Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Daily gratitude 9-30-14

Today I am grateful for:

* yesterday's rain

* my recovery friends

* the courage to do a 'fat fast' in my abstinence

* the dog's groomer


Monday, September 29, 2014

Daily gratitude 9-29-14

Today, I am grateful for:

* Monday. I am never grateful for Monday, but after the weekend I had, it has been GREAT to come to work!

* the courage and imagination to keep tweaking whatever needs tweaked in my life

* Atkins' 'fat fast'

* my amazing daughter - she is doing so well

* MB - for talking out all the tension and problems that have been between us the last two years. Thank you, friend.

* being comfortable in my own skin today

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Daily gratitude 9-28-14

Today I am very grateful for:

* the final fruits of the summer's garden

* finally talking 'things' out with my best friend

* a boy-free house (though they were fun while they were here)

* spending the day cooking

* rain

* a yard full of beautiful, yellow leaves

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Daily gratitude 9-27-14

Wow. It's been an intense week. But still much to be grateful for:

* a tank full of healthy, lively goldfish - good 'chi'

* my recovery girlfriends - we have a lot of fun together and they always have my back

* Saturday morning womens' meetings and the naked honesty that is present

* continued abstinence and the willingness to do whatever is necessary to remain so

* live music - trying to learn to like country!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Daily gratitude 9-26-14

Whew! What a week. I'm kid-wrangling for a friend who had an emergency. Sure slows down my writing time...

Today I am grateful for:

* the two eleven year old boys who are my house guests...

* ...and that they play with my dog

* the writing class I am taking

* autumn

* sponsees and more sponsees!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Daily gratitude 9-21-14

Today I am grateful for:

* a 'bedroom slippers' day

* migraine meds

* alternative lifestyles

* autumn leaves

* bread cheese

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Daily gratitude 9-18-14

Today I am grateful for:

* overcast skies

* the two ladies that came to the OA meeting last night

* being abstinent, whether or not the scale is moving

* sunflower seeds

* vanilla scented candles

* autumn - love the smell of damp, cut hay, cool air, and crispy leaves - nothing like it!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Daily gratitude 9-15-14

Today I am grateful for:

* the ability to see 'red flags' in various relationship and...

* the strength and wisdom to walk away when I see those 'red flags'

* having a great job

* new hair color!

* books, books, books


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Living in gratitude 9-14-14

I'm feeling grumpy and mean today, but I'm still going to do a gratitude list:

* getting my hair cut and colored today

* books by Charles DeLint - I need a long sojourn in the 'dream worlds' to blow the dust out of the corners of my mind

* autumn - and long walks on crisp evenings through fallen leaves

* thought the scale isn't moving, the tape measure and my clothing show loss

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Daily gratitude 9-13-14

Today I am grateful for:

* C.A.K.E. friends

* a quiet Saturday morning at home

* an ever evolving desire/plan to improve myself and my health

* migraine meds

* fall - I love autumn so much!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Daily gratitude

Today I am grateful for:

* bread cheese

* waffle irons

* peanut butter and whoever originally had the brilliant idea to dig peanuts out of the ground, shell them, and grind them up into the nectar of the gods!

* blue skies and sunshine

* JW and her wisdom, skills, and sunny friendship

* recovery meetings at my home 3 nights a week

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Daily gratitude 9-11-14

Today I am grateful for:

* snow

* everyone continuing to remember the people that died 9/11/2001

* 61 (!) days of continuous abstinence

* motivation to do whatever it takes to stay abstinent

* all of my lovely sponsees across three recovery programs - you help me so much!

* the zillions of low carb recipes that I can make amazing food with!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Daily gratitude 9-6-14

Today, I am grateful for...

* waking up to sunlight streaming through my windows

* the crystal clear tank of goldfish in my living room

* spending last evening with the wonderful children of a friend

* attending an AA women's meeting this morning with a sponsee - and the privilege of being a part of so many other recovering women's lives

* celebrating the life of Gene M. today with friends

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Daily gratitude 9-3-14

Today I am grateful:

* that I am no longer driven by the compulsion to be in a relationship at any cost

* for 52 days of food abstinence

* for peace about my weight and my lifestyle and my choices

* for my various program sponsors: CH, MB, and LW


Monday, September 1, 2014

Daily gratitude 9-1-14

Today I am grateful for:

* it's September!

* being nominated for the 7 day gratitude challenge on FB by CH

* Day 51 of abstinence

* my daughter's visit this last week

* that this is the last day of my daughter's visit (hahaha)

* rain

* essential oil diffusers - I can breathe!

* RW and dreams