You Made My Day
April 2024 | Happy Birthday Big Book! | Gratitude

You Made My Day

An encounter by a lake under the warm Arizona sun gives a member a wonderful shot of gratitude

The Arizona sun had chased away all but a few clouds. Chirping birds tattled on a couple of the ducks who squabbled, seemingly about nothing. From their rocky sunbathing hangout, one of the turtles swam across the sky blue water to check out my standup paddleboard. I could have stayed there forever. I relished the wonders of this day and thanked God for sobriety, the paddle and Tucson life. 


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