Gratitude List 15/06/2019

Gratitude List 15/06/2019

Another weekend and another opportunity to sit in the garden and enjoy what is beautiful. So what is beautiful today?

Today I am grateful for some fresh blooms. It really is a garden full of surprises. It’s lucky I procrastinated the gardening, otherwise I would’ve no doubt pulled these out thinking they’re weeds.

Today I am grateful for another species of bird to come to the feeders. This morning was the first time I saw Starlings, both male and female. Gorgeous colours.

Today I am grateful for the busy bees who are constantly in and out the flowers, pollenating and doing their bit for life. Absolutely gorgeous creatures.

Today I am grateful for the zebra patterned snail currently residing in the apple tree. Amazing colours. How he got head height is a wonder.

Today I am grateful for the family of squirrels. A while ago, we could see the female was pregnant. Now we have two rascals running around. Costing me a fortune in peanuts, but I love it.

Today I am grateful for the sparrows who have made home in the neighbours brick work. If we’re lucky we get to see them bring food to awaiting chicks gaping mouth.

Today I am grateful we got see a male woodpigeon attract a female. It was like our very own Planet Earth, watching him walk, jump, walk, jump and then proceed to complete a bow and puff the chest combo.

Today I am grateful for the clouds amongst the blue skies. They themselves are an absolute sensation to watch – so peaceful. The glimpses of sun just radiate the colours before me.

Today I am grateful for this garden. So many don’t have a home, let alone a garden. I’m also grateful for all the greenspace available to me, which have served me well when I wasn’t blessed with my own space.

Today I am grateful for my eyes, ears and nose. With these I am able to fully appreciate this beauty if I take the time to do it.

Gratitude List 13/06/2019: Resentments

Gratitude List 13/06/2019

Sometimes resentments arise. It’s life. How I react to them will have huge effect on the serenity and happiness of firstly myself and secondly those around me. Thankfully, through the steps, I have been given some valuable lessons in life.

Today I am grateful I am learning about feelings and emotions.

Today I am grateful I am learning about maturity.

Today I am grateful I am learning how to look at the part I played.

Today I am grateful I am learning how to use tolerance and consideration.

Today I am grateful I am learning how to forgive and love.

Today I am grateful I am learning how to ask for forgiveness.

Today I am grateful I am learning how to remain humble.

Today I am grateful I am learning how to accept people, places and things.

Today I am grateful I am learning how to take action and change the things I can.

Today I am grateful I am still learning.

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Gratitude List 12/06/2019

Gratitude List 12/06/2019

Today I am grateful for my abstinence. Without it, recovery and life as I know would not be possible.

Today I am grateful for my senses. I am currently able to see, hear, smell, taste, touch and connect.

Today I am grateful to have home to return to this evening. I have a shower to get under and a bed to get into.

Today I am grateful for how a friends fortunes have changed. He’s gone from living in his car to piloting an airplane.

Today I am grateful that when the forecasted rain arrives this afternoon I have shelter to go to and a coat to wear.

Today I am grateful for the breakfast I am about to eat. A breakfast that is both tasty and nutritious for my body.

Today I am grateful to be doing this list which in turn is feeding my spirit and mind. I cannot ignore my spiritual health.

Today I am grateful for the thousands of people who share their experience, strength, hope, knowledge and philosophy.

Today I am grateful I really do have water on tap. So many millions do not have this simple and often forgotten blessing.

Today I am grateful for my beating heart, my functioning brain, my breathing lungs. I am blessed with the miracle of life.

Gratitude List 11/06/2019: I Get To

Gratitude List 11/06/2019

“Begin your day with an ‘I get to’ mentality instead of an ‘I have to’ thought process…. I GET to go to work. I GET to have a busy day. Whatever it may be. We often dress our opportunities as stress, but they are in fact blessings.”

I read this quote yesterday. I’ve recently attempted to describe this exact change of mindset but never felt I did it justice. This though, has hit the nail on the head.

‘I have to do this, I have to do that’, this type of thinking can easily lead me to procrastination or parking it completely. A much more positive attitude towards these ‘opportunities’ is ‘I get to to do this, I get to do that’.

Below are ten blessed opportunities that my mind can dress up as painstaking chores by thinking ‘I have to’. Today I choose to think differently.

Today I am grateful I get to do some meditation.

Today I am grateful I get to attend a meeting.

Today I am grateful I get to call two fellows.

Today I am grateful I get to do some written work.

Today I am grateful I get to go to work.

Today I am grateful I get to eat healthy.

Today I am grateful I get to go to the gym.

Today I am grateful I get to be honest – with myself and others.

Today I am grateful I get to learn something new.

Today I am grateful I get to think like this.

Truly blessed I am!

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Originally posted by Grounding Growth… Thank you for the inspiration!!! https://groundinggrowth.com/2019/06/09/quick-inspiration-to-boost-your-mood-i-get-to/

Gratitude List 09/06/2019: Race For Life

Gratitude List 09/06/2019

Today I am grateful my girlfriend and my daughter are taking part in the Race For Life at Trent Park, London, UK – doing their bit to help beat cancer.

Today I am grateful to watch them get ready, the excitement is building as they pull on their pink vests and attach their race numbers and messages.

Today I am grateful for everyone who partakes in such an event, all the sponsors, volunteers and organisers.

Today I am grateful that rain has subsided and the sun has re-emerged. The weather is perfect.

Today I am grateful that my daughter will be racing in memory of her Nanny Eve – my mum. My girlfriend will be racing in memory of her beloved father.

Today I am grateful for my spiritual growth meaning I strongly believe they will be amongst thousands of other spirits looking down on their loved ones competing today.

Today I am grateful for the relationship my girlfriend and my daughter have. Its so very special and for them to share a special day like this is a blessing.

