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bluidkiti
08-07-2013, 09:48 AM
Morning Gratitude Blessing
(To be said to yourself with enthusiasm in the mirror–gazing into your own eyes.)
Good day Bright & Beautiful Spirit!
Good day Bright & Beautiful Spirit!
Good day Bright & Beautiful Spirit!
I AM Grateful for a new day!
I AM Grateful that my life gets better and better every day in every way!

I Am Grateful that I Am well taken care of every day in every way!

I Am Grateful that everything works out perfectly in my world!
I Am Grateful that all things work together for my good, regardless of what it looks like!
I Am richly BLESSED!!!
Everything I set my hands to do is a success!
My mind is blessed!
My heart is blessed!
My spirit is blessed!
My soul is blessed!
My body is blessed!
My home is blessed!
My children are blessed!
My mate is blessed!
My work is blessed!
My relationships are blessed!
Everything I set my hands to do is a success!
I Am richly blessed!
I Am Grateful Bright & Beautiful Spirit!
I Am Grateful Bright & Beautiful Spirit!
I Am Grateful Bright & Beautiful Spirit!
Amen
http://liveyourdestinytoday.com/2009/06/11/morning-gratitude-blessing/

jmurray1949
09-05-2013, 12:31 PM
I am blessed to be in a recovery community knowing that I don't have to do it alone!. Thank you for this site! Along with my meetings, this forum has helped me become a little saner and enjoy the peace and serenity that the program promises!

Thank you!!

MajestyJo
09-05-2013, 01:45 PM
Welcome to the site and thank you for signing in and sharing J Murray. Hope you will continue to come and share your journey with us.

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MajestyJo
11-29-2013, 11:12 PM
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Do not suffer in aloneness. there is no such thing.

- Gary Zukav -


It is so important to stay in today. Sometimes it is in the moment.

I woke up with a head ache, it disappeared. My feet weren't swollen like they have been for months, then I had two gentlemen friends arrive, one invited, the other the man in my life who dropped by unexpectedly, and then my son showed. I had a friend from his girlfriend early, and all of a sudden the feet are swelling, the body is in pain, and all from stress. The thing I came to realize was, it wasn't my stress and not mine to take on.

It is so important for me to be in the moment, look at where I am at, take ownership for my part, and let go of the rest. A lot easier said than done, especially when it concerns those you love.

I received an e-mail earlier today which was about how we use the "blame game" to justify our behaviour, thoughts, etc., but anything from outside of ourselves is but a reflection of our own inner truth.


From my site The Five A's posted in 2003

So grateful for the new awareness, clarity, understanding, and experiences in my life that helped me grow and heal.


I am worthy of being happy, of having people love me the way I want to be loved, and of making my own choices about what happens to me.
It's my life. Today I take it back.

You are reading from the book:
Time to Break Free by Judith R. Smith

sunlight
12-08-2013, 02:06 PM
I am so very grateful for a spiritual reading called soft straws in the wind by Marsha Burns.

Thank you God!!!

MajestyJo
12-09-2013, 12:21 AM
Thanks for sharing.

http://ft111.com/smallstraws.htm

Love the eagle. The eagle means spirit.

http://ft111.com/eagles.htm

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Eeemblem@aol.com
01-10-2014, 08:44 PM
Humility and gratitude run hand in hand. The promises come true as we lower our ego and thank God for our friends family and fellowship.

MajestyJo
01-11-2014, 07:36 AM
Many people don't get their family back. It took me a long time to find the acceptance of their attitude toward the 'alcoholic' and the condescension that I received. The fellowship(s) loved me and put me back together.

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bthielen6696@msn.com
02-01-2014, 07:33 AM
Thank you for this site
Craig

iamproud8888
02-04-2014, 04:52 AM
Morning Gratitude is alwsys the best wsy to begin a dsy. Thank you so bery much!! I am a newbee with you and will love to continue to be. :15:

iamproud8888
02-04-2014, 05:02 AM
:15: thank you for this daily mirror meditation. I truly needed this to begin my day with. I will definately remember it everyday when I awake. Somedays are good, somedays are bad but with this, I feel it will make a difference in starting out. Very nice. Thank you. :15:

eric
02-04-2014, 11:46 PM
Thank you for allowing me to use this sight. 1 day at a time and I get a little closer to my God.

