repost: so restrained

Love this post from There’s more  to me than this. Here’s a sample:

We talk and talk when we meet up. That hasn’t changed, and I find my experience of our evenings together hasn’t changed either. It is lovely to see them and catch up with them, to hear their news, to talk things over. Wherever we go, we are usually the last to leave the restaurant, and that was certainly the case the other night. I offered my friends a lift home was we walked out the door, (I still get  a kick out of being able to drive home and drive others home!) and they accepted gratefully. One of the women commented on how good I was, “being so restrained” that I was able to drive home.

“Not restrained,” I replied, “but rather, free.” And then I laughed. “I’m no bloody good at being restrained,” I said. “It’s why I stopped drinking.”

via So restrained.

You’ll find this entire post very encouraging.

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I believe chocolate in virtually any configuration is the finest dessert in the history of mankind. I believe my wife is the sexiest woman in the world. I believe modern capitalism will never be replaced by a different -- or better -- form of economics. I believe in clutch hitting in baseball. I believe the Kimber 1911 .45 ACP is the finest handgun ever made in America. I believe the Mossberg Flex 500 pump-action 12 gauge shotgun is the best home defense ever made in America. I believe Tom Waits is the best songwriter of my generation. I believe unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers. As CS Lewis once beautifully wrote, I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. I believe that, on balance, Christianity has done more good for humans than bad. I believe it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant, With that being said, I believe there is a profound difference between knowledge and wisdom. I believe if I yell at the TV during a Colts game, they will play better. Finally, I believe I am in long-term recovery from a number of deep-seated issues that supported and drove my addictions.