Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Evolution didn't happen overnight

... and neither did this year.

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I lived another calendar year, my 54th

that I was sober and present for my mother, who died in August at age 85

that I can cross of a couple of items from my Bucket List ...

  • to skydive
  • to be in a stage play
  • to buy a new home

for my new mantra (see the title) that I made up

that I have so many wonderful examples of recovery in my life every day


Forgiveness means giving up all hope of a better past.
-Landrum Bolling

13 comments:

Mary Christine said...

Happy New Years Eve.

Boston said...

those are cool things you got to do this year, daave!

Bill said...

Thanks for setting a good example. It really does make a difference in more ways than you may suspect.

steveroni said...

"todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful"!

Me, too, dAAve.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Pam said...

Hey, the qoute at the bottom is one of my all time favorites.
2008 has done us well mi amigo.

Scott W said...

A better past! People really do hope for that. Amazing.

Haooy New Year, Old Boy!

Syd said...

I like your bucket list. It's a great idea. Happy New Year, Dave.

J-Online said...

Wow!!!! I've always wanted to go sky diving. I'm trying to make it to the 12:15 meeting at Lamnda on Friday to meet you and Scott. As long as my Manager doesn't put anything end of year/close related on my calendar I will be there. Happy 2009 Dave! Jenn

♥Shann♥ said...

Happy New Years!!!!! WOW you have gone sky diving???? what was it like? I would pee my pants lol

JJ said...

I love you DAAve. I am such a shit. I'll blog about it.

Kathy Lynne said...

Happy New Year and thanks for being here..

Zanejabbers said...

Do not forget that you, too, are an example.

Sam said...

dAAve, I hope you have many special moments in 2009 and get to cross off a few more items on your bucket list! hAApy new year!