Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Summer may get here yet

Summer has been a long time coming to the valley.  I know it isn't officially until June 21st, but it's been downright cold here. We're in the Banana Belt of Colorado for God's sake!  Mom and Dad went to Beaver Creek this week and wandered into nine inches of snow!  It's been great hiking weather (cool is good to work up a sweat), except I haven't taken my camera on any adventures lately.  I need to do that next week and get some shots of the water before it's gone.  There is a lot of water in the canyons this year.  Callie is thrilled!  I'm still looking at a summer trip, but plans may change again.  I may do Kanab, Utah and then Chico, CA.  I just got word my friend in London may join me.  We've been pen pals for almost fourteen years and have never met!  It would be great to get to know him in real life instead of just over the web, but no matter, he's been one of my best friends through all the turmoil and trauma and now the good times too!  Amazing how life works when you work with it instead of against it.  The serenity prayer is right...Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.  Whether there is a God or not, there is a rhythm to life that calls for us to pay attention.  Lost in addiction, we pay attention to nothing that works and systematically fight the world and all it has to offer.  Sober, we live life on life's terms and accept the natural ups and downs and forge ahead.  No matter the judgement of others, I am grateful for this second chance that I've been given to do the right things and live the life I want to live, consciously, lovingly and completely.  With all of the bad in the world, and the cold harshness that others choose to focus on, I am grateful for all that has been given to me, and all that I have, and I am sober to enjoy every second, every minute, and every day.  

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