Gratitude List 19/03/2019: whack-a-mole

Gratitude List 19/03/2019

‘It’s like whack-a-mole’

Someone said that this evening and I can relate so much! It seems that as soon as I knock one thing on the head, another one pops up! And another! And another! To be honest, I am not complaining. It’s a game I am happy to play all my life because it will keep me on my toes and keep me improving as a person.

Today I am grateful I took another leap of faith.

Today I am grateful I took another first step in the right direction.

Today I am grateful for the unity and the similarities.

Today I am grateful for the friendly face.

Today I am grateful I could share my pain.

Today I am grateful for the knowledge and wisdom.

Today I am grateful it felt good.

Today I am grateful I am honest enough to admit it didn’t feel great.

Today I am grateful I am willing to give it a chance anyway.

Today I am grateful for my current strength.

Gratitude List 01/03/2019: ‘A leap of faith’

Gratitude List 01/03/2019

‘A leap of faith’

To me, ‘a leap of faith’ is a step into the unknown. To let go and see what happens. To trust in something Today I am grateful I listened. intangible. To trust in a power out of my control.

My list today reflects on all the defining moments within my recovery where I have taken a leap of faith. Some of these moments were forced upon me, some I was guided towards, some were due to a conscious thought of ‘what’s the worst that can happen?’

Today I am grateful I walked into the rooms.

Today I am grateful I tried to be open-minded.

Today I am grateful I shared my story.

Today I am grateful I gave service.

Today I am grateful I accepted help.

Today I am grateful I made an effort.

Today I am grateful I did what was asked.

Today I am grateful I surrendered.

Today I am grateful I let go of the manageability.

Today I am grateful I became willing to believe.

Today I am grateful I gave my life over to a power greater than myself.

Today I am grateful I faced the past.

Today I am grateful I handed over my fear.

Today I am grateful I made amends.

Today I am grateful I passed on the message.

Today I am grateful I was honest.

Today I am grateful I accepted.

Today I am grateful I listened.

Today I am grateful I chose to tolerate.

Today I am grateful I bit my lip.

Today I am grateful I forgave.

Today I am grateful I made that call.

Today I am grateful I got on my knees.

Today I am grateful I meditated.

None of the above came natural to me. None were in my make up as a person. None made up my DNA. But all of them are now. Each time I took a leap of faith the results were better than I could ever imagine. This gave me the strength and desire to leap again and again. As the results continued to be positive, the faith I was leaping for in the first place, grew in strength. Today I am grateful for my faith.