Today I thought back to the early days of my sobriety, when practically everything seemed difficult. I remember thinking that I found it hard to laugh. This may sound strange but seriously, it was not easy for me to laugh naturally. For so long, my laughs were spurred by being tipsy or drunk, it is easy to laugh when you are in that state. But, when I got sober, laughter was not easy.
I can remember specific times when I laughed out loud about something, I surprised myself, I would feel like ‘wow, that was really funny and I haven’t even had a drink’.
Alcohol had numbed my senses to the point that I rarely laughed when sober. Today, that couldn’t be further from the truth. I love to laugh, I laugh often about all kinds of things and with many different people. Fortunately, the longer I stayed sober, the more I laughed.
Alcohol had robbed me of the natural ability to laugh and see the humor in every day life.
Thank God for my sobriety.