We will skip the running and exercise talk today. I am reflecting on all the blessings that surround me. Kathy and the kids are ever an inspiration for me to work hard and play hard. The images of 2 years ago today flood back easily, but with perspective. I laughed with my partner, Kathleen, today when she reminded me I threw up on her as Kathy reached for a washcloth in the ICU on 12/5/2011. These not-so-distant memories fuel me to rejoice in my mundane activities. The what-ifs are now only that, because I successfully conquered my demons. I take heart in the human spirit and its ability to persevere despite the obstacles placed before us. I am glad I am not a statistic today. I am looking forward to the holidays with good friends and family.