Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Daily gratitude 10-18-16

Soooo grateful today for:

* health

* new, good shoes

* one month of marriage!

* blue skies

* good-tasting protein shakes

* mellow day at work

* all my husband does to make our home ours...

* a new niece or nephew next summer! (Prayers requested for M & M & baby)

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Daily gratitude 10-4-16

Grateful for:

* rain

* the new last name

* leaving the past behind...finally

* renewed relationships with family

* babies, babies, babies!

* recovery meetings

* a very good, stable job

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Daily gratitude 5-12-16

It used to really bug me when people sang praise to their God all the time, good times or bad.

I just did not get it.

Nowadays, I'm starting to understand why. When God is present in my life, no matter what happens, I feel the need to praise him unceasingly, especially when blessings are present in my life.

Spiritual maturity? New pair of glasses? Doesn't matter - just grateful for the awareness.

Today, I am especially grateful for:

* T. He is so everything I have ever hoped for. Breathless with wonder at the reality of him.

* God. You know. That Guy. The Original Guy. The First Guy. Love Him lots!

* Dad. His steadiness of faith and life and perception is an inspiration, rather than an irritant, these days.

* Spring is finally here!

* Rain - whenever, however.

* Generous people who have given T. and I the raw materials to do many of the projects we have planned for our home.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Daily gratitude 5-4-16

Today I am grateful for:

* my imagination, churning out new ideas for books and poetry

* T. - the freedom and grace he gives me to be myself, fully, for the first time in my life

* my adorable rescued Poms, Maggie and Princess

* having work to do - even if two jobs

* a crystal clear tank of gold fish

* the sounds of school buses passing my home - hope for the future

* education

* the ability to read and amuse, edify, and enlighten myself

* AA meetings and the fellowship of folks there

Monday, April 25, 2016

Daily gratitude 4-25-16

My OA literature reminded me today that having an attitude of gratitude
is essential to abstinence.

So...I'm going to make a focused effort to do daily gratitude posts!

Today, I am grateful for:

* celebrating T.'s birthday with him yesterday despite everyone's non-cooperation

* seeing a grizzly bear and getting some pics of him near Yellowstone Park. Wow!

* chocolate cake (though it's not on my food plan)

* pizza (see c.c. above)

* a rainy, overcast day - love these sorts of days - my energy is high!

* flowering fruit trees everywhere

* the boss being in a meeting all morning, leaving me time to catch up and to write

* A., for trusting me to share his journey and challenges with me after a long absence

* pay day at the end of this week. It's been a financially challenging month!

* spring

* my sisters

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Daily gratitude 04-23-16

Today I am grateful for:

* a second job that pays me very well for what I do (even if it drives me crazy)

* rain

* day one of abstinence (again)

* recovery meetings

* OA podcasts

* sponsees

* weekend naps

* willingness to go to any length

* my sisters # 2, 5, and 6 - they are my heart

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Daily gratitude 4-13-16

Today I am overwhelmed with gratitude for:

* my Inner Kids

* my guy, T.

* modern medicine

* fatigue and illness fading away

* spring weather

* my credit is slowly recovering

* everything about my life is 'enough'

* the possibility and process of getting married in the Church

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Daily gratitude 3-9-16

Yep, haven't been on here in a while.

But it's been strongly on my heart to start
writing gratitude posts again.

Today I am grateful for:

* The daughter I was given by God

* The experiences and learning I have done with every guy I have been with

* The Catholic Church's b.s. - challenges me to re-evaluate and grow every day

* An amazingly comfortable big bed to sleep in

* A man who still leaves me speechless with how good he is to me and how much he loves me

* A car that drives like it is a part of my body

* A clean colonoscopy screening

* An upcoming wedding date of September 17th

* The willingness to make and receive amends