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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Ripples

So...2012 Anno Domini is coming to a close. Its been a while since I last put pen to paper (or in this case finger to keyboard) and what better a time to put another bookmark in the timeline of my life in recovery.

Always a contemplative time for me, this December has placed new hews to the colors of my reflections. 2012 was a year to remember for me in so many ways...where to begin? Well, suffice it to say that I was lucky to have survived it in some respects, but in the end I have transcended mere survival and have indeed flourished. This is in no small thanks to some especially caring and brilliant people in their own rights.

Attending family functions, 12 step meetings, church, and a refreshed social (and perhaps romantic) life this last month of the year has brought into keen focus for me not only the incredible progress I have been fortunate enough to have made, but also the immense amount of work that lies ahead.

I can think of no other year of my previous 40 or so that have been witness to such depths of despair and such heights of joy. As I reflect upon this and ponder the adventure that has just begun anew, I am filled with a deep knowledge of My Creator's grace and of the immense amount of love that He has bestowed upon me.

I will take the advice of a few select writers in this instance and will keep it short and to the point...I am once again in love with life. 2012 will go down in my book as a redemption song, a love note, a touchdown dance, and collective sigh.

All my best to you and yours; wherever you are, as you turn the page with me into a new year. May it find you with a smile on your face and a song in your heart.

Always,