Gratitude List 02/05/2019: Never alone

Gratitude List 02/05/2019

Today I am grateful I am not alone and as a result I do not have to deal with everything by myself.

Today I am grateful I have a sponsor who I trust and respect in so many ways.

Today I am grateful for my sponsees who have no idea what their recovery and regular contact does for me.

Today I am grateful I have an abundance of like minded fellows, all of whom I feel comfortable opening up to.

Today I am grateful I have my girlfriend, who as a result of our honest relationship, is always willing to lend an understanding and supporting ear.

Today I am grateful to have a family, all of whom live close by. Again, my openness means I can reach out to them.

Today I am grateful to have friends outside the fellowship. There are a few special people I have known for a long time, true friends I can confide in.

Today I am grateful I have God in my life. A power greater than me who’s guidance and strength is always there if and when I seek it.

Today I am grateful I feel part of mankind. I see life all around me and feel connected to it. In truth, I’m never alone.

Today I am grateful I have what I have. I have felt what it’s like to have no one to turn to, no one to understand, no one to support, no one to guide, no one to believe in. I witness others struggling with the same feeling- there’s no outlet for them, if only they had what I have laid at my feet. I am truly blessed.

Gratitude List 21/03/2019: Right this second

Gratitude List 21/03/2019

Right this second I am tired. I have another long day ahead of me. I’m fighting the urge to eat a crappy breakfast. I have a few niggling fears. I can’t be bothered. It’s cold. It’s grey. Yes I am a little grumpy!

But…

Right this second I am grateful for all the seconds in my day. If need be, each one is an opportunity to change my direction, flip my mood, look with different eyes and bring a smile to my face.

Right this second I am grateful to have the knowledge and tools to lift my spirits.

Right this second I am grateful to be alive.

Right this second I am grateful to be abstinent from my compulsions.

Right this second I am grateful to be in recovery.

Right this second I am grateful to be in good health.

Right this second I am grateful to be on my way to a job.

Right this second I am grateful to have a home to return to.

Right this second I am grateful to be able to walk, talk, taste, feel, smell, hear and see.

Right this second I am grateful to have food in the cupboard, water on tap, money in my pocket and clothes on my back.

Right this second I am grateful to be sane and growing in serenity.

Right this second I am grateful to have a Higher Power in my life.

Right this second I am grateful to be writing this list. It has the power to change my mood.

Right this second I am grateful to be grateful.