Daily Gratitude, The Air Of Recovery #7

I’m grateful to be back on this thread. It’s been a minute.
I’m grateful the orioles have raised another batch of young and they are voraciously consuming all the jelly and nectar I put out every day.
I’m grateful my salad greens have been great and the first cucumber of the season is finally here.
I’m grateful I get to rise early each morning to beat the heat and get outside for some therapy working in the garden. I’m grateful for the birdsong and the breeze and a little shade. And the exercise is good for me.
I’m grateful for the peace and quiet in this little three acre compound.
I’m grateful that I can find refuge here when there is so much going on out in the world that scares the shit out of me.
I’m grateful I’m approaching my one year soberversary , thanks to TS and all the support and kindness here. I’m so grateful to everyone here. :smiling_face_with_tear:

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I’m grateful for a new Day 1.
I’m grateful that my relapse only lasted one day.
I’m grateful that I have the desire to stay sober.
I’m grateful for the tools that I know I need to use to stay sober.
I’m grateful for my God who forgives me.

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I’m grateful for good friends to talk things over when things feel bleak.
I’m grateful for my job and the ability to work.
I’n grateful for snuggly cats and caring husbands.
I’m grateful for an impending trip, now if I could just manage to purchase my plane tickets.
I’m grateful for a day off soon.
I’m grateful that I realized that alcohol was stunting my life.
I’m grateful I am doing something about it.

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Today I am especially grateful for:

  • The lesson I got yesterday evening about moods and not making my decisions based on them. That was a really good truck there.
  • Yesterday’s Recovery Dharma meeting.
  • Laughing about myself and life during the meeting’s meditation.
  • Deciding to help facilitate one of the meetings.
  • My morning routine.
  • Today’s work on state machines. Did I mention how much I love my work? :grin:
  • All the energy I had today.
  • Getting everything done today and then some.
  • Our time at the pool.
  • My daughter so easily making friends. So many kids struggle with this, and I am very glad she always finds someone to connect with.
  • The peaceful interactions I am having with my ex.
  • My adventureous plans for the summer vacations.
  • Family.
  • Meditation.
  • The summer.
  • Sober communities.
  • Feeling connected and alive.
  • This full day.
  • This bountyful life.

Sleep tight sober friends :night_with_stars:

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Thank you for your kind words @Natm Natalia :people_hugging:
I’ve learned from this community that summer depression is quite common. Since I speak about it, I find more people IRL who also suffer from it. We are not alone :people_hugging:

Evening gratitude.
It’s growling thunder, lightning and some rain here now. I’m grateful it cools down before I go to bed so I can open the windows. The house got hot today, stressing me.

I’m grateful I mowed for 1 hour in the evening even when I didn’t feel like it. Back to babysteps and little tasks. I’m grateful the path to the field is now short cutted. No high grass = no ticks :pray: I’m grateful for my reliable tractor and mower. I’m grateful I can ignore the bulk of mowing still to be done. One by one will do it. No pressure. ODAAT

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Thursday gratefulness …I am so very grateful for:

  • A nice walk and swim before the heat became intense
  • My sister cancelled our visit this weekend as she needs some down time (been travelling like crazy for past few months) – I’m not complaining as i really didn’t want to go but didn’t have the heart to tell her
  • My herbs are doing well. Have the organic soil to plant them. hoping to do this tomorrow
  • My car got fixed earlier than expected. I was going to wait for a ride but then decided to take public transport (haven’t done since high school). It was a chill experience. Grateful that I was ok to walk the last 1 mile where the bus did not go and i did not want to wait for the right bus. I survived the heat.
  • For the huge discount my mechanic gave. He gives us the family discount and then another discount if paid in cash. Grateful for my vacation funds as i was able to pay for the service in cash.
  • Today is the last day of my excessive salt intake before i do my testing tomorrow and Saturday. The last day really does make me ill and today has been a battle in trying to keep everything down. I really do not want to repeat this again.
  • For my HP! For my family. for this community. for my recovery.
    *That my body is healing and i am able to have more good days of movement. Still a long ways to go and have to remember to not push too hard but it is a wonderful feeling. Grateful that i am able to push through the pain and not let it keep me down.
  • My hibiscus plant is in full bloom and looks beautiful. It really loved all the rain we recently got.

