January is a new beginning
Published 9:15 am Wednesday, January 4, 2023
January 1, 2023 – a new year. Regardless of what 2022 meant to you, it is now history. It’s gone forever. The positive and negative things that happened are only memories. As I look back, I thank God for some of the best things in my life that happened during the first months of January in different years.
January 19, 1953, I completed high school. The next day I left for a four-year term in the U.S. Navy. In January, 1957, I completed my term of military service and a few weeks later I started to date Jeanne who later became my wife. We were blessed with four children.
In January, 1964, I was elected the state representative for St. John Parish.
In January, 1968, I developed a serious problem with alcohol and was encouraged by my family and friends to seek help for my addiction. I started a 12-step program for alcoholics and thank God today for that program which has enabled me to stay sober for
Every January, I offer my services to anyone who may have a drinking or illegal drug problem. It’s a fact that more people with problems seek help in January than any other time.
Happy New Year!
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