What’s SOBRIETY means after all these years of going the distance.

Today, it’s May 17th, and as I look back on all the years of comments and shares I’ve realized that this site has helped hundreds, if not thousands of people around the globe.

I thank the Almighty for His gift that He has put upon me to be a guide in this journey. Without His assistance and guidance, my world would have come crashing down years ago. Now that I’m in my 15th year of recovery with 14.6 years of sobriety I can truly say it’s been an unbelievable ride. – Not that I’m done by any stretch.

What God has shown me over the years is how He handles all the little things in my life which amounts to everything. For example, this year I was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia. – I don’t recommend it as an “Off the Shelf” purchase, you be better off in jail and having to wait for a parol date. For me, it’s been a blessing in disguise. Some of you might wonder why I could even have such a notion. Read on and I’ll explain why.

Back in my active days of addiction, I had no conscious, no cares as to what or to whom I was hurting. It was all about the “What’s in it for me clause” Today…Whoa – I can’t even believe the amount of goodness that God has bestowed upon me. From the ability to share my feelings to the hobby that ignites my heart every day I participate. It’s all LOVE. It’s all GOD. I’ve been thoroughly blessed. I know now that there are no walls that hold me back from anything. I can do and excel in everything.

My recovery has been the saving grace of more than just me. My wife, my cousins, my Aunt and Uncle all benefitted from it. It is truly the gift that keeps on Giving. Papa, thank you for your GRACE on me and everyone else you helped. Let those who find you rejoice in a life well-lived.