It’s finally partly sunny here, after many days of rain.
Or maybe it’s partly cloudy.
I never can understand the difference between those two weather phrases.
I think life is like that.
It’s part sun and part clouds.
Sometimes it’s raining, and sometimes it’s not.
Like the weather, it’s unpredictable.
I am working hard to challenge myself on my thinking that I am a victim in life.
I am not.
Life is not fair.
It never will be.
That is the truth of the matter, and the only thing I can do is to meet life with a brave heart.
Role models help me do this.
All the sober people on-line, and in real life, are role models for me.
All the women in my family, have all been role models.
People past and present, those who have seen more rain than sun, but continue with faith, are role models.
I recognize that I am far more optimistic, now that I am sober.
When I was younger, I used to be sunny person, but later when my drinking got heavy, I complained a lot more, about my job, my health, other people, everything.
I am slowly working my way back to accepting that I will have problems because that is life.
Everyone has problems, in one way or another.
I am learning I can accept my feelings, that they are normal human emotions, but I don’t have to stay in them.
I can think differently, look at things from another point of view, and my feelings change, or become less intense.
Life is constantly changing.
It ebbs and flows, sometimes too fast for me, sometimes too slow.
But I am powerless to stop the change.
I did not choose to have a problem with alcohol.
I know my father didn’t either.
But we did.
And it is with a brave heart, and much faith, that I continue staying sober.
On Day 994,