Wednesday, September 30, 2009

today is lovely


my friend Boston celebrated 4 years without any mind-altering drugs





todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that it might have been worse**

that I no longer have to make excuses for trips in order to drink without restraint

that I no longer have to plan my drinks or what time I will start drinking

that I remember what I did last night -- and every night for the last 2217 nights

that I no longer resent people for interfering with my drinking

that I went to Boston's 4th sobriety celebration last night


Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.
- Vesta M. Kelly

** Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th edition, page 348

12 comments:

Pam said...

I love our Texas chips!
I always hated it when people tried to mess with my drinking schedule.

Queenneenee said...

I am grateful too....

and I kinda can't wait for the snow....

its better than NOT being able to see it at all, which is where I was headed...

Scott said...

kool coin from Texas... and Happy 4th for Boston!

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

Yay Boston! Yay God!

Mary Christine said...

Wow.
1. Boston gets a Texas chip - for 4 years! YAY!

2. A Texas chip!

3. Picture in your mind a Colorado chip. Ok.

Boston said...

i was so glad you were there yesterday, dAAve - thank you

Tall Kay said...

Gratitude for all the "yets"!
(You're Entitled Too)

Please tell Boston congratulations on 4 years...the blog is not public. What a miracle!

Scott W said...

I love being a snowflake.

I love living in Texas. Design-wise we have the best state. I remember being in the Galleria after I moved here and there were Texas shaped cornbread pans in the shape of the state. I thought that no other state would make such a pretty pan.

Syd said...

That's a beautiful chip. I wonder if Pammie knows what the Massachusetts chips will look like--a pumpkin?

Glad that you are feeling so good.

Steve E. said...

What a good memory you have, 2217 nights!

Seb said...

Great post! This is very helpful. I'm sure I'd visit your site more often. Anyway, you can drop by my favorite online hang out too, at UK Student Community. Thanks!

Kel said...

WTG ..thanks for sharing! I will be celebrating four yrs on the 26th.. where can I find a coin like this? I love it!!! 2217 nights... never looked at it like that.. way cool.. and sooo soooo true!!! One day at a time