MajestyJo
02-05-2014, 07:18 PM
Thank you for sharing.

I am grateful to have you and all the other newcomers here.
Grateful that each day I have a new beginning.
Grateful that my son cooked dinner, even if I couldn't eat it.
Grateful that my God is only a prayer away.
Grateful for the many blessing received each day.
Grateful for all of you who share this journey with me.

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LittleWing7
02-24-2014, 10:34 PM
Again today I found myself singing! This morning it was to my sister's cats, I have always had cats, but lost mine when I lost my house back in the days when I was active. Then had to leave the cats I lived with that belonged to my roommate when I moved here. My sister has 12 cats and I've come to know their sweet individual personalities. About six of them were on her bed this morning and I just started singing "Sunshine, you are my sunshine, you make me happy when skies are grey.. " It brought me back to a time when I was so innocent and it felt really good. I am very thankful for it!:-)

MajestyJo
02-26-2014, 09:07 AM
Thanks for sharing, typed out my own gratitude list, lost it, and gave up. :(

Grateful for a new day for a new day.
Grateful that I didn't have to pick up to deal with my pain.
Grateful that each day is a new beginning.
Grateful for the gifts received each day.
Grateful that my God doesn't give up on me.
Grateful that I can go to Him for Help each day.
Grateful that when I can't do, He can.
Grateful for all of you who share this journey with me.

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HTELLONE
03-02-2014, 12:15 PM
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Do not suffer in aloneness. there is no such thing.

- Gary Zukav -



From my site The Five A's posted in 2003

So grateful for the new awareness, clarity, understanding, and experiences in my life that helped me grow and heal.
sometimes have hard time feeling good enough with others not pretty enough nice enough so work on the outside when I should work on inside to feel good on inside What fear of defect driving me I need to look reflect pray sometimes just stay still and feel then let go. I always need meetings others to listen to and God Higher power in the rooms and online. So glad we have each other to love each other and respond to . Love Heather Have a good day :169:

MajestyJo
06-03-2014, 10:10 PM
Grateful for the blessings received each day:

“How beautiful it is to do nothing,
and then to rest afterward.”
Spanish Proverb

“If people concentrated on the really
important things in life,
there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.”
Doug Larson

“To sit with a dog on a hillside
on a glorious afternoon
is to be back in Eden,
where doing nothing was not boring–
it was peace.”
Milan Kundera

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MajestyJo
06-22-2014, 01:13 PM
Was reminded at my f2f Al-Anon home group how grateful I am for the gifts of recovery.

Gifts that are priceless that no amount of money can buy. The peace, serenity, the tools, the people, etc. that have been made available for me as a result of me reaching out and asking for help.

Our topic today was the Fifth Tradition. It is my favorite. It gave me a purpose and a reason for being. I question my existence and why I was chosen and why I was alive. I found the answer. To carry the message to those who still suffer. Someone took the time to be there for me.

It is my responsibility to be there for others who come into recovery looking for the help that I also sought. Without you, there is no me.

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MajestyJo
08-03-2014, 06:36 PM
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Many times over the years, I got into the I want ways of thinking and then I remember what my life was like when I was using, and I remember to be grateful.

I was one step away from the gutter physically, and was already there mentally and emotionally, so any thing that happens in today, gives me much to be grateful for.

MajestyJo
08-09-2014, 02:12 AM
Quote:

“When you are grateful fear disappears and abundance appears”

- - Anthony Robbins - -

As I heard a long-timer say many years ago, "Any day I wake up, it is a good day." Sometimes I lose sight of that. That is why I say today that any day I don't pick up, is a good day.

Quote:

"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought,
and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder."

- - Gilbert Keith Chesterton

So grateful that I am not on insulin for my diabetes like my two younger sister's are. I am also grateful that I am single even though the two of them enjoy being married. My space may be small but it is mine.

Have found that there is always something to be grateful for, in any given situation if I look for it. As my sponsor said many years ago, "A grateful alcoholic/addict will never have a reason to pick up."

MajestyJo
08-13-2014, 03:39 AM
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Sometimes we forget to be grateful for the air we breathe, the roof over our heads, the food on our table (no matter what it is), our family and friends.

It is the little things that add up to a big thing! Gratitude!

