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.

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Gratitude List 14/04/2019: Recovery

Gratitude List 14/04/2019

Today I am grateful I am in recovery. It means I’m able to meet a challenge with calmness and composure.

Today I am grateful I am in recovery. It means I can be there for someone who needs my support.

Today I am grateful I am in recovery. It means I haven’t wasted any time today.

Today I am grateful I am in recovery. It means I am more patient and tolerant towards my children.

Today I am grateful I am in recovery. It means I am able to show love and forgiveness.

Today I am grateful I am in recovery. It means I can put food on the table for my family.

Today I am grateful I am in recovery. It means I have some answers.

Today I am grateful I am in recovery. It means I have humility and a faith in a greater power than myself.

Today I am grateful I am in recovery. It means I am as happy and as serene as I can remember.

Today I am grateful I am in recovery. It means I have hope.

Today I am grateful I am in recovery. It means this list could go on and on.

Gratitude List 12/04/2019:

Gratitude List 12/04/2019

A few days ago, the reflection of the day spoke of the stillness of God (as you understand Him). How when I’m restless, I can rely on Him to be still, calm and consistent. I found this to be a very comforting thought. It made me realise how I have and how I can continue to lean on my own understanding of God to get me through life’s ups and downs.

Today I am grateful that when I suffer from fear, I can connect and seek guidance from a power who does not know fear.

Today I am grateful that when I feel resentful, I can connect and seek guidance from a power who only knows love and forgiveness.

Today I am grateful that when I am tempted to be dishonest, I can connect and seek guidance from a power who is only honest.

Today I am grateful that when I lust, I can connect and seek guidance from a power who only thinks clean.

Today I am grateful that when I am intolerant, I can connect and seek guidance from a power who considers and understands.

Today I am grateful that when I don’t know whether to accept or show courage, I can connect and seek guidance from a power who has the wisdom.

Today I am grateful that when I don’t do my best, I can connect and seek guidance from a power who does not judge.

Today I am grateful that when I am faced with challenges, I can connect and seek guidance from a power who has the answers.

Today I am grateful to be able to put these defects in the hands of a greater power that does not suffer with them. A true blessing.

Gratitude List 11/04/2019: Another Good Day

Gratitude List 11/04/2019

Another Good Day

06:35am Today I am grateful for the Reflection of the Day. What an incredibly comforting thought typified by this line – ‘May my restlessness be stilled by the unchanging nature of God, in whom I place my trust.’

06:36am Today I am grateful to have found some humility and as a result – a greater power. Only with this can I relate to the Reflection of the Day.

06:44am Today I am grateful to be listening to music. This morning it’s Mumford and Sons, they seem to amplify how I’m feeling right now – serene, happy and connected.

09:35am to 09:45am Today I am grateful for the very inspiring video, one for different reasons I can completely relate to.

11:14am Today I am grateful for the crystal blue sky today and the brilliant sun. It’s crisp but its beautiful. There is something comforting about facing the warmth of the sun.

12:45pm Today I am grateful for the lunch in my bag. It’s healthy, nutritious and plentiful.

13:30pm Today I am grateful for the comradery shared by the team at work. It’s one of the reasons I enjoy what I do.

15:03pm Today I am grateful for the understanding and support I have from my supervisors at work regarding some needed time off.

18:00pm Today I am grateful for the tools I have to deal with fear. They’re being put to good use right now.

20:00pm Today I am grateful for cooking my girlfriend a meal. It was nice to see her relaxing while I was doing something I enjoy.

Gratitude List 09/04/2019: Happy Birthday!

Gratitude List 09/04/2019

Today I am grateful to have my son wake up at ours on his 17th birthday.

Today I am grateful to have him in my life. Quite simply, it’s a blessing.

Today I am grateful for the time we get to spend together. Naturally I wish for even more, but I am grateful because my past could have led to much worse.

Today I am grateful for his courage. When I reflect on how brave he has been, it’s very inspiring.

Today I am grateful for how mature my son is. At times, he has shown maturity beyond his years.

Today I am grateful for the lessons I can learn from him. As well as courage he displays many strengths of character, strengths that I am striving for myself.

Today I am grateful for the brother he is to his little sister. He is very caring, loving, ‘tolererant’ and incredibly protective.

Today I am grateful for how friendly he is. He displays great humility and trust. His friends look to him for support and advice. He’s the go-to friend.

Today I am grateful for the shared interests we have. They bring a teenage son and his dad closer together.

Today I am grateful for our relationship. Its been a roller-coaster – some great times and some difficult times but all in all we are in a good place today.

Today I am grateful for this list. I can’t deny I often focus too much on what my son does wrong. It’s good to reflect on his many positives. He’s an amazing young man, one I’m very proud of.

Gratitude List 07/04/2019: A lovely Sunday

Gratitude List 07/04/2019

I’ve just sat down! Today, I have constantly been on my feet. But I have loved every minute of it!

Today I am grateful I enjoy entertaining. There’s nothing I like more than cooking for everyone.

Today I am grateful the weather was just about worthy of a bbq!

Today I am grateful for having a garden. Something I haven’t had since I was a child. Something I cherish.

Today I am grateful for our home which turned out to be a lovely venue. Despite the extra rooms we all congregated into one!

Today I am grateful for everyone who turned up. No matter how much preparation is done, it’s the people that make a difference.

Today I am grateful for the help of my girlfriend. She is an amazing host and I’m proud to be with her.

Today I am grateful for my kids who are absolute delights. Sometimes I can get wrapped up in trying so hard to see them succeed. This weekend I decided to let go and let them be.

Today I am grateful that my children enjoy staying with us. I know it’s not always the case in our situation.

Today I am grateful for my son, who despite in many ways he can be a stereo typical teenager, he has so many positives and I am very lucky.

Today I am grateful for all the food and drink we had to enjoy. I cannot forget how much of a blessing this is.

Today I am grateful I am doing this list. I could so easily have a nap or put on the TV and relax, but I know how important this is for me and my happiness.

Gratitude List 07/04/2019: Spot-check Gratitude

Gratitude List 06/04/2019

Spot-check Gratitude

06:21am Today I am grateful to be up with my girlfriend. Bright and early, making the most of our day together.

07:35am Today I am grateful to peek inside their respective rooms and see my son and daughter fast asleep and all cosy in their beds.

08:02am Today I am grateful to connect with someone I admire and look up to. A very close friend for life.

08:35am Today I am grateful to catch a coal tit feeding on camera. Another bird to our garden’s catalogue.

09:12am Today I am grateful that my daughter and her friend are having fun together dancing in the living room. Yes 9:12am! Friendship is precious.

09:17am Today I am grateful for David Attenborough and the like who bring the amazing world to our TVs. Its beautiful out there!

10:10am Today I am grateful I can hear my daughter and girlfriend talking upstairs about boys! Love listening to them, they have a great and loving relationship.

10:53am Today I am grateful I thought before I spoke.

11:39am Today I am grateful for the display of generousity, kindness and affection.

11:39am Today I am grateful for the display of gratitude and thanks that followed.