Monday, January 01, 2007

A New Year

I love waking on January 1 and knowing that it is an entirely blank slate. I am grateful for last year even though it was challenging. I am looking forward to another sober year - one day at a time.

Yesterday my friend Lisa and I decided that we are going to try to do
2 Triathlons
1 Half-Marathon

If my tailbone doesn't heal, this will not be possible, but I am hopeful. The first Tri is in July, the second is in August, and the Half-Marathon is in October.

So, here it is, almost 6:00 a.m. on January 1, and I have not been angry at anyone this year, I have not said anything I regret, I am full of love for my fellow man and my heart is full of hope for the day. Of course, I have not yet seen anyone today - but I hope that these attitudes will stay with me, even when faced with real life. And these are my real goals for 2007.

"When I was driven to my knees by alcohol, I was made ready to ask for the gift of faith. And all was changed. Never again, my pains and problems notwithstanding, would I experience my former desolation. I saw the universe to be lighted by God's love; I was alone no more." -- As Bill Sees It, p. 51

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Go.For.It.

Tab said...

Mary Christine I am shutting down my blog.I wanted to stop by to wish you all the best for 2007!
Keep sticking to your goals and continue sharing your wisdom and kindness where you can.I wish your
family all the best also.

I will try to pop in over time when I can..keep on truck'in!
love Tab xo

Karen B said...

Happy New Year MC!
I had survived this snowstorm, we got a white Christmas for sure and I got a beautiful rock! I hope 2007 is good for you and I will keep stopping by when I could and hear about your wonderful life. 2006 was trying for me and for some reason the 7 years seem to be good to me. Keep up your good work.
Hugs Karen

Dying for a Drink said...

I wish you a very happy and successful new year - regardless of the state of your tailbone! You've given me plenty to think about over the past few months since I entered blogland and decided that drink had too great a hold on my life. I value your daily dose of honesty and good sense and look forward to another year of continuing my journey with you and the other 'trudgers' I've met through your blog.

Sober Chick said...

hAAppy new yeAAr MC!!! Thanx for leaving your running foot prints in 2006. Now onto 07, here we go, sober and all!

NMAMFQLMSH said...

I love the 4th paragraph. What a wonderful way to look at things.
May you have a wonderful year.
JJ

BigSkymAAck said...

Another year gone by, I hope your tailbone or whatever the problem is heals up good. I look forward to hearing about the triathlons, as well as the half marathon. You have plenty of time for training.

I am happy that I am up here in Big Sky country. Our average snowfall is usually less than Denver, This year it will be a lot less. I remember having a few blizzards like the first one. but never ever two of them back to back.

I was saddened to here about Merle. As I read the name his soft spoken manner came right to mind. He will surely be missed.

This must be the danger of becoming an old timer. The longer we are here the less time we have.
FAEA

Pam said...

Oh I love the clean slate...it gives me such a sense of hope. Happy new Year.

Trudging said...

You go girl

Designer Girl said...

Yeah, I'm lovin' the clean slate concept, too, MC! Thanks for a GREAT post, and for the way you mentor so many of us who are relatively new to this whole sobriety thing. I'll be praying for your tailbone to heal quickly, and for you to be able to compete and reach the goals you've set for yourself in 2007!

Happy, happy NEW YEAR!!!!

lash505 said...

It is great one day I will be doing triathlons too..

Scott said...

man,I woke up pretty cranky on Jan 1, so it didn't take me long to fulfill my quota of moronic-ness lol. Ah well,I can spend the rest of the year growing up!

Sober @ Sundown said...

Love the comment about not being angry, or saying anything I regret......... That is a wonderful starting point.

Christine said...

worthy goals

betcha keep 'em