Gratitude List 07/02/2019
Today’s reflection of the day spoke of honesty. As a result I find myself reflecting on how honesty has come into my life.
My life prior to recovery overflowed with dishonesty. It infiltrated my thoughts, words, behaviours and actions. For me, having a days abstinence with regards to dishonesty is as big a miracle as a day off from my addiction.
Today I am grateful I am honest with myself. Accepting who I am, what I do, when I have power and when I need help.
Today I am grateful I no longer wear a different mask to suit different situations. I am me, inside and out.
Today I am grateful I am more honest with others. Through my thoughts, words, behaviours and actions.
Today I am grateful I do not fear being honest. I used to fear the consequences which were always much smaller than those resulting from dishonesty.
Today I am grateful I rarely answer ‘yes’ on my daily inventory when I ask myself if I’ve been dishonest. As I said, a day of honesty is a miracle for me.
Today I am grateful I don’t manipulate people anymore. No more do I twist and turn people’s emotions and decisions to get what I want.
Today I am grateful I can be honest with another with regards to how they made me feel (if that’s what God has guided me to do – to use courage instead of acceptance).
Today I am grateful, an honest life is much simpler.