I ran into Marjorie three years later. She had finally put together a year sober. Her friend had continued working on the campaign to warn kids about the dangers of binge drinking. She felt bad about not doing more while she was struggling to stay clean.
"Be proud you got a year sober," I said. "Lots of people never do. Besides, starting something good is usually the hard part. Keeping it going gives the rest of us a chance to help."
If I can't start something good today, I will at least keep something good going.
Sober Not Somber (c) 2015, 2016 by Ken Montrose
Sober Not Somber is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to anyone you might know is purely coincidental.
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