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MajestyJo
03-22-2014, 02:21 AM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful the sun continued to shine and no freezing rain.
Grateful I was able to walk the 5 block to the mall and back.
Grateful that the books I ordered came in.
Grateful that I didn`t pick up a book from the express shelf, even though I was tempted by a favourite author.
Grateful for the Ontario team that won and came in first at the world curling championship.
Grateful my roast of pork turned out so tender and tasty.
Grateful for all the prayers that have been sent my way.
Grateful that I am feeling better today.
Grateful for all of you who share this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
03-23-2014, 05:01 PM
Grateful for a new day even though it started late.
Grateful for the tools of recovery.
Grateful I don`t have to pick up a pill to deal with my pain. I looked muscle spasms and cramping on the internet because my son said to go to emergency and get a pill to deal with it. When I checked, I saw that I had already been on three of the medications and had stopped taking them. Some I refused to go on because I can`t take anti-inflammatory pills, because of an enlarged kidney.
Grateful that dinner is cooked and all I have to do is cook the cabbage and heat up the rest.
Grateful that if you put the work into it, it brings good things in my life. I can`t just sit back and expect them to happen.
Grateful that my God is loving, forgiving, and there to lead and guide me.
Grateful for all of those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
03-26-2014, 08:36 PM
Grateful for another day, even though it started at 6 p.m. I didn't go to sleep until 7 a.m. and woke for an hour and went back to bed. Not sure if my day is starting or ending. ;)
Grateful that my son took my books back to the library.
Grateful my son cooked me dinner.
Grateful for this site, that I can come here and share with you, whether it is part of my journey to get to where I am in today or my life in today.
Grateful for those who travel this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
03-27-2014, 10:48 PM
Grateful for a new day.
Grateful for a day with little pain.
Grateful I got some posting done and read some food for my soul.
Grateful that I could walk downtown and back. Had to stop several times coming home as it is uphill and my chest pains kept reoccurring, which I put down as the rain to come and my Fibromyalgia.
Grateful I picked up some books, when I got home, I checked my a/c and found that 5 more had come in after I left. I find an author, and I try to get all that they have written, especially like series. I tend to order too much, sometimes finding out that I had already read them a long time ago.
Grateful that it shows the addict in me is making itself known and I have to turn the thinking and actions over to my God.
Grateful that my God is always giving me new awareness and experiences to learn from.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
03-29-2014, 01:34 PM
Grateful for a new day, even though it started 2 min. before 12 noon. :(
Grateful that I woke with little pain. Not so grateful that it has decided to claim my day and is making me think of going back to bed and starting again.
Grateful that I woke up in time to watch Serena Williams and Li Na, playing in the final of Key Biscayne tennis final.
Grateful that I can just be, although I am praying for some motivation and energy to do some laundry.
Grateful that I can still read, have a book that is calling to me.
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me. Without you, there is no me.

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MajestyJo
03-31-2014, 10:30 AM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful for two days of sleep, sleep, and more sleep.
Grateful that tomorrow is my birthday. My birthday present is an appointment at the Holistic Center.
Grateful he called to say he had a cancellation as I have been having a lot of headaches.
Grateful the sun is shining. Thinking of going downtown. So far it is just a thought.
Grateful for all of you who share this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
04-02-2014, 07:32 PM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful for my birthday and the good feeling I had for the last two days, although my gratitude list was neglected.
Grateful for World Curling even though it has been on when my regular shows have been on.
Grateful to find that I am not addicted, I don't have a VCR to record them, so when they are gone, they are gone. A good way to let go.
Grateful that feeling of "I just have to..." is no more, and I can allow my God to lead and direct my life.
Grateful for the puppy my son gave me for my birthday, have gotten a few hugs from him over the last couple of days.
Grateful that I can find pleasure in the small things and that they don't have to be big for me to notice.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
04-04-2014, 11:22 PM
Grateful for another day, although it has seemed like yesterday was a day and a half and today is only 6 hours old.
Grateful that I have alternative options, and that I don't have to pick up to make the pain go away.
Grateful that I have the tools of the program to deal with that pain.
Grateful that I slept all day because it rained all day and had no desire or need to go out.
Grateful that curling is on and Canada is playing for gold opposite Norway, even if they lose, they get silver. It is the World Cup, so it is extra special.
Grateful that our Canadian tennis player won today and is going into her first semi-final. She is only 20 years old and has a lot of promise.
Grateful that I have music in my life. My old sponsor said that she felt that I connected to my Higher Power through music.
Grateful for the space I'm in, mentally it is good, physically could be better, but not having the screaming pain I had last night.
Grateful for those of you who walk this journey with me.
Grateful that I am clean and sober today. There is a little story to go with that. After I had my shower today, I rubbed on lotion, put on vapour rub, rubbed in Voltaren, and ate salmon which I love but it does not like me, plus it stinks. LOL!

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MajestyJo
04-08-2014, 02:02 AM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that it was a good day, even though it rained all day.
Grateful I could go to sleep after my last posts, woke up with very little pain.
Grateful that I finally got to make macaroni and cheese, although it didn`t taste grate, it was edible. I know what to do differently next time. A lesson learned is always a good day.
Grateful for Monday night TV. Watched Dancing with the Stars, surfed to The Voice during commercials and when nothing of interest was being said and I wanted to hear the results of the preformances.
Grateful for a clear head and found something to share on some of the posts. I find that some don`t speak to me in the moment and I go back, or they don`t need my thoughts added, all I have to do is say, Amen!
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.
Will be very grateful, if you all keep coming back, I need you.

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MajestyJo
04-08-2014, 02:02 AM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that it was a good day, even though it rained all day.
Grateful I could go to sleep after my last posts, woke up with very little pain.
Grateful that I finally got to make macaroni and cheese, although it didn`t taste grate, it was edible. I know what to do differently next time. A lesson learned is always a good day.
Grateful for Monday night TV. Watched Dancing with the Stars, surfed to The Voice during commercials and when nothing of interest was being said and I wanted to hear the results of the preformances.
Grateful for a clear head and found something to share on some of the posts. I find that some don`t speak to me in the moment and I go back, or they don`t need my thoughts added, all I have to do is say, Amen!
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.
Will be very grateful, if you all keep coming back, I need you.

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MajestyJo
04-09-2014, 07:28 PM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that the day was warm enough to take my jacket off on the way home from the mall.
Grateful that I made it to my Al-Anon meeting.
Grateful there was a newcomer there. I knew I was in the right place.
Grateful that I didn't talk myself into going, I was sitting at the bus stop wanting the bus to come to take me home.
Grateful I followed up with the thought and didn't let myself justify going home.
Grateful that my son cooked dinner, baked chicken, mashed potatoes, and mixed vegetables, and I made the gravy.
Grateful that this is a one day at a time program. I need the program just as much now as I did 22 years ago.
Grateful for all of you who share this journey with me.
Grateful for the principles of the program. Step one for me, means honesty, surrender, and acceptance.

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MajestyJo
04-11-2014, 07:04 PM
Grateful for another day. Yesterday was like a day and a half and today is only two and a half hours old.
Grateful that my son went to see my sister, even though my feet were too swollen to go.
Grateful I got some sleep and already projecting into the future, waiting for 10 p.m. so I can go to bed, hopefully for the night.
Grateful that my son cooked dinner.
Grateful for the sun that was still up when I woke up.
Grateful that I woke up in time to watch the last few hours of The Masters, grateful that one of my all time favourite players, Freddie Couples is tied for third place.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
04-12-2014, 08:45 PM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that the sun was shining.
Grateful that the $1. store was open before I went to the hospital and the grocery store was open on the way back.
Grateful that my sister looks better. Sad that she gave me back my books, but that is her choice. Grateful that I don't have to walk in her shoes.
Grateful for the different Fellowships that have shown me a new way of life and grateful that they allow me to live life on life's terms.
Grateful I got there, my body wasn't cooperating, but I made a promise to her and to myself. I knew I was going to hurt after ward, but that is okay, I have the tools to deal with it. Sometimes you just have to do, whether it is to do or not do, and suffer the consequences. It is my choice.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.
Grateful for butterflies. They transformed my life. Every time I had a healing a butterfly appeared in different shapes and sizes.

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MajestyJo
04-14-2014, 11:11 PM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that I was able to get out, even though it rained. Slow moving but felt much better after my treatment. I don't think Tony knew where to begin. ;)
Grateful I got to watch Dancing with the Stars.
Grateful (I think) that I am tired and will be going to bed soon, so I won't be able to do my usual posts at 1 p.m.
Grateful for the saying, "Better late than never."
Grateful that I took 3 books back and didn't bring any home. Looked at the express shelf and said, "No!" and didn't go up to the second floor were the large print books are.
Grateful that I saw some members from recovery, AA and Al-Anon, on my journey, my God always supplies my needs.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
04-17-2014, 09:01 AM
Grateful for a new day, especially one that has the sun shining.
Grateful I am going to the doctor, hoping he will make the pain go away, yet I don't want him to give me pills to do it. I am waiting for an appointment with the sleep disorder clinic.
Grateful that my son is talking detox, I am hoping that today is the day.
Grateful for the comfort and love I get from the God of my understanding.
Grateful that tennis has been on, but need to shut it off and take a time out.
Grateful for all of you who share this journey with me.
Grateful that the journey is one day at a time. One days thoughts, actions, experiences, awareness, joy and peace.

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MajestyJo
04-17-2014, 08:47 PM
Because I was in a lot of pain, I picked up my phone and called my ex-sponsor. She was the first lady I asked to sponsor me when I came into recovery. She later fired herself, because she was in too much pain to help me deal with my issues. I later asked her to sponsor me again.

Some people may not understand, but I heard her say, "What do you expect, I am an alcoholic?" I cringed, because my thought was, "I expect you to work the steps and apply them to your life." We are given daily reprieve. She also had a couple of issues that she wasn't willing to let go of, so I felt it was time to move onto someone else who was working a program, that I felt comfortable with. We have continued to keep in touch by phone. She is still a member of the Women's Group that I was a member of.

Tonight we shared about giving thanks, and I told her about the time I got the meditation card that said, "Give thanks, it is on it's way." I got up from the floor where I was doing my meditation, and the phone rang, and it was the solution to what I needed. While I was getting up, I said, "Thank you, Thank you, Thank you."

She said that if I was up and about around midnight, to give her a call, she was still a night person. It just may be the solution to the fact that my sponsor is out of the country until the end of this month.

I had prayed and asked for prayers for my son. She is a Reiki Master, and sent me some Reiki Healing for my migraine that I have had all day. I am so grateful that I am sitting now without any pain.

Grateful to my God and to the people who He puts in my path.

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MajestyJo
04-20-2014, 06:25 AM
Grateful for another day, although I think I will be going back to my bed and starting the day again.
Grateful that we have had good weather.
Grateful my sister's oldest daughter invited my son and I to her place for Easter dinner. It is always good when you don't have to cook it.
Grateful for tennis and curling, even though I am going to miss curling when I go to my niece's.
Grateful that she said, "Don't bring anything." I said I will bring myself, sometimes that is a chore in and of itself. Don't have the stuff on hand to bake and certainly no energy after all the work I did yesterday.
Grateful that we can take a day as it comes. What doesn't come, is okay, if it is meant to be, it will show up, on my God's time, not mine.
Grateful for all of you who travel this journey.
Grateful for the reason for the season, without it I would not have forgiveness and freedom.

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MajestyJo
04-22-2014, 04:23 AM
Grateful for a new day.
Grateful for the sunshine, even though I can't go out into it. It always gives me hope and brightens my day.
Grateful that each day is a new beginning, that just for today, I choose not to use.
Grateful for my personal space, it isn't fancy, but it is mine.
Grateful for what is in today as it comes my way, I try to remember to say thanks as it comes my way.
Grateful for this site, a place for me to come, especially when I am in pain.
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
04-23-2014, 01:52 PM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that the sun is shining.
Grateful that I am feeling better, even though my toe is still very much infected and seems to be getting redder.
Grateful that I can see the foot doctor, my family doctor is away because his wife is having surgery. Prayers for her please.
Grateful that I finally feel like cooking my cottage roll. Just the thought of it makes me grateful for the food I have to eat.
Grateful for the new pictures I found today.
Grateful for sharing this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
04-25-2014, 05:16 AM
Grateful for another day, even though it is raining and I am in pain.
Grateful for feeling the pain, I would be in trouble if I did not feel it.
Grateful for my God, He sees me through each day.
Grateful that I got out yesterday, it is always better to be out and about, instead of isolated between my 4 walls.
Grateful I can start a day at any time. It means I can end it too and start again.
Grateful for all of you who share this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
04-27-2014, 03:33 PM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that I can feel my feelings.
Grateful even though my actions have not shown it, it is a daily thing. I just have not been able to vocalize it and see things as they were, need to process things.
Grateful that my pain has eased as a result of sharing with you.
Grateful dinner is just waiting for me to eat it.
Grateful for the desire to do what I have been procrastinating about for months. I am grateful for all the clothes I have, but some have worn out their welcome.
Grateful for all of you who share this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
04-29-2014, 02:47 AM
Grateful for a new day.
Grateful that a day can start any time, this is the end of my Monday.
Grateful that my Monday was good and met my goals for the day and a few others.
Grateful that I have another day with my son, he told me today that he doesn't leave until Wednesday.
Grateful that I bought dinner and didn't have to cook. Not much energy left at the end of the day.
Grateful that I got some of my book read, it is an express and has small print, so trying to slug through it, it is good and trying not to give up on it.
Grateful that tomorrow never comes, when it gets here, it is today.
Grateful for those who share my journey with them.

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MajestyJo
05-03-2014, 04:45 AM
Grateful for another day. Sorry my gratitude hasn't shown the last few days.
Grateful that I found what was wrong with my computer. It wasn't just me.
Grateful that Windows called me directly and spoke to me on the phone.
Grateful that tonight my feet aren't paining as much, even though the infection hasn't gone away.
Grateful my son didn't go to B.C. and is going to be living closer.
Grateful that my son is talking detox and going into a recovery program again.
Grateful that I was able to get some housework done, including laundry.
Grateful that I got a couple of books read. Just started a Lee Child book, my favourite author, if you haven't read any of the Jack Reacher series, I recommend it.
Grateful for home, family and friends.
Grateful for all of you who share this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
05-05-2014, 01:18 AM
Grateful that it is a new day, glad to leave yesterday behind.
Grateful that I could do some sorting, seeing as I couldn't read.
Grateful that I could go back to have a second sleep, felt much better.
Grateful that I had an enlightening meditation.
Grateful that I got a card that said, "Go to your crystals." I have a large crystal that I received when my aunt passed away. It came from Sweden and has a wren carved into it. According to D. J. Conway, it means " Living life to the fullest and Protecting yourself when necessary."
Grateful that I can restart my day any time. I am hurting and hoping to finish posting my readings. I know that posting them is food for my soul and so grateful I can come here to get what I need.
Grateful for all of you who share this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
05-07-2014, 05:02 PM
Grateful for another day even though it is starting late.
Grateful that it is never too late to say "Thank You."
Grateful that even though I haven't been able to do what I normally do, I am still doing.
Grateful that tennis has been on.
Grateful that my son has gone to a Drug and Alcohol Center for help.
Grateful that this is a one day at a time program.
Grateful for those of you who walk this journey with me.
Grateful that some days I feel like this, but it isn't always a reality. Grateful that when I look in the mirror, that I don't always see "FAT."

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MajestyJo
05-09-2014, 03:33 AM
Grateful for another day, even though it was difficult, I didn`t have to use, just had to apply the program.
Grateful that the program works when I work it.
Grateful that I heard, listened and followed the thought with action.
Grateful that I got to my appointment today with the foot specialist and didn`t have to cancel. Had to cancel my eye doctor appointment and grateful that I remembered to book another one today.
Grateful that my feet were not swollen and my toe is healing.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
05-11-2014, 03:56 AM
Grateful for a new day.
Grateful that I got my posts done yesterday even though I spent 3/4s of the day in bed.
Grateful that the sun was shining and I could open my windows to let in fresh air.
Grateful that I was able to cook my dinner, pork chops and apple sauce with sweet potatoes.
Grateful for sweet potatoes, they are truly a God given gift, they are very good for us.
Grateful that I had a good book, because there was nothing that I wanted to watch after tennis and golf went off the air.
Grateful for music. I prefer the kind without words when I am reading, it soothes my soul and the words don't distract from what I am reading.
Grateful that pain woke me up so I could do my posting.
Grateful for my soy bean foot bath, which allows to work on the pressure points in my feet and helps to release the pain. Our nerve endings are in our hands and feet and when we use reflexology and accupressure, it helps to release the pain.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
05-16-2014, 04:26 PM
Grateful for a new day of sobriety.
Grateful that I am not just sober, but have found the gift of sobriety through apply the 12 Steps to my life.
Grateful that I can get honest with myself.
Grateful that I can address an issue, without shutting down and turning my back on it and all that goes with it.
Grateful I got out into the sunshine. It is so good for the soul.
Grateful that I was able to say no to chocolate today.
Grateful that I chose healthy, fruit and greens.
Grateful for the hug I got and the people in recovery that I got to say hello to.
Grateful that I didn't come home with any books, although I did order one.
Grateful that this is a long weekend. Not planning to go any where, and my days are all one day at a time, be they weekend or days of the week.
Grateful that tennis is on.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.
Grateful that today is angel day, and sending angel hugs and prayers to watch over you. I firmly believe that we have Guardian Angels. Hate to think of where I would be without them. Some of them are Earthly Angles too.

