Milestones December 12, 2008Posted by Fritz in Yachts and other things that float.
Tags: 50th birthdays, friendship, milestones, sobriety
Milestones come in many sizes. Yesterday, December 11, I got to celebrate two—one much larger than the other.
My best bud Mark turned 50. He lives in Michigan and I in Florida so a card and phone call was all the celebration I could muster. We yucked it up on the phone and shared some good memories of practically a lifetime of friendship. I almost lost Mark nearly 10 years ago. He suffered a heart attack at 40. Quadruple bypass and a major correction in his lifestyle has gotten him to 50. I am so thankful.
The other milestone was my 4 month anniversary of being sober. Not nearly as big as a fiftieth birthday milestone. Maybe a milepebble.
I am sure sobriety will add years to my life because I know I would have died sooner rather than later had I not stopped.
So it’s good to remember those milestones whatever the size. Maybe one day my milepebble will grow into a real milestone.