Letters pledging lifelong sobriety from graduates of comprehensive addiction treatment programs I support continue to make the memory of Laura matter. Each graduate keeps a copy, sends one to the treatment program, and sends one to me. These measures of accountability keep us all honest… so do personal mission statements and journals. For any kind of goal-planning, I find the process of daily writing, fine-tuning, and observing as necessary as breathing. Try writing one positive thing about yourself each day. I have been doing this for the eighteen years since Laura died. It is an empowering exercise.
Read some of the letters I have received or written, all of which champion a sober lifestyle.