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MajestyJo
05-18-2014, 02:09 AM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that the gray skies went away, and when I walked out of my building, the sun came out to shine.
Grateful that I picked up a couple of express books and took three books back.
Grateful that I found a book that I thought I had lost. It is not yet overdue, so hope to get it read.
Grateful for the three program people I met in the mall along with two people from my building.
Grateful that my God is very good to me.
Grateful that I had the using dream last night. A sure sign for me that I had accumulated some anger that I needed to let go of. Alcohol was the way I dealt with anger in the past and why I used pills for so many years to deal with my pain.
Grateful that I got to watch some tennis today and this evening.
Grateful that it is time to call it a day, it is my goodnight and your good morning.
Grateful for those of you who share this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
05-19-2014, 06:42 PM
Grateful for a new day, even if this one is 5 1/2 hours old.
Grateful for the sun that peeps out from behind the clouds on occasion.
Grateful that they say the we will be getting some sun along with the rain for a few days.
Grateful that I was able to roast a chicken, my son put it in the oven, I cooked baby carrots, made dressing and gravy. Opened up a can of jellied cranberries that I found in my refrigerator.
Grateful that my shows Dancing with the Stars is one along with the final of The Voice final.
Grateful that "So you think you can dance" is starting next week.
Grateful I got to watch some darts. They make me sad and glad, use to be a good player and now my dart doesn't even stick in the board. :(
Grateful for what promises to be a good book, The Kill Room by Jeffrey Deaver. I love espionage and detective stories. Not sure if all the murder and mayham is releasing my anger or adding fuel. ;)
Grateful I got my posting done, even though I had to do at different times. Again, it is accepting of what is in the moment.
Grateful for all of you who share this journey with me.

Love the dance shows, can't dance in today unless I want to be in sick and in pain for three days. I use to be the first one on the floor and the last one off.

MajestyJo
05-20-2014, 07:12 PM
Grateful for another day. It hasn't been one of serenity, but I got through it clean and sober.
Grateful that my pork chops and garlic potatoes turned out good enough to eat.
Grateful for the healing meditation I had today. I slept, and woke up feeling a little better.
Grateful for the rain, as long as it helps someone, sure doesn't help me, my body is not liking it, but it is learning to accept it and deal with it.
Grateful that even though I suffer from chronic pain and fatigue, I can get through my day without picking up. For that, I am truly grateful.
Grateful that is the final shows on TV (Dancing with the Stars and The Voice), that I have watched faithfully; and "So You Think You Can Dance," is coming on next week.
These shows really enlighten me, lift up my spirit, and make me grateful to be able to hear and enjoy the music.
Grateful for all of you who walked this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
05-22-2014, 08:39 PM
Grateful for another day of sobriety.
Grateful for the warmer weather in the high 60s, which was made warmer by the sun.
Grateful that I got some more sleep after going downtown.
Grateful that I met people I knew, some from my building, some from AA, and some who use to be in AA. They carry a great message to me.
Grateful for the message, that it doesn`t get any better out there and I have no desire to go back to it.
Grateful for them for carrying the message to me, `To use is to die.`
Grateful for my left over chicken stew, didn`t have to cook.
Grateful that I can come on line and share, when all the TV shows don`t interest me.
Grateful for my Smooth Jazz station.
Grateful for all of you who share this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
05-23-2014, 10:39 PM
Grateful for another day, it has been a long one with only 4 hours sleep.
Grateful that I remembered to do the do things to deal with life and my pain.
Grateful that the program was in place.
Grateful for the men and women who started AA, along with Bill W. and Dr. Bob.
Grateful that the program worked for me. I had a lot of outside issues.
Grateful that the program is applicable to all areas of my life.
Grateful that the sun was out, although I didn't get to see much of it. It was behind closed doors and windows kind of day.
Grateful that I have freedom of choice.
Grateful that I chose recovery. Just for today, I choose not to abuse myself or others.
Grateful for the roast beef dinner turned out. I had difficulty making it, so needed to be grateful that I had the food to cook, and the ability to eat it.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
05-24-2014, 06:00 PM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that the day was sunny and warm.
Grateful for the blessing received and the people my God put in my life.
Grateful that I could catch up on some posting.
Grateful the program, that allows me to get through a day, no matter what.
Grateful for the faith that I have, that faith can work for you too.
Grateful for those who travel this recovery road with me.

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MajestyJo
05-26-2014, 02:14 PM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful for two sunny days.
Grateful to wake up with no pain. It may catch up to me later, but that is okay. That is the way my life is.
Grateful for the program which helps me to find the acceptance I need each day.
Grateful for the program that taught me to lower my expectations and not project them onto others.
Grateful for the gifts each day, the food I eat, whether it is for the body, mind, and spirit.
Grateful that tomorrow is still a thought and hasn't yet come into being. One day's thoughts, actions, feelings, situations, experiences, etc.
Grateful that it is one day at a time, just for today, I choose not to use.
Grateful that the French Open Tournament has started and I have two weeks of tennis to look forward to. ;)
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
05-28-2014, 12:37 AM
Grateful for another day, one with promise.
Grateful that I got some answers and something is being done to get to the cause and affect.
Grateful that I get to see the lung specialist today. The chest pains and coughing have gotten worse in the humidity.
Grateful that I get to see my doctor on Thursday, but that is another day. :)
Grateful that I got to share with my friend tonight. She hasn't been well, so glad I was able to connect with her.
With her, it is more than a connection, we talked for an hour and 45 min. about recovery and healing.
Grateful that tomorrow is pay day. I can treat myself after seeing the lung specialist and the x-rays.
Grateful the sun is suppose to be shining today, it was smoggy which made for a lot of doom and gloom, if you couldn't envision the sun on the other side.
Grateful for all of you who travel this journey with me.
Grateful it is a "bee" day, it is good to be me. It is good to be you.

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MajestyJo
05-31-2014, 11:16 AM
Grateful for another day. My apology for not being able to post the last few days.
Grateful for the nice kind of busy in my life. Even if my outings were to doctors.
Grateful that I got out with my son's help to go shopping.
Grateful that he made the effort to meet me at the sleeping disorder clinic when I came out.
Grateful the test is done and will try to be grateful that I have to go back for anther test again, as the results last night said that I have severe breathing issues.
Grateful that after posting, a lot of my pain has resided. It always seems to work for me. When I share, it helps me to release my pain, give me new awareness and enlightenment, be it good or not so good.
Grateful for the sunshine.
Grateful that my God is the Light in my life.
Grateful for those of you who travel this journey with me.
Grateful that you can't get germs from my coughing, sneezing, and other breathing problems. My nose seems to know as Jimmy Durante use to say, but it doesn't seem to know when to stop. ;)

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MajestyJo
06-02-2014, 07:31 AM
Grateful for a new day, even though I have yet to finish yesterday.
Grateful that I got to finish my book.
Grateful for tennis although I haven`t been able to see it all.
Grateful for the sunshine. I can`t go out in it until I get a phone call from my landlord.
Grateful for the food I ate, especially the chocolate pudding I made.
Grateful that I got to see a new show on the Food Network.
Grateful for my sense of humour.
Grateful for you all who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
06-03-2014, 10:04 PM
Grateful for a new day, even though it started many times. ;)
Grateful that I could come onto the site today and share with everyone.
Grateful when I am led to where I need to be and know what to ask for.
Grateful that I always seem to get the message that I need daily, for me, that is how the program works.
Grateful for daily readings, it is good to have a source of recovery shares that give me food for the day. Even for me, it isn't always easy to talk to myself.
Grateful for the post on acceptance, it is the key to my sobriety today. If I can't find acceptance, I can't live in today. I may survive, I may just be, but what I am being is depending of my acceptance. I accept my pain in today, where do I go from there? That is my choice and with the help of my God, we get through a day without using people, places and things in today.
Grateful for my sense of humour and the ability to see the funny side.
Grateful that my God is, as He reveals Himself to me in today.
Grateful for all who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
06-06-2014, 01:48 AM
Grateful that I am still sober.
Grateful that I don't abuse my medication. The new medication eases the pain, but don"t like all the sleeping, and the side affects are taking me to a place where I am thinking of going back to the pain, instead of not feeling like I am me. It has taken me to a place where I don't feel like I have sobriety, so God and I are working on it.
Grateful that I was able to get to the store today.
Grateful I connect with a couple of friends.
Grateful that each day is a new beginning. What I didn't get done today, there is hope for a better tomorrow. When it gets here, it is today. :)
Grateful for those who walk this recovery road with me.

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MajestyJo
06-07-2014, 05:30 AM
Grateful for a new day.
Grateful that I managed to get 8 hours sleep last night to make up for the 1 hour the night before.
Grateful for waking up with a head ache, bordering on migraine. I just means more meditation and asking for help and healing.
Grateful that I could see the cause, and I was able to turn it over, because the more I thought about the issue, the head ached more.
Grateful for a new dawn, the sun has yet to make an appearance, but the glow is on the horizon.
Grateful for the thought of going downtown AFTER the women's final at the French Open Tennis Tournament.
Grateful that small things can still make my heart go pitter patter.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me. We can do what I can't do alone.


Hebrews 6:10
God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.

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MajestyJo
06-08-2014, 03:42 AM
Grateful for a new day, it is 3 1/2 hours old.
Grateful that I can post tonight, I have had a very tiring day, but a good kind of tired.
Grateful it was such a beautiful day, 72 deg. F. and lots of sun. My next door neighbor walked most of the way downtown with me, and I chose to walk outside instead of going through the mall.
Grateful that I run into my ex-sponsee who informed me she is drinking. I also ran into a guy from my building and John the guy who fixed my computer. I call them mini-blessings.
Grateful for the library. I had no intentions of going up to the second floor and the large print section, but found myself there and found two new authors that look interesting.
Grateful that I was able to get what I needed from the grocery store. Not so grateful that I forgot eggs and veggie oil.
Grateful I got to watch tennis.
Grateful that I got caught up on my sleep.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me. Some days I can't walk too far, but I try to do the best I can, one day at a time.

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MajestyJo
06-13-2014, 01:30 AM
Grateful for a new day.
Grateful that my fears got put aside and walked in faith and got done what I had to do.
Grateful that my doctor listened and ordered Home Care for me.
Grateful that I found some money in my a/c that I didn't know I had so went to the salad buffet and treated myself.
Grateful each day for my God's mercy and grace.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.
Grateful for a change in attitude.

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MajestyJo
06-15-2014, 02:32 AM
Grateful for a new day, even though my actions do not show it.
Grateful that the desire to drink and drug are gone.
Grateful that I made it through the pain, emotional and physical the last few days.
Grateful that although I did not get all the things accomplished that I wanted to do, I made a start.
Grateful for the healing tonight that allowed me to be able to post.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
06-16-2014, 02:43 AM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that Dave had a new home computer.
Grateful the nurse came to dress the two sores on my left foot.
Grateful that they are coming again on Tuesday.
Grateful that I get my test results at the Sleep Disorder clinic on the 18th.
Grateful that I could cook dinner, even if I could not eat it.
Grateful that tennis is done for now and then Wimbledon will start in a week.
Grateful for the pieces of chocolate cake with vanilla pudding and mocha icing that Bert gave me from a mutual friends anniversary.
Grateful that the leader at the U.S. Open managed to hold his lead and win the tournament.
Grateful that gratitude makes for a much better day.
Grateful for all of you who share this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
06-19-2014, 02:36 AM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that I got through the last few days.
Grateful that I didn't follow thought with action.
Grateful that I got out today.
Grateful that I took my God with me, without Him, I am not sure how my days would have ended up. Don't even want to think of it.
Grateful that I was given hope today.
Grateful that I have upcoming doctor's appointments and tests. I pray that they add to the solution.
Grateful the rain waited until I got home.
Grateful that I was able to cook myself dinner and eat it too.
Grateful that blessing are they if we but look for them.
Grateful that my computer is deciding to co-operate. Thinking it might have been me instead of the computer.
Grateful for all of you who share this journey with me.
Grateful that if we don't do things right the first time, we get a second chance to try again.

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MajestyJo
06-20-2014, 02:35 AM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that I got out to get my medical supplies in between my Health Care Case Worker and my nurse who bandages my feet.
Grateful I was able to cook dinner and eat it too.
Grateful that my son brought me some banana bran muffins.
Grateful that I watched some great darts followed by a show of Chopped Canada.
Grateful that I got time to read more of my book and listened to smooth jazz, while I read and while I am posting.
Grateful that when I acknowledge the pain that it eased, said a prayer, and asked that the pain be taken from me, exchanged, or channel the energy to where it needed to be.
Grateful that God is Good. He has been very Good to me.
Grateful for all of you who share this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
06-21-2014, 04:50 AM
Grateful for a new day.
Grateful that I returned my friend's call even if it was late. I was out when she left a message, I called her at 10 p.m. and at 1:52 a.m. I said, we have almost talked for 4 hours, should we talk another 8 minutes, and when we got off the phone it was 4:01 a.m. :)
Grateful for the awareness, experience, the new concepts, and healing.
Grateful that I got to go down to the library today. I went to pick up the 8 books that I had ordered and returned the one book I had read. I just had to go by the express shelf and there were two books by two of my favourite authors, so what is a girl suppose to do. I left the library with 10 books, and add them to the 6 I got the other day,plus the 5 I didn't get read from before, makes me grateful that I have good eye sight. That makes me grateful that most of what is on TV is reruns, so I have time to read. :)
Grateful that I bought myself a treat, a Freshly Squeeze juice special, strawberry and banana.
Grateful for the guy who helped me onto the bus to come home. I lost one of my grocery bags and he returned it. Really grateful it was in one piece as I had a dozen eggs in it.
Grateful for a good day, even though there was pain, I was able to work through it.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
06-22-2014, 11:44 AM
Grateful for a new day.
Grateful that I don`t have to repeat yesterday.
Grateful that the desire to drink and drug has been removed from me.
Grateful for the tools of recovery. http://www.bluidkiti.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3849
Grateful for the sunshine that lifted my spirits.
Grateful that I could go out in it, I found it very healing yesterday.
Grateful for this site that allows me to come and share with you.
Grateful for those who are sharing this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
06-23-2014, 08:55 PM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful for a quiet day.
Grateful I woke up to watch tennis. Not so grateful that I fell asleep for 3 hours and missed most of it. :(
Grateful that I got the inspiration and motivation to make brownies. I figured my 3 hour sleep had to be put to good use.
Grateful that it is raining, not so grateful that there is suppose to be thunder storms tomorrow. I have 7 books waiting for me at the library when I am mobile.
Grateful that I was told to phone at 9 a.m. tomorrow morning for an appointment to see my doctor. If they don't feel it is important enough or I don't phone in time, appointments are gone and I have to try again. Not holding my breath, buy trying to have hope and faith. I really want to come off the Lyrica. I don't want to go around feeling stoned, after 22 years I don't need that. Better to be in pain than going around stoned. I have always found anti-depressants to be mind altering, and just because they come from my doctor, doesn't make them right for me and my sobriety.
Grateful that I want to be me, no someone who sounds and acts like they are out to lunch. :) Even if others don't see me that way, it is about how they make me feel. I am grateful that my God offers me a solution.
Grateful for the gifts and blessings received.
Grateful for all of you who share this journey with me.

MajestyJo
06-25-2014, 04:04 AM
Grateful for another day. My days sometimes feel like a day and a half.
Grateful that things are quiet, and I have been willing to accept the do nothing to the BEST of my ability.
Grateful that my God doesn't give up on me, He is always gracious and forgiving.
Grateful that I had the thought to make stuffing for my chicken yesterday, lately I have been buying it from a box and doing my thing to it.
Grateful that I have books to return. Checked my file and have another 10 to pick up, authors that are new to me, and I ordered all their previous books.
Grateful we are suppose to have sun. I have to call my doctor's office at 9 a.m. to see if I can get into see him about my medication. I really don't want to take it. It helped some pain, but it seems to cause more in other areas.
Grateful that I can change my mind, all I have to do is try to make my doctor see my way of thinking. Better to be in pain than walking around stoned. It doesn't happen all the time, but once was too much.
Grateful that through my God all things are possible. Grateful that means for my Higher Good, if it isn't good for me, my will or not, He says "No" not right now, or "NO way, you got to be kidding."
Grateful for all those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
06-27-2014, 03:32 AM
Grateful for the start of a new day.
Grateful that I got done what I needed to do and accomplished what I was guided to, and able to say no to what was not good for me at the time.
Grateful my body wanted some rest and I was able to sleep.
Grateful in part to be going to the sleep disorder clinic today.
Grateful that I have a new nurse coming this morning to discuss some possible alternative things that will help me deal with my pain.
Grateful that these new people have been put in my life.
Grateful that yesterday`s pain has diminished so I can post.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
06-28-2014, 08:59 AM
Grateful for another day, even though it started at 5:30 A.M. when I am generally going to bed at that time, don't do mornings well.
Grateful I went to sleep, was surprised because I had an afternoon sleep. Going to bed at 10:30 p.m. is a rare thing.
Grateful the test was over, not sure I liked the results. I think I had expectations that it would help take some of my pain away. Didn't happen. I was just more awake to feel it. ;)
Grateful when I get all this muck off that they slathered on me to attach their wires. Haven't been alert and stable enough on my feet to shower yet.
Grateful that I have an appointment with the Holistic Center to get a treatment on my hip that is out. My leg keeps giving out and I ache all over, so hopefully I will find relief. It is a place of prayer, and can't lose with that.
Grateful that I am able to post, even though I am a bit slow on the uptake.
Grateful for all of you who share this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
06-29-2014, 10:53 AM
Grateful for a new day. It started an hour ago.
Grateful that I found out some answers even though they were ones I didn't like.
Grateful that they could get my hip back in the socket and the swelling is down, hoping to get some laundry done.
Grateful for sunshine but not so much for the humidity. There is a promise for more thunder storms for Canada Day on Tuesday.
Grateful that I got to talk to my friend last night. She gave me the idea of putting my crystal in a bowl to clean. She made the suggestion to put the bowl of water in front of the fan to clean the air.
Grateful that God is and will always be.
Grateful for the quote in Alkiespeaks. Reminded me how we don't think we are alcoholic. We think we are a 'wee' bit of an alcoholic, and that is like being a little bit pregnant.
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
06-30-2014, 10:36 PM
Grateful for a new day.
Grateful is started early, woke at 9 a.m. and left at 10 a.m., that is early for me.
Grateful that I got done what I needed to do, even though I fell asleep on a comfortable chair at the library. I slept for almost an hour, didn't fall out of the chair and didn't drop my book.
Grateful for the buffet at Nation's World, had a fruit salad today for lunch.
Grateful that I met two friend from the rooms of recovery and got a hug. One friend offered up prayer and said she would send me some healing thoughts when she got home.
Grateful she did, because I got all things done, filed my late tax report and because I had it done there last year, I only had to wait about 15 min. and the papers were ready for me to sign so they could send them away.
Grateful that I learned my lesson, was going to take a cab but chose to go on the bus. The ride was totally insane. I took a cab home. I chose to go with my friend instead of listening to the thought about the cab. Needless to say, my body made me very aware that it was not a good choice.
Grateful that an AA member was sitting alone and I was able to sit a moment and connect with him. He was a very big part of my recovery.
Grateful for the rain last night, thought it would cool things down. It is 27 deg. C (80.6 deg. F) and it is about 10:30 p.m. at night. We are suppose to get more rain and thunder storms tomorrow. I have no problem with it, unless it interferes with my tennis. ;)
I did 3 loads of laundry when I got home, so was very tired. Had to change the bandages when I got done, felt like they were bleeding, but then I have a big magnifying overworked imagination.
Grateful for all those who walk this recovery journey with me.

