Gratitude List 31/03/2019: My angel

Gratitude List 31/03/2019

Come rain or shine my mum was (and still is) always there for me. Now in recovery I can attempt to follow in her footsteps.

Today I am grateful I am there for my girlfriend, to support her through her difficult times.

Today I am grateful I am there for my son, to help him through this important stage of his life.

Today I am grateful I am there for my daughter, to receive with appreciation all the love she gives me.

Today I am grateful I am there for my friends, to unite and help them in any way I can.

Today I am grateful I am there for my dad, to listen to him as he shares with me his feelings.

Today I am grateful I am there for my brother, to be ready for if and when he decides to talk.

Today I am grateful I am there for my siblings, to support them and share memories this mother’s day.

Today I am grateful I am there for my fellows, to take (or return) calls to those in need of support.

Today I am grateful I am here for myself, to put in the diligent effort required to keep my ego at bay and continue to recover.

Today I am grateful I am there for my mum, to be connected, ready to listen to her guidance and to receive her strength and love.

My angel

Gratitude List 30/03/2019: A Fantastic day so far

Gratitude List 30/03/2019

Today I am grateful to wake up on this beautiful morning. The sun is out and the birds are loving it. So am I.

Today I am grateful to hear the sound of my daughter’s footsteps coming down the stairs. Or should I say stomping!

Today I am grateful for the courage my girlfriend has shown. She is inspirational.

Today I am grateful my son is developing into a fine young man. He has many qualities I am striving for myself.

Today I am grateful we sat down together at the table for breakfast. Absolutely love these family moments.

Today I am grateful for the time I get to spend with the people I love. I appreciate every single second.

Today I am grateful for their lives, health, safety, security and love.

Today I am grateful for smiling and laughing so much today. Great company, great weather, great fun.

Today I am grateful I have just been offered a ticket for the second test match at the new Spurs ground.

Today I am grateful I live just 20 minutes away….. And that I have a very understanding girlfriend!!

Amazing new stadium!

Bbq time!

Gratitude List 29/03/2019: Seek the positives

Gratitude List 29/03/2019

Flipping the negatives = a change of mindset.

Today I am grateful that although I’m exhausted it’s because I worked hard yesterday and not because I’m feeding my compulsions.

Today I am grateful that although my legs ache (and the hips don’t lie, Shakira Shakira) it’s because of the positive exercise I did yesterday.

Today I am grateful that although I missed some fellowship last night, I got to unite three times in the days before. Where I live, I have opportunities every day!

Today I am grateful that although I have a fear, it’s small in comparison to those I used to create and this one will more than likely be nothing to worry about.

Today I am grateful that although I have another busy day ahead of me, most of it I will enjoy, plus I don’t have to work the weekend.

Today I am grateful that although I am aware I need to improve certain aspects of my life, I have come a long, long way and can use that success to motivate me further.

Today I am grateful that although I picked up my phone to use whilst driving I told myself to not be stupid, put it down and pulled over.

Today I am grateful that although I was caused harm and as a result felt resentment, I know how to deal with it quickly and sufficiently without making things worse.

Today I grateful that although my phone network has packed up today, I have still been able to text and call, plus I’ve actually enjoyed it. Hence the delay in sending this list ;).

Today I am grateful I am able to put a positive spin on negative things. I used to do the opposite.

Gratitude List 28/03/2019: Gratitude for gratitude

Gratitude List 28/03/2019

Today I am grateful for the good news my son had yesterday. He had an admissions meeting and it looks like he’s been accepted onto the course he’d been hoping for. Gratitude for past difficulties happening for a reason.

Today I am grateful for the celebratory meal we had after. I’m grateful I could afford it and I’m grateful I could resist the ice-cream! Most of all I’m grateful to have the people I love the most sitting at the table with me.

Today I am grateful for sitting out in the garden, looking up at the stars (in between the clouds) with my daughter sitting next to me all wrapped up. I have very fond memories of doing the same with my mum.

Today I am grateful for the quiet half hour all by myself. I had done my suggestions so I did a bit of reading. I haven’t read a (story) book for a loooong time. It was nice to put my phone down, turn the TV off and read in silence.

