I’ve been looking over some of my posts and I realized how damn depressing the last few have been.  Jeez!  I mean come on!  I’m sober for God’s sake!  It can’t be THAT bleak.

It isn’t of course, so I decided today I would cultivate an attitude of gratitude.

Dear God,

  • I am grateful for my sobriety.
  • I am grateful for my loving and kind husband.  The man is a saint.
  • I am grateful for all 6 of my wonderful, loving, sometimes trying, all the time filling my heart with joy children.
  • I am grateful for anti-depressants which return my brain to normal and allow me to feel the aforementioned joy.
  • I am grateful for a lovely home filled with love and affection.
  • I am grateful for my friends.  The old who have grown with me, the new who have helped me discover new things and the ones I haven’t even met yet.
  • I am grateful for a job.  It may not be the perfect one but it pays the bills and feeds my kids.
  • I am grateful for finally giving in and going to AA.
  • I am grateful for blogs and the wonderful people who write them.  They pour out their souls to me and I soak up their wisdom and experiences which serves to lighten my load and help me through my day.
  • I am grateful for prayer and meditation (both of which I need to get better at doing).
  • I am grateful for good hair, long eyelashes, oily skin and great legs.  All of which help me cope with my ever advancing age.
  • I am grateful for finding this way to journal because it lets me get the stuff out of my head on onto a page where I can look at it in a better light.

From the bottom of my heart – thank you.


“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”  ~Albert Schweitzer 

One thought on “Gratitude

  1. thank you for the comment today. Nice to meet you!

    My Alanon sponsor got me writing a 5 item gratitude list daily, years ago. I bought a pretty, magnetic fold journal off Amazon that fits in my purse. It's a wonderful “habit”, a life changer really.

    At first I had to write something different every day, until my sponsor finally told me it was OK to repeat myself..LOL.

    6 kids…God bless ya, sister!!

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