todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
that I love to work. Since getting sober, my job is recovery.
that almost any time I am not happy, when I look back on it, an underlying reason is that I was taking myself too seriously.
for the approximately 2 years I spent in the west African country of Senegal. I worked there about 6 or 7 times, usually 3 or 4 months at a time. I worked in Dakar, the capital which is populated by about 2 million. The people there are wonderful and I made many friends there. Ironically, it's also the only time and place I've ever been mugged. That was my fault because I walked into an area of town at night that I should not have been. I knew better. But I thought I was invincible. Just like I thought my alcoholism was under control. hmmmmmmmmmmm...