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MajestyJo
07-02-2014, 04:18 PM
Grateful for yesterday and today.
Grateful I got done what I needed today.
Grateful that I decided to walk to the pharmacy downstairs. It made me realize I could not walk downtown, so my son went grocery shopping for me.
Grateful I had the sense to quit and then come back to post. I like to do it all at once, but lately it is taking me 3-5 hours and that is too long on the computer.
Grateful that Canada is still winning in tennis at Wimbledon.
Grateful that I have the food to eat, just don't feel like cooking it. Wanted to make a potato salad but didn't have green onions, so will try another day.
Grateful that my God makes Himself known to me each day.
Grateful that I unearthed some crystal (they could be plastic), but inside they have totems that I bought that were my own personal ones that I picked from Jamie Sams Animal Medicine Cards. I have the Bear which means Introspection, the Eagle which means Spiritual, and the Spider which says to go within for your answers.
Grateful that even though they say no rain, my body is inclined to disagree, and now they have changed their mind and say rain tonight and tomorrow. My sun is hiding behind a gray sky.
Grateful for all who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
07-04-2014, 03:13 AM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that I have made it through a few difficult days.
Grateful that the rain is suppose to stop tomorrow. My body is not grateful even though I tell myself rain is good, it is cleansing, and allows for growth.
Grateful that my son helped me with dinner. I haven`t been eating enough because I haven`t felt like cooking it. I look at food and turn away. Something my God and I are working on.
Grateful that our Canadian tennis players are through to next round. Eugene Bouchard has moved into the final and Milos Raonic is playing later this morning to see if he can get there too. The are both making Canadian History.
Grateful that each day isn`t empty, even if I can`t always do what I want to do.
Grateful for all of you who share this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
07-05-2014, 07:56 AM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that yesterday was a good day, things unfolded as they should. The timing was spot on and everything fell into place.
Grateful I was able to connect with a couple of friends.
Grateful that I got to see tennis, waiting to see more at 8 a.m.
Grateful that the sun is shining. It always lifts my spirit and gives me a new bright outlook on the day.
Grateful that each day is a new beginning.
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me.

Grateful for the following quote:

"Don't worry. When life puts you down, hope will push you up."
Written in 2014 by Mohammed Sekouty --- Egypt

Push yourself up!

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MajestyJo
07-05-2014, 11:42 PM
Grateful for another day. It has been mostly emotional pain.
Grateful for the program and the tools of recovery.
Grateful that I don't have to pick up to stuff the feelings, although I did buy myself an ice cream bar earlier.
Grateful that the swelling is down in my feet.
Grateful that I could come on the computer to post because my eyes and lack of concentration on small print, won't let me read.
Grateful that my God reveals Himself to me daily. He is in my life, often doing what I can't do for myself. Over the years it has built up my trust in Him and in myself.
Grateful for all who walks this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
07-08-2014, 05:59 PM
Grateful for a new day, especially as the sun is now shining bright.
Grateful that I got two laundry done.
Grateful that my foot didn't hurt so I could get it started.
Grateful that I met a new tenant today and it was good to share with him.
Grateful, even though I have been lax in posting it. Just not able to be on the computer as long as I would like to be.
Grateful that new people are sharing, thank you for being a part of my journey.
Grateful for the healing that I have had the last two days. He is the Master Physician. Forever grateful for the God of my understanding.
Grateful that you can bow in prayer, not knowing what you need, but turning it over to God and asking for what I need for my Higher Good.
Grateful that He knows, the order I need it, the lesson I need to learn, and if I don't learn first time around, He brings me back time and again until I do learn what He has planned for me.

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MajestyJo
07-10-2014, 03:28 AM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful for the blessing received.
Grateful that I could post even though my computer and me are running out of steam.
Grateful for the visit with my friend.
Grateful that I can feel grateful instead of those old feels that the world owed me a favour and it wasn`t delivering, certainly not fast enough.
Grateful that I don`t have to live that way any more.
Grateful for the tool kit of recovery. As they say, `There is a tool for every nut that walks into the rooms of recovery.`
Grateful for the good weather, sunshine instead of rain. Temperatures in the 70s instead of the 80s.
Grateful for those of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
07-11-2014, 03:38 PM
Grateful for another day. Even more grateful, because the sun is shining and there is no humidy.
Grateful I got to the chiropractor, hope he fixed the issue that was causing the head aches, although a lot has been weather.
Grateful I got to the library to return my books and picked one up.
Grateful that I saw two ex-sponsees and they were sober.
Grateful that I was able to pick up a couple of bargains.
Grateful that the nurse came at 1 p.m. because I was thinking bed, and here I am, still on t computer.
Grateful when a plan comes together, even more grateful when it is not planned and it happens.
Grateful it is Friday, although it is not much difference from Thursday for me. LOL! Hopefully there will be better TV tonight.
Grateful there was nothing I wanted to watch, I could listen to music and finished my book. There is always a blessing.
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
07-12-2014, 07:25 PM
Grateful for another day.
Especially grateful for the sun, it is going to be replaced by rain and thunderstorms.
Grateful I got downtown, having a walk downtown helps my arthritis and my feet aren't as swollen today.
Grateful for another day to just be.
Grateful that God is, and I am grateful that He is a part of my life.
Grateful that my God reveals Himself to me daily.
Grateful for the bounties of the day, another walk through the flowers in Hess Village on the way home.
Grateful for this site.
Grateful for all of you who share this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
07-15-2014, 03:29 AM
Grateful for a new day, even though the sun has been replaced by rain. As my sponsor said, "my garden needs it.,"
Grateful for a full and busy day. Didn't leave much time for putting my feet up, but did make an effort at the library.
Grateful to get some posting done, the Sandman is calling me to my bed.
Grateful for the gifts restored to me in today.
Gratreful for all of you who walk this journey with me.
Grateful that "We can do what I can't do alone."
Grateful that I can walk in His Care.

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MajestyJo
07-16-2014, 05:54 AM
Grateful for a new day, even if it is suppose to rain all day.
Grateful that I know the cause of my pain. The weather is generally the culprit.
Grateful that I did a crystal meditation tonight after I realized that I wasn't in today and needed to be grounded. My crystals are in the shape of a swan and two babies and a piece of crystal that my aunt gave me that has a wren carved into it.
http://www.healing-crystals-for-you.com/clear-quartz-crystals.html
My grandparents were of Celtic origin.
http://www.whats-your-sign.com/celtic-meanings-of-wren.html
Grateful that the otter is the totem of my feminine side.
http://www.whats-your-sign.com/animal-symbolism-otter.html
So grateful that I was led to this site:
http://www.whats-your-sign.com/chakra-animal-symbols.html
Grateful that you walk this journey with me.
Grateful for the fellowship and you. Especially grateful for those who send prayers and healing thoughts.
Some Love symbols:
http://www.whats-your-sign.com/love-symbols.html

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MajestyJo
07-17-2014, 07:38 PM
Grateful for a new day.
Grateful that I got to see my foot and family doctors.
Grateful that my doctor is open to listening to me and willing to send me for tests.
Grateful that I got to go and visit with my friend. I got to drink a nice cold glass of cranberry juice. I chose it over coffee. :)
Grateful that I walked out of the library without books. I glanced but didn't look too hard for new ones. ;)
Grateful that I had a connection with a couple of women who are not program, someone who just decides to talk to you.
I find it to be a real blessing. As I told my friend and sponsee, she had 16 years and I think I had 6 years of sobriety. We were in a coffee shop and a woman asked us to watch her shopping and her purse. I said to my friend, I wonder what she would say if she knew she was talking to a couple of recovering alcoholics? That would never have happened if we were using. So much to be grateful for.
Grateful for a loving and forgiving God.
Grateful that I am able to catch up on some posts.
Grateful for all those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
07-19-2014, 06:47 PM
Grateful for another two day. Yesterday was busy busy crash.
Grateful for the four hour talk last night with my sister who lives in Tweed, and a 20 min. talking with my sister who lives close. Then when you top it off with an hour with a dear friend, it all becomes bonus.
Grateful that I made it downtown.
Grateful that the rain was misty instead of wet, and I was able to dodge the drops and I arrived home damp instead of wet.
Grateful for the people my God puts in my path.
A lady, at least 80 years old, who is about 10 inches shorter, weighs about 60 lbs. at least less than I do, with arms and legs like toothpicks, offered to get off the bus first and help me down with my walker because I had 5 bags of groceries from the market, Denningers, and National Foods and another bag with 4 books I ordered and picked up at the library, along with my purse, and bag of facial tissues, my umbrella, and a few odds and ends I keep with me when I am out and about. I told her thanks, but it is easier getting off than it is getting on the bus.
Grateful I made it home because it started pouring rain.
Grateful that the A535 helped with the eggs and pains, and only my toes are paining.
Grateful for the food I have to eat. I was too tired to cook it and had a chicken sandwich.

I will be very grateful if I can finish posting, if not, it can be done later. Acceptance is always the answer. My mind is saying you should, and my body says, "You can't, you are already hurting."
Grateful I got to watch the last of the Equestrian Tournament.
Grateful that tennis is on later.
Grateful that there are some documentaries on Canada later.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
07-21-2014, 05:11 PM
Grateful for yesterday and today.
Grateful that I got through it although I am guilty of allowing my pain to dictate my day.
Grateful that it is better late than never, and I am able to play catch up.
Grateful that my son cooked dinner.
Grateful that he washed my floors on the weekend.
Grateful that my pharmacy is downstairs and I don't have to go outside to get to it, to pick up my blister pack.
Grateful that I saw Katie show today, the topic was Adult Attention Devi cit. I was never diagnosed by a doctor although I think a counsellor mentioned it several years ago, and I think I owned it. When I heard it today, it confirmed what I have been thinking. It helps me to not beat myself up by my lack of action or my inability to always finish what I started, even in recover. So glad prayer and the tools of recovery, cover all aspects of my life.
Grateful for all of you who share this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
07-22-2014, 06:23 PM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that I am feeling better, every time I woke up, I rolled over and went back to sleep, or got up to have a snack and a drink of water, then went back to bed.
Grateful I got confirmation for eye doctor tomorrow, appointment with nurse in the morning, and appointment with Holistic Center on Thursday and chiropractor on Friday.
Grateful for the services that are available.
Grateful for the food I eat. I found in recovery that I had a fear of going hungry, rooted in my past, during my second marriage. I did without so that others can eat.
Grateful for the awareness and the healing.
Grateful for the sunshine today, thunderstorms are being forecasted.
Grateful for things put in my path, for the thoughts I am given, which lead to something that is good and fun for me. Today I watched cliff diving and darts.
Grateful for all those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
07-23-2014, 02:45 AM
Grateful for a new day.
Grateful that I got some posting done as it is now starting to storm. Not so grateful for the thunder because now I have to turn off my music and my computer.
Grateful for a quiet night and I got some of my book read.
Grateful for those of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
07-24-2014, 01:42 AM
Grateful for another 24 hours. I am grateful that a day can start any time.
Grateful that I got to the eye specialist and got good news and don't have to go back for 6 months to get a check up because of my diabetes.
Grateful the nurse today said that I shouldn't need any more help and my feet are healing. The pain is from my osteoporosis and the neuropathy in my feet.
Probably because of the Pseudo Gout, which I think is the most painful of all.
Grateful that I get to go to the Holistic Center today. Normally my left hip goes out, but today it is the right.
Grateful my son cooked us a chicken dinner. He got a call not to go into work for the last two days.
Grateful I made it to the library, the other day I picked up four and today 5, so now I have 15 books on hand. That should do me about 3 weeks.
Grateful my computer is back up and running. It can do what it wants after I post this. ;)
Grateful for the people my God put in my path today. He always knows when I need that personal connection.
Grateful for all who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
07-25-2014, 10:51 PM
Grateful for another day, even though it has been a rough one.
Grateful that I didn't have to pick up a pill to deal with it. Thank God for foot baths, reflexology, prayer and meditation, exercises from my occupational therapist, and this site, that keeps me connected spiritually and in touch with my feelings.
Grateful that I made it too the mall, even though I bought a brownie treat. I may need sweets, my blood sugar as been low, but not so grateful that I ate the whole bag.
Grateful for prayer, need to pray for the willingness to be willing to give them up.
Grateful for the weather, it has been in the low 70s, which has been a real treat.
Grateful that the pain eased so I can think and work through it. Tried to post earlier but it didn't happen. I had to do things to do my part and trust the process.
Grateful for those who send me prayers.
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
07-27-2014, 01:55 AM
Grateful for another day. The one just past was very thin on gratitude.
Grateful for the spiritual awareness this program offers.
Grateful that I did not follow thought with action. I wanted to run away from home. Too bad I was in the middle of dinner at 7 p.m. or I would have gone to a meeting. The worst part was that the meeting was in the east end and I live central west.
Grateful that prayers are answered and my God can heal my thinking. I would have been all dressed up with no place to go.
Grateful that my son finally listened after telling him three times to turn down the TV. I think he forgets when he gets here that it is my apartment. Every once in a while, I have to set a boundary and remind him.
Grateful all of you and thank you for walking this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
07-28-2014, 02:34 AM
Grateful for another day even though it started with lot of thunder and rain. The rain is still happening, but the thunder has stopped for the now.
Grateful that I got downtown today.
Grateful I bought a pair of thongs for $2.99. My old ones were really old.
Grateful that I stood up for myself. I didn't create the scene I would have prior to recovery. I never did like being called a liar. I slapped a girl who called me one and she ended up in the middle of a double bed. Not a nice situation, the lie didn't warrant my action.
Grateful that I don't have to act that way in today.
Grateful that I got some of my book read.
Grateful for a new week. Each day just slips away and time goes by.
Grateful that I did a meditation with my crystal swans before I came online to post. Swans mean grace. My name JoAnne means God's special gift, and for that I am really grateful.
http://www.whats-your-sign.com/swan-meaning-and-symbolism.html

Grateful for all who walk this journey with me.
May your week be a good one and truly blessed by your Higher Power.

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MajestyJo
07-29-2014, 01:46 AM
Grateful for a new day. Yesterday's pain was manageable and allowed me to just be.
Grateful that it is a new day, my favourite show is on So You Think You Can Dance.
Grateful that tennis is on from 4-10 p.m. so I can do some channel surfing.
Grateful that it didn't rain all day.
Grateful for the gifts that were brought to my attention and the material I posted on the site. I enjoy going back to old posts and getting doubly blessed and new awareness.
Grateful for music, it is a strong spiritual connection for me.
Grateful for daily insights like the ones I had to day, my clothes don't grow with me and my skin isn't keeping up to my mind's eye and wishes.
Grateful for acceptance.
Grateful for the chicken salad sandwich I made and had with a strawberry yogourt.
Grateful for the site all who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
07-31-2014, 02:09 AM
Grateful for a new day even though I haven't finished with yesterday. Somewhere I lost some sleep, only found 2 hours.
Grateful that I got to the chiropractor. My hips are better. It feels like he missed a spot. Hopefully this too shall past.
Grateful that I got to watch my TV shows and got some of my book read.
Grateful that I got to talk to a couple of friends.
Grateful that there is going to be a lot of tennis in the next two months. It has always been something I enjoyed even though I never played a game in my life.
Grateful that I have freedom of choice.
Grateful that the people who travel this road with me has the same freedom. Do something that brings you pleasure.

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MajestyJo
07-31-2014, 10:52 PM
Grateful that this day is almost done.
Grateful that prayer and meditation works, I have been fighting a migraine all day. Tried to post twice.
Grateful to be able to watch my tennis, because I sat with my feet on ice packs. The two Canadian players won their game.
Grateful that I got some dishes done and made hamburger with onions, spices (thyme, rosemary, ginger (helps with heartburn and helps the stomach if you have problem with spices), chili peppers, salt and pepper) and mushrooms, with garlic and herb spaghetti sauce, and added small and narrow elbow macaroni, mixed, simmered and then added yellow and white cheddar chesse and parsley flakes. It was good, but it didn't like me.
Grateful that I listened to myself and went down to the pharmacy to get my blood pressure taken. It was 157/83 and then 161/88, which is high for me.
Grateful I got the thought to phone the pharmacy, and she sent a fax to my doctor to get strips for my meter to test my blood. It is cheaper than buying two batteries.
Grateful that my God sends me the good orderly direction I need each day. Even more grateful that I listened and acted accordingly.
Grateful that darts are on, that just tops my day.
Grateful that I got some sleep today after having only 5 hours in 3 days.
Grateful that the pain has eased so that I can post. Hope it will continue to 1 a.m. when the messages change for tomorrow.
Grateful that I didn't lose my post. With the help of my tremon disorder, I ended back two pages from where I was typing. (gulp)
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
08-01-2014, 08:44 PM
Grateful for another day, even though it was a bit humid.
Grateful for the humidity because the storm hasn't got here yet and I got to do what I needed to do.
Grateful that I had two books to take home to replace the two I took back. With tennis being on, I am getting behind schedule and may have to renew.
Grateful for the services offered to us in today. The library didn't have the book I wanted in their area, so they put out a request to other branches. More will be revealed, if not, it wasn't meant to be.
Grateful for the food I was able to get. I have an ice cream bar by Magnum that cried to me so loud, I just got up and took it out of the freezer. The outside is dark chocolate but the inside is a dark chocolate mousse.
Grateful that my God connected me to a couple of people, because I didn't see anyone I know.
Grateful that I am 20 day shy of my 23rd recovery birthday, God Willing!
Grateful for you all who walk this recovery road with me.
Grateful that I learned very early in recovery, don't forget how you got sober, who helped you along the way, and don't forget where you come from, and don't forget why you have a good day in today.

