Gratitude List 12/04/2018
One thing I am sure to not get back is the time I have wasted. I have accepted that there is nothing I can do about that. What I can do is my upmost to not waste another minute. Life is indeed precious.
Other than when I sleep I am always doing something. But what is it I am doing? Is what I’m doing productive for me? Or am I just being my old self, the same self that I’m trying to better?
My gratitude list today refers to all the moments of my day where if I chose to, I could choose to do something positive instead of the norm which actually offers me very little. There are many opportunities like this a day in my life!! An example, the other day, like most days I turned on the TV. There was nothing particular on that I fancied watching. The thought (the choice) came into my head, that I could continue, or I could choose to turn the TV off and connect with friends – something I know will give me serenity and happiness. I did 😊. I don’t want to waste any more time! I’m not saying there’s not a time and a place for watching trash TV, but I do have to make more time to work on my recovery. Therefore I am very grateful for the many opportunities I have on a daily basis, for which a few are listed below.
When I’m about to watch Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares, or Lizard Licker, or Man Vs Food.
When I’m about to go on Facebook or Twitter for the tenth time in the last hour.
When I’m about to check my emails – again!
When I’m about to instigate a conversation with someone I know I shouldn’t.
When I’m about to say something that will tie-up the next half hour with an argument.
When I’m about to unnecessarily moan at my kids.
When I’m about to indulge in some junk food on the sofa.
When I’m about to online shop.