I've been wanting to start up a gratitude journal again so I'm just gonna go ahead and use this thread to do so!
today I'm feeling very grateful for:
- the self-growth I've done in my life, especially over the last year and a bit - friends to spend time with and talk things over with, and to be there to talk over their stuff with, too - this burgeoning relationship that's come into my life so recently and so suddenly - my best friend's wisdom and awareness that helps to keep her safe - my exstepson who is the best motivation to make good choices in my life - tea - my home, especially my bed - the ocean - the sunshine - connection - sleep
today, in addition to everything I listed yesterday, I'm grateful for:
- having little bits of extra money here and there to treat myself and my loved ones who don't have a few extra dollars right now - my recently rekindled relationship with my father - the company of sweet, adorable animals - my improved capacity for going with the flow, being flexible
- all these people coming out of the woodwork and back into my life after years away - my support group people - connections with friends - nice dreams - getting better sleep so I can wake up feeling, well, awake
grateful to have reconnected with my longtime very close friend of many years after not being in each other's lives for a few years due to his psycho now-ex-fiance! grateful to have spent a lot of time with friends this week grateful for all these fuzzy feelings!
today I'm grateful to have the freedom to decide what to do with my day, to not be locked into anything
I remember sitting in an AA meeting in early recovery at a Big Book study. They read the words: "Happy, joyous, and free," and I burst out in tears. Then I remembered Martin Luther King: "Free at last; free at last. Thank God almighty, free at last." I am so grateful for my recovery.