I can choose to be cheerful, I can choose to be hopeful, and I can choose to be kind. I can choose to turn to God when I am scared or angry or excited. I can choose to remember I am a mermaid; I can turn my thoughts to the thick silence of swimming underwater.
2013 has brought me magnificent changes in my body, mind and spirit. I've continued to work the Steps in Alcoholics Anonymous and now Al-Anon as well. I surf and write and play and work... and I have fallen deeply in love in a way that I did not think was possible.