Gratitude List 13/05/2019: Sometimes I forget.

Gratitude List 13/05/2019

Sometimes I forget.

Today I am grateful I remembered I am never alone.

Today I am grateful to have a power greater than myself. A power that gives me acceptance when expectations arise.

Today I am grateful to have a power greater than myself. A power that gives me courage when fear creeps in.

Today I am grateful to have a power greater than myself. A power that gives me wisdom when there is choice.

Today I am grateful to have a power greater than myself. A power that gives me guidance through difficult times.

Today I am grateful to have a power greater than myself. A power that gives me tolerance when I am tested.

Today I am grateful to have a power greater than myself. A power that is all forgiving when things could’ve gone better.

Today I am grateful to have a power greater than myself. A power that lifts my obsession to feed any addictions.

Today I am grateful to have a power greater than myself. A power that is always there for me.

Today I am grateful to have a power greater than myself. A power that kicks my self-run ego’s arse!

🙏🏻😊👍🏻💪🏻❤

Gratitude List 03/05/2019: It’s okay

Gratitude List 03/05/2019

Today I am grateful it’s okay to not be okay.

Today I am grateful it’s okay to feel.

Today I am grateful to get things off my chest.

Today I am grateful to have the opportunity to do so.

Today I am grateful I don’t ignore and surpress.

Today I am grateful to go through the motions.

Today I am grateful to feel more serene today.

Today I am grateful I am filling the void.

Today I am grateful to have acceptance, courage and wisdom.

Today I am grateful for my ever-giving greater power’s.

Today I am grateful to be in recovery.

Gratitude List 29/04/2019: Spirituality

Gratitude List 29/04/2019

Spirituality

I really struggled with the concept of spirituality. I wasn’t comfortable with it at all. For me it either resembled religion or flower power from the 60’s. I fully admit to my narrow-mindedness. To those who practiced it I reacted with resentment or humour.

Although I am now open and comfortable with going to mass or dancing round a beach fire, I have come to realise through recovery there are many ways I can add spirituality to my life.

Today I am grateful I can choose to be in touch with nature and the world – to feel part of mankind. Spirituality.

Today I am grateful I can choose to unite and selflessly serve the fellowship. Spirituality.

Today I am grateful I can choose to let go of expectation and instead practice gratitude. Spirituality.

Today I am grateful I can choose to pray and practice qualities like surrender, humility and thankfulness. Spirituality.

Today I am grateful I can choose to meditate and increase my ability to let go of my thoughts and give into mindfulness. Spirituality.

Today I am grateful I can choose to continuously practice spiritual principles like honesty, acceptance, tolerance and patience. Spirituality.

Today I am grateful I can choose to loosen the reigns, give up trying to control my life (and the lives of others) and believe in a power greater than I. Spirituality.

Today I am grateful I can choose to be open-minded towards religion and the common message. Spirituality.

Today I am grateful I can choose to show and share an abundance of love, kindness and forgiveness. Spirituality.

Today I am grateful I can choose to acknowledge the miracle of life within me and how life surrounds me wherever I go. Spirituality.

Gratitude List 25/04/2019: Could be worse

Gratitude List 25/04/2019

Below is a list of ten things which I could easily view as negative. My mindset towards each one can positively switch to one of gratitude if I simply recognise that every one could be worse.

Today I am grateful for my backache because I know it could be worse.

Today I am grateful for making a bad decision this morning because I know it could be worse.

Today I am grateful for my powerlessness because I know it could be worse.

Today I am grateful for my limited financial budget this month because I know it could be much worse.

Today I am grateful for the disappointing change in my circumstances at work because I know it could be worse.

Today I am grateful for another long day at work ahead of me because I know it could be worse.

Today I am grateful for some tough relationships because I know they could be worse.

Today I am grateful for this cloudy day because I know it could be worse.

Today I am grateful for my rock bottoms because I know they could’ve been worse.

Today I am grateful I support Spurs because it definitely could be worse 😉

Gratitude List 24/04/2019: Resisting to feed my ego

Gratitude List 24/04/2019

Resisting to feed my ego can be a daily war – I say war because there can be several battles per day.

Today I am grateful I resisted sharing some information I knew would initiate gossip within my work place. I would have been centre of attention but at the expense of another.

Today I am grateful I didn’t feel the need to jump on the bandwagon and join in with some office banter, which again was at the expense of others.

Today I am grateful I didn’t point out the person walking down the street just so I could get a laugh.

Today I am grateful I didn’t interrupt anyone whilst they spoke just so I could express my own opinions.

Today I am grateful I didn’t try and take all the credit for what was a team effort. I was happy to see another take the limelight.

Today I am grateful I didn’t point out and loudly verbalise someone’s mistake.

Today I am grateful I didn’t hide something with a lie in order to protect my success and ego.

Today I am grateful I am aware that this type of behaviour is detrimental to my spiritual health.

Today I am grateful I accept that this is a working progress. I am no way near perfect. But I am aware and I will get lots of practice.

Gratitude List 22/04/2019: A Monty Python parody….

Gratitude List 22/04/2019

A Monty Python parody….

REG: …….. and what has recovery ever given us in return?!

XERXES: Better relationships?

REG: What?

XERXES: Better relationships.

REG: Oh. Yeah, yeah. It has given us that. Uh, that’s true. Yeah.

COMMANDO #3: And peace of mind.

LORETTA: Oh, yeah, peace of mind, Reg. Remember what our washing machine head used to be like?

REG: Yeah. All right. I’ll grant you the better relationships and peace of mind are two things that recovery has done.

MATTHIAS: And a better bank balance.

REG: Well, yeah. Obviously a better bank balance. I mean, a better bank balance goes without saying, doesn’t it? But apart from better relationships, peace of mind, and a better bank balance–

COMMANDO: Acceptance.

XERXES: Courage.

COMMANDOS: Huh? Heh? Huh…

COMMANDO #2: Wisdom.

COMMANDOS: Ohh…

REG: Yeah, yeah. All right. Fair enough.

COMMANDO #1: And hope.

COMMANDOS: Oh, yes. Yeah…

FRANCIS: Yeah. Yeah, that’s something we’d really miss, Reg, if recovery left. Huh.

COMMANDO: Unity.

LORETTA: And it’s safe to be left alone with our thoughts and sanity now, Reg.

FRANCIS: Yeah, it certainly knows what’s better for us. Let’s face it. It’s the only one that could in a place like this.

COMMANDOS: Hehh, heh. Heh heh heh heh heh heh heh.

REG: All right, but apart from the better relationships, peace of mind, a better bank balance, acceptance, courage, wisdom, hope, unity, sanity, what has recovery ever done for us?

XERXES: Brought happiness.

REG: Oh. Happiness? Shut up!

Gratitude List 18/04/2019 None are perfect but…..

Gratitude List 18/04/2019

None are perfect but…..

Today I am grateful for my sanity.

Today I am grateful for my serenity.

Today I am grateful for my mobility.

Today I am grateful grateful for my opportunities.

Today I am grateful for my choices.

Today I am for my acceptance.

Today I am grateful for my courage.

Today I am grateful for my freedom.

Today I am grateful for my abstinence.

Today I am grateful for my recovery.

Today I am grateful for my progression.

Today I am grateful for my health.

Today I am grateful for my energy.

Today I am grateful for my senses.

Today I am grateful for my spirituality.

Today I am grateful for my positivity.

Today I am grateful for my humility.

Today I am grateful for my faith.

Today I am grateful for my hope.

Today I am grateful for my life.