Adios, Au Revoir, Auf Wiedersehen… Good Night
I’m an old guy. I remember the 1960s and 1970s. I grew up in them. Every week, my parents would watch the Lawrence Welk show. At the end of every show, a song was sung and ended with the words of this title that all said the same thing: so long until we meet again.
If my calculations are correct, this blog entry should be printed sometime between Christmas and New Year’s. My blog started last year between Christmas and New Year’s. So, if you have been with me from the beginning, I have shared the last year with you. During the time that I wrote my blog, my life was a whirlwind. 2018 was one of the most challenging yet productive years of my life. It was full of life, but there was illness. It had hard times. I buried a good friend. But through it all, I continued to write. That was the greatest blessing of all.
I have always been told that when something is bothering me, I am worried or afraid, I need to go and do something for somebody else. Regardless all the difficult things I was enduring, I asked God to help me write a series of things that will help other people. I simply just shared the things that I did and I do to achieve and maintain sobriety, serenity and spirituality. The responsibility of this blog ensured that I spent every day conducting such a search for truth and recovery.
I talked a lot about God. I hope I offended no one by doing so. But if I am going to tell you the story of my recovery or 12-step recovery principles in general, I have to talk about God or I can’t tell you about it. God is the major Principal in my story and most recovery stories.
I just wanted to thank all that have taken the time to read my blog. I hope that it helped you reading it as much as it helped me writing it. Perhaps we will meet again soon.
Adios, Au Revoir, Auf Wiedersehen…Good Night.
James A. Francetich is a freelance writer and author. The opinions expressed are solely of the author and do not represent any community based recovery programs, private or public entities or any governmental agencies.