sounds like it is more than needed in our society. Best of luck as you continue your journey!!
March 22, 2016 at 6:50 pm #8741Participant
Congratulations to everyone!! I just completed the 30 Day Solution for the second time. The first time was eye opening and inspiring. This time through, it was interesting to see how many of my responses to the action steps were the same as the first time. This time through was much more enlightening and inspiring. Being completely open and honest with yourself is the greatest gift one can ever give and receive.
The first time things seemed as far reaching dreams due to the negative self talk that never really went away. This time I know that I am on my way to a blessed life of reality.D
Dream, Believe, Action, Achieve!!
March 24, 2016 at 5:05 pm #8832
Wow that’s amazing @missy333! Growing and working to become better versions of ourselves is hard work, and beyond rewarding. I’m happy to hear your negative self-talk has fallen away; you seem so positive, happy, and excited to live your life. Thank you for sharing with us!
April 12, 2016 at 6:07 pm #9643Participant
I plan on asking people I know about what organizations and opportunities there are to give back in my community and make a decision on what I think the best fit for me will be.
Right now I also know that my mother, who is turning 75 this month needs help. She lives 2 hours away and I haven’t MADE the time to help her more often. Although my sister lives in the same town, I think I have some talents that I can use to help my mom who is struggling with some things right now. I will plan on at least one FULL weekend a month. The first will be at the last weekend of the month when we are planning on having a party/get-together for her.
April 13, 2016 at 11:33 am #9671
April 17, 2016 at 8:09 am #9801Participant
I just finished day 30 without alcohol. I am incredibly proud and grateful and have decided to extend my abstinence for another 30 days. But I am scared. I am going to use the tools and the recommendations in the last chapter. But this is like my first solo flight. It is thrilling but still scary!
April 17, 2016 at 11:23 pm #9859
Congratulations @mina!! This is certainly something to be very proud of! I’m happy to hear you’ll be tackling another 30 days of abstinence and that you plan on using what you’ve learned so far. Please feel free to read the book a second time around as a companion and/or hop on this forum and post wherever feels relevant. Wonderful job!!
April 22, 2016 at 9:30 am #10038Participant
I have a forty one year old nephew with cerebral palsy who lives independently but it is difficult. I will do more to try to make his life better starting with talking about this program. I’m concerned about his path with ETOH. I also have several friends who consider themselves “functional alcoholics” who may be ready to try this program so I will mention this to them. I have a sister whose finances are really tight. I hope to start a VRBO with the family river house that I purchased…she is interested in being involved in this and could make some extra money. I’m currently the treasurer for the local mountain bike club and will continue with that for now. I will try to be a positive influence wherever I am…leave things a little better than before.
May 23, 2016 at 6:03 am #11436Participant
I’m going to volunteer or donate at my local food bank. My work schedule is weird, so I can do this once a month. Food and cooking are important to me and this is a way to give that to others who really need it.
October 23, 2016 at 10:13 am #14767Participant
For me I plan to respond to posts on the forum and to recommend the 30DSS to alcoholics I meet in real life and now that I am done with the book I left it in the book shelf at my sister’s house (she is a wine drinking drunk) and hopefully she will notice it and start reading it.
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October 11, 2018 at 1:34 pm #120983Participant
I have just completed the 30 day challenge. I intend to carry on and abstain from booze entirely. It just suits my character. I also don’t see the point in it anymore. Alcohol grew to be a big force in my life but that link is now broken.
I intend to carry on doing the work and I really feel that the ability and desire to help others with their problems will come with time. An opportunity will offer itself. Now I’m free of it I am already conscious that opportunities are starting to manifest themselves.
October 14, 2018 at 3:22 pm #121023Participant
Eddy that is so wonderful! Please keep us posted on how you are doing and congratulations. Becky
February 17, 2019 at 9:48 am #121818Participant
34 days sober. Came through Day 30 of Sobriety Solutions with much gratitude instead of guilt and shame felt after many stints in AA. There is long-term sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous but it wasn’t for me.
Care giving and donating has been life-long for me. Now there is more awareness of am I giving from the heart or for attention? For the good of all concerned or guilt?
I am going to send a card of gratitude each week for the next five months of intended sobriety to a family member, friend, neighbour. Can’t do it daily, I don’t know that many people!
I will continue to make and donate beautiful blankets that inspire beauty hopefully within others.
April 1, 2019 at 2:03 pm #121968Participant
Today is 317 days of sobriety. I would like to know how I can obtain a certificate denoting completing the program. I just rebooted today April 1, 2019. I also attend AA through Va and use the Sinclair Method.
1967 North Street
Baton Rouge,La 70802
September 15, 2019 at 6:07 am #122552Participant
Today is day 30. The program has changed how I look at life and my drinking. I’ve seen many positive results, but still feel there is a lot to learn to “thrive.” I am taking the suggestions from today’s chapter to start. As an avid reader, I feel like some type of literacy program would help me give back as books always change my life, including this one. THANK YOU!
November 20, 2019 at 6:54 am #122816Participant
YEAHHHH!!! Made it the whole 30 days Alcohol Free! I don’t think that I could have done it this time without all of the wonderful Daily tools that were provided from the book and on this site. I have been so busy my last week with all my “hobbies” that I am excited about this ending and beginning a “normal” routine. However, I will miss this site also. I definitely plan to do a reboot with the 30 DSS within the next few months, so…. I’ll be back! As far as giving back – one of my hobbies is knitting and needlepoint, so I already have a few projects that are almost completed that I will be donating to some local charities. I also plan on giving back by posting in Recovery sites (including this one), and of course telling anyone who is interested in taking a break from Alcohol that the 30 DSS is a Must to try!! Thank you again Dave and Jack for your work and time spent on helping us reach this milestone. Also thank you to Sinaqueena, who is voluntarily helping to moderate this site. She has been an awesome asset! I am now drinking an Alcohol Free – Pina Colada Welchs sparkling juice to celebrate………Onward now to my new life!!
November 20, 2019 at 10:29 am #122819Participant
I’m happy you got so much out of this valuable program! I know I did!
February 12, 2020 at 11:40 am #123197Participant
Thanks for being a volunteer moderator sinaqueena! Dave sure dropped the ball!
February 12, 2020 at 1:11 pm #123198Participant
Hey torvidas! Thanks for your vote of confidence! I was actually invited by him to be a “Mastermind” group leader in his “Inner Circle 3”. Even though he and I did not see eye to eye, I remain devoted to the value of this program which I believe is mostly due to the valuable work of Jack Canfield ( “The Success Principles”).
I’m glad that Dave Andrews has not banished me from this Companion Website, sorry state that it is in, it still manages to function enough!
Onward Friend! Sina
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