MajestyJo
08-13-2014, 03:43 AM
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Love this picture. Is Ms. Cat a couch potato. Did she forget to give thanks that she woke up this morning.

She doesn't seem to have any Good Orderly Direction, I wonder if she asked for it.

MajestyJo
08-17-2014, 02:56 AM
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MajestyJo
08-21-2014, 06:44 PM
Grateful that I have 23 years of sobriety today, although when I get honest, it was more being sober than sobriety, because I did what I could, but had the feeling I should do more. More is always a danger word, especially for me.

It isn't about more years, but one day at a time for 23 years.

I am so grateful for the people in my life be it face to face or on the internet.

So many have done my research for me and I didn't have to go back out myself to find that it isn't any better out there.

Many have taught me how to work my program and how not to work my program. For me it is more about living, picking up the tools of recovery and applying them to my life.

I am so grateful for the tools of recovery, the most important are the 12 Steps, which originated with AA and passed on to other Fellowships.

As my sponsor said many years ago, and as I have said many times on the board, "A grateful alcoholic/addict will never have a reason to pick up, lot of excuses, but no reason to go back to where you came from.

My name is JoAnne, I am an alcoholic, and I am addicted to pills, men, food, and just about any object or person that will take me out of myself and make me feel better. I didn't know it wasn't their job, and that I was responsible for my own happiness and recovery. I had to let go of the blame game and live in reality, instead of denial and self-pity, and all those old feelings that are not condusive to serenity.

Having trust and faith in the program gets me through each day. Through the program, I was able to make a conscious contact with the God of my understanding, and for that I am very grateful.

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MajestyJo
08-25-2014, 03:13 PM
Whenever I have pain or an excess of pain over and above the normal, I know it is emotional on top of the physical and that I need to surrender even more. It is time to take an inventory, not only at my recovery from alcohol and drugs, but my day to day living to see what I am doing wrong. i.e. overdoing, not getting exercise, not enough sleep, not eating properly, too long on the computer, etc. Also have to look at my emotions, to see where they are at. What haven't I let go of, what I haven't turned over, what I am in denial about, what I am trying to control and what do I need to let go of and surrender to my Higher Power.

Something I shared on another site in 2011

The pain is still there, it has never gone away, it is about learning to deal with it and work and think through it, with the help of my God and the wonderful people He has put in my path. I will be eternally grate for His Good Orderly Direction which has shown my how to deal with the pain and not have to go to the drugs I use to use and felt like I just had to have. I am sick don't you know! Poor, poor me, pour me another one.

So grateful for the program that saved my life.

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MajestyJo
08-28-2014, 08:15 AM
Don't know if it is because I have celebrated two Thanksgivings and Christmas is on the way, but have had a lot of gratitude.

It seems like I am noticing more and more, the little things in my life and more importantly, remembering to say Thank You.

Each day, I am thankful for being clean and sober. I remember all the years that I struggled and vowed never to do it again, but I did.

How many times, I prayed, "God get me out of this and I will ...."

How many times have I thought, "I don't need help, I can do it on my own."

How many times have I said, "This time it will be different, I will eat, I won't mix my drinks, I will get up and dance instead of sitting and just drinking, etc."

Thank you for being a part of my sobriety. Thank you for those who still struggle for carry the message to me that it isn't any better out there. Thank you to those who make it back in, it affirms that the program is the only way and you give me hope.

Posted in December 2011

They told me in the rooms of recovery when I came in many years ago that AA was the last house on the block. We try so many things, and finally when our score card read zero, we finally went to AA. I could stop, but I couldn't stay stopped. I am so grateful for AA that has allowed me to stop, one day at a time, for 23 years and 7 days.

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MajestyJo
09-01-2014, 02:43 PM
Gratitude

"I'm very grateful to have come to believe."

IP No. 21, "The Loner"

Belief in a Higher Power can make all the difference when the going gets tough! When things don't go our way in recovery, our sponsor may direct us to make a "gratitude list." When we do, we should include our faith in a Power greater than ourselves on the list. One of the greatest gifts we receive from the Twelve Steps is our belief in a God of our own understanding.

The Twelve Steps gently lead us toward a spiritual awakening. Just as our addiction progressed, so does our spiritual life develop in the course of working the program of Narcotics Anonymous. The steps are our path to a relationship with a God of our understanding. This Higher Power gives us strength when our road gets rough.

