I was enjoying the monsoon sky last evening while floating by myself in the pool and reflecting on the blessings of sobriety.
My thought was to enjoy a ten minute dip to cool off. Instead I found myself doing lazy backstroke laps for nearly an hour while I appreciated what I have today and where it comes from.
And of course the life I enjoy today is a direct result of a decision made over twenty years ago: to change.
And what happened is that I quit wasting my life energy trying to escape from a reality that has turned out to be an amazing series of blessings.
Today I have a fine wife, a circle of friends, and more material things than I need to be comfortable.
And every day I have an opportunity to be a positive influence in the lives of others because of the recovery program we started over twenty years ago.