Happy New Year!
The chief beauty about time
is that you cannot waste it in advance.
The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you,
as perfect, as unspoiled,
as if you had never wasted or misapplied
a single moment in all your life.
You can turn over a new leaf every hour
if you choose. -Arnold Bennett
Happy 2013! I have been slacking with writing, because life gets more hectic when school is on break. Also, I don’t feel like I have a lot to share on the whole “new year, new outlook” mentality. The only resolution I really care about is to remain as happy, as grateful, and as sober as I am today. Of course there are a million things I could work on to improve my health, my physical appearance, the organization of my house, etc., but if the past year has taught me nothing, it has taught me to keep my priorities straight. So, while it would be icing on the cake to lose a few pounds, to be able to run a few miles consecutively, or finally, once and for all, completely clean and organize my basement, my real resolution is to enjoy life, one day at a time, without the crutch of a drink or drug.
On a separate note, I’m going to add a new feature. In keeping with the title of this blog, I am going to end each post with the miracle I experienced that day, because, as I have said many times, if I am alive to create a post, then several miracles have already taken place. On most days I’m sure I will have a bunch of miracles from which to pick, on other days it may be miracle enough to say I am alive and sober. Either way, writing it down reminds me how much there is in my life for which I am grateful.
Hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable holiday season, and here’s to a year full of blessings!
I had an awesome morning doing fun, post-holiday things with my husband and kids… early morning swimming at the indoor pool, checking in with under-the-weather family members, and, most entertaining of all, getting to watch the spectacle that is kids thoroughly enjoying a buffet. Seriously, is it just my kids, or is every child in complete awe of the idea of trying every single thing at a buffet table?
Posted on January 1, 2013, in Recovery and tagged 12 step program, A Course in Miracles, AA, Addiction, Christmas and holiday season, Holiday, Lemony Snicket, Lump of Coal, Miracle, New Year, Recovery, Religion and Spirituality. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.