“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
A lot of choosing sobriety is about choosing yourself and your own path – and not many throughout history have done that quite as well as Emerson.
There are seemingly endless Emerson quotes that could have also gone on this coin:
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
Celebrating your sobriety milestones is important. It keeps you motivated. It keeps you humble. And I hope this coin helps you or a loved one continue on the path towards long-term, permanent freedom from alcohol.
Note: Coin is 1.5 inches around.