I am grateful to be going back to work this morning. I am grateful that the streets and sidewalks are clear enough to get out and run now. I am only going to run 2 to 3 miles this morning. I have been so tired, I am afraid I am overtraining.
Peter's 5th birthday was wonderful last night. Every seat in the room was full, and there were numerous people standing. The roar of the laughter and even the Serenity and Lord's Prayers was wonderful! With that many people, even praying is loud! Due to the crappy weather, I have not been on that side of town for a while - it was great to see so many of my old friends. At one point, I looked around the room and counted at least 6 people who were there when I got there... 22 and a half years ago. They are still sober and so am I. Peter is a wonderful man who has always been serious about his sobriety. He takes a meeting to a prison once a week and he always talks about this as the highlight of his week. I am so blessed to have people like Peter in my life.
"We have been speaking to you of serious, sometimes tragic things. We have been dealing with alcohol in its worst aspect. But we aren't a glum lot. If newcomers could see no joy or fun in our existence, they wouldn't want it. We absolutely insist on enjoying life." -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 132