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MajestyJo
08-03-2014, 02:41 AM
Grateful for a new day, even though I slept most of it away.
Grateful for the sleep, every time I woke up I rolled over and went back to sleep.
Grateful that I didn't miss tennis. Ever so grateful that two Canadians will be playing in the final. Canada #1 and Canada #2 players playing for the Citi tennis tournament cup in Washington, D.C. They are making history, it has never happened.
Grateful that even though I didn't feel hungry, I grazed all day.
Grateful that I got my book almost finished.
Grateful that the storm hasn't arrived yet, it is suppose to be 27 C which is 81 deg. F., hopefully I will be able to do most of my posting.
Grateful that my pain has eased and although I had other issues with my stomach, my feet didn't hurt until I sat down to post.
Grateful for all those who walk this journey with me.

NEVER FEAR, BE OF GOOD CHEER BECAUSE THE GOD OF YOUR UNDERSTANDING IS NEAR!

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MajestyJo
08-05-2014, 03:09 AM
Grateful for a new day, even though in my mind it is still Monday.
Grateful that my pain was decreased and my ankles were not swollen when I woke up from my big sleep!!!!
Grateful that the pain hasn't gotten too bad after doing all the posting I did, even though my feet and ankles are swollen again.
Grateful that my son cooked dinner, it is a holiday here and he didn't have to go to work.
Grateful for all the blessings and new awareness I received as a result of posting in the Spiritual Meditation. Sometimes I have trouble getting to the spiritual because of the religion, yet I know if I look deep, I will find both.
Grateful that the program of recovery is spiritual and that people of all religious beliefs can walk through the doors and get recovery.
Grateful for the hymns that came to mind tonight. They are ones I grew up on. The words come to mind, but I need to search on the internet for all the words. I am so grateful that they are still available.

http://www.classic-country-song-lyrics.com/acabininthehillslyricschords.html

Grateful for all of you who share this journey with me.
Grateful that no matter what space I am in and where I am at, my God is always attainable. I know He is there, and it is up to me to acknowledge Him.

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MajestyJo
08-06-2014, 03:34 AM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that each day is a new beginning.
Grateful I got to do lots of 'stuff' yesterday because I wasn't too mobile and I couldn't sleep. (Watched tennis for 12 hours, grazed on what I had instead of what I had to cook, watched three hours of country music Summer Festival that rocked.
Grateful I got my book finished and started on a new one.
Grateful for the readings and the posts today.
Grateful every day, but most of them that I read spoke loud and clear.
Grateful that I got a call from my sister yesterday and a call from my b/f S. today.
Grateful that I have an appointment at the chiropractor's and an appointment at the Holistic Center, and if time goes well, I might be able to go to Al-Anon in between appointments. The group is called the Lunch Bunch. Hope to grab some lunch in the mall first.
Grateful that they ask me to chair when I haven't been around for a while. It is a real blessing. Taking part in a meeting is a great gift.
Grateful that I have books to take back and then I will look to see what I can talk myself out of getting, or find one that speaks to me and is a must have.
Grateful for those who travel this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
08-07-2014, 11:41 AM
Grateful for a new day.
Grateful that I can start a day any time. Thinking of going back to bed even though tennis on.
Grateful for prayers. I am hoping and praying that my son is open to receiving what he needs.
Grateful that my pain is emotional pains, so I need to get off the computer to have a wee talk with my God and deal with them.
Grateful that I remembered to take out my roast of beef. Hoping I will wake up in time to cook it for dinner. ;)
Grateful that I have been able to post. I was disturbed that I couldn't stay awake to post at 1 a.m. and went to bed at 10:30 p.m. Even more grateful that I listened, instead of forcing myself to stay up because I SHOULD do what I feel I need to do for my recovery. I had to accept that the readings aren't available until 1 a.m. and I have to wait until such a time it is good for me. I can't share if I am not all there.
Grateful for the 3rd and 7th Step prayers, I always say them before I post, along with the Serenity Prayer.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey. Without you, there is no me.

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MajestyJo
08-08-2014, 04:25 AM
Grateful for another day, wondering what will be put in front of me today.
Grateful that yesterday was a good day, although I expected it to be a do nothing day, because I have been hurting.
Grateful for the days that I can work and think through the pain.
Grateful that I got things done I needed to do. Even more grateful that I got a Government check to help toward the cost.
Grateful for a delicious roast beef dinner, even though I made it myself. I find for the most part, it tastes better when someone else makes it, as long as they know how to cook, that is, then I am not so grateful, but I would eat it if it is edible. LOL!
Grateful that our Canadian player made it to the Quarter finals.
Grateful that I can channel surf and watch the games in Toronto and Montreal.
Grateful for another day of sobriety. Some days are sober, other days there is lots of sobriety (soundness of mind).
Grateful for those of you who share this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
08-09-2014, 01:47 AM
Grateful for a new day, for a moment, didn't think I would start it awake.
Grateful for a good day, at least a productive one.
Grateful for the Good Orderly Direction that lead me through the day, getting little things accomplished around my apartment, some dishes done, got my nap because I was in too much pain to go out and about.
Grateful that I listened, now I should be able to go out and about after resting like the reading in the section for Family and Friends of Alcoholics and Addicts.
Grateful for some good tennis, even though our Canadian player lost.
Grateful for sports, I may be a couch player. Today all my favourite sports were on, tennis, golf, and curling.
Grateful that I got hungry enough to eat. Made myself a roast beef sandwich and a Sockeye salmon sandwich, with blueberries to follow.
Grateful that isn't suppose to rain for a few days.
Grateful for temperatures in the mid to high 70s F.
Grateful that my God is very good to me.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
08-10-2014, 04:35 PM
Grateful for a new day. In fact, I had two mornings because I chose to go back to bed and try again to get out of bed. ;)
Grateful that the weather channel says a storm is on the way, wouldn't want this pain for nothing. It always tells me about 3 days in advance to expect it. I would rather not know, but then again, that is acceptance of what is.
Grateful that tennis and golf is on.
Grateful that my God is forgiving because I am watching them instead of doing much needed laundry.
Grateful for my home, my food, and all of the day's blessings.
Grateful that each day is a new beginning, a lot of days I wouldn't want repeated or continued.
Grateful for those who travel this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
08-12-2014, 05:16 AM
Grateful for a new day even though it is raining and we are going to get thunder storms later. It helps to make the grass grow and it turns it green and keeps nature beautiful. It also keeps my son in Work. ;)
Grateful that the pain in my feet has eased someone, but it decided to run away and go up to my neck.
Grateful that I got downtown yesterday.
Grateful that I returned some books, and only came home with one express book.
Grateful I got some groceries, I forgot things, but that is good, because I can go tomorrow when I go to the chiropractor, Al-Anon, and the Holistic Center.
Grateful that there was tennis, darts and a curling skin game, which I ended p sleeping through most of it.
Grateful that God is and I can go to Him any time through the day.
Grateful for those who walk this recovery road with me.

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MajestyJo
08-13-2014, 03:35 AM
Grateful for another day. My days are all muxed ip, and each day is one of acceptance as well as gratitude.
Grateful though I am technically a dud, I am grateful a few thing sunk in over the years. It took me a year to learn to copy and paste and now I know how to do it 5 ways. ;)
Grateful that I had a respite while I rebooted, my computer was getting slow. My picture window didn't pop up, so had to put the pictures manually, by typing and type the link in between the brackets.
Grateful for pictures. To me they speak louder than the words sometimes. Sometimes my sense of humour shows, but they speak volumes to me.
Grateful I got 3 loads of laundry done. I wanted to do the other 2 but just 2 2 tired and sore.
Grateful that each day is a new beginning.
Grateful that you can start a day any time.
Grateful a meeting starts and end when I get there. I always tried to make it for the meetings before and after the meeting/
Grateful for music. Tonight it is Old Country Classics.
Grateful for those who share this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
08-14-2014, 02:42 AM
Grateful for today, I am sitting here wondering what it will bring.
Grateful that yesterday is gone, I slept through most of it.
Grateful that my treatment left we with no pain after I woke up.
Grateful that it is telling me to take a break and I don't have to do it all at once. When the pain starts making itself known, I know it is time to put the feet up.
Grateful that the weather was clear. The sun hasn't been bright enough to wear my new sunglasses. :)
Grateful for each new awareness and lesson learn and looking for the new ones in today.
Grateful that although my life isn't very big and exciting, it suits men just fine. Must not forget I have a date tomorrow night, helping my friend celebrate 31 years of recovery, is worth celebrating and being grateful for.
Grateful for all of you. You make my life worth living and give me purpose.

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MajestyJo
08-15-2014, 05:48 AM
Grateful for a new day.
Grateful for yesterday, even though I slept through most of it.
Grateful for the phrase, "You must have needed it." In part it is true, and I know it can be healing and my body can adjust and change.
Grateful that I have had very little pain the last two day. Only pain comes when I sit too long on the computer. ;)
Grateful that my son cooked supper. Fried up ham steaks to go with left over salads that he made.
Grateful for my God's gifts of awareness and spiritual experiences each day.
Grateful that my God is. I like the post I made "Let God be God," which reminds me that I can't play 'god' with my life and that of others.
Grateful that I can listen to the words that come to me, like now that are saying, "It is time to take a break!"
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me. Yesterday seemed like a crawl day, and that is okay. Sometimes it is "Just be still and be open to what comes your way." I am sure I would hear my God calling, even though I missed 3 calls while sleeping. ;)

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MajestyJo
08-16-2014, 01:55 AM
Grateful for a new day, even though it isn't very old.
Grateful that the tennis game I thought I missed by going to my friend's anniversary, is now being shown and I missed 45 min. of it while posting. ;)
Grateful I got to go to the meeting, I went for me as much as I went to support my friend.
Grateful to be at a meeting where the total of 61 years was being celebrated between two men. I have known the other gentleman the longest.
Grateful for a speaker with 2 1/2 years sober who has a powerful message. I went to him to let him know I was grateful for his message and he reminded me of a couple of remember whens and a couple of spiritual experiences.
Grateful I got a ride to and from the meeting. There were two sets of stairs, so I know I will hurt for a couple of days, but that is okay. I needed to be there.
Grateful for all who walk this journey with me.

Always remember to 'breathe.'

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MajestyJo
08-17-2014, 02:51 AM
Grateful for a new day. Glad it is a day of rest because not feeling to good.
Grateful for the rain because it makes things green. Not so grateful, when my body complains it's presence.
Grateful that I was able to sleep some and wake up in time for tennis.
Grateful I am almost finished my book. It was tempting to keep reading until it was finished instead of posting. ;)
Grateful for a God who keeps on giving.
Grateful for a God who is understanding, and reveals Himself to me daily so I can know and understand Him.
Grateful for His Goodness.
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me.
The feeling is true, but winter isn't quite here yet!

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MajestyJo
08-18-2014, 09:27 PM
Grateful for another day, almost two day.
Grateful that my migraine hasn't ended up like the ones of old, although this one did take me back to my bed.
Grateful that my son came and woke me up.
Will be very grateful if I can finish posting.
Grateful for my God's Grace and Love.
Grateful that I can go to Him in prayer and meditation. It helps me to maintain my sanity.
Grateful that I went back to bed with music, no words. Tonight the music seems too loud. Music is very healing to me and a very good conduit to my God.
Grateful for all of you who share this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
08-21-2014, 05:25 AM
Grateful for a new day.
Grateful for yesterday, just never got here.
Grateful for the day before that, I slept the day away. I did give thanks for the sleep.
Grateful for the treatment at the Holistic Center. First on the agenda is always my hip that keeps going out, then it was my left shoulder, then my neck and headaches, ending up with a few minutes working on the swelling in my feet.
Grateful and then some when I got the latest James Patterson book, Private La.
Grateful for the fruit salad I got today, cantelope, honey dew melon, strawberries, grapes, and pineapple.
Grateful my son cook the steak and shared it with me. Just had steak on a bun, had to leave room for the apple pie I got on sale for $3.49.
Grateful I got to have a one on one with my friend and was sad to hear that he decided that he isn't using his drug of choice, just drinking some of that good old liquor. I am praying that he will decide to go to AA after seeing me, at least give it some thought and hopefully the thought will stay there and keep him from continuing to use and going back to his drug of choice.
Grateful for my God for putting him in my path today.
Grateful for the message I received that reminded me of how cunning, baffling and powerful our disease is. An older lady put her hand out for spare change, meanwhile she is smoking a cigarette. I thought, "Lady you have money for smokes, you don't need my money, the cost was one of the reasons I quit."
Grateful for the show "So You Think You Can Dance." In my head I am with them and they make it look so easy. I wasn't any way near that good even in my 'younger' days.
Grateful that today is 23 years of living one day at a time, with out drinking alcohol and abusing my medication and taking them as prescribed.
Grateful for the woman in recovery that said, "If one doesn't work, another one won't help. The body becomes immune and it manufactures the pain to tell you that you need more."
Grateful for all the people that have been put in my path for the last 23 years, including you here at the site who travel this journey with me.
Grateful for AA who originated the 12 Steps and were willing to share them with other fellowships. I couldn't stay sober until I found the spirituality of living this program, one day at a time, to the best of my ability. Some days I fall short, and other days, the blessings abound, and so grateful that each day is a NEW day.

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MajestyJo
08-22-2014, 11:45 AM
Grateful for another day, even though the sun isn't shining, it isn't raining.
Grateful that I got a lot of posting done even though my ankles are paining as a result, I am glad that I had the energy to do it, and able to take in the spiritual food that I got from posting and sharing. Don't like to just copy and paste, that isn't me being able to share my recovery with you. I try to share what I found that blessed me and share it with others too.
Grateful that it is almost lunch time and I have my left overs from last night to eat.
Grateful that I finally get to do the test today and go see the specialist on the 27th.
Grateful that the time is drawing near to go to see the neurologist on the 26th.
Grateful that things can be put into works and when I have a good day, I stay in today, instead of projecting into the future. That even covers the 64 year group anniversary tonight. It isn't here until I get there.
Grateful for the gifts of awareness, the blessings, and the experience of each day as I travel my recovery road. It is a miracle in and of itself that I noticed them.
Grateful that I have had music on, while I was sleeping and while I was posting. It seems to soothe and calms my spirit. Music most times, without words. When the words are needed, I change to channel. Speaking of which, my TV just shut down and there was a flash and the music came back on. Looks and sounds like I need another one.
Grateful for all of you who travel this journey with me. We are on this road together. We make different choices and we may come from different places, and just maybe you haven't gotten to where I am at, and it is possible that I haven't been to where you are at, but we have a common denominator, and we travel the same road to happy destiny.
Grateful that it is a journey not a destination, just places we meet along the way. We can do what I can't do alone.

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MajestyJo
08-24-2014, 07:04 AM
Grateful for a new day that is about to become my night.
Grateful that a day can start any time.
Grateful I was able to sleep, wake up, sleep, and wake up again.
Grateful for lessons learned and enlightenment and new awareness as I read and responded to the readings and the posts.
Grateful that my son didn`t go out west. He started working for someone else.
Grateful for prayer. I have been praying and asking God to meet his needs and supply him with what is good for him on his journey.
Grateful it is time to go back to sleep so I can finish my postings and read my book. I don`t often put down a James Patterson book after I start it. It is generally a book that just has to be read.
Grateful for all who walk this journey with me. May you be truly blessed as I have been.

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MajestyJo
08-25-2014, 01:42 AM
Grateful that by the clock it is a new day, in the moment only 1 hour and 35 minutes.
Grateful that I got out into the sun.
Grateful that I was able to pick up a few groceries.
Grateful that I made the decision to wait for the bus instead of walking.
Grateful my hip didn't give out until I was walking the ramp into my building.
Grateful I got to watch golf while posting earlier.
Grateful I remembered that the final of a Rising Star was on and I remembered to watch it.
Grateful that each day is a blessing.
Grateful that I got to talk with my sister who had been with her hubby at Guelph Bible Reunion and she was telling me of all the old friends she met that we knew growing up.
Grateful I got to talk to my spiritual adviser, even though I told her that I wasn't open to her suggestion, would keep it under perusal and find another way of doing what she suggested.
Grateful that God give, and He takes away.
Grateful that my posting for tonight is done and I can call it a night. I shouldn't be sleepy after my long sleep today, but that is okay. I will lie down in my clean sheets, go to sleep if I can, and will be grateful when I wake up.
Grateful for all those who walk this journey with me. Mine has been a heck of a ride, so hope yours is too.

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MajestyJo
08-26-2014, 11:00 PM
Grateful for today, a new day only an hour and 10 minutes away.
Grateful that I made it to the Neurologist's office and hoping and praying the new medication will help the neuropathy in my feet. He said that I had it all.
Grateful that the medication is covered by my old age pension.
Grateful that I could get caught up on some sleep this afternoon.
Grateful for all who walk this journey with me.
Grateful for the love of the Fellowship.

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MajestyJo
08-27-2014, 11:28 PM
Grateful that the day is almost through.
Grateful that my God was with me, it was a difficult day.
Grateful that I as able to finally catch up on some posts.
Grateful it is time to go to bed and that tomorrow is another day.
Grateful that I got some laundry done. I have more to do tomorrow.
Grateful I got laundry done in time to watch the final of So You Think You Can Dance. Grateful the result week is next week.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
08-30-2014, 10:24 PM
Grateful for a good day, even if it started late (I set the alarm to get up and watch tennis).
Grateful that I had very little pain.
Grateful that I got some posting done, even though it was late.
Grateful that I got a phone call from my pharmacy to remind me that they are closed on Monday and I needed to pick up my Blister Pack today.
Grateful that facial tissue was on for 69 cents today instead of the $1.29 of yesterday.
Grateful that once I got dressed into my jeans, sandals, my hair in curls, and feeling good, I decided that even though it was a high 28 deg. C about 80 deg. F, I took myself down to the mall. I even went to Harts and bought a new bra, to Denninger's, to the library, to the Freshly Squeezed to get a new fruit smoothie with peach, blueberry, and raspberry, the $1. Store, and then National Foods. I had bags in bags, with a total of 6 tied onto my walker.
Grateful for the encouragement along the way home telling me I can make it up hill.
Grateful that things all things fall in place often in spite of me.
Grateful that the two Canadian players won. Their matches were a priority for me, and everything else happened around them. Go Canada.
Grateful that the new medication is working. We will see what happens, it is being increased to two a day next week. It is nice to be without pain, but not good if I am not functional.
Grateful for all those who share this journey with me. Sorry I haven't been well enough to post much lately.

