Sober since April 6, 2006


Friday, October 06, 2006

can someone please toss a box of tissues this way?

Today, I'm especially thankful for ...

  • being 183 days sober
  • picking up my 6 month chip today
  • my nice family
  • the beautiful autumn weather
  • getting slapped with a head cold and sore throat the weekend before my job starts (at least the worst will be over by Monday)
  • tissues ... "achoo!"
  • ibuprofen
  • coldpacks/heatpacks
  • hot chocolate (mmmm ... chocolate!)
  • reading more books about relationships and learning more about why some of them become so dysfunctional
  • learning that my emotions are valid, and that my sanity is intact
  • understanding why things got so damn confusing over the past month
  • a private blog, where I can work these feelings out until they start making sense
  • God, because unlike boyfriends, He listens, He understands, He cares, He accepts me as I am, He reaches out to me, and He allows me to feel loved and appreciated -- all without judging whether I "deserve it" or not. I don't feel like I have to earn His love, play mind games, or be manipulated into being worthy of His love. I accept Him, He accepts me, and WOW, it's a healthy relationship. No games, no tricks, no hidden motives or agendas ... just acceptance. That's a fricken miracle in itself. Whaddya know? Go figure.


Networkchic said...

Hey congrats on those 180 days.

You know what? I am thankful for God for the very same reason. P-)

Old Lush said...

Hey..congratulations! I hate those damn emotions, don't you? :)

lash505 said...

Congrads that is huge..No tissues no enablers lol

Mary Christine said...

183 Days! That is wonderful. Let me join the chorus in congratulating you.

Designer Girl said...

Congratulations on your 6-month chip!!! I hope you'll feel much better soon. Sounds like you're wonderfully healthy mentally, and THAT is very cool!

simsample said...

Congrats on the six monther, hope the cold gets better before Monday!

new_eyes said...

Six months already?! You 'get it' don't you ! That's wonderful and oh too rare. I think we are all blessed indeed.

Now prepare for more curious phases, and always remember you're growing no matter what, never receding.

(as i have to tell myself everyday)


glad i found your blog, I think you were only weeks sober but I linked to you in my recovery sidebar, I guess it was obvious you were making a good go even then.

Carly said...

CONGRATS on your 6 months! Here's to many, many more, one day at a time.


Tossing box of tissues your way. Hope you are feeling better soon. Congratulations on 6 months. YOU ROCK!
I see you,

dAAve said...

That's GREAT on the 180 days.
Who'd have think it?
Stay grateful for what you have without focusing on what you don't have.

Gwen said...

Congrats on your six months! That is fantastic. ((((hugs))))