“Pretty danged froggy. Better than I deserve to be.”
As a teenager, I worked with my grandfather on his farm. One of his hired hands, Bill, several years older than me, was a simple sort of fellow with a wisdom far beyond his age. When someone asked Bill how he was doing today, he always replied, “Pretty danged froggy. Better than I deserve to be.”
Isn’t that true for most of us in recovery? We haven’t won awards for civic accomplishments, we failed in our relationships, and we certainly missed the “citizen of the year” bus. But, for reasons beyond our understanding, grace and mercy were extended to us, we latched on to a miracle, and our lives were transformed.
How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost
But now I’m found
Was blind, but now I see.”
My New Year’s Resolutions
- To procrastinate as much as possible in doing the things that other people think I ought to do.
- To eat as much ice cream as I want today because in today’s social turmoil tomorrow could see dairy cows going on strike.
- To rest my muscles and watch TV from my recliner more frequently because the latest scientific studies prove that the theory of exercise is a conspiratorial hoax promoted by 1) Democrats, 2) Republicans, 3) Independents, 4)Libertarians, 5) idiots, 6) all of the above.
- To stop screaming at the TV while watching the day’s headline news and scream instead at my 1) neighbors, 2) significant other, 3) cat , 4) garbage man, 5) congressman. (Folks, there is only one correct answer here)
Yes, 2018 has been less than most of us wanted. 2019 could be worse. Buckle up and pay attention to the road signs. Let’s try our best to make it serene and prosperous.
WISHING EVERYBODY SUCCESS IN 2019