Sober since April 6, 2006


Sunday, February 18, 2007

so much to be grateful for

Today, I'm especially grateful for ...

  • being sober for almost 10 and 1/2 months ... wow :)
  • not having to fight anything or anyone
  • not having to run away from anything or anyone
  • having my very first amazingly awesome and special Valentine's day
  • a Valentine's teddy bear that I can clutch when I'd rather be holding someone else
  • Valentine's candy. I got too much of it ... but maaaaan it's been good!
  • the wonderful people in AA. We're a group who would not ordinarily mix ... thank God we do!
  • discovering new Tuesday and Thursday night meetings
  • getting to support a friend at his wedding Saturday
  • my family still loves me
  • making progress on my fourth step, and not getting upset over anything. It's usually very easy to see where I went wrong
  • feeling less fear about the future
  • things going better at work
  • having people I can talk to every day, openly and honestly without fear of misunderstanding or judgment
  • ice packs and advil. One of my old neck injuries woke me up this morning, and today has been very painful. To make things worse, the ice pack burned my skin and left blisters behind. But at least I can breathe without pain now.
  • my car is on the verge of hitting the 100,000-mile mark. I'm so impressed! Never thought it would make it this far.
  • I have a job to get up for EARLY in the morning
  • God, because He heard me today


sober Chick said...

Coming up on that year, awesome! You have a great attitudeof gratitude to go with it all. Keep on moving.

Shadow said...

'not having to run away from anything or anyone'

Redhead Gal said...

I hope your neck is better soon!

recoveryroad said...

Good list.

The not-fighting-anything is something I try to remember everyday. When I hand my day over, accept things and what have you, my days are easier and happier.

....when I forget, or get all goes tits-up.

Thanks for helping me stay sober for another day. :-)

Mary Christine said...

What a bunch of great grateful stuff.

simsample said...

Hope your neck heals as well as you are! Hugs.

Noor Azman Othman GBE said...

Congratulation, for being sober for almost 10 and 1/2 months ... WOW! :)

An Irish Friend of Bill said...

the shadow is GOOD. the moon is YIN. Yin is DARK and COOL. So you were just 'getting into the groove' of yin, thats all. yin is VERY feminine, very receptive element. You can look it up loads of places.
theres some info from a good teacher.
Have a nice sunday!