Sober Sundays vol. 3

sober sundaysThis “Sober Sundays” link-up is party time. And you’re invited to the party. There are 2 ways to participate, so CLICK HERE for instructions or just click on the funny frog face below and figure it out. Feel free to add more than one link.

Sweet Sundays. Sundays are days of rest. Real rest. Not the recovering-from-a-hangover type of rest. Many of us made promises to ourselves and others on Sundays–we would quit drinking, the result of having too much on Saturday nights.

Let’s make a weekly collection of links to great posts that might just help the newly sober or trying to get sober alcoholic. Let’s share our experience, strength and hope with each other and the newcomer as we’re all in this together.

“Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



Sober Sundays Vol. 2

sober sundaysThis “Sober Sundays” link-up is party time. And you’re invited to the party. There are 2 ways to participate, so CLICK HERE for instructions.

Sweet Sundays. Sundays are days of rest. Real rest. Not the recovering-from-a-hangover type of rest. Many of us made promises to ourselves and others on Sundays–we would quit drinking, the result of having too much on Saturday nights.

Let’s make a weekly collection of links to great posts that might just help the newly sober or trying to get sober alcoholic. Let’s share our experience, strength and hope with each other and the newcomer as we’re all in this together.

“Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

My SS vol. 2 gratitude list:

  1. I am grateful today I’m not making promises I can’t keep.
  2. I am grateful today that my boys are healthy and I’m present for them.
  3. I am grateful today that I won’t miss Mass because of drinking!
  4. I am grateful today that I remember what I did last night.
  5. I am grateful today God saved me from the roller coaster and placed me in this sweet, peaceful sober life.

The post I am going to link back to is one I wrote for CatholicMom.com this week entitled Wife, Mother, Catholic, Alcoholic.

Make it a great day!

Join the party and link up by clicking here and following instructions to add your link:


Sober Sundays Vol. 1

sober sundaysThis “Sober Sundays” link-up is party time. And you’re invited to the party. There are 2 ways to participate, so CLICK HERE for instructions.

Sweet Sundays. Sundays are days of rest. Real rest. Not the recovering-from-a-hangover type of rest. Many of us made promises to ourselves and others on Sundays–we would quit drinking, the result of having too much on Saturday nights.

“Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

For Sober Sundays Vol. 1, I’d like to provide a gratitude list because as long as I remember to be grateful for the blessings in my life then I won’t slip back into self-pity, feeling sorry for myself that I can’t rush out to drink a 12-pack of green beer today.

  1. I’m grateful that today I am truly present for my children. They sense it and they love it.
  2. I’m grateful today that my husband isn’t thinking about leaving me.
  3. I’m grateful today that we have a new pope!  I’m so excited about Pope Francis!
  4. I’m grateful today I can form true partnerships with others because of sobriety.
  5. I’ll be grateful today if anybody joins me in this link up!  I’d feel really silly if I was at this party all by myself.

And the post I’d like to share is the one I wrote here where I give five reasons Pope Francis is a great choice by the Holy Spirit for alcoholics.

Join the party!  Click on the little blue frog button below and add your link!  For instructions on how to fully participate in a blog-hop way, click here.


Sober Sundays: What the heck is that?

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This “Sober Sundays” link-up is party time. And you’re invited to the party. There are TWO WAYS to participate:

The super easy sober simple way to participate:

  1. Follow the prompts at the bottom of the current party to simply add any link to your favorite post (preferably, but not necessarily, written by you) from the previous week that might help someone who has recently quit or plans to quit drinking.

Or, for the computer and technically inclines: IMHO “best” way to participate:

  1. Write a short post entitled “Sober Sundays.” (see sample)
  2. In it, write at least FIVE things you are grateful for today. The first five things that come to mind.
  3. After your gratitude list, link to one of your favorite sober posts from the past week to share your experience, strength and hope with the newcomer.
  4. Insert the “Sober Sundays” image button (simply “save as” image) in your post somewhere
  5. Be sure to put a link back to the current party somewhere in your post so people will be sure to come over here and check out the whole party.
  6. Publish!
  7.  Follow the prompts at the bottom of the current party to link to your newly written Sober Sundays post.

Let’s especially share the ones that offer the most hope to the newcomer, the fellow alcoholic who has decided today’s the day they’re going to quit for good.

We will use this page to keep a running list of the weekly parties:

Sober Sundays vol. 1    3.17.2013

Sober Sundays vol. 2    3.24.2013

Sober Sundays vol. 3    4.7.2013

“Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In the end, this is an example of what the link up looks like:link up

Here is a 150X150 button.sober sundays

sober sundaysHere is a 300X300 button.