That commercial on TV says that "life comes at you fast". Whoever wrote that must know something because the pendulum can swing from an up cycle to a down cycle in a heartbeat.
I have been coasting along on the good feelings lately. At tonight's meeting though there were a couple of newcomers who reminded me of why I need the program. It was a mother and daughter and the immediate family had been affected by alcoholism. Both women were articulate in describing what brought them to a meeting. The daughter is having a tough time in an alcoholic marriage. The mother has been around alcoholics all her life. It was really a great meeting because of these two people who were looking to stay afloat and the HP gave them a life ring in the form of Al-Anon.
And then to read Kel's blog. I don't have children so I can only imagine how hard it is to love your child and detach after an overdose. It takes great strength and belief in a HP to get through the horror of what Kel describes.
I know about the ups and downs in life and know that the pendulum will swing back in a downward path for me soon enough. I'm just going to stay in the day and pray for those who are still suffering and in need of help.