Today I am grateful I am on my way to work. I am blessed to have a job. I’m further blessed to have the understanding of my bosses regarding my situation at home and how I’m unable to always start/finish when they want me to.

Today I am grateful for my son doing the final bit of my daughter’s school run which enabled me to make an effort for my work and get in as soon as possible. I’m so proud to see them walk off together. It’s a real tug at the heart strings moment.

Today I am grateful for the day ahead. God willing, after work I am due to meet a fellow for some step work and then onto a meeting where I can unite, serve and recover.

Today I am grateful I took the time to have breakfast at home and also make my lunch for the day. Its nice to have a plan in place. That way I eat healthy and spend less money too.

Today I am grateful for my physical, mental and spiritual health. For sure there are subtle aches, moments of irrational thinking and I’m sure my ego will take over at certain points during the day. But in contrast to my past my overall health has come a long way.

Today I am grateful for this list and what it’s doing for my serenity. I feel at peace, mind and soul. The longer I practice gratitude the less I suffer with expectation.

Gratitude List 27/03/2019: Self-love

Gratitude List 27/03/2019

Self-love – regard for one’s own well-being and happiness

Good morning all. Presently, I am looking after myself – mentally, physically and spiritually and it feels good. I say presently, because I know through a lifetime’s worth of experience how easily it can change. The difference today is I have some tools which I believe can prolong and also enhance this feeling of self-love.

Today I am grateful I am currently eating better. I’ve come to realise how much and how badly I eat in between meals and how insane my thinking can be around it all. Today is just my 9th day abstinent from snacking but I feel so much better for it. I am also aware of trying to fill my body with decent, nutritious food (and drink) that is good for me.

Today I am grateful I am growing spiritually. Whether it be through prayer and meditation, reading inspirational literature or the practicing of spiritual principles like honesty, kindness and love. By doing so I am filling my mind with peace, happiness, gratitude and serenity as well as improving my conscious contact with God as I understand Him.

Today I am grateful I have the willingness to learn. I want to learn something new, like a new language. I fully admit I haven’t properly started yet and it’s all words no action but at least the desire is there. What I am doing on a daily basis is remaining teachable. Life is a daily education and today I am open to learn from both the ups and the downs.

Today I am grateful I have started to exercise a little more. I am conscious of the need to remain active, even if its getting off my chair and walking around a bit, walking up the escalators or doing a bit of gardening. I’ve gone back to the gym but I need to get back for the second time before I lose momentum – I know what I’m like!

Today I am grateful I have started to look after my health by getting myself to the doctor when I need to. In the past I would surpress my fears and simply hope the pain or discomfort would go away. Today I am more willing to get the professional help I need. Next up, the dentist!

Today I am grateful I choose to look becomingly. Well, I wouldn’t say I took too much care at 5:30 this morning but I and my clothes are at the very least washed and clean. I still need to take the time to sort out my crazy hair but it’s a far cry from the dishevelled look I used to grace the world with!

Today I am grateful I am filling the voids of my day with positive action. No longer am I wasting time doing s**t (sorry couldn’t think of a more appropriate word) that does nothing for my personal growth. I have a busy life so these moments are precious to me.

Today I am grateful that if I was to dissect myself right now I’d like to think my body is predominantly full of goodness. Goodness in terms of my mentality, my physicality and my spirituality.

Gratitude List 26/03/2019: Spec-tacular

Gratitude List 26/03/2019

I’m seeing life differently these days. Through recovery I seem to have acquired a new set of eyes. I should’ve gone to Specsavers a long time ago!

Today I am grateful I can see change.

Today I am grateful beauty does not pass me by.

Today I am grateful I see an opportunity not to be missed.

Today I am grateful I can see the good in all people.

Today I am grateful I see less red mist.

Today I am grateful I can see a future. God willing.

Today I am grateful I see the moment.

Today I am grateful I have the courage to look within.

Today I am grateful I can see progression.

Today I am grateful I see with less judgement.

Today I am grateful I can see things for what they are.

Today I am grateful I can see.