December 24: Everything’s OK

Prompt: Everything’s OK. What was the best moment that could serve as proof that everything is going to be alright? And how will you incorporate that discovery into the year ahead?
(Author: Kate Inglis — The Dead Crew –@sweetsalty)

Gosh. I have no clue. The fact that I’m still sober after this crazy year — I feel like this year has been not one of my best years — lets me know that everything will be all right. If I stay sober, I have a chance to really change and let God change my situation/s. I know I’ve been terribly dry this year and look forward to a new year to start over and make some changes.

It’s fucked that my “moments” of this year are Great America (junkie!) and NYC. I don’t know if there was a specific moment. A great moment was when I was really hungry to go to San Antonio for the International coffee club convention and had no way to get there. I needed a plane ticket and did *not* have the money. I had actually resigned myself to not going — told my roommates that they should find someone else to stay with them, etc.

I saw a tweet from a friend saying she was going to be in my neighborhood. I did a text conversation and we agreed to meet up at a restaurant to eat and catch up. I was happy to see her; I hadn’t had a chance to hang out in awhile and it was good to chat.

She asked me about this or that and I told her about my desire to go to San Antonio for coffee club. Her dad is in the club, so she knew what it meant to me. She all of a sudden up and offered to get me a ticket with her frequent flyer miles. I was stunned. I couldn’t believe this. Seriously? God was just showing up right now, in person?

We couldn’t find the right flight for the right amount of miles, and after a little bit of trying, she pulled a total coffee club move and said, “Let’s eat. We can check what the travel fairy has come up with when we’re done.” She closed the computer, and we had a lovely meal. After dinner, she re-opened the computer, and bam — there it was. The right flight.

That definitely was a moment that was godsent. And it let me know as long as I keep showing up and trusting the universe, things will be okay.

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