Lazy Summer Days
|Baseball in Minneapolis! Go Twins!!|
|Eating out is Fun!|
I have been a poor blogger friend lately!
(Thank you, Anne for spurring me on!)
I have been letting summer take over my brain, and my thinking has slowed down.
If I have the choice of writing a post or playing a computer game…well.
However, I haven't been a complete slug!
I had the honor of meeting a delightful sober blooger, A Rewarding Life, at a cool coffee shop.
We shared our stories of life and sobriety, of loss and of love.
Also, this week, I tried kayaking on one of our lovely city lakes. I know how to canoe, so after a little bit, I felt comfortable. It was a calm, peaceful day. I really loved it.
Summer is a wonderful place to be here in Minnesota, as we know the cold will be coming.
It's a time to have deck nights, go to baseball games, eat at outdoor cafes, bike, and hike.
Sometimes, it just might be naps, or reading a book.
I have been doing this all.
This week I was recounting some of my funny and not-so-funny drinking times to some close friends. We were having drinks on a patio outdoors, wine for them, AF beer for me.
It helps to keep remembering why I am choosing not to drink.
It wasn't a matter of just drinking a little bit too much once in awhile.
As long as I don't think about whether I am happier not drinking, then I am.
As soon as I start to analyze it, I get anxious, and start to wonder.
It really is better for me to just stay in the moment happy.
To just not drink today.
But in the end, I have to ask myself, am I happier in the long run not drinking?
I know I am.
So is my husband.
Sometimes, doing the right thing, doing the hard thing, will lead to a happier life.
With Sunshine on Day 327