Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Thursday, 4/16/09 - "GRATITUDE AWARD"




























I thank Jess Mistress of Mischief for this Gratitude Award. I love her blog, Journey of the Spirit of Hope..trudging the road of happy destiny! You can go on over and see it - just (click here).

"GRATITUDE AWARD"

We create the world we 'see'.

Our attitudes shape our realities.



Since I received a Gratitude Award it is only fitting that my blog be about my gratitude.

  • I am grateful for the change in how I see the world and the attitudes I hold today.
  • I am grateful that I no longer see the world through eyes that desire to run, hide, or leave this world.
  • I am grateful that today I see the world through the eyes of faith, trust, and hope.
  • I have gratitude that I see the glass as half full - not half empty. Whenever that view begins to shift to 'less than', I have the tools to shift the perspective back to 'more than'.
  • I am grateful for developing a belief in the power of prayer and the willingness to utilize that power.
  • I am grateful that through experience I know that God answers prayer.
  • I am grateful for Alcoholics Anonymous which saves my life and Al-Anon that expands the richness of my life, of my relationships.
  • I am grateful for the 12 steps that showed me the path to my God.
  • I am grateful that I ws able to finally set aside my "contempt prior to investigation", use affirmations, and experience their power.
  • I am grateful for delicious Vanilla Lattes and Caramel Macchiato espresso drinks.
  • I am grateful for my husband - that God saw fit that we meet, that we recognized His hand in our relationship, and that we sealed our lives as one the day we married.
  • I am grateful for God's hand guiding my son and his new wife to seal their lives as one.
  • I am grateful that my world of wonderful possibilities grows daily.
  • I am grateful for the inspiration I find in the writings of my blog friends.
  • I am grateful for each sponsee and recovering friend God brings into my life.
  • I am grateful for the deep spiritual connections recovery has allowed me to experience.
  • I am grateful for God's help with each poem and blog that I write and each picture I paint.
  • I am grateful for God's unconditional love for and guidance given me, my husband, my children, and the bloggers I have met - especially those with serious health, relationship, financial, or other difficulties.
  • I am grateful to be "Prayer Girl".

(Photo credit: woman praying by David MacDonald)

7 comments:

Steve E. said...

I also, am grateful you are "Prayer Girl".
Love,
Me

Syd said...

Awesome gratitude list. Thanks for sharing all those things that contribute to your hope and faith.

Shadow said...

....aaaaah, vanilla latte's

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

And my focus immediately went to mmmm caramel machiatos!

But I ended up grateful for you!

cw2smom said...

Hi...I am here via Jess! I will enjoy following your wonderful blog! Love the photos that you tie into your entries! Blessings, Lisa

Zanejabbers said...

I also am grateful for you and your daily posts. Thank you.

clean and crazy said...

I too am grateful I set aside contempt prior to investigation, love the list. You are so deserving of this