Today I am grateful for all the doctors, scientists and researchers who work tirelessly to help beat this life changing/ending disease.

Today I am grateful for the inspiration and motivation events like this can give me. It makes me want to do something special too.

Today I am grateful to fell an abundance of love and kindness today.

Gratitude List 08/06/2019: Convention

Gratitude List 08/06/2019

Today I am grateful to be on my way to a GA convention. 12 workshops on offer and over 100 members have signed up to come.

Today I am grateful to be looking forward to a day like this rather than the days I used to look forward to when I was in action.

Today I am grateful to be travelling with an open mind and a huge willingness to learn.

Today I am grateful for the opportunity to carry a message. The same message that has turned my life around. I pray I do it justice.

Today I am grateful for all the people who have worked tirelessly and selflessly in organising this event.

Today I am grateful for the venue and those who have agreed to let us use it. Without these agreements, there would be no events, no meetings, nowhere to go.

Today I am grateful to be doing service alongside some inspirational people. People who are friends for life.

Today I am grateful for the opportunity to make some new friends, as fellows from far and wide come together in unity.

Today I am grateful for my girlfriend who shows an amazing level of understanding when it comes to my recovery and the time it takes.

Today I am grateful for the seat awaiting for me.

Gratitude List 07/06/2019: Step up

Gratitude List 07/06/2019

This week my recovery has reached a new level. I feel great. It’s no coincidence that this progression corresponds with me increasing my efforts.

Today I am grateful to be alive because life is worth living.

Today I am grateful I desire to make the most of my God given time.

Today I am grateful my present gives me hope.

Today I am grateful for the love and kindness I get to witness and feel.

Today I am grateful for the spiritual growth I am experiencing.

Today I am grateful I tend to see the good in people.

Today I am grateful for my level of self-love.

Today I am grateful, that with my senses, I get to enjoy what is beautiful.

Today I am grateful to be part of something magical.

Today I am grateful for the smile on my face.

Gratitude List 05/06/2019: Not mine

Gratitude List 05/06/2019

Without a doubt in my mind, my life begun to turnaround when I stopped managing it. I did an absolutely awful job and to make things worse I wanted everyone to think and act like I did. My gratitude list today refers to all the things I do which have resulted in turning my life around. The common factor in every single one is NONE of them came from me and my design for life.

Today I am grateful I attend as many meetings as possible – wasn’t my choice or part of my plan.

Today I am grateful I do service and practice the Traditions – wasn’t my choice or part of my plan.

Today I am grateful I got a sponsor and went through the steps – wasn’t my choice or part of my plan.

Today I am grateful I take the time to carry the same message – wasn’t my choice or part of my plan.

Today I am grateful I found a power greater than me – wasn’t my choice or part of my plan.

Today I am grateful I pray and meditate – wasn’t my choice or part of my plan.

Today I am grateful I write these gratitude lists – wasn’t my choice or part of my plan.

Today I am grateful I do a daily honest inventory – wasn’t my choice or part of my plan.

Today I am grateful I read recovery based literature – wasn’t my choice or part of my plan.

Today I am grateful I write a journal – wasn’t my choice or part of my plan.

Today I am grateful I am grateful I call other fellows – wasn’t my choice or part of my plan.

Today I am grateful I have faced, dealt with and learned from my past – wasn’t my choice or part of my plan.

Today I am grateful I can make amends to others I have harmed – wasn’t my choice or part of my plan.

Today I am grateful I am willing to go to any lengths to stay clean and abstinent – wasn’t my choice or part of my plan.

Today I am grateful I surrendered – wasn’t my choice or part of my plan.

Today I am grateful I take it one day at a time – wasn’t my choice or part of my plan.

In short I let it go and I need to do so everyday.

Gratitude List 03/06/2019: Good signs

Gratitude List 03/06/2019

Today I am grateful for the sleep in the corner of my eye, a sign of the good night’s sleep I had.

Today I am grateful for my slightly sore upper arms, a sign I spent most of yesterday out in the fresh air and sun.

Today I am grateful for my achey body, a sign that I did a solid workout at the gym.

Today I am grateful for the wild and frizzy hair style I am sporting this morning, a sign I had a hot shower.

Today I am grateful for the packed lunch in my bag, a sign that I took the time to prepare for the day.

Today I am grateful for my heavy bag, a sign that I am carrying my step work with me.

Today I am grateful I am in no rush, a sign that I got up and left on time.

Today I am grateful for my peace of mind, a sign that I have accepted the things I cannot change and had the courage to change the things I can.

Today I am grateful for the smile on my face, a sign that I am happy with who I am.

Today I am grateful I am doing this list, a sign that I am connected to the programme.

Gratitude List 01/06/2019

Gratitude List 01/06/2019

0355am Today I am grateful for the early start. Up with the Robin and his morning chorus.

0530am Today I am grateful for my new bottle. I shouldn’t have to buy a new one just to inspire me drink more water – but it’s working.

0745am Today I am grateful I had the sanity to choose porridge over a sausage and bacon baguette.

1235pm Today I am grateful to forst remember and secondly to act upon something that’s been on my mental to-do list for a while.

1436pm Today I am grateful for an overdue honest conversation.

1610pm Today I am grateful I could sit in the garden whilst my daughter was playing and do some step work.

1830pm Today I am grateful for another bbq. At the moment, if it can get bbq’d it is getting bbq’d. Mmmmnnn, porridge for breakfast?

2130pm Today I am grateful for reading with my daughter at bed time. One of my favourite times.

2150pm Today I am grateful for some quality time for my girlfriend, son and I – catching up on Line Of Duty.

2300pm Today I am grateful for another long overdue conversation. One where I used a newly found level of listening.

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