Gratitude List 14/06/2019: Law of attraction – thank you!!

Gratitude List 14/06/2019

Law of attraction – thank you!!

Yet again, I found myself in a place full of wonderful like minded people last night – like a flock of geese flying in the same direction ;). There were so many strengths of character on display, I cannot begin to explain how much inspiration I get. Through the law of attraction, these strengths filter into me. All I have to do is take my seat, open my mind, listen and soak it up like a sponge.

Today I am grateful to witness honesty.

Today I am grateful to witness vulnerability.

Today I am grateful to witness acceptance.

Today I am grateful to witness courage.

Today I am grateful to witness wisdom.

Today I am grateful to witness humility.

Today I am grateful to witness spirituality.

Today I am grateful to witness faith.

Today I am grateful to witness hopefulness.

Today I am grateful to witness selflessness.

Today I am grateful to witness love and kindness.

Today I am grateful to witness unity.

How can I not get inspired after being around all of that? Love it!

👍🏻😊💪🏻🙏🏻❤

Gratitude List 31/05/2019: Motivation refill

Gratitude List 31/05/2019

As always, I came away from a meeting full of inspiration and motivation to smash this recovery of mine.

Today I am grateful for this who do service and make these meetings possible.

Today I am grateful for everyone’s experience, strength, hope, honesty, open mindedness and willingness.

Today I am grateful to see the change in people – it’s miraculous and inspiring.

Today I am grateful for all the signs laid out before me by my greater power.

Today I am grateful I eventually stopped resisting these signs.

Today I am grateful I faced some truths that I’ve denied for a couple of days.

Today I am grateful to get them down on paper through my daily inventory.

Today I am grateful I told another.

Today I am grateful to get down on my knees last night and this morning to pray hard.

Today I am grateful for my mistakes and the arising opportunities to learn from them.

👍🏻💪🏻🙏🏻❤😊

Gratitude List 11/05/2019: People

Gratitude List 11/05/2019

People

Today I am grateful for people who go out their way to help others.

Today I am grateful for people who pull together and make things work.

Today I am grateful for people who inspire and motivate others.

Today I am grateful for people who share their experience, strength and hope.

Today I am grateful for people who show courage when being honest and vulnerable.

Today I am grateful for people who have a spiritual aura.

Today I am grateful for people who express love, kindness and forgiveness.

Today I am grateful for people who have a selfless attitude to life.

Today I am grateful for people who change.

Today I am grateful for people.

Gratitude List 12/03/2019: Good People

Gratitude List 12/03/2019

There are so many good people in this world. People who, in their own way, do their bit to make life worth living. People who go that extra mile to do their bit for human kind.

Today I am grateful for their selfless attitude.

Today I am grateful for their commitment, effort and service.

Today I am grateful for the experience, strength and hope they share.

Today I am grateful for the motivation and inspiration I get when I listen to their stories.

Today I am grateful for the smile they bring to my face.

Today I am grateful for their kindness and love.

Today I am grateful for the friendliness and unity.

Today I am grateful for their acceptance, courage and wisdom.

Today I am grateful for their evident serenity and spiritual health.

Today I am grateful for their faith in a power greater than themselves.

Today I am grateful for their happiness.

Today I am grateful for their ability to change.

Today I am grateful they give me the desire to be a good person too.

Gratitude List 08/03/2019: Unity

Gratitude List 08/03/2019

Unity

From the moment I first stepped into the rooms, I have always been grateful for Unity. And experiencing nights like last night, only makes me realise further how lucky I am to have it in my life.

Today I am grateful for the magic of Unity. I don’t know how it works and to be honest I don’t care. All I need to know is it does. Unity has a power greater than I ever was, am or will be.

Today I am grateful to see Unity work its miracle in others. Witnessing it’s power enhances my faith in it.

Today I am grateful that Unity not only gives me a power over my compulsions, it also gives me serenity, acceptance, courage, wisdom, inspiration, motivation, love, joy, hope and a big smile on my chops.

Today I am grateful for the simple meaning of Unity – ‘the state of being united or joined as a whole’. The saying ‘I can’t, we can’ comes to mind.

Today I am grateful for the creation of the traditions which provide us with our Unity Program. Traditions that protect the very Unity they create.

