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Those days where you think it just can’t get any better…  And it does.

July 2015
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This short post isn’t about bikes, houses, cars or anything one can aquire.  It’s not about work or play for that matter.  

When I was just a young pup in sobriety my sponsor’s sponsor, on presenting me with a six-month coin, said, “Jim, I promise you, if you keep coming back and doing the next right thing, life will get so good that you just don’t think it can get any better…  And six months later you’ll look back and realize it did.”

I’ve been there so many times, I’ve lost count. Not only that, the goal posts have been moved so far that my idea of sheer bliss back then is everyday life today.  My idea of “good” has grown exponentially.  It’s gotten much better.  

Over the last few days I’ve been watching my girls interacting with their aunt and uncle, granny and grand pop, with their mother, respective sister and me…  I mean I’ve really paid attention…  And I ended up with a full week of those moments where I just can’t believe how good life is.


Our view at the swimming hole…

I just keep comin’ back and doing the next right thing…  And happiness happens.

It’s been a great week.  I don’t know if it can get better than this…but I know enough not to bet against it, and for that I am grateful.



  1. PedalWORKS says:

    Sounds familiar. Nice post.

  2. The Guat says:

    That sounds soooooo good. I often think when are things going to get better, they have to get better, right? Sometimes they do and sometimes they don’t. It’s so great when things are actually going right and then the universe surprises you by making moments even better, so you literally stop and have a moment of gratitude. Glad things are going well. Being present seems to always change perspective. 🙂

  3. James L says:

    Wow what a fantastically uplifting post, I just had to stop and share your sponsors words with a friend as it is so true!

  4. EpicGran says:

    What a wonderful post. I guess it can apply to life in general – just keep doing the good thing! AWESOME!

  5. Carmel says:

    Gratitude is an amazing thing. When I really look at my life and see all that’s good and appreciate it, I realize just how fortunate I am. Every year gets better than the last! Good on ya for doing the work and then appreciating the outcomes you’ve made for yourself.

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