Gratitude List 24/03/2019: Watch for and Strive for

Gratitude List 24/03/2019

Since finding out what certain characteristics actually mean, the simple knowledge often assists me in day-to-day life. Armed with the facts I am able to honestly, morally and accurately take my daily personal inventory.

Amongst many others, today I am grateful for the following characteristics and their meanings. Some are defects and some are strengths. Having the knowledge of both enables me to watch for and strive for.

Sloth – reluctance to work or make an effort; laziness.

Lustfulness – full of or motivated by lust, greed, or the like

Intolerance – unwillingness to accept views, beliefs, or behaviour that differ from one’s own.

Coarseness – to be rude or vulgar.

Insincerity – not expressing genuine feelings.

Humbleness (humility) – the quality of having a modest or low view of one’s importance.

Open-mindedness – the quality of being willing to consider ideas and
opinions that are new or different to your own.

Willingness – the quality or state of being prepared to do something; readiness.

Industrious – the quality of being diligent and hard-working.

Selflessness – to concern more with the needs and wishes of others than with one’s own.

Gratitude List 05/02/2019: The Simple Things

Gratitude List 05/02/2019

When recovery becomes such a big part of one’s life, its hard not to include it within a gratitude list. Well it is for me. Today I will express in words the simple things I should be grateful for on a daily basis.

Today I am grateful for my living body – my beating heart, functioning organs, pumping blood, breathing lungs and active brain.

Today I am grateful for senses – my sight, touch, smell, taste and my hearing.

Today I am grateful for the possibilities, opportunities, choices and my abilities and freedom to take advantage of them.

Today I am grateful I can be at peace and sleep well. (the one question I answered ‘no’ to)

Today I am grateful for the food in the cupboards and the water I have on tap.

Today I am grateful for my job – the income, the security, the knowledge, the skills and the camaraderie.

Today I am grateful for my home sweet home – my dry bed, the hearing, the hot water, the comfort, the memories.

Today I am grateful for the people I have in my life – my children, my girlfriend, my family, my friends, my colleagues, the bus driver and the people I pass on the street.

Today I am grateful for my upbringing – my education, the love, the support, the guidance, the safety, the memories.

Today I am grateful for my life and the lessons its taught me so far.

Today I am grateful for my characteristics, in particular honesty, tolerance, consideration, selflessness and unity.

Today I am grateful for my emotions – in particular love, forgiveness, empathy, serenity and happiness.

Today I am grateful for my greater powers – their support, their guidance, their direction, their strength, their power, my open-mindedness, my willingness, my belief, my faith.

Today I am grateful for life. An absolute miracle that surrounds me and my world.

I could go on and on….. And yes, without recovery I wouldn’t have acknowledged any of this. So recovery has made it again! 😉