In many ways, February is a dark, bleak month for people in the northern United States - or northern hemisphere. It was a very dark time for me in my alcoholism and at certain points in my recovery as well. But, as Albert Camus is famous for saying "“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger — something better, pushing right back.” This quote has given me incredible strength and inspiration. It has seen me through very, very dark times.