Daily Gratitude - Recovery from Porn Addiction


#102

Today, I am grateful for a few things:

  1. I am seeing myself in a new light. I am changing a bit, though ever so slowly. Regardless the speed, the destination is what I am focusing on. I am grateful for being pointed in the right direction.

  2. Not every day is a good day, and not every moment is a good one. Yet, though these moments, I am more grateful and thankful for the good ones, and even happier during them. These hard moments always become something of a foundation in the end.

  3. I often stress about the future, and complain how busy I feel, but maybe I should change my viewpoint a bit and instead be thankful for being wanted and needed so much. I am thankful for being loved and included, and need to not take that for granted.

Looking forward to continuing gratitude :slight_smile:


#103

I’ve been allowing lust to creep back into my life. I’ve been forgetful of the ways that it brought me low and the choices I made that I’m not proud of while I was deep in addiction. These thoughts of moderation have been constant lately. I don’t know if it’s something I’m not doing/doing wrong or if I’m just not a stern with the addict as I used to be. Trying to get back on track with my gratitude.

Today I so thankful for:

  1. An outlet to share. Getting my thoughts and feelings out helps to strengthen my resolve.

  2. Rest. My body feels tired. I feel zapped of energy and my exercise routine is feeling stagnant. I’m intending to listen to my body and nourish my mind instead. I will focus on diet to ensure I’m not overindulging.

  3. My partner. No matter what we’ve done to each other, I will always respect her. She’s got an iron will and a emotional strength I can’t begin to match. Since starting her new job, she’s kicked into overdrive. I’m just going to do what I can to support her and stay out of her way so that I can foster this trajectory she’s on.


#104

It’s hard to be grateful when I have been so stressed lately, but I needed to post today more than ever before.

  1. I made it a week! I am a week clean! Never made it this long except the time I went 12 days and relapsed. So now I’ve done it twice, and I am very thankful for this app supporting me along the way.

  2. I am thankful for life. I had two family members pass in the last 4 days (a great-grandma whom was 97 on Thursday, and an aunt in her 30s or 40s just about an hour or so ago). I am thankful that I am alive and for the opportunity I have to be on this earth. I also am thankful for my religion, and for the knowledge in our church about seeing them again someday. I am thankful for the life that follows this one, as well.

  3. I gave a good talk in church (dang, I spoke about my church twice in one post…if you didn’t know better you would think I was pushing it on you guys. Sorry about how it might look right now haha). I was quite nervous for the talk, and happy it went well. Stake Conference is a big meeting, but I think I held up to the occasion.

I may not check in tomorrow due to the funeral of my great-grandmother, and the immediate needs of aunt and their family. I worry about my cousins more than anything else. I will keep you all posted, in gratitude as I can find it, over the next few days. Stay sober, my friends; life is easier to deal with and happier along the way if you are. (and so, bonus: 4. I am grateful for that, as well.)


#105

You gave a talk in Stake Conference? That’s kind of a big deal. Dont be “Ashamed of the Gospel of Christ”. No one here on this thread is going to be offended by you talking about your religion, I’m sure. It’s not like we’re trying to convert them.


#106

Haha, yeah they wanted me to speak on the new “Come, Follow Me” curriculum, and I a the Sunday School President in my ward. I was a bit nervous everybody would be like: Oh of course he would talk about that. But they received it well I think haha :slight_smile: