Post-Thanksgiving Gratitude list…

1. That I am sober today by the grace of HP and AA.
2. That I have a family to love and be interested in.
3. That they love me back.
4. I have hopes and dreams that I can accomplish.
5. I have friends I trust and who trust me.
6. That my brains are still intact after years of abuse.
7. My world is so much larger than it was yesterday.
8. I am comfortable in this world.
9. I don’t need to run away from life-on-life’s-terms.
10. I am part of the solution, not the problem.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


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Johnnyboy is a queer recovering alcoholic. For the moment he is also the primary caregiver for his mother, who suffers from age-related cognitive impairment. She is happy as a lark and is surrounded by a crew of sober women which gives him the freedom he needs to get out of town. When he is not at home in Somewheresville, he is searching out the proper path to travel for happiness and joy. He is a photographer who believes in the digital age, but feels that film is still where its at. He has a darkroom and works in it. He is single and is in remarkably great physical condition for all the damage he has submitted his body to. His cardiologist is very happy. Johnnyboy is over the age of 35.

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