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TOPIC: Fifty years 27256 Views

Re: Fifty years 01 Dec 2019 11:52 #345639

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Wow!
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Re: Fifty years 05 Jan 2020 16:59 #346524

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584 days

I'm making this post in honor of completing my first Daf Yomi cycle. I haven't studied the Daf every day, especially over the last year, but I've more or less stuck with it. And I've now started my second cycle, and IY"H will complete it too.
I shall not die! But I shall live and relate the deeds of G-d.
[Psalms 118:17]
Last Edit: 05 Jan 2020 17:03 by Dovid824.

Re: Fifty years 09 Jan 2020 18:54 #346604

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Wow! Mazel Tov! 
I just read thru this whole thread. You are an inspiration to us all!!
Keep up the holy work of battling with the Yetzer Hora!

Re: Fifty years 28 Feb 2020 17:15 #347627

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638 days (1-3/4 years)
I shall not die! But I shall live and relate the deeds of G-d.
[Psalms 118:17]

Re: Fifty years 31 May 2020 16:08 #350584

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731 DAYS --- TWO YEARS
I shall not die! But I shall live and relate the deeds of G-d.
[Psalms 118:17]

Re: Fifty years 01 Jun 2020 11:27 #350620

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Beautiful. May you be zoche to continue, and while doing so, to keep on inspiring. 
Feel free to contact me at michelgelner@gmail.com

My threads: Lessons Learned: guardyoureyes.com/forum/20-Important-Threads/335248-Lessons-Learned

                    My Story and G-d Bless GYE: guardyoureyes.com/forum/17-Balei-Battims-Forum/303036-My-story-and-G-d-bless-GYE

Re: Fifty years 17 Dec 2020 06:05 #358903

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This thread is amazing! Cold turkey on the first try after decades of acting out...
Too good to be true...
For the background to my name- see Tanya פרק טו.
״שההפרש בין עובד אלוקים לצדיק הוא שעובד הוא לשון הווה, שהוא באמצע העבודה״
-Oived Elokim means a constant work in progress...
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
- Arthur Ashe
“Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future”.

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My current thread 

Re: Fifty years 17 Dec 2020 15:14 #358935

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931 days (2-1/2+ years)

I still get tempted to fall, but so far I've been able to resist.
I shall not die! But I shall live and relate the deeds of G-d.
[Psalms 118:17]
Last Edit: 17 Dec 2020 15:16 by Dovid824.

Re: Fifty years 17 Dec 2020 16:56 #358950

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Hi dovid824,
I read through your thread last night,
I thought it was incredible that you were able to go cold turkey.
Have you used any sort of outside help besides for posting on GYE?
Is there anything you can share that helped you?

One who has given up hope is without a G‑d.

One who sees hope in each day is already free

Re: Fifty years 17 Dec 2020 17:06 #358952

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Is there anything you can share that helped you?

I can't think of anything other than what I've already posted in this thread. Basically, it was (and is) my situation, and my faith that Hashem will help me handle it.

It's analogous to doing what a parent tells you, so that the parent will take care of you, and not kick you out of the house.

If my life were perfect and I didn't have faith in Hashem, I don't know how I would motivate myself to become/stay clean.
I shall not die! But I shall live and relate the deeds of G-d.
[Psalms 118:17]
Last Edit: 17 Dec 2020 17:10 by Dovid824.

Re: Fifty years 17 Dec 2020 18:10 #358955

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You should know, to me, you are an example of someone that has unwavering faith.
I can learn from you.

One who has given up hope is without a G‑d.

One who sees hope in each day is already free

Re: Fifty years 31 May 2021 16:04 #369266

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1096 days (3 years)
I shall not die! But I shall live and relate the deeds of G-d.
[Psalms 118:17]
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