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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    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..
    2602 days ago
    you are SUCH an inspiration to me........ all the obstacles you have overcome...

    2626 days ago
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