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 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 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 25/05/2019

Gratitude List 25/05/2019

Today I am grateful for the day ahead. If all goes to plan it will be a beautiful one.

Today I am grateful for the gorgeous forecasted weather.

Today I am grateful for the company I will be in.

Today I am grateful to have a home to invite others to.

Today I am grateful I enjoy entertaining and doing things for others.

Today I am grateful I am expecting nothing in return.

Today I am grateful for the happiness and serenity I’m currently enjoying.

Today I am grateful for the low level of fear and resentment in my life.

Today I am grateful to have some answers when there is.

Today I am grateful to be alive.

Gratitude List 23/05/2019: Overspill

Gratitude List 23/05/2019

Today I am grateful that by attending fellowship meetings I have learnt so much. What happens in those rooms is nothing short of magical. The blessing is, if I work it, the magic overspills into my life outside the rooms.

Today I am grateful that by sharing and listening in the rooms, I now communicate better with my family, friends and loved ones.

Today I am grateful that by continuously speaking aloud in the rooms, I am more confident in speaking in front of people at work.

Today I am grateful that by practicing anonymity in the rooms, I have become a more trustworthy friend and less of a gossip.

Today I am grateful that by being honest in the rooms, I am now more comfortable in telling my family how I feel.

Today I am grateful that by doing service for others in the rooms, I can do things for my girlfriend without expecting thanks.

Today I am grateful that by using open-mindedness in the rooms, I am able to remain open-minded when I come across spiritually sick people.

Today I am grateful that by reading Just For Today in the rooms, I am not afraid to enjoy the beautiful world around me.

Today I am grateful that by being vulnerable and admitting my own flaws in the rooms, I judge less the people who harm me.

Today I am grateful that by saying the serenity prayer at the end of each meeting, I can accept the things I cannot change, I can change the things I can and the wisdom in knowing the difference is forever growing.

Gratitude List 22/05/2019

Gratitude List 22/05/2019: Plan

Today I am grateful for the time I took to start my day on the right foot.

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

Today I am grateful life allowed my plan to play out.

Today I am grateful my self-will didn’t interfere.

Today I am grateful I remembered the gym entry code!

Today I am grateful for my increased heart rate.

Today I am grateful my muscles have been awoken from hibernation.

Today I am grateful for taking some necessary action.

Today I am grateful I currently have no obsession to eat compulsively.

Today I am grateful this morning’s action has led to another and another and another. God willing I’ll see some of you at Foley Street.

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Gratitude List 20/05/2019: New things

Gratitude List 20/05/2019

How things have changed. Today I am experiencing things in my life that I never thought imaginable.

Today I am grateful I am comfortable to meditate in public with my girlfriend sitting next to me.

Today I am grateful I am comfortable to get on my knees and pray, either at church or at the foot of my bed.

Today I am grateful I am comfortable to speak to a roomful of people.

Today I am grateful I am comfortable to share honestly and even make myself vulnerable.

Today I am grateful I am comfortable in asking for help and support.

Today I am grateful I am comfortable in saying no or not being part of something.

Today I am grateful for fellowship. Without fellowship, I wouldnt be enjoying and getting the spiritual benefits of these experiences.