This is a picture from my bike ride this morning. It was a glorious 10 mile bike ride, followed by a 1 mile run. Anyone who has ever done a triathlon knows that wobbly feeling of getting off a bike and trying to run. But I did it this morning. It was only a mile, but I am very happy with that.
I am also happy about the fact that my entire family will be here later today. All my kids and grandkids. We are having pizza and will see where we can catch some fireworks.
I want to wish all my sober friends a very Happy Independence Day. I think this day holds special meaning to us. We who have been enslaved by prisons of our own device for so many years have admitted utter defeat and have finally been freed.
"The more we become willing to depend upon a Higher Power, the more independent we actually are. Therefore, dependence as AA practices it is really a means of gaining true independence of the spirit." -- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 37