Sober since April 6, 2006


Wednesday, November 15, 2006

so grateful today

Today, I'm especially grateful because:

  • I'm sober.
  • Today was a difficult day, and I was grateful to realize that there's no such thing as a "bad day" as long as I get through it sober.
  • I have a job. I've worked 40 hours in the past three days, with 40 more hours to work through Saturday. I'm absolutely exhausted! But the good news is: It's all overtime pay! Woohoo :)
  • My kickass homegroup is awesome. Spending some time with those amazing people makes me feel almost human!
  • I'm developing relationships with other recovering alcoholics.
  • My sponsor is being incredibly patient with me.
  • My family is awesomely supportive of me.
  • I have everything I need.
  • I don't have everything I want. That's a very good thing.
  • I'm learning how to love people and escape my "shell" a bit.
  • I had a drinking dream last night. It was upsetting ... but I needed it. Re-experiencing the mindset of active drinking was a much needed shock.
  • God is doing for me what I could not do for myself. He's not changing my circumstances -- He's changing me.


Deb said...

Congrats with navigating your difficult day with gratitude. I hope tomorrow is a bit easier.

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Sober Chick said...

An old timer quote I heard "My worst sober day is better than my best drunk day." You got it!

dAAve said...

GREAT stuff!

simsample said...

You really make me think, TKD! Glad you're doing so well!

Anonymous said...

I'm so proud of you!!!

- Friend of God -

Mary Christine said...

I'm with you, drunk dreams are good reminders.

Noor Azman Othman GBE said...

Just happen to be in the neighbourhood to see how you all are doing?

You're doing just fine. Keep it up.

Greeting from Malaysia.

Kevin said...

Good to see you today. Keep smilin...thought about comin to late night, but the kids were pretty well wiped, and we had to get home to watch the Hills Have Eyes, now I'm wishing we would have went to the meating instead.