Yes. Life is more precious than I could have ever dreamed. There is never a guarantee of a tomorrow.. or a 'happily ever after'. Friends are to be cherished, not just convenient distractions. Family is more precious. Fresh air is more intoxicating than booze. The older I get the more friends I've lost (to death).. I hang onto their love tighter than I did them.. that makes me saddest of all.
The most important thing I have learned is that I'm more precious than I've ever known or allowed myself to be. It's harder to love myself, knowing who I've been, to forgive myself is tougher than forgiving others. That God's love is the most steadfast of all, and that I will never again miss an opportunity to tell someone I love them!
And Peggy - I love you!!