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Sobriety and Success

By Karen D.
from USA

Dear Rhonda,

Oh how I wish I could talk with you in person! Just reading your words on the pages of your books, I can feel your love and joy for all.

I truly love reading everyone's stories here. I never thought of contributing myself, but just recently started to think that maybe someone can be inspired by my own stories. I'm going to keep this short and sweet, but every word is true.

I suffered from alcoholism for over 15 years. I just could not get sober and I sincerely tried everything. During this time my daughter was born, and my burning desire to be "well" accelerated. I read everything about sobriety that I could get my hands on, went to every group known, and just dwelt night and day on being "normal."

It took 6 years, but one day I woke up and all desire to drink was gone. That was 17 years ago. I never dwelt on being in "recovery", I dwelt on just being normal, and normal I am! I have never once desired a drink, not even through the death of my father or my divorce shortly thereafter.

At the time I had no idea what happened, or why. I even entertained the idea that I was "special" somehow... Of course, now after becoming an avid reader of the Secret, I know exactly what happened. I constantly visualized myself as a well, normal non-drinker. I never visualized myself in the gutter, or in recovery groups. It wasn't intentional, it's just what I automatically focused on.

The second thing is, in my divorce I lost everything. My home, vehicle, I was even laid off from my job of 17 years. I didn't have a college education and I was still healing from drinking and the divorce. However, by now I was aware of affirmations, visualizations, and treasure maps. All tools that I used religiously. I would speak and write my affirmations daily, never missing a single day. In less than 2 years, I bought the home I'm still in now, paid cash for a car, had a job I loved, a lawn service, a housekeeper, and a laundry service. This allowed my free time to be spent with my daughter.

Never in a million years would I have believed any of this could be possible for little ol' me, but it was and it is. The Universe loves us all equally, our past is just that, the past. We're forgiven everything and DESERVE to be happy, healthy, and wealthy!

Please, whoever reads this, believe and don't ever give up. Everything Rhonda writes about is 100% true.

I wish you all great blessings of joy and abundance!!

About Karen D. from USA:

I'm a single mom of the most beautiful, dynamite young woman, blessed beyond description. Grateful for everything!

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