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.