Gratitude List 13/11/2018
Today I am simply grateful for my returning smile. And along with it my returning serenity.
I’ve had a tough week and in particular the last couple of days. The washing machine has been spinning and spinning and spinning. Thankfully, alongside the spin was a knowledge and awareness of what I need to do. As expressed in my recent lists, through the recovery program I have found some answers. Instead of letting this spin spiral beyond my control, leading me to act out in certain ways, I have been chipping away at it with the tools I have gathered.
Today I am grateful for the 4 meetings I got to. Meetings where I was able to get honest but also spread the message of recovery. Both being absolutely vital for my serenity.
Today I am grateful I wrote about my feelings within my gratitude lists. They seem to have evolved into some form of journalling. They have the ability to change my outlook and attitude.
Today I am grateful I have been humbly getting down on my knees and praying to my greater power night and day. Praying only for His will and guidance.
Today I am grateful I have been thinking of others by doing service inside and outside of the meetings. This naturally takes myself out of self and into a place with spiritual principles.
Today I am grateful I have been trying to connect with my greater power as often as possible. Whether through meditation or by briefly closing my eyes, I am better person when I do.
Today I am grateful I reached out and spoke to my sponsor. What a tool this is! For me, a greater power that has the experience and speaks my language.
My returning smile is no accident or fluke, but a result of having faith in the program and taking the necessary action.