And I am going to go out and run (last night I found my running gloves and hat). It takes too dang long to drive to the gym and get on the treadmill - and yesterday I got stuck in traffic on the way home and was very late for work. I love using the treadmill because it is not as hard on a body, but being outdoors is much more spiritual. So in a minute, I will go out and run in the cold, dark morning - and won't it be great to see the sunrise?
I am going to take another day of vacation to get everything ready for my sister's visit this weekend. I will take Thursday off in addition to Friday and Monday. It will be nice to have a day to leisurely get ready. I feel like I have spent so much time getting the house ready, and it still just isn't there! My sister has done so much for me over the years, I want to make sure that everything is just right for her when she is here.
We had not spoken for 10 years when I got sober. We reconciled within months of my getting sober. Thank God for this way of life. It is so much more than just not drinking. Not that it isn't a big deal to not drink, because clearly it is, but the other things we get are just incredible. Things that seem to be impossible just somehow fall into place when we commence a spiritual way of life.
"We trust infinite God rather than our finite selves. Just to the extent that we do as we think He would have us do, and humbly rely on Him, does He enable us to match calamity with serenity." -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 68