Gratitude List 25/03/2019: Good for my soul and spirit

Gratitude List 25/03/2019

Everyday for the last couple of years I’ve been trying to improve as a person. The drive behind this progression is to be of best use to the people around me (and God). There have been moments where personal gain has been a motive, I’m no saint, but for the main it’s been for selfless reasons. If I look closely though, I realise I actually get an abundance in return.

Today I am grateful I get to witness happiness.

Today I am grateful I get to witness smiles and laughter.

Today I am grateful I get to witness recovery.

Today I am grateful I get to witness gratitude.

Today I am grateful I get to witness hope.

Today I am grateful I get to witness trust.

Today I am grateful I get to witness serenity.

Today I am grateful I get to witness love.

Today I am grateful I get to witness forgiveness.

Through witnessing such emotions I am in effect surrounding myself with positivity. Posivite emotions which in turn do the world of good to my soul and spirit. Extremely grateful because I know what it’s like to experience the opposite when I’m regression.

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! 😉