Just a nibble

Gratitude List 08/01/2019

I wanted to bite last night.

Today I am grateful I didn’t.

Today I am grateful for my tolerance levels. They could be better but they definitely have been worse.

Today I am grateful that temporarily raising my voice was my reaction to my emotions. I didn’t make things ten times worse.

Today I am grateful for my consideration of others. Something I never ever had. To consider why someone is behaving the way they are is new to me.

Today I am grateful I had enough serenity to think before I spoke.

Today I am grateful it was over before it started.

Today I am grateful I haven’t woken up with an emotional hangover.

Today I am grateful for the recovery work I have done over the last two years. Work that educated me about myself and better prepares me for life’s challenges.

Today I am grateful for the positive actions I put in throughout yesterday. Actions that I believe gave me serenity and enabled me to handle this resentment.

Today I am grateful for God’s will. I’ve noticed that even when I resume control, His will has had an influence on mine.

This wasn’t a big situation, but one of the many small challenges I could face on a daily basis. But it was proof again that this program works. The tools can be used to all situations, big or small. Its why I do the program, to make a difference, no matter how small it maybe.

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Spiritual

Gratitude List 07/01/2019

‘Progress rather than perfection.’

A phrase I have heard, said and referred to many times. A phrase I have used in gratitude lists in the past. It appears in the ‘How It Works’ reading. Or does it? I’ve read or listened to ‘How It Works’ numerous times but, like many other common passages, it takes a while for me to take in every word. What it actually says is ‘We claim spiritual progress rather than spiritual perfection.’

Today I am grateful I accepted that this is a spiritual recovery.

Today I am grateful for an understanding of what spiritual can mean.

Today I am grateful for finding a spiritual connection and taking that leap of faith. ‘Why not’ I thought.

Today I am grateful I have the tools to make that spiritual progress.

Today I am grateful for how good I feel when I am spiritually connected.

Today I am grateful for witnessing spirituality in others. Even if they don’t recognise it themselves.

Today I am grateful I no longer resent spirituality.

Today I am grateful I no longer fear spirituality.

Today I am grateful I now embrace my spirituality. I’m proud of it.