Trying.

continually making an effort.

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Celebration.

: the action of marking one’s pleasure at an important event or occasion by engaging in enjoyable, typically social, activity.

Balance.

: a condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions.

the only constant is change.

Open eyes and a grateful heart.

Have no expectations. Make no judgement. Give up the need to know why things happen as they do and the attempt to orchestrate outcomes. Breathe. Let go.

Sifting.

There’s always been a part of me that wants to figure myself out – that thinks some amount of introspection will allow me some peace. I don’t cling to that as tightly as I once did, but I see now, in sobriety, the value in considering my own actions and motivations more than ever. Sometimes…

I am.

consciousness: the state of being conscious; fully alert, aware, oriented, and responsive to the environment.