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Attitude Adjustment

Friday, February 11, 2011

I've spent the past two weeks annoyed over various things in my life that are getting on my nerves. The small computer repair business I run and my customers are usually at the top of the list of stuff I kvetch about.

Here's the thing....

I'm celebrating 19 years of living clean and sober on Feb 15th (this coming Tuesday). This means that at this exact moment 19 years ago I was living homeless on the streets of Calgary. I was penniless, begging, and spending what little change people gave me on booze. My food came out of garbage cans in food courts when mall security didn't chase me away. I had to compete with other homeless people for warm places to sleep.

Nowadays I've got a wonderful wife, and awesome kid, a home of my own, and a business and customers -- who while they may drive me crazy -- I'm still darned lucky to have. Not to mention that I'm clean, sober, and pretty healthy now.

Next week is going to be about squeezing in a few more reps on the weights and a whole lot more gratitude for what I have the rest of the time.
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  • v DEDICATED2HIM
    This is an awesome change! Congrats on the results of all your hard work....My life too, is a life that has gone through significant highs and lows...Hard to think back on those bad times....But that's why I don't think about them too much. Better to focus on the here and now and on improving the future..
    Blessings.
    1905 days ago
  • v JAMESGIRLLL
    you are SUCH an inspiration to me........ all the obstacles you have overcome...

    hugs,
    jamesgi
    rl
    1929 days ago
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