It was a very growth-oriented year for this recovering alcoholic. These are my highlights for 2006, both good and not-so-good.
FEBRUARY - my sister and I transferred our mother from a nursing rehab center to a more permanent and comprehensive nursing facility with a private room
MAY - a simple, one-hour breakfast meeting with my sponsor whereupon he said just what I needed to hear about Rule 62 - Don't Take Yourself Too Seriously. He asked me to write what that statement meant to me. The thoughts that my writing produced led me to do some travelling; basically, getting out of my 3-year-old comfort zone. This led to more journey's outside of the box.
JUNE - I sold my Mom's home (my childhood home) which my parents designed and had built in 1962. It took me 3 months to throw away and/or distribute 4+ decades of memories.
JUNE - Scott W. and I took a 3-day trip to New York City. My first-ever time there; Scott used to live there (many years ago). We got to meet JJ.
JUNE - I was re-elected to the Board of Directors of Lambda Center as Secretary-Elect. In January, I become Secretary until January 2008.
AUGUST - After an absence of 2 years and 9 months, Hayden came to visit for 25 days. Almost as soon as he arrived, we both knew instinctively that this was where he is supposed to be. We both knew that we were
SEPTEMBER - I celebrated my 3rd year of adult life without alcohol.
SEPTEMBER - Rodney and I went to NYC for 5 days. This time, I was the veteran.
OCTOBER - After reading "The Easy Way to Stop Smoking", I became a non-smoker on 10/10/06. This (hopefully) ended a 36-year, three pack-per-day smoking habit.
DECEMBER - Hayden returned to Houston for the holidays and a 3-week visit.
DECEMBER - I began the year with one AA sponsee. I end the year with three.
Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living, the other helps you make a life.