Everything’s Fine

December 24 – Everything’s OK What was the best moment that could serve as proof that everything is going to be alright? And how will you incorporate that discovery into the year ahead?

This isn’t the greatest picture ever taken of me.  Nor is it the greatest photo ever taken of my brother.

And I’ve told the story of my brother’s descent into addiction and rise to recovery ad nauseum.

But when you love an addict, you know, that that the moment he loves you more than he loves what ails him…you know that everything’s going to be okay.

Maybe not forever; maybe not more than just today.  Which is why we say in recovery: one day at a time.

But this day; this moment; this mile, me having just finished my second New York City Marathon, and my brother, having taken time off of school and his steady job and cleared it with his parole officer to surprise me to see me accomplish the feat — I knew that everything was going to be just fine.

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