It cooled off last night. It is a glorious morning. I just bought a new i-pod and wanted to use it so I went to the gym for a nice 3 mile run on the treadmill. If not for the new i-pod, I would have run outdoors which would have been lovely too. However, I really enjoyed my new i-pod and the run. (I don't use an i-pod outdoors because I believe it is a safety issue.)
Some mornings I wake up and can't believe how good life is. This is one of those mornings. I am 54 years old. I have been sober for 22 years. I am in amazingly good health for one who abused her body so severely for so many years (boozing, assorted other things like huffing in my youth, smoking 2 packs a day for 25 years, etc.). I have a lovely home in a lovely place. I have a job that I don't always love, but I have been there for 12 years, am working towards a great retirement, and I work with a lot of folks I really love. I am in the middle of a project that I am excited about. I have relative autonomy in my job, which I really like.
I have three children who have grown into people I not only love, but I really like. I respect all three of them. They are good people. Wow. What more could you ask than that? They are not perfect, but who is? I have two beautiful granddaughters who squeal with delight when they see me, run and throw their whole selfs into me. Is there anything better than that?
I could go on and on, really, I could write all day about this. But I have to get to above mentioned job.
I better mention that I am so incredibly grateful for you sober bloggers. I love you, your blogs, your comments on mine, and what you have added to my sobriety. THANKS!
"Most of us feel we need look no further for Utopia. We have it with us right here and now. Each day my friend's simple talk in our kitchen multiplies itself in a widening circle of peace on earth and good will to men." -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 16