It’s High Time for Some Gratitude

quotes-lifeclass-gratitude-melody-beattie-600x411It is most definitely time for a gratitude list!  Actually its long over due, I have been in a funk.  The work weeks have been long and stressful.  The thought that summer is nearly over really sucks.  My three-year old is starting preschool in one week and selfishly I want him to remain my baby.  I’m sure tears will be shed, most likely from me not him.  M&M’s dad is trying my patience….enough said… There are individuals in my life whom I try to understand but wind up confused.  Ughhh!  No more sulking and more thank you’s.  I have plenty to be grateful for:)

  1. My recovery.  It’s the first thing I think about in the morning, and the last gracious thought before I fall asleep.  And all day throughout the insanity that is life, I find myself saying a little prayer with big meaning.:)
  2. Sobriety.  I love this way of living!  I am so grateful I found it sooner than later:)
  3. M&M.  They are the lights of my life.  I cannot put into words how much I love them.  And to think how selfish my behavior was when I was drinking could have cost them their mommy….It makes my stomach turn thinking about how many times I could have lost them….Pure insanity….So grateful!!!
  4. My new nephew from China, whom my sister and brother-in-law recently adopted and brought home.  That is pure joy and love for our entire family. It is simply amazing.
  5. My patients who remind me to keep it real everyday.  You are the real heroes and I am grateful to know each of you.
  6. My friends (in the program and the normies), who put up with my antics, my always running lateness, my being the devils advocate,  my quarkiness and I could go on, but thank you for loving me as I am and not giving up on me.
  7. Running.  I’m looking for the passion and drive I once had.  Not planning any marathons this time around, just the solitude and mindfulness a good run gives me ….losing a few pounds would be nice too;)
  8. A certain someone who has dealt with my many nuances and ‘freak outs’….thank you for being you.
  9. Sunsets.  There have been a few beautiful ones lately.  I never really sat and watched one…wow!  Majestic.
  10. Me, myself, and I….  I am a grateful for who am I today, and what I went through to get here.  I need to keep this in mind when I’m feeling blah.  There is ALWAYS something to be grateful for, ALWAYS!š

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