Sunday, May 17, 2009
Sunday, 5/17/09 - "GRATEFUL SUNDAY"
My heart is filled to overflowing with gratitude.
I am grateful that with God nothing is impossible.
Friday night after attending a benefit for a friend with liver cancer, watching the Farrah Fawcett special all about her cancer, anticipating the purchase of a vehicle, I had one of those nights with almost no sleep. I don't do well with little sleep. Since I couldn't sleep, I got up and went to the early 7:00 Alcoholics Anonymous meeting with Mr. Steveroni before heading up the road to buy our new RAV4.
I am grateful that when we got home I was able to take a two hour nap that revived me enough to enjoy the rest of yesterday.
I am grateful that I got a good night's sleep last night and feel wonderfully rested this morning.
I am grateful for my friends, sponsees, and all the recovering people God has brought my way - both face-to-face and in the blog world.
I am grateful that today, Sunday, I have awakened to a beautiful sunny morning. Everything outside is green instead of parched brown. Our Florida summer rains have finally begun after a long stretch of very dry conditions.
I am grateful to be going to mass shortly and then to my home group Al-Anon meeting.
I am grateful Mr. Steveroni and I will be going to a birthday party for an AA friend this afternoon where we will see others we know and enjoy good company and good food. We'll be taking our "famous, handed-down-in-the-family recipe", finely- very finely - chopped coleslaw.
I am grateful for the invitation, grateful that people like our company, and grateful that I have progressed enough that I can go and have a good time.
I am grateful for my faithful readers. I am grateful for all those who comment. I am just grateful to have been given the gift of sobriety before my brain became "wet", can still think, and have the ability to write.
I am grateful for my faith and trust in God.....that He will continue to give me the power to stay sober, that He is leading me down a path that allows me to always grow and change, that my life continues to get better and better, and that He gives me the ability to help others.