that I don't feel the need to "loan" money in order to keep friends
that I sleep well almost every night; truth be told, I fall asleep while I am praying. What a great way to end the day!!
that I don't have a desire to control the lives of my friends -- in the last week, 2 people who are very important to me have made subtle attempts to control different aspects of my life, for no apparent reason other than to be controlling; both of them seemed hurt when I rejected their controlling behavior -- it's a good lesson for me that I should always try to avoid that behavior
to see a friend who is visiting Houston this week. He got sober 3 weeks before me, when he was 19 years old, back in '03. The weird part is that he is 30 years younger and is now legal to drink in bars. But he's still sober and really changing. Great stuff to witness.
for a reminder that if I want others to be open-minded towards me and my lifestyle, I must treat them with the same respect
"And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight in a bud was more painful then the risk it took to blossom." -- Anais Nin