|I wonder whom sent this?|
Lyric:- 'I've heard it all before' - Ciccone & Price
Song Choice:- On the 23rd Anniversary of my quitting alcohol, I could easily have chosen Kool and the Gang's, Celebration or Altered Images, Happy Birthday; however Madge's Sorry fits the bill much better.
I choose 'Sorry' not because I wanted to make amends for my behaviour of 23 years ago; I chose it to illustrate to folks in a similar position to where I was on the 5th January, 1994 that all the 'bullshit' doesn't wash and that it's time to be honest and shape up, as I've heard all the excuses a million times over. I know because I used most of them myself back then.
You know the ones, like something doesn't go to plan or it's been a hard day at work etc.
Yikes we'd all be drunk all the time if these were trigger points to pick up a bottle.
Really they're just excuses to take a drug, the most dangerous drug known to man -alcohol. It's a real weakness and it takes a lot of courage to stand up to the demons that are driving you towards it.
I can only honestly say that when you don't drink, you don't miss it. The other thing is, every year you can send yourself a 'Birthday Card' to celebrate your accomplishment. It's a kinda weird thing to do but it matters. It matters more than anything, as without it you're nothing.
And I won't apologise for saying that...
Rory Coleman - 980 Marathons - 241 Ultras - 13 Marathon des Sables
9 Guinness World Records - 23 Years' Alcohol Free.
Location: Caerdydd, Cymru