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02-19-2014, 10:09 PM
I am grateful to be alive, not imprisoned, to have freedome to choose, to have my Higher Power, for all that I have learned in recovery, for food, shelter, a soft bed to sleep in, caring friends and family!
I am eternally grateful for the gift of desperation that was both the worst and the best thing that ever happened to me. I am grateful to enjoy hearing happy birds now, I am so thankful to be forgiven and to forgive. I remember starting to sing again because of happiness, I am grateful for that. I am grateful for the pond outside my window with it's peeping frogs, the wide and beautiful skies that grace my days, the sweet look on the cat's face( princess) and I am grateful for this website. THANKYOU!

I am grateful for my friends in recovery that see straight through my masks and old behaviors and call me on it. I am grateful for my second chance.

02-20-2014, 07:44 AM
Thank you for sharing. You remind me of when I was using, woke up with the sound of birds singing and I threatened to throw my shoe at them. In recovery, I enjoy them and all things pertain to nature. I never saw anything and too self-centered to notice them, they were all discounted and never gave them thought of the fact that the Creator created all things. We are co-creators of our own universe.


02-21-2014, 01:46 AM
Grateful for another day. Haven't been to grateful the last few days because I hurt my toe. Not sure how I did it, but looked down at it and I had purple on both toes and will lose the nail on my right toe.
Grateful in today, because my foot specialist lanced the blood blister and told me it would take a couple of weeks to heal. As long as I take care of it, it will be good.
Grateful that I have the tools of recovery to deal with each day as it comes and I don't have to pick up and run away, not that I could run very fast. ;)
Grateful for the blessing of each day. They make me aware that my God is doing for me, what I can't do for myself.
Grateful that if I do the do things, I don't have to use.
Grateful for each of you who share this journey with me. A gift of love and peace to all.


03-08-2014, 12:22 AM
Today I am especially grateful for everything I learn in all my trying. I can't take credit though, it's the Grace of my Higher Power

03-08-2014, 06:02 AM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful you are here to share with us.
Grateful that tennis and curling are on at 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. and will be even more grateful if I get to watch both.
Grateful my son is here to help me if it starts to snow as I have a book to pick up at the library and two books to take back.
Grateful that my feet feel better, even if the pain woke me up. They feel like they can take me to where I need to be in today.
Grateful that I got to catch up on some post that got put aside because of my computer and my pain.
Grateful for my God's blessings each day, as the slogan says, "But for the grace of God..."
Grateful for all of you who share this journey with me.

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03-09-2014, 07:27 PM
Grateful for another day, even if the sun didn't appear.
Grateful for the clocks being set forward, give me more sunshine.
Grateful for the curling although my Fibromyalgia wouldn't let me sit up to watch the game.
Grateful for the site, as you can tell from all the posts, I have been in a lot of pain.
Grateful for all of you who allow me to share my recovery with you.
Grateful even though my motivation came early, that I was able to put chicken and sweet potatoes in the oven. Have had a yearning for cabbage, just plain with butter and salt put on when I go to eat it. One of the blessing of this world, to me, even if someone else doesn't like it.
Grateful that tennis is on tonight, because I slept through it earlier.
Will be even more grateful, if my head gives me a break and I am able to read.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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03-11-2014, 01:45 PM
Grateful for another day. Was grateful for yesterday too!
Grateful the sun is shining even though not able to go out in it today.
Grateful for the accept of life in today, when I accept and not fight, life is so much better.
Grateful for boundaries and detachment that I don`t have to buy into other people`s stuff.
Grateful for the ability to see what is mine and what is theirs.
Grateful that I know it is a disease of perception and a program of reflection.
Grateful for the blessing received each day, they are there if I acknowledge, look for them, and receive them. My meditation the other day said, `You said a prayer and what is around you is your answer, accept and receive.`
Grateful that I can start a day again. Only had 3 hours sleep, and have worn this day out already.
Grateful for all of you who share this journey with me.


03-13-2014, 12:18 AM
Grateful that my neck surgery is in two weeks, grateful for soft bed to sleep in roof over my head that I was well fed today grateful for my therapist she is very good and helps me understand myself and others grateful for the sound of the wind outside grateful to my Higher Power for my gift of desperation, grateful very much for friends in recovery grateful for songs I like, birds I like, trees I like, grateful for my car, grateful for this website- thankyou, peace be with you, LittleWing7

03-13-2014, 08:51 AM
Thank you so much for continuing to share. I moved from the country to the city and the only thing that would allow me to accept and move on with my life (I was 17), was the fact that the city had trees.

My journey took me to a place where I didn't see them or care about them or any of God's Creation. It was a blessing when I got clean and sober and appreciate it's beauty and power.

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03-14-2014, 06:19 AM
Grateful for a new day, although I may have to start it again as I only had 3 hours sleep.
Grateful that no matter how many times I start and end my day, I try to remember to be grateful.
Grateful that the snow has stopped and the sun has been out, although it has been cold.
Grateful that my doctor's office called to say my appointment ha to be cancelled and I was able to rebook for Wednesday.
Grateful that tennis and curling is on again today.
Grateful it is Friday, but even more grateful, it is another day.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.
Grateful for hugs not drugs.


03-15-2014, 06:45 AM
Grateful for another day, even though I had to start it twice.
Grateful for the good curling and tennis matches I got to watch.
Grateful that the pain has eased so I could do some posting.
Grateful I got my book finished, have only one left in the series. Have ordered more online from the library, so grateful it is only 6 blocks away.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.


03-18-2014, 11:16 AM
I find myself grateful for you, MajestyJo !
I enjoy reading your posts to this thread, they brighten my days!
Trees are so beautiful! I am so grateful for them, grateful to live in a place with very little traffic, moved here 9 months ago when I became disabled. I can get to the beach much easier here- Saturday was a hard day for me so aftr AA I headed to the beach - made it to a lone sand dune and lay there in my coat with my head against the dune, wrote "I love you God. " in the sand, and just breathed. It healed me- and I can't describe how grateful I am to BE ABLE to drive to the beach and have the legs and breath to walk on it!!!! For me to be alone with God in nature is a gift beyond words, a rich blessing if grace and mercy! I thank everyone for being here!

03-18-2014, 07:11 PM
Grateful for you. Have not been able to get everything done that I post daily, but trying to be grateful for what is given to me.

Some days I spread myself too thin. I haven't been able to catch up on my angel posts.

So grateful that I can come here and get the spiritual food, new awareness, and blessing that I need each day.

Grateful for each new day. Even those that are filled with pain, give me to be grateful that I can feel, and given a second chance at life. I became addicted to prescription drugs very early in my life because of pain, so grateful that I am still here to share my journey.

Grateful that I had the patience to come back and post, when I lost my post and ended up shutting down all of my windows on my computer. My tremon disorder is bad in both hands today and I tend to be unforgiving of myself for doing what I call 'stupid' stuff. I know that is wrong, yet I can still find myself there. So grateful for the program, which to me is the 12 Steps.