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MajestyJo
08-31-2014, 06:57 PM
Grateful for a new day even though it started late.
Grateful for the sunshine.
Grateful my son things he is a chef and going to cook a steak dinner, with fries and salad, and all I have to do is make mushroom gravy.
Grateful I finished my book and now I have a whole bag of books to choose from. Tennis has gotten in the way of my reading. ;)
Grateful I didn't lose my post while I went down to the variety store.
Grateful I got the thought to check my blood and it was only 3.2, I have only had a muffin since I got up and waiting for dinner to cook. I got some of my son's A & W Root Beer to sip on, followed by big gulps of water.
Grateful that I am not obsessive/compulsive about lottery tickets. Bought one over a week ago, not sure when it was due. Remembered to check it today, it was drawn on the 27th, and I won $10.
Grateful that time may pass, what is good stays with us. We may lose a dry date, but we don't lose what we put into our recovery before we slipped. (SLIP - Sobriety Loses It's Priority), and that is something that I try to always remember. Without me, I have nothing. I have nothing to give or share.
Grateful for the program of recovery.
Grateful for all who walk this recovery road with me.

A whole bunch of Bluidkiti's.

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MajestyJo
09-02-2014, 11:46 PM
Grateful for a new day. I remember it was a busy day. Not sure now what even happened to yesterday.
Grateful I got a lot of posting done, not so grateful and pleased with myself for not posting some gratitude. Each day is a reason to be grateful.."
Grateful I have friends that I can talk to and the words come out in order and the come out unscrambled and I can put some order to what is running around in my head. It came out something like this, "When I was 62, I felt like 42. Now that I am 72, I feel like 92." That is what prompted the meditation tonight, not a good place to be. A whole lot of healing needed, along with the thought that I had at the mall today, it showed that I was not in a good place. A lady almost bumped into me with her cart, she was young and was travelling fast with no care of who or what was in her way. I want to call her on it and the words in my head were not good. That is not the kind of person I want to be. I am just so grateful that I didn't vocalize them.
Grateful that I went to the market today.
Grateful for all the tennis that I have been watching and that I have all the TV stations available to watch the full coverage.
Grateful that this was an in God's Care day, that was made special by those special little things that you could miss if you were not looking.
Grateful I remembered to buy my soy beans. Now when I am on the computer, I can sit with my feet in my dish pan, and wiggle my toes in my soy beans. These are smaller than the last ones, so may touch more nerve endings. So grateful I listened when God spoke. I get that good orderly direction some times and tend to discount it or forget it or procrastinate and don't act on it on time.
Grateful my fingers have been doing a lot of walking, not sure everyone else is, but that is okay! :42:
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
09-04-2014, 08:34 PM
Grateful for a new and busy day.
Grateful that I remembered that I had to fast to get my one set of blood work done. All told I had 10 files of blood taken out of me.
Grateful for a positive for the most part report from the specialist. The only negative was the fact that my iron was low. He said he saw no reason for me to go on the machine suggested by the sleep disorder clinic.
Grateful for the answer to prayer.
Grateful to you the people who are members of this site and those who are visitors.
Grateful for the prayers sent by family and friends.
Grateful for all the work done at the Holistic Center. Diagnosed with a lot of things that are no more.
Grateful that my God answered my prayer today. I prayed and asked for a connection with people that I needed. I knew that I needed that one on one with others. I left home just about 11:45 a.m. and got home about 6:15 p.m. The first person I met was an ex-sponsee who is still using, she always carries a great message to me. I got my Freshly Squeezed favourite and as I walked to the library, I see this lady sitting at a table looking into a bag on wheels, and I go up to her and say, "Are you looking for me in there, I have been looking for you?" It was my Native American friend, and we talked for almost an hour. After I left her, I walked into a pharmacy to take my blood pressure because I felt it was high and met a lady from my Al-Anon group and she needed to talk. I had been thinking of her for a week. I hadn't seen her and a couple of days ago, I thought that is good, she is not into Lottery Tickets. We have had a few discussions about them. So we had a good 20 minute talk. I was not so grateful when I took my blood pressure, it was 182/77, which I didn't blame on her, which I would have in the past. Didn't blame her at the time, and just had the though now. :embarrassed:
Grateful they had juice on sale, at first it was 77, then 88, and today it was 99 cents, regularly $2.89 for 2L.
Grateful that my feet were not swollen this morning, could see my ankles and my toes, so justified buying 2 chocolate eclair donuts and gave one to my son.
Grateful it says we are not saints but aim toward it, today my aim was a little off.
Grateful for a sunny day. Not so grateful that my body was telling me it is going to rain on Saturday. :)
Grateful that tennis is on. Not so grateful that I missed tennis this afternoon, but my day was well spent.
Grateful I have food to cook for dinner, if I can decide to cook it. I had something to eat to tide me over at the mall, just too tired and am totally fatigued and not sure how much posting I can do.
Grateful that my God led me through a wonderful day.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey me.

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MajestyJo
09-05-2014, 03:24 PM
Grateful to a new day.
Grateful I think that it unfolded as it did, but not sure it was a God thing or me getting in the way. When it rained I phoned to say that I wouldn't keep my appointment if it continued to stotrm and rain. I got a phone call from my physio therapist who wanted to close my file and me for one last time. She told me she was going to see a patient and I was impression that she was coming to see me after that visit. She was a no show. I could have gone because the rain did stop. She never showed until 2:50 p.m. It is now raining and starting to storm again. I came to realize that the chiropractor undoes a lot of the work that Tony does on me. I see the Chiropractor on Monday and hopefully, I can see Tony after ward. There has to be a purpose for today.
Grateful I don't have to like it to accept it.
Grateful for the rain, hope it cools things down.
Grateful that a day can start any time because I missed lunch.
Grateful that I have enough posting done for now that I can take a break and come back later.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
09-06-2014, 11:55 PM
Grateful for another day, I got done what I needed to get done.
Grateful that I got to see both tennis games.
Grateful that I got to talk to and connected with the new pharmacist.
Grateful that I got some answers and some answers that were in tune with my way of thinking.
Grateful that I made my chicken stew, even though it didn't turn out as planned. I ended up using turnip that needed cooking up instead of potatoes. I didn't put it in the oven, made the tea biscuits separate. They were good enough to have three. They were small. ;)
Grateful for the good music I am listening to.
Grateful for the shows on coastal waters of New Brunswick and England that I watched while posting.
Grateful that I got led to some good old posts from my old sites that are deleted and the memories all warm my heart.
Grateful that my God is very good to me.
Grateful for all those who travel this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
09-09-2014, 12:05 AM
Grateful for another day, and here I am about to start another day.
Grateful that I made it to the end of this day as I have had a lot of pain. Even more grateful that I got most of my posts done plus a few extra.
Grateful there was sunshine in my day and I got to go out in it.
Grateful that I made the decision to take a different root to the chiropractor's seeing as I didn't have the money for a taxi.
Grateful that my God set a bountiful gift before me as I walked a long 4 blocks, which revealed bushes that looked like the flowers were mini petunias, in white and mauve and mauve and white, purple morning glories, and climbing roses, and a lot of greenery I couldn't name. They all brought me joy and helped me to get to my destination which was kind of up and down and longer than I remembered. I went by a house I used to live in at 2 1/2 years sober.
Grateful that I could make an appointment with Tony for tomorrow so my body won't be so sore when he works on me. Having major pain tonight, hope I can sleep.
Grateful for everyone's prayers. Tonight I don't have a lot of swelling, ironically, one of the reasons for so much pain. Going to get an ice pack when I get off the computer.
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me.
Grateful for this quote I just found. It sure is for me. Just shut off the brain already.

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MajestyJo
09-10-2014, 06:24 PM
Grateful for another day, even though I spent most of it in bed or on the computer.
Grateful that the rain was delayed and didn't come until after my son finished work.
Grateful that I finally remembered to put my leftover casserole in the oven at 6 p.m. as I put the oven on at 4. :(
Grateful not much is on TV tonight, hope to finish my book.
Grateful that my feet aren't swollen and hopefully they will stay that way if I don't stay on the computer too long. Not so grateful that my hands are swollen. Usually wear my Amethyst ring on my left hand and had to put it on my pinky of my right. Healing qualities; all psychic abilities, detox, tension, shamanic journeying, problem solving, protection, connects to spiritual healing, headaches, pain, lungs, intestines, pancreas, liver, thymus, immune system, infectious diseases, HIV, AIDS, eyes)
Grateful that more minor tennis tournaments coming up, so need to get some reading caught up. Curling will be starting up.
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
09-12-2014, 11:48 PM
Grateful for another day, a day which kept me near to God.
Grateful that I didn't have to go to the hospital.
Grateful that I didn't have to make the decision to go, I am not sure I would have made the decision to go there. There is a lot of drunken celebrations going on this weekend, which generally spills over into the hospitals, and I had no desire to get their celebrations second hand.
Grateful to get service from the professionals that I had to contact today.
Grateful that I got a few bargains.
Grateful that I listened when I was lead.
Grateful I had the spiritual experience of going on this Club Car in was all a very spiritual experience for me. No motor, my favourite colour, and a hug from a teenager, who didn't know me, but was willing to give me a hug when I asked. Here eyes shone, her faces beamed, a big smile, and a glorious hug with lots of positive energy, couldn't beat it!
Grateful for my God's Gifts and even more grateful for the fact that I noticed them. Like the bushes and flowers in the gardens on my 3 block walk home from the bus stop.
Grateful for all who walk this journey with me.

Our Affirmation for today:

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MajestyJo
09-13-2014, 11:33 PM
Grateful I made it through another day although it was touch and go, thought I was going to have to break down and go to the hospital.
Grateful my friend was home when I called her.
Grateful that I got my shopping and banking done.
Grateful for my Freshly Squeezed Juice, which I am just finishing up now.
Grateful for my dinner, 3 chicken wings and a small salad of kale, cranberries, some seeds of some kind, and a side fruit salad, can't remember what. Small enough for my son to shake his head when he dropped in after work. He has to work again tomorrow.
Grateful that I could finish the posting, couldn't sleep, was too restless and I think I would be safe to say hyperventilating, so it is always good to get outof self and post on the site. I find goodies and share them with you or see things which trigger my thought and we are both surprised at the outcome. :)
Grateful I was able to turn the TV off tonight and just put on easy listening music on with no words, to help relax and soothe my soul.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me. God Bless.

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MajestyJo
09-15-2014, 02:05 PM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful I got a good sleep.
Grateful that that I have an appointment at the Holistic Center this afternoon.
Grateful that my blood pressure reading was 141, and thought, the new medication is working. Not so grateful that the next reading was 167/67. I stopped there, didn't want to know any more. Today it was 205, 192, 175, with diagnostic under 80, so didn't go to the hospital.
Grateful it hasn't rained yet, hoping and praying it doesn't happen until I get home.
Grateful that I have another hour to post.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
09-16-2014, 07:49 PM
Grateful for another day, even though I had to start it again.
Grateful that even though I have had to take breaks, I am almost finished posting.
Grateful that my blood pressure has been in the low 140s to mid 150s, much better than yesterday's 205.
Grateful that is a one day at a time, sometimes, one moment at a time kind of day.
Grateful my son didn't have to work, he cleaned the kitchen. He made potato and macaroni salad, plus hamburger and macaroni with tomato pasta sauce. I had left over chicken and potato salad with tomato slices. Thank you God for this food.
Grateful that I listened to my body and didn't do laundry.
Grateful that my friend called, but wasn't well enough to talk to her for very long.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
09-17-2014, 09:02 PM
Grateful for another day, even though I slept most of it away.
Grateful that I felt better when I finally got up the last time about 5 p.m. after getting up and going back to bed.
Grateful that my blood pressure went down from 178, I was surprised it was that high after a day of rest. I was going to do laundry, but will wait another day.
Grateful that I bought Fern tarts, haven't had them for years. I use to buy them for my lunch when I was a teenager. They seemed to taste a little better than they did back then, but it might be my memory. The only problem was, they made me feel like more. Grateful that I don't have listen to that voice in today.
Grateful that the final of America's Got Talent Final is on. I only watch it when it is the quarter finals, and all the weird talents are weeded out. I don't like abusive acts that could hurt themselves or others.
Grateful I hit a couple of sales, Garnier anti-wrinkle cream, with all the pain, little wrinkles have begun to show, so figure I should get them before they decide to take over my face. Got my Voltaren for $9.99 instead of any where from $15-$25. so that made my day. It always seemed like those special sales and bargains only happened when I had no money and I would always whine and complain about it. So grateful I don't have to there any more, and don't have to add some wine to the whine.
Grateful for all those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
09-19-2014, 12:07 AM
Grateful for another day that seemed like a day and a half.
Grateful that I got all my posting done, at least I think I did.
Grateful that I got some more laundry done.
Grateful that I was able to follow thought with action by catching the bus downtown. I looked at the time and I got one that takes me right to the door of the market and the library is right next door.
Grateful I got a Freshly Squeezed today and for the first time, I bought a medium. I heard the word, so complied. Today was strawberry, cranberry, and pomegranate.
Grateful that I did the same thing with the corn on the cob, I only had one. It too turns to sugar.
Grateful I got what I need at the bank. So grateful when things fall in place, especially, when I forgot to do something or misplaced something, and have to go looking to find it.
So grateful that my God is very good to me.
Grateful that I didn't lose my post, this is the second time, I hit something that took me back three windows, to where I posted Beautiful America. Whew!
Grateful that my tremon disorder still allows me to type.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
09-20-2014, 01:25 PM
Grateful for another day. Still trying to get mobile.
Grateful yesterday is over and we made it through it. It is one of those day you don't want to repeat if need be.
Grateful that my pharmacy is downstairs, I can go there without going outside, take my blood pressure, and make my decisions about downtown from there. I have lots to do, but not feeling the energy to do it. Something I need to pray more on.
Grateful that my TV is fixed and don't have to have a repairman come out and look at it.
Grateful that I just checked the weather it is 24 degs. C that is 76 deg. F, after the cold we have, that is balmy. Must be Indian Summer, just the inspiration I need to get out of here.
Grateful there is snow in norther Ontario and hasn't got here yet, although we are suppose to get some weird weather later.
Grateful for all walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
09-21-2014, 02:33 AM
Grateful for a start of a new day.
Grateful that I got through yesterday.
Grateful I got downtown.
Grateful my shower washed away all the bug-a-boos that I was letting holding me down.
Grateful that my blood pressure was only 153, even though it was 177 when I came home.
Grateful I got to the bank, the $1. store, the library, the market, and the grocery store.
Grateful I listed to the still voice inside that said to take the bus downtown and back.
Grateful I didn't listen to myself because my pain said bed. I posted, read some of my book, got the TV fixed and watched some Teen Challenge on the Cooking Channel and some tennis and got my music back. I missed my music most of all.
Grateful my son had eaten before I got home and had made brownies. I had enough energy to make chocolate icing. :) I had a roast beef and tomato sandwich. So glad I didn't have to cook the chops will keep until dinner today.
Grateful it is bed time, I am more than ready for it.
Grateful for all those who walk this journey with me.
So grateful for old posts that I can go back to and get food for my soul:

Hour To Hour - Book - Quote

The most important thing to know about Step Three, turning our will over to a Higher Power, is that all we can do is DECIDE to do it. There is no 'will' we can wrap and send. Once we make the decision to do this, our Higher Power will work for us through the rest of the Steps.

I decide to align my will with that of the Source of my Spirit.

This is an angel that changes every day.

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MajestyJo
09-23-2014, 03:09 AM
Grateful that the day ended and surprised that I am still awake for this one.
Grateful that I got most of my posts done for today, affirmations and meditations aren't available until later.
Grateful that the sleepy time hit me at midnight but here I am 3 hours later ready to go to my bed. I only had 4 hours sleep yesterday. I am listening to some good country classics on, so don't want to turn it off.
Grateful that my blood pressure went down from 190 to 150, so that was a relief.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.
Grateful that I am tired enough to sleep, hope I can catch up tonight. May end up counting sheep.

