today gives me pause to reflect on my life a bit. 56 years ago i came into this world with both a zeal and a reluctance. i knew there would be adventures and guesstimated that they would be exhilarating. i also knew that there would be challenges and those challenges may just be the finish of me. the gloriousness and the wretchedness have provided the character and depth to my journey. without experiencing such tremendous loss, without struggling with power and control through addiction, without the surrender of acceptance brought on by the weariness of battle, i would not have the grace that peace of mind brings.
i have no real idea if there is a reason for me to still be here. but here i am. thank you universe for providing this amazing voyage. and thank you to all the friends and otherwise in my life. there is no way that life could be as good without you.