I'm on a roll...
if you got clean and sober your first attempt, it was by the grace of God, not because you hold some smug, secret will power others don't possess.
I feel a special bond with the blogs I read (and comment). They are genuine, even if I don't always agree.
What about the awesome people who comment here? You are civil, empathetic, and I swear--psychic. You have the right words. You have taught me to be less of a sarcastic steam roller (OK, that's a work in progress).
Andrew is ensconced in yet another institution. It bothers me, the resources spent on him, but I know a junky running amok costs society much more. He stopped himself, he saw where it was going and made a conscious decision not to go there.
It's a good day.