Playing a junkie recently brought up some pretty powerful emotions and a deep gratefulness for sober life. A lot of times the negativity of it all chips away at our happiness.

But it’s times like this where I am reminded that I am not missing out on life because I don’t drink or do drugs anymore. I’ve lost so many more people due to my addiction than I have now that I’m sober.

In fact, I’m actually experiencing every single moment of life, drinking it all in and becoming intoxicated by the future and the possibilities that await.

Before, I only cared about where my next drink was coming from. Now my world is so much bigger and I’m grateful.