I’m wishing everyone a Happy New Year. And a sober one should help ensure that. When I look back over my 21 and a half years of sobriety, I can honestly say that the biggest obstacle I faced was fear. Fortunately, many of the fears I had turned out to be the boogeyman and any that turned out to be real helped me to grow and become a stronger person. So while not every day may bring us happiness, we cannot fail to be happy by facing our fears knowing that we will find greater strength in doing so.