Wishing everyone a wonderful addiction free day / evening. Sending you all so much love :heart: :heart:

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Awesome gratitude list.

I aspire to be in the home club myself within a year. :house_with_garden: :pray:

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Thursday Gratitude.
Not a great day but made the best out of it.
Being home in the air conditioning after a long day in a hot and humid shop.
Tomorrow’s Friday.
Cooler weather coming next week.
644 days sober.
A cold shower.
My bed.

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I am grateful for:

  • Dinner with my brother and mom and dad, where they treated us to a sumptuous dinner in celebration of my last day of rehab.

  • Grateful for opportunity to do rehab and the encouraging last session where they said things to me to lift my spirits.

  • Grateful my son texted me that he loved me.

– Grateful for the collective goodness of this community and the wonderful people on here helping one another every day.

  • Grateful to God for answering my prayers.

  • Grateful for my health

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How ya doin Chelsea ?
6 days have flown by.
We are still here.
:pray:t2::heart:

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Day 5 gratitude
I am grateful that all of my withdrawal symptoms are finally gone. One lapse with alcohol and it took me four full days of battling the repercussions. I’m pinning this as a reminder of what this does to my body and mind.
I am grateful that rather than getting into a fight with my partner last night I was able to journal and write down thoughts on a difficult discussion we will have this evening.
I am grateful that I’m not afraid.
I am grateful I have a supportive job, with the most amazing colleagues.
I am grateful that the unknown is a growing opportunity.
I am grateful that the sun is out.
I am grateful I can take deep breaths and have a clear mind.

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I am one year sober today. I am extremely, extremely grateful for TS and all you fine people.
I especially want to thank @SassyRocks and @WilliamBloke and @Starlight14 and @BJonns for encouraging me when I did my first post over a year ago. You made me feel welcome .
Big gratitudes for @JazzyS and @Dazercat , you two have been so very helpful in so many ways, I admire you both so!
I’m so grateful for the support and love at this thread, the daily checking in thread, and the thread about loved ones with addictions.
There are so many others here I have so much respect and gratitude for, I can’t list you all.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, everyone!
:index_pointing_at_the_viewer::index_pointing_at_the_viewer::index_pointing_at_the_viewer::pray::pray::pray::heart::heart:

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I’m grateful to feel better today, that I could get good work done on the trauma workbook and work some on the translation project. I’m grateful to hsve had a good walk…still didn’t feel physically up for a longer hike but the walking was nice. I’m grateful for being able to enjoy a really nice cup of Turkish coffee this morning.

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I am very greatful and thankful today…

Im greatful that hubby asked me if i was in the best shape of my life. My immediate answer was no but on further introspection DAMN i think im in the best shape of my life. Granted my tatas arent where they used to be but my weight is under control, im sober, eating healthy, and running miles like its my biz.

Friday
Decided to work from home
Got a good gym sesh in. The lady next to me motivated me to up my game. Ran 1mi straight 2x…progress
My ladies aa meeting yesterday
Principles before personalities
May have picked up a new sponsee
Not letting myself want my 1st sponsees sobriety more than she does…girl call me.
Air conditioning
In home washer dryer
Good heart to heart about trust and communication with hubby on our family walk
Boscoes cuteness and hes less smelly after his bath
Headed up to minnesota for the family reunion in 2 weeks

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Happy one year sober Miss @Pattycake! I’m grateful for you, for your sobriety and for all the ways you have helped us along here. Keep going and congrats on the day. :bouquet:🩷

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Amazing Patty…i could not be happier for you…you are an amazing lady…what youve achieved is incredible and i am so proud of you…im so glad our paths crossed on here…its a priveledge to know you :heart::people_hugging:

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Many thanks, Emilie, so glad to be sharing this journey with you!

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Many thanks, Kelly, you were always there for me, especially in my rough beginning. Thank you so much!

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Your so welcome :pray: u only wanted a pen pal…look at you now :blush: you’re amazing :clap: xxxxx

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I’m grateful to be sitting comfortably on my couch with coffee and a curled up cat reading a David Goggins book about being tough.
I’m grateful for a day off tomorrow and a party with my friends, now I just have to decide what to contribute to the potluck.
I’m grateful I can contribute, here and in the real world.
I’n grateful for opportunities, for kindness and for grit.

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