Hogie died with about forty years of sobriety. He helped many a newcomer and always was full of wisdom. His favorite saying was, "There are no big deals." He would smile and say that it seems like a big deal on your wedding day, but in no time at all you are just married, which is a lot of little deals. He would say you get a job which seems like a big deal, but then you need to go to work everyday. He knew that alcoholics magnify everything which just caused stress and anxiety.
Today, no matter what it is, money, health, no matter what, my mantra is going to be "There are no big deals."