Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Gratitude Wednesday

So we had another thunderstorm, and another down pouring of rain. Yet my garden seems to flourish and even my baby cantaloupe are starting to sprout. Today is Wednesday and again it is time for my weekly gratitude check.
1. i am grateful for today.Living in the moment is such a precious gift for me it enables me to not worry about the past or the future and just live for today that is why it is called the present.
2. i am grateful for my home. it is small and cramped for space, but it is mine and i am not in danger of losing it to the banks living with in my means keeps my family secure.
3. i am grateful for my past, and though there are many things from my past i do not like, everything about it has helped make me the person i am today.
4. i am grateful for my sponsor. she has a few more 24's than i do and does not co- sign any of my sh*$. it is important for me to hear the truth even if it hurts so that i can deal with reality and let it go.
5. i am grateful for my beautiful little girls, all 3 of them. everyday as i watch them grow i feel so much love inside it hurts. it is such a good feeling.
6. i am grateful for miniature marshmallows. i love to watch them melt in a cup of hot cocoa on a cool winter evening.
7. i am grateful for toilet paper. and one day i will be grateful when my 3 year old does not use an entire roll in one shot.
8. i am grateful for BBQ's. and all the health benefits from cooking outside, even in the rain.
9. i am grateful for being willing to continue my stepwork and finally identifying "insecurity", "low self- esteem" and "pride" as character defects that i am willing to let go of.
10. i am grateful for being clean today and being able to be of service to NA.
Some gratitude is of the serious nature and some is of the simplest nature. i love variety in my list today and i love having a sense of humor today. as for my thought;"It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day-to-day basis."

--Margaret Bonnano
What are you grateful for today?


Lou said...

I am grateful for all the green that is suddenly out. Along with the pink and white budding trees that are all over. It all smells great!

Angel said...

What a wonderful list! You are so hopeful and inspiring. It is such a pleasure to read your blog:)
Take care,

Joe said...

What a great list!

I am grateful for my girls, some rain, and one more day of sobriety.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love your list, especially the toilet paper!!! Love those kids...this is the fun part.

I am grateful for so many things...but mostly the people in my life who love me no matter how I act or what I look like. (not a good day for me)
Take care, Suz

Steve E. said...

I really like your list. Number 3 stood out, as I know what a bastard I have been long ago, and the chaos I spread far and wide...all of which brought me to this place today--blogging with youse guys. Ain't life GREAT? Oh yeah, almost forgot, ON A DAILY BASIS!!!

Shadow said...

what a beautiful quote!

me, i'm grateful for the changing season, the crisp cold morning air, the dark cold blue sky, another long weekend, and having blog buddies like you around to ground me!