Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Thursday, 1/8/09 - GRATITUDE


(Note: My brain is creating havoc in my head these days. I'm still bouncing all over the place since Christmas. The gist of my angst is that "very old bugaboo" - "low self-esteem". I say to myself, mercy - mercy, isn't that issue dead and buried in the ground yet??? Apparently not!)

After a few days of wrestling with old demons, I decided to just keep it simple and blog a gratitude list.

"GRATITUDE"


I am grateful that I "never" think of taking a drink.

I am grateful that I still love my Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon meetings.

I am grateful that I have taken the time to develop a relationship with my sponsor - taken time to get to know her and had the courage and honesty to let her know who I am.

I am grateful that I trust my sponsor.

I am grateful that I know when I get into difficult mental places that "this too shall pass".

I am grateful that I know that God is close to me, is interested in me, cares for me, and always guides me no matter how I may be "feeling".


I am grateful for family.


I am grateful that I have "made a decision" to turn my will and my life over to the care of God and that as long as I don't take that decision back, I know I will never have to return to the way I used to be.


I am grateful for friends, sponsees, family, and others who care for me.


I am grateful for all the spiritual experiences I have had in my life.

I am grateful I was able to get this post written.

I am grateful for the power of prayer.

Prayer Girl

(Photo Credit: My Own Fairy Tale by Sandmanns Frau)

12 comments:

Kristin H. said...

Thank you for sharing Prayer Girl. Your posts mean a lot to me.

Akannie said...

Dear girl...

Isn't it these little valleys that allow us to appreciate so much of the rest of our lives? You are a precious and marvelous human being, and you scatter hope everywhere you go.

All that and sober too. What more could a girl ask for?

We will continue to love you until you are back to loving yourself. That's a promise given to me in AA and now I pass it on to you.

Love and blessings, Akannie

steveroni said...

HOLY MOLY, Batman! Prayer Girl, I just finished blogging a gratitude List (a Blong) and had NO IDEA you were on the same wave length.

Well, I'll never tire of gratitude, and, as long as I remember 'gratitude' is an action word, and put it INTO action, I'll always be happily grateful.

Steve E. Strong meeting-goer, sponsor, and New Librarian with JOKES TO TELL!

Atiyanna said...

I am grateful for you and Steveroni! For always reminding us to be grateful for the little things.
Love & Kindness,
~A

Shadow said...

when all else fails, back to basics, and the rest will follow. lovely list!

Mary LA said...

Gratitude makes evrything possible, doesn't it?

Love to you

Mary

Kathy Lynne said...

That picture is wonderful. I am grateful for all of those things too and needed to be reminded.

Syd said...

Sometimes the old tapes play out again in our heads. I wish they wouldn't but I suppose they are ingrained and sometimes just percolate to the surface. Good gratitude list to keep the old thoughts at bay.

Prayer Girl said...

Thank you to everyone who took the time to read my blog and to comment.

I am grateful for the support and encouragement sent my way.

I trust in God, in my program, and in my fellow recovering people.

Love you all!

J-Online said...

I love your gratitude list today Prayer Girl. Thanks for sharing!

Cat said...

Nice list today PG!!! Helps me look to the positive!

Lou said...

I had to come over and get me some gratitude;) thanks!