"The award you receive from your peers is the award that counts."
~ Jerry Springer
The further I move through the recovery process, the more important it becomes for me to acknowledge the good things that come my way. I once told David that I was afraid I "wouldn't be able to write unless I was drinking." The very fact that I not only can write sober -- but that people enjoy reading the things I write -- is like an unbelievable gift. And these awards are like a gift on top of a gift.