I know, I know. Any Chinese takeout fortune cookie can say that, but it wasn't until that moment that I truly UNDERSTOOD what that fact actually meant. Initially, I cried harder, because I understood more clearly what I have known since that day when I was 7 years old: that I am solely responsible for how I feel at any given moment.
I spent this winter on Kaua'i, and survived Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter without taking a single drink! I enjoyed delicious Ayurvedic meals, surfed on Thanksgiving Day and went through plenty of realizations and transformations. It was one of the happiest seasons of my life so far.