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.

Gratitude List 19/05/2019: Battle

Gratitude List 19/05/2019

Today I am grateful for a lovely day in Battle.

Today I am grateful I have a keener interest in history and how it shaped the lives we live today.

Today I am grateful for the beautiful weather. The forecast kept changing but we were lucky.

Today I am grateful for the beautiful landscape. So green and lush with life.

Today I am grateful for the sounds of nature around. We stood still and just listened – it was so serene.

Today I am grateful for all the workers and volunteers who keep these historical sites in perfect order.

Today I am grateful for learning something useful and not to be a mental loafer.

Today I am grateful for the exercise the walking has given me.

Today I am grateful for the photos which will give me fond memories.

Today I am grateful that William the Conqueror won otherwise I might have been called Gaderian or Guinevere.

Gratitude List 04/05/2019: What makes you happy?

Gratitude List 04/05/2019

Today my list is made up of a few of the things that currently bring a genuine smile to my face and happiness to my heart.

Today I am grateful for Catfish and the Bottlemen. What a great band.

Today I am grateful for Game of Thrones. This is right up my street.

Today I am grateful to play a round of golf.

Today I am grateful to witness my fiancΓ©e and my children get on.

Today I am grateful to watch my daughter practice her dancing.

Today I am grateful to have my hair stroked.

Today I am grateful for our garden and the blooming colourful surprises.

Today I am grateful to watch the different types of birds feeding.

Today I am grateful for a starry night and moonlight.

Today I am grateful for my football team – most of the time!

Today I am grateful to attend meetings and unite with my friends.

Today I am grateful to hear someone has found a sponsor.

Today I am grateful for another’s success.

Today I am grateful for the day ahead of me.

My latest garden surprise πŸ™‚

Gratitude List 23/04/2019: Right this second

Gratitude List 23/04/2019

Right this second I am grateful for the beautiful red sky in the morning.

Right this second I am grateful for the seat on the train. (and the fact its on time) πŸ˜‰

Right this second I am grateful for a good night’s sleep despite a stuttering start.

Right this second I am grateful for the lunch in my bag.

Right this second I am grateful for the timely reminder from a fellow.

Right this second I am grateful for a long weekend I can look back on with very little regret.

Right this second I am grateful for my health.

Right this second I am grateful for my life.

Right this second I am grateful for my abstinence.

Right this second I am grateful.

Gratitude List 18/04/2019 None are perfect but…..

Gratitude List 18/04/2019

None are perfect but…..

Today I am grateful for my sanity.

Today I am grateful for my serenity.

Today I am grateful for my mobility.

Today I am grateful grateful for my opportunities.

Today I am grateful for my choices.

Today I am for my acceptance.

Today I am grateful for my courage.

Today I am grateful for my freedom.

Today I am grateful for my abstinence.

Today I am grateful for my recovery.

Today I am grateful for my progression.

Today I am grateful for my health.

Today I am grateful for my energy.

Today I am grateful for my senses.

Today I am grateful for my spirituality.

Today I am grateful for my positivity.

Today I am grateful for my humility.

Today I am grateful for my faith.

Today I am grateful for my hope.

Today I am grateful for my life.

Gratitude List 15/04/2019

Gratitude List 15/04/2019

Today I am grateful for the time I get to spend with my children and my girlfriend – our family unit. I love them all so much.

Today I am grateful to share with my son the excitement of the new Game of Thrones season. Yes I did stay up to watch it with him!

Today I am grateful for the beautiful blue sky and (slightly) warming sun. It’s nice to be outside in the fresh air.

Today I am grateful I notice and enjoy the beauty of our garden. It’s so colourful, so varied and full of life.

Today I am grateful for the silence that surrounds the sound of the wind and the birds singing.

Today I am grateful for our home and the fact it feels like home. There’s already an abundance of comfort and happiness.

Today I am grateful for the warmth of my girlfriend’s hand. Warmth in touch and in feeling.

Today I am grateful for the niggly ache in my back. It could be so much worse.

Today I am grateful for my work and their understanding of my current situation. They are incredibly supportive.

Today I am grateful I sound like a broken record when I repeat (again and again) my gratitude towards recovery. It’s working again today.

Gratitude List 28/03/2019: Gratitude for gratitude

Gratitude List 28/03/2019

Today I am grateful for the good news my son had yesterday. He had an admissions meeting and it looks like he’s been accepted onto the course he’d been hoping for. Gratitude for past difficulties happening for a reason.

Today I am grateful for the celebratory meal we had after. I’m grateful I could afford it and I’m grateful I could resist the ice-cream! Most of all I’m grateful to have the people I love the most sitting at the table with me.

Today I am grateful for sitting out in the garden, looking up at the stars (in between the clouds) with my daughter sitting next to me all wrapped up. I have very fond memories of doing the same with my mum.

Today I am grateful for the quiet half hour all by myself. I had done my suggestions so I did a bit of reading. I haven’t read a (story) book for a loooong time. It was nice to put my phone down, turn the TV off and read in silence.

Today I am grateful I am on my way to work. I am blessed to have a job. I’m further blessed to have the understanding of my bosses regarding my situation at home and how I’m unable to always start/finish when they want me to.

Today I am grateful for my son doing the final bit of my daughter’s school run which enabled me to make an effort for my work and get in as soon as possible. I’m so proud to see them walk off together. It’s a real tug at the heart strings moment.

Today I am grateful for the day ahead. God willing, after work I am due to meet a fellow for some step work and then onto a meeting where I can unite, serve and recover.

Today I am grateful I took the time to have breakfast at home and also make my lunch for the day. Its nice to have a plan in place. That way I eat healthy and spend less money too.

Today I am grateful for my physical, mental and spiritual health. For sure there are subtle aches, moments of irrational thinking and I’m sure my ego will take over at certain points during the day. But in contrast to my past my overall health has come a long way.

Today I am grateful for this list and what it’s doing for my serenity. I feel at peace, mind and soul. The longer I practice gratitude the less I suffer with expectation.