I guess that is what I see when I look back over the last year. The skills I've learned and the changes that I've made in me over the last 6 years because of Al-Anon have really started to be obvious to me. I can see when I still screw up - we are all our worst critic. But I can also see the times when I've said to myself, "Self, this is not your problem. You don't need to pick it up. Set it back down and let him deal with his issue." I still talk to myself in my head, but if that's all it takes to be crazy, I think the mental facilities would be even more overloaded.
In other ways, it's been hard this year - a dear friend losing her son, loved ones dying, people hurting. Injustice and unfairness rule the day, but in the end - God is still the God of Miracles. He is bigger than any suffering or calamity.
Fortunately, that is the God I am claiming as 2014 brings a second child going off to college (please pray with me - one more semester - Cs please, just Cs - thank you!), our baby driving (EEK!), and life moving forward as life does.
Thank you for helping me learn that through my endless rambling to the great unknown.
Wishing you and your loved ones a healthy, safe and peaceful new year.