Today I am grateful that Unity led me to Service and Recovery. The three pillars to the solution which have turned my life around.

Today I am grateful that Unity has a part to play in all the groups I am part of. Whether it be fellows, friends, family, colleagues or my community. I can play my part in each.

Today I am grateful for all the people who practice Unity day in, day out for years on end. If they didn’t, nor would I. It’s that simple. There are some who have simply kept Unity alive.

Today I am grateful I enjoy Uniting and I’m looking to experience some more Unity very soon.

Gratitude List 31/01/2019: Moving forward

Gratitude List 31/01/2019

In contrast to the deterioration of my past, my life is now heading in the right direction.

Today I am grateful as time goes by my defects are playing a lesser role in my life.

Today I am grateful as time goes by my strengths are playing a bigger role.

Today I am grateful as time goes by my spirituality is growing.

Today I am grateful as time goes by my ego is taking a bashing.

Today I am grateful as time goes by my financial situation is settling.

Today I am grateful as time goes by my fears are lessening in frequency and strength.

Today I am grateful as time goes by my desire to improve further is more consistent.

Today I am grateful as time goes by I am becoming more aware.

Today I am grateful as time goes by I am making more of a diligent effort.

Today I am grateful as time goes by my relationships are improving.

Today I am grateful as time goes by I resent fewer people.

Today I am grateful as time goes by I am becoming more humble.

Today I am grateful as time goes by my faith in a higher power is getting stronger.

Today I am grateful as time goes by my defence against acting out is becoming more powerful.

Today I am grateful as time goes by I am living more in the moment.

Today I am grateful as time goes by I am not assuming the worse case scenario.

Today I am grateful as time goes by my happiness is lasting longer.

Today I am grateful as time goes by there is more peace in my mind.

Today I am grateful as time goes by I am becoming more hopeful.

Today I am grateful as time goes by I am becoming more grateful.

Today I am grateful as time goes by I am loving life more and more.

Life isn’t perfect, nor will it ever be but the progression is clear. This progression is down to three things – Unity , Service and Recovery. Not forgetting the essential guidance from my greater power.

Gratitude List 29/01/2019: My illness v Recovery

Gratitude List 29/01/2019

My illness v Recovery

A daily battle in my life. Today, the victor was ‘Recovery’. Let me share with you how.

I needed to be honest and tell someone something. My illness created a fear and projected the worse case scenario, as it always does. This led to procrastination which then allowed time for me to become agitated and uncomfortable. Before I knew it, my head was spinning with devious plans to escape.

Prior to working the recovery program, I would have had no answers. I would have continued to suffer in silence. I would have slipped into self-pity and self-resentment. These defects would have festered inside of me and evolved into intolerance and anger. Once boiling point was reached I would have gone about it in completely the wrong way, at the wrong time and hugely harmed this person in the process. I would have stormed off, arrogantly certain I was in the right. That was of course, until the emotional hangover slapped me round the face the following morning as I started to comprehend my actions. ‘What was I thinking?’ I began to ask myself.

Today I am grateful I did not react in this way. Recovery’s counter attack to this fear was to first take me to a meeting, practice unity and give back to the fellowship that saved my life. Once there, the option to chair the meeting was made available to me. Knowing how much selfless acts including service can help my recovery, I wasted no time in grasping this opportunity. Shared experiences reminded me of how far I’ve come and made me realise how small this fear is in comparison to the ones that used to dictate my life. Further service followed as I chose to share the message and not the mess. A suffering newcomer needed to hear it. Leaving the meeting inspired, motivated and spiritually connected I wasted no time in praying to my greater power to remove my fear and direct my attention to what He would have me be. Almost mantra style, I also humbly repeated the third and seventh step prayers. Each time I said them, I felt my serenity, courage and wisdom build up. By the time the conversation came around, I was calm, composed, confident and connected. It wasn’t all easy but the conversation couldn’t have gone better. I was able to remain patient, considerate, tolerant and be 100% honest. I didn’t harm myself and as far as I know, I didn’t harm the other person either. Afterwards, I honestly reflected on this and the rest of my day by doing a daily inventory, promptly admitting when I was wrong. More prayers followed including a sincere thanks to my greater power for my abstinence and recovery. Finally, this list and sleep. It really works if you work it. Sweet dreams all.