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MajestyJo
09-25-2014, 12:00 AM
Grateful the day I started typing this in is over and a new day has begun.
Wasn't too sure I could finish my posts. I know my blood pressure is sky high.
Grateful that I got to connect with a longtime friend tonight. We are meeting for coffee tomorrow.
Grateful if all things turn out, I will get to see my other friend too as planned.
Grateful that the chair for my shower and the rail for my bed arrived tonight. A pleasant surprise as I will be out tomorrow and Friday.
Not sure how much posting I will get done between now and Sunday because of the Autumn Leaf Round Up. The other option will me being in the hospital if this blood pressure keeps going up and the chest pains increase.
Grateful that my God is near, have had to stop and connect with Him many times today.
Grateful that butter was for sale today for $3.99. Praying it stays at that price until I get paid on Friday.
Grateful that my cheque comes in three banking days before the end of the month. I can pretty myself up and get my hair cut for the convention. ;)
Grateful for the sunshine we have been having. I sat at the bus stop today waiting for my bus to come instead of walking home.
Grateful for all those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
09-25-2014, 11:27 PM
Grateful for a full day, and there is less than an hour left in it.
Grateful that I was able to connect with my friend T. We went through treatment together and we shard a house together in our second year of recovery.
Grateful that I took my Notebook to the library, even though it kept disconnecting me. I did learn a few things. Met a lady I haven't seen for several years there. Met her in CA, it is always good to connect with one who has made it, in place of one who is coming back. Though we are glad to see those who make it back. We had a wee chat and she just celebrated 16 years. She started a group with her ex-husband. I started my group in the building she lived in, so a good connection.
Grateful I finally got most of the posting done. I have been falling asleep at the computer. I came back from doing 3 loads of laundry, happy that I made it back to watch Jeopardy. I fell asleep during the commercial, missed the final Jeopardy question and answer. I was not a happy camper.
Grateful I have a spiritual music station so I could sooth my soul because my thoughts were a little bit lacking. It was a good thing I was too tired to act on them. I didn't go to bed, trying to sleep instead of staying up to post, and not miss the convention.
Grateful I got 3 loads done, have much more to do, high blood pressure or not. Also have to be awake to make myself beautiful and will have to turn my money over to the Lord so I won't spend too much.
Grateful the blood pressure went down to 155 from 179 today.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
09-27-2014, 12:59 AM
Grateful for the end of a day and a start of a new one.
Grateful that I was able to make the decision to rest and save my energy to put into today and make it a special today today. After I do the NA reading, I am going to my bed.
Grateful my God saw me through the day, as I had to work through a lot of pain, yet there were a lot of blessings.
Went to the library, was surprised to find myself there until I saw a guy I knew who use to go to our group. I did end up getting a book.
Grateful my blood pressure was normal tonight. 132 is much better than 205.
Picked up two bottles of Vitamin Compounds that were suggest to me by the guys in the Holistic Center that lightened my wallet by $35. In their flyer, I saw Silicea and I remember taking it before for my skin and hair, my hair has been falling out, and my nails get dry, so going to go back and buy me some. All part of making me beautiful today.
Grateful that butter was still on sale for $3.97 a lb. so bought 4. If I get back in time tomorrow, and the sale is still on, will buy some more.
Grateful a lot of the pain has gone, and my meds seem to have worked so hoping to go to sleep. Want to be and the Autumn Leaf Round Up by 9 a.m. and catch the opening speaker. http://www.aahamilton.com/
Grateful I got a new new top, goes great with my jacket. Air conditioning bothers me, so I need that extra protection.
Grateful that I am going, I will set my clock so I can give my body time to get mobile. I would like to stay for the banquet but can't justify the cost.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
09-28-2014, 10:53 PM
Grateful that it is a new day, and didn't have to many repercussions after my busy day yesterday at the Autumn Leaf RoundUp, our AA Convention yearly event. I only got 5 hours of it, but that was good for me.
Grateful that I was able to walk downtown, even though I had to bus it back. Grateful I found a few bargains, but the hip gave out, so couldn't finish my shopping.
Grateful I made it to the library and found a book, even though I didn't need it, for some reason, it called me there. When Shadows Fall by J. T. Elllison, who I don't think I have read before.
Grateful that I still have my dinner left to eat, wasn't that hungry before, my system was out of whack. Had my lunch at 5 p.m. Will have my dinner before tennis comes on at 10 p.m.
Grateful that my God is very good to me.
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
10-01-2014, 01:58 AM
Grateful for a new day, which means a new month.
Grateful September is over, but as you know, I am grateful every day, just some days, I don't always get here to express it.
Grateful for every day that I wake up to sunshine.
Grateful to wake up to any day that I am breathing, even if it hurts to do so, and my body protests about getting up and participating in the day. ;) That is it's problem, not mine. It has to get with the program.
Grateful that I got to go to the Holistic Center. That is always an extra blessing, especially when Bill is there. Even if he agreed that I was a blockhead.
Grateful that I got some groceries today. Not so grateful that I am sitting here hungry.
Grateful that tennis is on. Grateful that Raonic is playing, our Canadian champion is playing tonight, if I can stay awake long enough to watch.
Grateful I got some pain relief, but moving very slowly.
Grateful for all those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
10-01-2014, 11:59 PM
Grateful that I got through another day, although I slept through most of it.
Grateful that I didn't have a lot of pain, although I wasn't very mobile.
Grateful that I was able to cook dinner, Oriental Rice (from a package), fresh waxed beans, and baby backed ribs, which I basted with ketchup, onion mustard, brown sugar, minced garlic, pepper and salt (couldn't thank past that).
Grateful I have been able to do some posting, a very short attention span and just slow moving. I didn't wake up until 4:28 p.m. and feel like it is time for bed. Not liking the feelings, so just turning them over to my God and asking for help and we will see what develops. Didn't even watch tennis and my book is over due.
Grateful for the rain that keeps all things grain. Once it is here, it releases the pain from my body.
Grateful that I can pray for the motivation to do what I need to do. I have some sorting to do, so when I get things caught up, I hope to get it done before bed time. Thought come, if I open my mind to them. That is what happens when you are grateful and when you pray.
Grateful for all those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
10-03-2014, 02:06 AM
Grateful for a new day, have been sleeping my days away lately.
Grateful that I woke up at 2:30 p.m. instead of 4:30 p.m. today. :D
Grateful that tennis finally came on. I had the TV on mute because they had baseball on. If you see a time lapse in my posting, you will know I am watching tennis. ;)
Grateful I got to the mall, because it is suppose to rain today.
Grateful that I got some shopping done, and then did the laundry I haven't been able to do, 4 loads!
Grateful for a lot less of that sharp pain, just that old dull ache of arthritis which we learn to live with. Don't like the pain that gets in the way of my thinking and doing and doesn't go away when I tell it to.
Grateful for some glass I think, although I would like to think they are crystal with a spider engraved in the inside which means "within," an eagle which means "spirit" and a "bear" which means introspection, according to Jamie Sams. I will use these for my meditation tonight.
Grateful for all those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
10-04-2014, 10:44 PM
Grateful for another day, met three good recovery friend today.
Grateful I didn't sleep all of my day away, even though I went to bed later than normal. One use to live where I did, he showed me his apartment so I could come to a decision as to whether I wanted to live there. Very active in recovery and always looked like Mr. Serene. I don't think he always was, but it was the message he portrayed. The other one was a member of my group and for the most part, showed me how to not work my program and carried a great message to me. The other lady has over 30 years in Al-Anon and we always identify although she doesn't like to think so because I am one of those other As. I was like her husband and she compares me to him.
Grateful that she listens when I share with her. I think I finally got the message across that I go to Al-Anon for me, not for or because of the As in my life.
Grateful for the program. It has given me a whole new look at life. It has opened up my eyes and I can see things, not only from my own point of view, but from all directions, and able to open my mind to other concepts.
Grateful for the yawns, heading for my bed and going to catch a few ZZZZZ and then wake up and post the readings.
Grateful that that when I went to Al-Anon, I was told that I was doubly blessed. I found friends in both fellowships. I could identify from both sides of the street. I learned to identify not compare. I learned not to judge, no one had walked in my shoes and I hadn't walked in theirs, yet we could walk this recovery road together. Grateful for all those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
10-07-2014, 03:38 PM
Grateful for a new day.
Grateful for two busy days.
Not so grateful that I wasn't able to get all the posting done, which included my daily gratitude list. The body just isn't able to do everything I started on the site. It can't keep up to my thoughts. ;) As the saying goes, "The mind is willing, the flesh is weak."
I am grateful for the Traditions. The traditions help the groups yet I can use them to make a better way of life at home and in the community.
I am grateful for the Steps, which allow me to heal and make changes in my life.
I am grateful for the healing I have received in this program. It is very much a day at a time. What I need in today is given to me. It is important that I take the time for meditation to ask and pause to be open to receive. How can I receive if I am busy being occupied by other things.
I am grateful that my Higher Power saw fit to heal my sense of humour not remove it. LOL something I posted in 2007, still grateful!
Grateful that I have been able to sleep.
Grateful that I hurt all over, but not the extreme sharp pains that I use to get. These pains are manageable, and if I get myself into the right mind set of acceptance, and willingness to do, and find some motivation and get some intent to do some dishes, I might get some housework done.
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
10-09-2014, 12:34 PM
Grateful for another sunny day.
Not so grateful when I get behind in sharing my gratitude.
Grateful that my day was so busy that I didn't have time to do extra.
Not so grateful, because I don't look at sharing on the site as extra, it is part of my day.
Grateful for my treatment at the Holistic Center, I got an extra half hour. Tony touched some spots I didn't know I had. He found some spots I would rather not know I had. I would have been even gladder if he had not told me they were to do with my heart, so now I am thinking hardening of the arteries and the reason I need to talk to my pharmacist, who I haven't gotten down to talk to yet.
Grateful when each day unfolds in spite of me, and I am sure things will unfold for good.
Grateful that I can make a decision. Even more grateful that I can change my mind, and make another decision. I must remember that the timing isn't always mine.
Grateful for those who walk this road with me. Some may get ahead of me, but that is okay, I will catch up.
Grateful that we are sick people trying to get well, not bad people trying to get good!

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MajestyJo
10-11-2014, 07:42 PM
Grateful for another day, one that disappeared AND one that slipped by.
Grateful for one that got slept away and I got some work done and some sleep caught up.
Grateful for a day that started with meeting with a friend that ended up connecting with three in person, one in person on the phone, and hopefully by nights end, to my two sisters.
Grateful that I got an invite to go to my nieces for Thanksgiving for a family get together.
Grateful that I had a good outing and hoping to get my posting done so I can go to bed early so I can watch darts and tennis at a.m.
Grateful for all who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
10-14-2014, 10:11 PM
Grateful another day has almost finished, even though I slept through most of it.
Grateful that even though the pain has lessened, the fatigue had kept me from being on the computer.
Grateful that the sun came out today.
Grateful that I was able to sit back and chill and finish my book.
Grateful that meditation showed that I need to spend some me time with my God and look at what I need to do with my life at the moment.
Grateful that I got a couple of calls and were able to connect with friends.
Grateful for the blessings that each day brings.
Grateful that I can listen to my body. When I listen, I hear accept, surrender, let go, and enjoy life in today. Don't fight it, don't try to make it happen, live for the moment.
Grateful for all of you who share this journey with me.


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MajestyJo
10-16-2014, 12:19 PM
Grateful for a new day, even though the sun is not there.
Grateful that I got through a couple of difficult days.
Grateful that my God made Himself known in a big way. It was like fireworks went off.
Grateful that even though the pain thresh hold hit 10 twice during the day.
Grateful that I had the appointment with the Holistic Center and with my doctor yesterday.
Grateful that my doctor was in agreement with me, even if he didn't send the fax to the pharmacy to discontinue the medication. I phoned today, the receptionist says there is no notice on my file so I am trying practice acceptance, patience and tolerance too.
Grateful that even though I do not like chick peas, and don't like the looks of Humus, and even though they are mixed with sweet potatoes and caramelized onions, and looked like baby food and other things, they don't taste too bad, I can get them down, it is good for me and I think it give me protein.
Grateful for that I got to talk to my friend S again last night. We are both very good mirrors for each others.
Grateful that I didn't wake up with a head ache.
Grateful that I don't have a big pain just a dull ache. ;)
Grateful that laundry may be an option, seeing as it is raining and going out isn't.
Grateful for you who walk this journey with me.

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Love this picture. It has been a long time favourite. It reminds me that things don't have to be bright and colourful to be beautiful. It has a beauty all of it's own. Even the plant that has gone to seed and everything has a purpose.

MajestyJo
10-18-2014, 12:24 AM
Grateful for another day. More than grateful for another day.
Grateful that I even though I was totally succumbed by fear when my heart just went wiled and I could hear and feel it patter, that I was able to calm and go through the motion and do some do things, most of all pray and ask for help.
Grateful that I went looking for answer, thought it was my blood pressure but found out it was my pulse instead, and just had to be quiet and let go and realize it was a combination of a lot of things. There was no way I was going to go to the hospital, unless it was necessary. I didn't discount it as an option, but it was a last resort.
Grateful that I got the clarity of of mind that I asked for and took my inhalers. Called the Holistic Center and although the people I deal with were not available, I was put in charge with someone else, because I wanted to check on the natural medication that had been suggested by them, which would calm my body. I called my friend S. and connected with her and realized, she was not in a good place and said a prayer for her.
Grateful I was able to get some sleep.
Grateful my son stayed with me although I would have liked him to have had him wake me up to check my blood pressure before 7 p.m., he thought the sleep was good for me, and as they say, things are meant to be.
Grateful that my son took my library books back to the library.
Grateful for the healing power of my God.
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
10-24-2014, 07:37 PM
Grateful although not so grateful that I ran out of energy to type out a list each day.
Grateful for busy.
Grateful that I got out to my doctor's appointments.
Grateful that each day unfolds as it should even if it isn't always as I would have it be.
Grateful for the lesson's learned.
Grateful for the meeting with my sponsor and the lunch she bought me.
Grateful that I got my closets cleaned.
Grateful that I got my laundry all caught up.
Grateful that it is time to quit and go find something for dinner, which is overdue.
Grateful that tennis is on. Not so grateful that Raonic lost.
Grateful for the express books I got today. One is by Catherine Coulter and the other is by Kathy Reichs.
Grateful that the terrorist attack was an isolated incident.
Grateful that life is one day at a time.
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me.
Will be extra grateful when these antibiotics kick in and I feel better.

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MajestyJo
10-26-2014, 07:25 PM
Grateful for another day well spent.
Grateful that I don't feel like I am running a race trying to play catch up, just jogging along.
Grateful that I finished two books. I have one more book to go. It is more of the mush and slush variety. It is one my friend booked out on my card, so it is more her taste than mine. A historical romance, which I haven't read for a while, so will make a change.
Grateful that I had leftovers for dinner. A different form of Shepherd's Pie (hamburger browned with onions, seasoning, with potato gravy used with mushroom gravy mix to make gravy. Carrot partially cooked, then potatoes added, drained except for part used for gravy, mashed, seasoned with parsley flakes, salt and pepper with a little butter and milk) and burger mixture in lightly greased casserole, topped with carrot and potato mixture. Just heated and finished cooking in oven at 350 deg. F oven. Peas can be added or anything else that tickles your fancy.
Grateful to be feeling better.
Grateful to hear from my friend Theresa. She called me and she picked up the phone and informed me she was sitting drinking Pepsi. She just got word that her long time friend Cindy of 15 years passed away. Please say prayers for her.
Grateful that my son stopped by and brought me a new coffee table. He is working for a Realtor who was holding an open house today. Makes me feel very blessed.
Grateful for my healing meditation today. Used three angel decks today. The words that stuck in my mind were "Pray" and "Believe."
Grateful for all those who travel this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
10-30-2014, 12:27 AM
Grateful for another day, and another day, and another day.
Grateful for so much, every time I went to post, I didn't know where to begin and where to start.
Grateful for the new awareness in my life.
Grateful for the people in my life.
Grateful for the new lessons learned, so hard, some I could have done without, but were very much needed, whether I liked it or not.
Grateful my God made some room for me in my life, even though I didn't want to let go, for example, the site closing which will free up some of my computer time. As you all know, I do like my pictures.
Grateful for the power of prayer.
Grateful that I got to go to the Holistic Center today.
Grateful that I got to meeting up with my friend and have a long conflab with my friend. Believe me, between the two of us, it is a conflab! After spending 5 hours together, we talked to each other on the phone and I had to tell her I had to go and hang up on her.
Grateful for my Chinese Food even though it always speaks to me and says, "More" when can I go and have some more!
Grateful that my fortune cookie said, "That wherever you go, you are a star!" roflmao!
Grateful I finally connected with both my sisters yesterday.
Grateful that the list could go on and on, just know that today is a new day, and as long as I remain grateful, I will stay clean and sober in today.
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me.


I don't know about all of you, but I tend to put very high expectations on myself. I am bad for acting out "The If Only" Syndrome. I always seem to look at what I didn't do rather than look at what I have accomplished. My sponsor always says, "I get tired of just listening to what you do in a day!" People with fibromyalgia always feel like they haven't done enough. They think they should always have done more, and yet often accomplish more in a day than a normal person without any health problems.

I have changed over the years, and I know I have healed from the inside out, but this is one area that God and I are still working on.

This is from an old site, don't think it exists any more. Thank God this is a one day at a time program.

You are all so udderly wonderful! Sorry couldn't resist!

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MajestyJo
11-02-2014, 04:01 PM
Grateful for another day, especially grateful for today. The sun is shining.
Guilty of not being too grateful for three days of cold rainy days.
Grateful for the rainy days though, they kept me in and I caught up on laundry. ;)
Grateful that my feet haven't been swelling and haven't had to pain that I have had in the past. Coming off the medication that the doctor put me on was a good decision.
Grateful that 24 hours can start any time. Today I put the clock back at 6:30 a.m. so I wouldn't feel so bad about finishing my book before going to sleep.
Grateful that I slept through the snow flurries yesterday, not ready to face snow yet.
Grateful that I made the decision to go downtown and enjoy the sunshine today. I just closed down the computer, got dressed and went.
Grateful that I book I ordered had come in and I was able to wait for the library to open up at 1 p.m. to pick it up.
Grateful that an AA member was in the mall so I could sit and have a visit with him and drink my tea.
Grateful I was able to pick up a few groceries plus a few treats.
Grateful for the sunshine, waited for 20 min. for the bus, it didn't come, so took a taxi.
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
11-04-2014, 04:24 PM
Grateful for another day, even if the sun disappeared. ;)
Grateful that I am feeling better, even if I am not feeling my best.
Grateful that I am grateful I am grateful, not sure that makes sense, but those are the words that come to mind. Without the gratitude, I just might not be able to get up and face each day with a loving heart and a caring attitude. I don't ever want to go back to that space ever again.
Grateful that I have pork chops to cook for dinner. Not so grateful that I have to cook them, trying to think of a new way to cook them, so praying for inspiration. Grateful that in today that in an option.
Grateful that each day is filled with a blessing if I am open to receive.
Grateful I received a phone call from my sister. She is hoping to finally get the IV removed from all the problems with her bone infection which has been on going for almost a year. Gives you a lot to be grateful for.
Grateful that I didn't let my issues go until I have no other option left but go to a doctor. For so many years, my sister put herself last, as as a result, she has many health issues. She had no time for herself.
Grateful for the lessons of the program and how it teaches me, if I don't have me, my loved ones don't have me either.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
11-07-2014, 11:19 PM
Grateful for another day, especially for the sunshine.
Grateful that I didn't have to wait for Housing.
Grateful that I had a run-a-bout day and hit most of my usual haunts.
Grateful that I ran into John, the guy who use to come and fix my computer, haven't seen him in ages.
Grateful that I made the decision to treat myself to lunch along with a Freshly Squeezed Juice.
Grateful that I finally finished my book.
Grateful that I found some interesting finds when I raided the library today.
Grateful for a Michael Connelly express book on the way out that wasn't there and my two previous trips in and out.
Grateful that I was able to connect with a couple of friends.
Grateful I am tired, hoping it isn't going to be a crash an burn, but a gentle slumber when I hit the bed, in the next 15 min. :D
Grateful all those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
11-09-2014, 05:19 PM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that I got some posting done.
Grateful that I don't have to post in every section every day and keep every section up to date, although I do try.
Grateful even though I don't always show it or say it, I am very much grateful for this site and for my second chance at life.
Grateful I don't have to cook dinner, even though it is Sunday dinner, leftovers are just fine! ;) We all know what F.I.N.E. means! (frustrated, insecure, neurotic, and emotional). Shouldn't feel that way, I cooked it! No one to blame but myself, sitting here trying to think of what I can do to add the Jo touch to it or should I just have a chicken sandwich. Grateful that I have an option.
Grateful that I got to watch tennis. Not so grateful that our Canadian player (Milos Raonic lost) to Roger Federer.
Grateful that more Davis Cup tennis is on tonight.
Grateful that the Lynsay Sands book I got is a page turner. She is a new author to me and the second historical romance in two weeks. Maybe I am sick, or I just need a break from all the who done its I have been reading.
Grateful that each day is a new beginning and unfolds as it should, not always as I would have them be or as I think they should, yet at the end of the day, quite often they are surprising, comforting, and surprising.
Grateful for a call from my friend S. last night, I was thinking of her and she beat me to the phone.
Grateful for all of you, without you, there is no me.