Are we grateful for our deepening relationship with a Higher Power? Do we remember to thank God for each day clean, no matter what has happened that day? Do we remember that, no matter how deep our despair or how great our joy, the God of our understanding is with us?

Our recovery is a gift, a gift that we sometimes take for granted. Each day we stay clean, we can rejoice in our Higher Power's care.

Just for today: I am grateful for my relationship with a Higher Power that cares for me.

pg. 10
Back to: Just For

A grateful addict will never have a reason to pick up. Lots of excuses, but no reason. I am so grateful that I was given a second chance at life. I had been trying my way for eight years and when I entered the doors of recovery, I found the solution. It was up to me to put it into action.

I am so grateful for the young girl who introduced me to NA literature when in treatment in November 1991. She is no longer with us. She will always be my special angel because she carried the message to me.

I am grateful that I found a Higher Power. I choose to call Him "My God" as He is personal to me. Before God was this distant Being and through the fellowship of the spirit, I was able to bring Him closer and build a relationship with Him.

God was an old tape. He was who other people told me He was. I had to find out who He was to me. I am grateful that He reveals Himself to me each day. As I shared with my son yesterday, God is a He when I need Good Orderly Direction. God is a She when I need tender loving care (Divine Orderly Good), and an It when I need to go within and find my answer. I went on a spiritual journey at a year sober. I am grateful that everywhere I went, God was there. I try to show my gratitude for thanking Him for being a part of my journey. I am grateful that He is always there. It is up to me to acknowledge Him.

I am grateful that you are all a part of my life!

I am grateful to be clean and sober in today.

Posted in 2011.

Still grateful in 2014

MajestyJo
09-05-2014, 03:43 PM
How grateful I am for the gifts of recovery.

Gifts that are priceless that no amount of money can buy. The peace, serenity, the tools, the people, etc. that have been made available for me as a result of me reaching out and asking for help.

Our topic today was the Fifth Tradition. It is my favorite.

5 Each Al-Anon Family Group has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps of AA ourselves, by encouraging and understanding our alcoholic relatives, and by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics.

It gave me a purpose and a reason for being. I questioned my existence and why I was chosen and why I was alive. I found the answer. To carry the message to those who still suffer. Someone took the time to be there for me.

It is my responsibility to be there for others who come into recovery looking for the help that I also sought. Without you, there is no me.


"If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every
situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be
filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul."
- - Rabbi Harold Kushner


It is my firm belief that there is something 'good' in everything, the same as life isn't all positive or negative. Many time, that negative is to draw my attention to a lesson that needs to be learned.

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MajestyJo
09-10-2014, 06:10 PM
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Really like this. It has been brought home to me lately, how much we look at what we don't have rather than what we do have.

Yes I have pain, I have daily pain, yet my God sees me through it each day without the use of heavy duty narcotics. For that I am very grateful. I have friends who just have the fibromyalgia who are on highly addictive medication. I have fibromyalgia many other things like my diabetes and associated diseases and osteoarthritis.

I may not have my own home, but then when I came into recovery, I was one step off of the streets. I am not capable and cleaning a big home and don't have the money to get someone to come and do it for me. Why should I wish for more, when more is the seed of addiction.

Each day, I always try to remember to say thank you, because I know, what I need is on the way.

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MajestyJo
09-13-2014, 12:03 AM
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How often we leave words unspoken as unimportant or because of a fear of rejection of thoughts of being made to look silly.

So many thing no said or done, because we are afraid of what people will say or do. Gratitude is so important. A simple "Thank You" speaks volumes."

MajestyJo
09-19-2014, 02:37 AM
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Hebrews 4:16
Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

MajestyJo
09-21-2014, 02:20 AM
Hour To Hour - Book - Quote

It doesn't cost a lot of money for us to recover. It costs a lot of time. We have to be diligent and program consciousness from this hour to the next, every hour for the rest of our lives. We 'have' to do it, until we want to do it.

I embrace our program in gratitude.

It cost us a lot to get here. I was told not to worry if I didn't have money to put in the seventh tradition, that someone else would put it in for me until such a time as I had it to give. I was also reminded that the seventh tradition wasn't all about money, but about time, being there for others, going to meeting, and getting involved in service.

