Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Daily gratitude 9/20/17

Thankful today for:

* the ability to make decisions that are healthy for me

* being single again - yes!

* knowing that financial stuff will somehow work itself out. God always manages that for me.

* recovery, recovery, recovery

* a working brain and high self-esteem that I will allow NOONE to compromise

* seven months of food abstinence and almost 14 years of sobriety!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Daily gratitude 9/18/17

Today, so grateful for:

* seven months of food abstinence as of today

* the love and support of my family of origin as I go through tough times

* my bestie, PW, for her cheerfulness and encouragement even in the face of her own challenges

* surviving a very sad day with grace and dignity

* funky night dreams that make me think

* the exercise bike I bought five years ago and now am finally using

* recovery meetings, sponsors, and sponsees

* the MUCH cooler weather

* technology - helping me stay connected to those who love me who are far away

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Daily gratitude 9/17/17

Today, I am grateful for:

* my dad's loving acceptance of the changes in my life, without the formerly present judgment/criticism

* rain and cooler temperatures

* my writing ability - healing my brain by using words to shovel out the crap

* new possibilities and hope in my life

* sister J. - thankful to be friends again and sisters in faith and recovery

* my recovery - once again helping me survive the unsurvivable

* continuing to stay the course on my abstinence, with improved health and lost weight

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Daily gratitude 9/13/17

Today I am grateful for:

* marriage counseling - someone else gets to see the shit that is going on

* My X being a friend and supportive

* my dad living through another heart attack

* continuing to lose weight even with all the chaos going on - wow

* cooler temperatures

* sassy, shorter new hair cut

* AA, my rock in all of life's storms

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Daily gratitude 9/10/17

Today I am grateful for:

* the chance to 12 step someone yesterday!

* telling the truth about my current life status at the women's meeting - freedom, no more hiding

* being able to keep my mouth shut when someone was driving me nuts yesterday

* attending three meetings yesterday

* dinner and conversation with V. What a privilege.

* significant weight loss this week - finally

* fall is coming and summer is over


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Daily gratitude 9/6/17

Reminding myself to be grateful for:

* not taking on other people's shit, lies, and dishonesty

* knowing the truth of my reality, not someone else's

* getting right back on my low carb plan after a less-than stellar weekend

* a peaceful evening last night after a week of fucking chaos

* the willingness to make plans to survive my latest poor lifestyle choices

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Daily gratitude 8/30/17

Struggling to be grateful today. I feel down and DGAF about anything.

Grateful (or trying to be) for:

* my husband's efforts for our upcoming plans

* a great job that pays me well and takes care of me (despite OCD/ADHD boss)

* that my hand will soon be pain free as the CT surgery incision heals up

* books, books, books

* that I am alive...even if I feel old and decrepit. Many of my h.s./college friends are not.

* sobriety - still kicking it, one day at a time

* for my daughter's independence/resilience, even when I don't like her choices