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MajestyJo
11-11-2014, 03:53 AM
Grateful for a new day, although I am not sure that yesterday has ended. ;)
Grateful that a day can start any time, which means it can end any time too. I have tried to end mine and go to sleep but so far it hasn't happened, so I am still in Monday with a foot in Tuesday.
Grateful for all those who serve this country and for those who have served in the past.
Grateful for a good day yesterday, my feet still want to keep on walking.
Grateful that I found the $40. that I thought I had lost. I kept telling myself it had to be home somewhere and not to panic. I told myself, "You will get by, you always do, even if it is lost. Don't give up, give over." I thought I had put the money in the inside pocket of my coat, only to find it in the pocket of my hoodie that I had worn the day before when I had gone to the pharmacy. So grateful, I didn't lose it, it was not a safe place to put it. Another lesson learned, with my memory getting so bad, I need to be more careful as to where I put things.
Grateful that Dancing with the Stars was on, it always lifts my spirits. I saw some of The Voice but will watch it tomorrow, or catch the rerun next Sunday.
Grateful for the meditation I did tonight, it reaffirmed again, as much as we like to think that it is about others, it is about us and our reaction to their energy and words, and how we allow them to affect us.
Grateful for all of you who share this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
11-12-2014, 08:39 PM
Grateful for today and catching up some old posts.
Grateful that I was inside and didn't have to go outside as it is getting close to the freezing point.
Grateful that The Voice result show is on and I get to see what I missed last night.
Grateful that I don't have a lot of pain today.
Grateful that my son came by and is cooking dinner (baked potato with cheese plus steak and onions).
Grateful that my head ache has eased, hoping to get some reading done later.
Grateful for old posts that I can go back to and get some fuel for my soul. I always seem to be led to where I need to go, no matter what section I look in.
Grateful for all who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
11-15-2014, 08:53 AM
Grateful for another day even though some of the flurries stuck to the ground.
Grateful that the sun is trying to shine even though it isn't doing a very good job.
Grateful that it is Saturday. Not so grateful that Housing is shutting the water off in our building for 9 hours.
Grateful that I found the slow cooker recipe yesterday, I can put dinner in and forget it no matter what the day brings. I will have to do the JoAnne thing to it because I don't have their ingredients, but that is okay, the principles are the same.
Grateful that I got more of my book read, hoping to finish it today.
Grateful for the lessons learned, it was my fault I lost the key. I forgot them in my mailbox. I can get angry with the lady for not turning them in, and be grateful to Housing for not charging me for the chaos, yet it all began with me.
Grateful that each day is a lesson. Learned another one this morning. Unplug the heating pad and you won't trip over the cord when you wake up, and it won't jar the table your glass is sitting on, which won't knock over your glass, and it won't roll on the floor and break. ;)
Grateful for the tennis that has been on.
Grateful that the sun came out as I typed this even though it is only 32 deg. F.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
11-18-2014, 12:11 AM
Grateful for a new day.
Grateful I got the readings posted.
Grateful my health held up was getting a tightening in the chest and the feet haven't wanted me to sit at the computer, but just coundn't close the day without making an attempt. Wasn't able to make a few posts, but that is okay.
Grateful that I can accept things as they are in today. Even more grateful that I don't have to like it in order to accept it. Especially all this snow that has been coming down for two days, too bad they don't have snow tires for my walker.
Grateful that between my inhalers and my Vicks Vapour Rub I have have a cold but have warded off bronchitis. (Touching wood)
Grateful my son took my library books back and got some groceries for me.
Grateful I found these new mouse images. ;)
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
11-20-2014, 11:11 PM
Gratitude for another day. A day that started late and one I restarted by going back to bed to feel good and get the energy to do what I needed to do.
Grateful that I got my laundry done.
Grateful that I got some posting done.
Grateful that my son was here to share the chocolate pudding with so I didn't find it necessary to eat the whole thing.
Grateful that I had the thought tonight, that I got out in the country to my sister's last weekend and saw the fall colours before they all disappeared and the snow came.
Grateful that the snow has stopped for the moment. I do like that white stuff when it covers up the gray of the city and all the slush and stuff and makes everything look nice. Nice to look at, but not so nice to get around in.
Grateful that I don't have to shovel it. Have problems pushing my walker through it.
Grateful that curling is on. Now I am good for the whole weekend.
Grateful that my book is almost finished, should have it done in time by bedtime.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
11-25-2014, 01:45 AM
Grateful for a new day.
Grateful that my computer seems to be working at the moment.
Grateful that today is a new beginning.
Grateful that it isn't going to cost me anything to get my computer fixed, the adapter cord is free. I just have to pick it up. My bus fare is free because of my walker, so I have lots to be grateful for.
Grateful that the sun is suppose to make an appearance tomorrow. Hopefully the wind will die down and I will be able to get out and about. I have only been out one day in ten days. I will be grateful to be mobile again, having problems again with swollen feet.
Grateful that my son came and did my floors, moved my refrigerator and stove and did a good clean.
Grateful for this program. Grateful for the awareness and the reality it brings to my life and even though I would like to hide under a blanket of denial or crawl under the bed covers and not face the world, I know that my God has a purpose for my life. I pray each day that He guides me and that I have the strength, courage, and the wisdom to follow.
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
11-26-2014, 06:51 PM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that although Google isn't performing up to par, I can go back to Internet Explorer. It is familiar and I know it's quirks. ;)
Grateful that my son helped me shop, even though I always spend more when he does. For some reason, he sees my needs so much better than I do. :D
Grateful that I went into the library and returned a book and didn't take one out. I did go by the express shelf though and took a peek, I must confess. Thankfully, nothing spoke to me.
Grateful that I made it to the Al-Anon meeting. I had full intentions of going for coffee afterward for the meeting after the meeting but for some reason, I found myself calling my son and asking him to meet me to go shopping an our earlier than planned. It is good, I just would have cancelled after going to the chiropractor's and getting the adjustment, sitting through the meeting and by then, the body wouldn't have wanted to get up and go again. Going to the meeting energized me. What a difference a meeting makes.
Grateful I got my Freshly Squeezed Fruit Juice today. I saved it and am drinking it now as I am posting.
Grateful that there are three hours of nature shows on, so I can sit back, enjoy, and let the body do it's survival thing after being on the go. Doing the go, go, crash and burn things is not good.
Grateful I can take a break and come back to do more, just hurting too much to do more at the moment. As I shared with a friend at the meeting today, acceptance is still the key.
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me in today.

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MajestyJo
11-28-2014, 09:42 PM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that there wasn't much on TV tonight that I wanted to watch and I was able to catch up on some posts on another site.
Grateful that I had a very restful and healing sleep this afternoon, thanks to the treatment at the Holistic Center yesterday.
Grateful for TV dinners.
Grateful I have no need to go out as it says rain, freezing rain and ice pellets on the TV screen when I checked the weather just now. It is -5 deg. C which is 23 deg. F and seems colder with wind chill.
Grateful that Internet Explorer 7 seems to be working if I remember to delete the cookies and not let them pile up. Still finding my way around the formatting.
Grateful that I can go back to old posts and find new blessings and share with new friends.

When we look back, we realize that the things which came to us when we put ourselves in God's hands were better than anything we could have planned.

Alcoholics Anonymous p. 100

Got this from As Bill Sees It* today and it is something that expresses how I have been feeling. There is nothing I can do, other than do the do things each day, put turn things over and leave them in His Hands.

I need to eat properly. I need to get my rest. I need to do my meditation and prayers. I need to meet my daily commitments both in my home and on the internet.

Many years ago, I put my life into God's Hands. I didn't know what my purpose was. I questioned my reason for being. The answer I got was, "Carry the message to the message of recovery to those who still suffer."

So unless He changes His mind, I will be here!

* Never knew that the book was called "The AA Way of Life." It just goes to show how we can be so selective in our vision, hearing, and choices and are often unable to see the whole picture. Every time I open a book, I see something new. The news never becomes old!

Grateful for all those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
12-01-2014, 03:27 AM
Grateful for a new day. Not so grateful that I am not sleeping. :(
Grateful that I got some sleep in my chair earlier.
Grateful that my pain has eased since I came on line to post.
Grateful that it is true, that when you get out of self, the pain eases. I did my laundry and my sons (he did some errands for me), and my body protested.
Grateful that my God speaks through His Word and that of others when we are prepared to listen. Sometimes we turn things around to make them into what we want to hear or make them into words we consider false and negative and not good for us to hear, yet the truth comes out in the end. I am a firm believer that things are not all negative or all positive. It is about me getting honest with me.
Grateful for a call from my sister today. She called me yesterday to say she had gotten 5 bags of clothes from a sister of a friend of hers. She called to say she had 4 coats for me to try on. Not sure they will fit as she is shorter than me, but very grateful and always open and willing to receive. They will be new to me.
Grateful that Housing is suppose to be coming I the morning. I hope it is early morning, not late morning, even though I have yet to find some sleep. That way I can always come home and sleep this afternoon. ;) Not so grateful that they are shutting the water off again from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Grateful that my computer is holding out and pray that I will be able to connect with John at noon on Tuesday.
Not so grateful that the Hamilton Ti-Cat Football team lost the Gray Cup.
Grateful for all those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
12-04-2014, 06:52 AM
Grateful for another day. Not so grateful when I see that I have missed a day, because I know there is always something to be grateful no matter what goes down in a day. When I don't post here it is because I have allowed time to get in the way and that is not good.
Grateful that the holiday specials have started. I especially like the ones on the Food Network even if they make me hungry and a lot of the things I can't have or wouldn't eat if they gave them to me.
Grateful for the music specials, those are special to me. Love my music.
Grateful that my son made the potato salad that he promised. I wasn't feeling good yesterday and laid down and slept for 3 hours. I never heard a thing. :(
Grateful that less is more. I love the slogan, keep it simple. When I clutter up my mind and start thinking and become a wanna bee and going into wanna haves, then I forget to be grateful for what I have and for what is, and forget what was.
Grateful for those who travelled this journey with me in the past to get me to where I am at in today.
Grateful for those who travel this journey with me in today.

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MajestyJo
12-12-2014, 09:10 PM
Grateful for a day that is almost finished. ;)
Grateful for a week that is almost finished. ;)
Grateful that it is the weekend.
Grateful that I am able to post.
Grateful that I found what I think the problem is even if I can't fix it.
Grateful that I only have to wait until Tuesday to see John. (I think)
Grateful that there is always a tomorrow to try again.
Grateful that there is hope and that a new solution may appear.
Grateful that when I find acceptance of what is in the moment, I can life with what is, no matter what it is.
Grateful that I got to see the chiropractor and the doctor this week.
Grateful that I got out to get some groceries.
Grateful that I got a bonus cheque from the Government called Trillium. It is a bonus and something I am grateful for. I bought myself a Freshly Squeezed juice.
Grateful I have lots of books in case I get snowed in.
Grateful for my son's help, he takes them back as I read them.
Grateful that I can't keep up all the posts, I can do some and I am trying to accept, that that is enough.
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
12-15-2014, 03:10 AM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful to get some posting done, most of yesterday was spent in pain.
Grateful that when I got on line, the hour just seemed to disappear. That might be because I had a 3 hour sleep yesterday. :(
Grateful that I was able to get some reading done. Starting a series of books by David Baldacci, catching up on some I haven't read.
Grateful for the food specials on the Food Network even though they make me hungry.
Grateful that I remembered that the Barbara Walter's Special was on.
Grateful for Christmas music. It is playing while I post. It is now past time to call it a night.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
12-16-2014, 08:41 AM
Grateful for another day although I am afraid there is a but attached. I would be much more grateful if the sun was shining.
Grateful that I got some posting done.
Grateful for the new pictures, didn't realize they were so big. I do love animation, hope you don't mind, they lift my spirit.
Grateful for Christmas music, it is playing while I am posting.
Grateful that the month is flying by so quickly and time isn't dragging. Who would ever thought that there wouldn't be enough hours in a day?
Grateful that my book and my bed is calling me, so will see who speaks the loudest.
Grateful I got my laundry done.
Grateful for those of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
12-19-2014, 08:35 PM
Grateful for a sunny day.
Grateful that my doctor gave me an emergency appointment, even though I am none the wiser after having seen him.
Grateful that he sent me for testing. Will be really grateful if I get the results before Christmas.
Grateful for the specials that I was led to today. (Bathroom stationary $3.99 for 12 rolls 2 ply and paper towels for 59 cents each)
Grateful for my God's Timing.
Grateful that I was able to keep up.
Grateful that I got my library books back and some new ones to replenish my stores for the holidays.
Grateful for the most delicious cheese bread from Denninger's that was my "me" gift, NOT on sale, $4.59 for a small loaf, and I ate four slices of it with my dinner tonight.
Grateful for four cranberry scones that I got from there as well. I bought them instead of taking myself out for dinner.
Grateful that my God reveals Himself in many ways. Some days I wonder, what I missed!
Grateful for all of you who share this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
12-21-2014, 01:08 PM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful to wake up to sunshine.
Grateful that it is a day of peace.
Grateful that I am sitting here with no pain.
Grateful that I don't feel that I have to rush about and fill my day.
Grateful that I can take things as they come.
Grateful for music, if it isn't playing today, most times without the words.
Grateful that I can turn it off and sit in the quiet.
Grateful for all of you who travel this journey with me.
God Bless.

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MajestyJo
12-23-2014, 01:54 AM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that it is a new beginning.
Grateful that yesterday was very full and very rewarding even though I had words and a confrontation with my son.
Grateful that I got to talk to both my sisters, not something that happens very often.
Grateful that it was a Serenity Prayer Day, things just unfolded as it should. The kind where you didn't have to wait for buses. The bus driver was courteous and lowered the ramp and allowed me to wheel my walker on the bus without having to lift it on with my groceries, things that I wanted for Christmas dinner on sale, things I hadn't thought of coming to mind or just there, giving me a 'god' moment, for which you just have to say a big thank you for. i.e. Had no thought of buying ice cream, my favourite and my son's favourite, both on sale for $3.99 each on sale.
Grateful that I got some sorting done, have been wanting to rearrange a dresser in my bedroom for some time and finally got it done tonight because there was nothing on TV that I wanted to watch. I could work and just listen to my music.
Grateful for my God's Goodness.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
12-25-2014, 11:43 PM
Grateful for a day with family.
Grateful for a clean and sober Christmas.
Grateful for something that use to be difficult is something that is made much easier by me and my attitude. I only get out of it what I put into it. I don't go with expectations of myself or them.
Grateful that I have a program.
Grateful for my the Gift of Love and His Grace that shows me the way to live each day to the best of my ability, one day at a time, so grateful for His Blessings and Insight.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me. I pray that you too had a safe and sober holiday.

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MajestyJo
12-28-2014, 02:34 PM
Grateful for a new day.
Grateful to be grateful.
Grateful that even though nothing much is happening, I can just allow myself to just be and I don't have to make it happen.
Grateful that I have freedom of choice today. Today I choose not to use. Today I choose not to go out in the cold.
Grateful that someone is only a phone call away.
Grateful that I have recovery people who live in my building.
Grateful that my son has gone for a walk and has left me to the pleasure of my own company, instead of watching football. (Yesterday he came by to watch wrestling)
Grateful that I know I have freedom of choice and can tell him no, even though most times I don't say it often enough.
Grateful that I have a choice as to what I am going to eat and what I am going to prepare to eat. Some people don't have that choice. For that, I will be eternally grateful. There were times in my life, I didn't have that choice.
Grateful for all of you who walk this recovery road with me.

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MajestyJo
12-31-2014, 06:17 PM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful for the last day of 2014.
Grateful for the opportunity to put closure on this year and the opportunity to start a new one.
Grateful for the gifts of 2014.
Grateful for the lesson learned and the experiences garnered, and the awareness given.
Grateful for the doses of the reality, whether accepted or denied in the moment.
Grateful for the choices and for the gift of being able to chose again.
Grateful for the grace so graciously received and the grace that was unconsciously received, but always done with a humble attitude that without you God, nothing is possible.
Grateful that even though I may not always have the right words to say what I want to say, you know what I mean.
Grateful that each day is a closer walk with Thee. How much time We have missed!
Grateful for those who walk this journey with us.