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MajestyJo
10-06-2014, 12:22 PM
Found this just before my anniversary last year on a site I use to post on. Because of health issues, I stopped posting there. All my sites were gone, but thankfully Recovery Inn is still there.


One night I am sitting here listening to old classic country music. Do like the old songs and yet I can see why they called them drinking songs and people crying in their beer. I find I can only listen to them for a while, unless I can find something positive about them. I have been sitting here applying some of the words and looking at what I need for my own healing.

I am so grateful for the awareness in today that I can take something that appears negative and find the positive in it. The words right now are "Is it wrong to be loving you?" Many times, I quesitoned myself in the past. I did not trust myself. Most of my life I was told that I was stupid and that my opinion didn't matter. I took everythng personal. I am so grateful that I don't have to take that stuff on. It is not mine!

So grateful that recovery has opened up new doors to a better way of life.


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Take a look at your life! Do you have an attitude of gratitude?

MajestyJo
10-31-2014, 10:04 AM
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“Dare to Be

When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.

When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.

When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.

When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.

When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.

When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.

When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.

When times are tough, dare to be tougher.

When love hurts you, dare to love again.

When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.

When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.

When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.

When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.

When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.

When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.

Dare to be the best you can –

At all times, Dare to be!”

― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

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MajestyJo
11-26-2014, 06:35 PM
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Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality. ~Alfred Painter

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God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?" ~William A. Ward

MajestyJo
12-01-2014, 01:44 PM
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MajestyJo
12-01-2014, 01:48 PM
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MajestyJo
12-13-2014, 12:01 AM
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Thou hast given so much to me,
Give one thing more, — a grateful heart;
Not thankful when it pleaseth me,
As if Thy blessings had spare days,
But such a heart whose pulse may be Thy praise.

~George Herbert

MajestyJo
02-28-2015, 08:53 AM
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Be thankful that you don't already have
everything you desire — if you did,
what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don't know something...
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times...
During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations...
They give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge...
Which will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes...

They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you're tired and weary...
Because it means you've given your all.
It's easy to be thankful for the 'good' things...

Yet, a life of rich fulfillment comes to those
Who are thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive...
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles
And they can become your blessings.

- Source unknown to me -

sickiv
03-18-2015, 07:01 AM
Today I am grateful for quiet time with God

I am grateful for a warm blanket
I am grateful for house shoes
I am grateful for knowing that I do fit in with others
I am grateful for my friends that I have found in recovery that have shown me what friendship looks like

MajestyJo
03-18-2015, 06:54 PM
Welcome to the site sickiv. I am grateful that you found us and that you took the time to share.

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MajestyJo
03-23-2015, 10:08 AM
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sickiv
05-12-2015, 06:27 AM
I am grateful to be awake and enjoying quiet time before my grandson gets up
I am grateful for the "We"
I am grateful for the women in my life
I am grateful that I am still willing
I am grateful that I sincerely think of others today
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MajestyJo
05-31-2015, 04:12 AM
“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.”
― Meister Eckhart

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
― Marcel Proust

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

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olyandstreak
10-19-2015, 08:15 AM
Gratitude:
It's no longer Sunday (Struggling w Sundays for many reasons,,,, hoping to embrace them someday)
Get to run watching sunrise,
Clean and safe home,
Yoga,
Meetings available all day, any day,
My health,
My program

olyandstreak
10-24-2015, 07:36 AM
Singing to kitties, ha, I'm grateful for my kitty to whom I sing quite frequently. He loves it, meow.
Grateful for a long deep sleep
Grateful it's a fresh day with fresh beginnings and good stuff to come
But grateful to live in my moments too
Grateful that I am able to rely on God to take away my defects daily that hinder me
Grateful for delicious hot coffee

olyandstreak
10-30-2015, 08:18 AM
Im Grateful for so much, my house, my jobs, my program, my ex getting help finally, my family, my running, my brand new shoes!, my kitty, fresh food in the fridge, my support network.

olyandstreak
11-05-2015, 08:07 AM
Good morning!
Today im grateful for
My warm home
My upcoming run
The best night sleep
My family and friends
My new job
My steps
My sponsor
This website

Purk
12-31-2015, 09:16 AM
I am grateful I'm alive today. Hopefully today is better than last night

olyandstreak
01-04-2016, 08:01 AM
Im grateful

For my home, kitty and food in the fridge.
My family
My HP
My program
My workouts
My jobs
My yoga practice
And so many other things!

