American Actor Josh James Brolin, 53, a recipient of several accolades, including a Critics’ Choice Movie Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a nomination for an Academy Award, has thanked God for his beloved family and his friends as he celebrated a sobriety milestone.
The Dune actor told his three million Instagram followers on Monday how he was celebrating the eight-year mark in his sobriety and described how the occasion felt.
Alongside an image of him topless and shouting with what would seemingly be joy, Josh wrote: “Sobriety is finally loving without every thought being about how it affects only you.
“Sobriety is a moment of being able to love and be consumed by the glee it brings someone else. Sobriety is knowing the difference between selfishness and integrity.
“Sobriety is knowing that God is in everything and that it is made up of every color (and mixture of color) that exists. Sobriety is knowing the moon late at night when she was there for you in your toughest hour and, now, again, her witnessing your greatest joys.
Still describing what sobriety means to him, he continued: “sobriety is finally loving without every thought being about how it affects only you.
“Sobriety is climbing in your truck for a 6am call after 8 years of sobriety and there being a card from your wife telling you how grateful she is for you having made the decision to put it down and to live instead accompanied by a collage board of your children — what was created because of that decision.”
“He continued the emotional post: “And sobriety is when your children look at you and trust what they see (you can see it in their pupils, and the way they stand before you) — that they know they are not being cultivated into some idea but celebrated for the original garden they are growing into.”
“Sobriety is about living better than your remembrance of what your greatest drunk ever was — an everyday malleability into gratitude for what is. None of this is deserved. All of it is perceptions”
He emphasised that “sobriety is a state of being sober, down, a time of rethinking and reexamining oneself, the quality of being staid and solemn for oneself.”
Josh concluded by adding that it is a thing of joy for him,his friends and family for having reached such milestone of sobriety.