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