MajestyJo
02-12-2016, 01:37 PM
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02-12-2016, 01:39 PM
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MajestyJo
02-13-2016, 05:07 PM
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Roy
03-08-2016, 06:56 AM
hi family i am very greatful to be alive and free today i personally know so many that are not. i am grateful i have a job and i am able to pay my bill and to have so many freindships that are based on trust and love. i am grateful that i have worked hard on my Masters drgree and will graduate in 8 weeks!!!!!Current GPA 3.98. i dont post that to brag but to let others know we can accomplish ANYTHING we put our minds too. ihope evryone has a blessed day. Roy

MajestyJo
03-08-2016, 03:32 PM
Welcome Roy, so glad you made the decision to join us. Thanks for sharing, hope you will continue to come and share your journey with us.

You are right, through the program and the God of our understanding, all things are possible.

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MajestyJo
04-11-2016, 12:46 AM
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You know friends are never earned
They are a gift from the loving God
They're precious beyond human evaluation
You dare not take them for granted
Or they'll drift away like smoke
And the warmth of there caring
Will vanish into the chill of the endless night.

Most of my friends are unknowns
They probably won't even rate an obituary
Unless they live and die in a small town
Some where, where nothing much ever happens
But some of my friends are big people
They are famous, sensitive and talented
Their names are household words
And yet they are no more precious
In God's eyes or in mine.

Then those wonderful nobodies
Who live and die in obscurity
Who is your friend?
He's someone who warns you with a nod
Or with an unspoken word in hard times
When you are hurting beyond words
She's someone who holds you to her breast
And sighs softly into your hair.

When no other medicine
Could possibly stop the pain
A friend is someone who clinks
A glass against yours
Or answers the phone
At three in the morning when you're lost
And with a few words of encouragement
And concern makes you realize
Your not really lost at all.

Friends come in both sexes
In all shapes and sizes
The most important thing
They have in common is
Their ability to share with you
Your most sky splitting joys
Or your' deepest most awesome sorrows.

I think of all the things I have in this world
I'm most grateful for my friends...

MajestyJo
09-18-2016, 11:49 AM
My meditation once said, "Give thanks it is already on it's way." Since then, I have always tried to say "Thank You" when the little things happen be they thought or deed.

Thank you Tammy for all you do here. Thank you everyone for being a part of my sobriety.

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MajestyJo
09-18-2016, 11:56 AM
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Lacoro
12-08-2016, 11:27 AM
Good morning! I'm grateful for this amazing recovery site, my recovery, my sponsor, and my recovery family! Have a blessed day everyone!

MajestyJo
12-08-2016, 02:35 PM
Welcome Lacoro, so glad you made the decision to join us. Thank you for signing in and saying hello. Hope you will continue to come and share your journey with us.

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Lin
12-12-2016, 02:55 PM
I am grateful that I finished my shopping about Halloween so now I can reach out beyond my friends and family and help the less fortunate in my community.

LIN

MajestyJo
12-13-2016, 11:18 AM
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MajestyJo
02-15-2017, 05:03 PM
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knewme
06-08-2017, 08:43 PM
That's pretty cool
Thank you

MajestyJo
06-08-2017, 11:05 PM
Welcome Knew me, glad you took the time to sign in and post. Personally, I am behind in my gratitude, perhaps I would feel better if I did one.

Hope you will continue to come and share your journey with us.

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Baby49
06-13-2017, 10:00 PM
I am grateful for having one day this day at a time. :)

TRuth
06-15-2017, 09:15 AM
I am grateful for clarity in the morning without deep regret. The joy of wellness is wonderful.

MajestyJo
06-15-2017, 06:25 PM
Welcome TRuth. Thank you for signing in and sharing. I hope you will continue to come and share you journey with us.

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MajestyJo
06-18-2017, 10:51 AM
Grateful that the sun is shining. All is well in my world, in the moment!

Sometimes it does get lonely when you are talking to yourself. It isolates the soul and blocks us from the spirit of our God.

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