From the April 1998 magazine.

A Fantastic Sober Day

When I awake, my head is clear and my eyes focus on the sunlight flooding my bedroom. I begin my day by getting on my knees at bedside to ask my Higher Power to please help me through the day. I also read my daily meditation.

After dressing, I make breakfast and take it outside to the table on the patio. As I enjoy my meal, I watch birds at the backyard feeders and squirrels scampering through the trees. A gentle breeze creates music by moving the wind chimes. The wind flag waves in the gusts. I'm totally immersed in the moment.

-- Carolene B.

Natchez, Mississippi

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