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MajestyJo
01-02-2015, 07:33 PM
Grateful for today. It seemed like a day and a half.
Grateful that I got some sleep.
Grateful for leftovers.
Grateful to wake up in time for Jeopardy.
Grateful that I listened to myself after giving myself a good talking to. (Told myself my book would be there when I woke up.)
Grateful for family and friends and that means you.
Grateful that January is gratitude month. For me, gratitude is something that belongs in every day of the year.

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MajestyJo
01-05-2015, 11:57 PM
Grateful that today is drawing to a close, it hasn't been one of my better day.
Grateful that I finally did get my posting done, wasn't sure I was going to be able to get on the computer to post.
Grateful that pray works!
Grateful that my God can do for me what I can't do for myself.
Grateful that I finally figured out what was going on with the readings. There was a lot of duplicates, and I was trying to figure out how I could post and share on them, so I think I finally got the enlightenment I need.
Grateful that all things work for the higher good of all.
Grateful that when I went down to the pharmacy today that I got a box of biscuits covered in dark chocolate for 49 cents. $3. off, they are probably stale but should be okay for dunkin'!
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me!

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MajestyJo
02-03-2015, 12:20 PM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that I don't have to go outside to get to the Internet Cafe. There is a connecting door between the mall and my senior complex.
Grateful that I was able to get out and about and get my shopping done before we got hit by all the snow and blistering weather. Will be even more grateful if roads are cleared before Thursday and Friday when I have to go to two doctor's appointments.
Grateful that I have John to bring my computer to, unfortunately, last Tuesday was almost over before I realized it was here and his time and the cafe was over. Duh!!!
Grateful for my Notebook, but I think it has bit the dust although I am trying to keep a positive positive attitude.
Grateful for all the books I have read and all the tennis and curling I have watched while it has been down. ;)
Grateful that on the whole my health has been quite good.
Grateful for friends and family, food, fun and fellowship. Don't get too much frolic any more, but went out and bought myself a new comforter and have had more time to take myself to my bed and gotten more sleep. ;)
Grateful for those who walk this recovery road with me.

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MajestyJo
02-10-2015, 02:52 PM
Grateful for another day of sobriety.
Grateful that my computer is fixed.
Grateful that I was able to post, even though I need to call it a day.
Grateful that blessings come in many forms and I am able to recognize them.
Grateful for leftovers.
Grateful that a day can start any time, I am about to start this one over again when I get off line.
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
02-13-2015, 12:58 AM
Grateful for another day of sobriety.
Grateful that a new day is starting, hopefully it will bring more patience and tolerance than the last 24 hours. My computer has been slow and I have been slower. :(
Grateful that my computer is still working.
Grateful for a delicious dinner, even if I did make it myself. That hasn't always been true lately, very grateful to have a renewed interest in food back in my life.
Grateful that I got to watch some tennis. My fibromyalgia has come out of remission and hasn't allowed me to do a lot of things that I normally do.
Grateful that I finished my book. Looking forward to a new book by Richard North Patterson. I tried to read it before but was unable to do so because it isn't large print, so going to give it a valiant try to see if we can get through it this time.
Grateful that I have no pressing appointments because a lot of cold is in the forecast, although if my head ache persists I will have to try to get into see my chiropractor before we get any more snow.
Grateful for the blessings of each day. My God is very good to me. So grateful for the awareness of His Gracious Gifts each day.
Grateful for all who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
02-14-2015, 05:02 PM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that my son came to visit. He even brought his own lunch. ;) He was grateful I made dessert. I made chocolate pudding.
Grateful that I heard from my son today. When I don't hear from him it generally means he is using. It was the same with my sponsees, no news was not always good news.
Grateful that my God answers prayer. I prayed and asked for help. I needed the energy and connection to catch up on the daily prayers.
Grateful that I got downstairs to the pharmacy and talked to my favourite pharmacist. I told her about getting the blood blisters on my feet from wearing my snow boots and having to cancel my doctor's appointment last week. She is going to put in for a renewal for my cholesterol and gout medications. Grateful that I am on the very lowest of doses 10 mg. for preventative measures and it is because of the fact that I am diabetic rather than the fact that I have high cholesterol. Grateful for small mercies, some people are not so fortunate.
Grateful for my pharmacist who is willing to take the time to talk things out with me. She informed me that I was no longer suppose to wear my boots if they hurt my feet. I can't afford blood blisters. They are what caused the problems I had before. She is wee and mighty and makes a great drill Sargent. :) More importantly, I tend to listen to her.
Grateful that curling and tennis is on. Not so grateful that our Canadian tennis player lost, but he did play a good game, lost 7/6, 7/6 to a Swedish player.
Grateful for a busy day, I finished my gook and started a new one Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs and trying to figure out if I have already read it. I have it to look forward to this weekend. Monday is Family Day, a holiday, but then every day is a holiday for me. It is a gift and most days are worth celebrating, especially now that I have my computer back.
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
02-17-2015, 12:40 AM
Grateful for another day, it is truly a new day.
Grateful that I can look at a new day with hope and thanksgiving.
Grateful that yesterday was a good day, even though I didn't feel all that great.
Grateful that an afternoon sleep helped me get the energy to cook dinner.
Grateful that I felt like eating it, even though it wasn't until 10 p.m.
Grateful for an intuitive and creative mind. Life would be so, so boring without it.
Grateful that I remembered the tribute to Stevie Wonder. It was two hours of awesome music. My soul was enriched and better for it.
Grateful for music. At the moment I am listening to "The Light" station on digital TV.
Grateful that there is no snow and it is suppose to stay away until Tuesday. Hope to get out and get some exercise tomorrow.
Grateful for all those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
02-18-2015, 03:24 PM
Grateful for a new day, even though my son woke me up before I planned to get up.
Grateful that the snow that is falling is very light.
Grateful that I can go back to bed and start my day again, I think it is about to happen, even though tennis and curling is on, although I do want to stay up and see Neil Patrick Harris on Ellen.
Grateful that my son took my recycle down to the basement for me.
Grateful that my son brought me a package of mini-bite brownies. I gave him a package with two pork chops, a lb. of margarine, and 8 eggs. ;) Worked for me.
Grateful that the Nature of Things has a program about Owls. I think it may win out over American Idol tonight on TV.
Grateful for music. The song playing is "We don't have to be Lonely tonight" with Blake Shelton.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
02-23-2015, 12:10 AM
Grateful for another day that is almost over and a new one about to begin.
Grateful for a day that has been full of surprises, full of fun, food, and not too much frolic.
Grateful that my son showed up with a new to me table and chair set, that looks new and costs me nothing.
Grateful that although I ate late, dinner was good and I ate it all (bbq. pork cutlet, turnip and mashed potatoes).
Grateful that I was able to stay awake to watch the Oscars.
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me.
Grateful it is a new day, a new beginning I didn't get to finish this before midnight. ;

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MajestyJo
02-24-2015, 10:08 PM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that I finally got some sleep. Fiver hours out of 30 isn't really enough.
Grateful that my peanut that my peanut butter cookies turned out. I didn't have enough flour, so made up the difference with the last of my rolled oats.
Grateful that I didn't have to go out, we did get some snow, not much, just enough to cover the sidewalks and make it difficult for me to use my walker. I hope and pray it disappears soon because tomorrow is payday and I am way overdue for some exercise and some fresh air. ;)
Grateful for the closeness I have felt to my God over the last few days.
Grateful how things come together and things are provided and fall into place, and when you thing there is nothing there is always something.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
02-25-2015, 09:27 PM
Grateful for another good day even though it was one with a lot of pain.
Grateful that I got some posting done even though I didn't get all that I had hoped to do.
Grateful that my son came by, even though he took his food to go. (I wanted to get rid of my leftovers)
Grateful that I could think through the pain and get everything done that I needed to do today. I didn't even need to make a list and check it twice.
Grateful that I didn't lose it at Housing today. I was told to pick up my rent receipt on Monday morning, but because I haven't felt well, didn't go until until today. When I went today to pick it up, it wasn't there. I informed them that I had the same issue last year and that I didn't appreciate having to go through the same thing again. I said that I would come back tomorrow and hopefully the receipt would be available then for me to pick up. She checked and apparently my request was filed, so more will be revealed. Last year it hadn't been filed, so that is an improvement. :)
Grateful that I listened to myself. I told my friend's that I needed to be home for 1 p.m. I felt bad about rushing home, because I couldn't remember why I needed to be there other than the fact that my favourite TV show was coming on and I hadn't had lunch. When I walked in, my alarm clock was ringing and had been going for 4 min. It was a good thing I had listened to myself. There was a time I would have ignored that voice if I was doing something that I wanted or liked to do.
Grateful that a day can start any time, my feet are really bothering me and I am having a hard time concentrating so having to call it quits.
Grateful for all who travel this journey with me, may we all continue to walk clean and sober.

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MajestyJo
02-27-2015, 02:35 PM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that today is pain free.
Grateful that the sun is shining.
Grateful that it is Friday, not that it makes much difference in my life, it is just another day. ;) It just makes a difference in my TV programs. :)
Grateful for all the tennis that has been on.
Grateful for the cooking channel. It started other channels looking at food and it helped my cooking and inspired me.
Grateful for Nature shows and the shows on TVO without commercials on other countries, history, geography, and the arts. I don't know how come I never watched these shows before, I missed out on a lot of good viewing.
Grateful things come into your life when they are needed.
Grateful for my God many blessings.
Grateful for all those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
03-03-2015, 11:57 PM
Grateful for another day of sobriety although by my list, it has been very short.
Grateful that I was able to get out to the doctor's today even though it start to snow.
Grateful that I things have all come together in spite of the weather and I was able to get out for groceries and get my needs met last week.
Grateful that I got some posting done today even though I haven't felt well. Not in a lot of pain, just not having a feel good day.
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
03-06-2015, 02:49 AM
Grateful for another day, although I seemed to miss most of yesterday.
Grateful that I have just been a little under the weather not in a lot of arthritic pain.
Grateful for music tonight, even turned it off the last two days so you know I wasn't feeling well. Sound seemed to hurt.
Grateful that I was able to eat and that it tasted good, even though I cooked it. (pork cutlet with tomato sauce and sweet potato)
Grateful that I didn't sleep through all of curling and got to watch some tonight.
Grateful that my books aren't due until the 10th, I have one I am reading and two more to read by then.
Grateful the snow isn't suppose to come until Saturday. Hopefully I will be able to get out and get some sunshine and exercise tomorrow and then I will have a lot of reasons to be grateful.
Grateful for those who walk this recovery road with me.

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MajestyJo
03-09-2015, 09:17 AM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that it wasn't my computer that was the problem yesterday.
Grateful that I was able to post today, even though I missed the daily posts from Angelwinks yesterday.
Grateful that the chest pains haven't gotten worse, but will be glad to see the specialist on the 17th to confirm that it is the Fibromyalgia and not my heart.
Grateful for the thought to put my leftover steak into the slow cooker with veggies, onions and gravy that I have in the freezer.
Grateful that when I pray, my God changes my thinking when I ask. ;)
Grateful for my God's forgiveness, I haven't made a list for three days.
Grateful for that Canada got through to the next level in tennis. I am very patriot when it comes to things like that. I was sad that our Norther Ontario team lost, but they have had a long run, and they lost to a team that came together and played a better game, after a poor start, kudos to B.C.
Grateful to those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
03-11-2015, 02:41 AM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that I found a second wind, fell asleep with my heating pad after doing a healing meditation while watching The Voice.
Grateful that I didn't miss the whole show and just had a cat nap.
Grateful that I posted instead of picking up my book although it kept calling me.
Grateful that the chest pains have gone.
Grateful for the healing of my sinus problem.
Grateful that the short break from the computer helped my feet and I was able to come back and post more.
Grateful that my God is very good to me.
Grateful that tomorrow is another day, I will make my cookies then, even though they say, "Tomorrow never comes." I don't really need them anyway. I just happen to want to make oatmeal cookies, I don't need them.
Grateful for all those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
03-12-2015, 11:59 PM
Grateful for another day. Truthfully, I was worrying about the chest pains earlier, thought I was going to have to take myself off to the hospital, even though I really didn't think it was my heart. I did think it was circulation, and because I thought they would hospitalize me for that, I didn't want to go. :(
Grateful I took it to my God and listened. If I felt led to go there, I would have gone. I might have gone kicking and screaming all the way, but I would have done it quietly and obeyed the Hospital Quiet Zone. ;)
Grateful that I felt like eating when I woke up, even cooked broccoli and cauliflower to go with my Stouffer Meatloaf TV dinner.
Grateful that tennis is on, still not able to concentrate on reading at the moment.
Grateful for blessing received and the answers to my prayers.
Grateful I was able to meet with my friend Marilyn today for lunch.
Grateful that I didn't fall going and coming as snow banks are melting and this morning sidewalks were icy, but it was so nice to see sun and warmer temperatures. Most of the snow is gone, but some of the streets around me have big trees and big old homes, so don't get much sun.
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
03-14-2015, 11:07 PM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful for the rain, a sign that spring is on it's way.
Grateful that I am feeling much better today.
Grateful that I felt like cooking and eating.
Grateful that curling is on at 1 a.m. and I will be able to watch it because I had an afternoon nap. ;)
Grateful for the shows on Australia on TVO, I have really enjoyed watching the shows on the coastline of that country.
Grateful for any show that is all show and no commercials. :D
Grateful that I was able to connect with my friend Marilyn before she left for her son's. I was able to wish her an early Happy Birthday, which is tomorrow.
Grateful that we have been able renew our friendship. She was the person I went to when my son was born. I stayed with her, because I had never changed a diaper or fed a baby, when my son was born.
Grateful for those friends that you don't see, and then when you do, you just pick up where you left off. I have been fortunate enough to have had several over my life time.
Grateful for those who travel this recovery road with me.

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MajestyJo
03-18-2015, 06:43 PM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that tennis and curling was on because it rained and my body was quite content to stay home.
Grateful my son has been coming by and running errands for me.
Grateful that our Canadian player Milos Raonic is playing tennis. There isn't much on TV that I want to watch tonight, and I ended up watching the Food Network or turning to my music and a book.
Grateful that Canada's Women's Curling Team is tied for first place. I am a big fan.
Grateful to be grateful.
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
03-19-2015, 10:07 PM
Grateful for another day, maybe I will get it right! LOL! Just saw that I have been posting in two places.
Grateful that I got caught up on some sleep.
Grateful that I feel better. Took Echinacea and my cold didn't materialize.
Grateful that my son came by even though he didn't stay long.
Grateful that the curling team from Coldwater won their game.
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Grateful for the gifts of recovery. Found the following link and can identify with so many of them.
http://addictionjournal.net/thankful-for-addiction-the-gifts-of-recovery/
Grateful that I am not alone and that each day is a new beginning.
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
03-21-2015, 05:18 PM
Grateful for a new day.
Grateful for a restful sleep.
Grateful for choices.
Grateful even when I have too many choices and I have an opportunity to go into wants and desires.
Grateful that I can give credit where credit is due.
Grateful that my thinking cap was on today, and I was able to be be intuitive as to how to get some leftover roast beef not taste like sawdust, by cutting it up fine, adding a dash of Worcestershire Sauce to the mayonnaise along with some pepper and salt.
Grateful for Angelwinks site today and the kittens and angels, they have brightened my day.
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
03-23-2015, 09:52 AM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that the sun is shining.
Grateful for music this morning. Just had a smile. The song was, "If I said you had a beautiful body, would you hold it against me." Remember whens come in many forms. ;)
Grateful for the music without words, it just seems to soothe my soul. It helps me to calm my own internal dialogue.
Grateful for the following picture today. It just made me smile. I love cats. I can't be around them. I am glad that I can enjoy them by enjoying a picture like this. He is so cute and cuddly and thinking sleepy thoughts.
Grateful for freedom of choice. Some people don't have that. It is close to the end of the month. Prayers for those who are less fortunate. I don't have a lot, but I have enough. My God provides.
Grateful that it is Monday and Dancing With The Stars is on.
Grateful for the small things, they all add up to a big thing. I am alive for one more day.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
03-25-2015, 09:47 PM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that spring is here even though we are promised more snow.
Grateful that my son came by and brought me groceries and took books back to the library for me.
Grateful that when I surrender, turn things over, that I am given a solution. That Good Orderly Direction is there, if I just take the time to listen.
Grateful for my comforter. On days like today, it is so nice to snuggle and just be warm and feel cuddled, safe and warm.
Grateful for the Food Network. It is my go to station. Tonight it is "Beat Bobby Flay."
Grateful for all those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
03-27-2015, 06:48 PM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that we didn't get a big snow, just a few flurries.
Grateful that I was able to pick up two new books on the express shelf as well as five books that I had ordered.
Grateful that I got to the market, one of my favourite places to shop. Supporting our local farmers.
Grateful that I saw a couple of people from the program even though I didn't have time to sit down and talk with them.
Grateful when I get good bus connections, and today I just didn't have to wait. Just might have been because I said the Serenity Prayer and asked for help to be lead and guided to where I needed to go, and help with what I needed to do today.
Grateful that I got some great deals at Denninger's. I got two Cottage Rolls, they were so lean and will last a long time. Everything is packaged so I just have to split it in half and it makes it just right for me. It was like they knew I was coming. ;)
Grateful that they had my kind of yogourt on sale for $3.99, so bought two.
Grateful that I have all that food to choose from, even though I don't feel like cooking.
Grateful for all those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
03-31-2015, 06:10 PM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful, that even though I overdid it, I got a lot done.
Grateful that what I didn't get done, will wait for another day. ;)
Grateful that even thought I want things done yesterday, and it didn't get done today, I can be patient and tolerant, and can wait until tomorrow.
Grateful that I found a new author and revisited one that I hadn't read for a long time. I walked away from the library with 13 books, all but one was large print.
Grateful that egg bread was on special. Soothing balm for the fact that they didn't have any cheese bread.
Grateful for all the tennis and curling that is on. I really do enjoy watching the games. Both take skill and precision, and dedication that I never had. I do love it when Canada teams are playing and representing our country in World games.
Grateful when my God puts special people in my life and blesses my day.
Grateful that the sun shone today even though at times it was a bit weak, it made itself known.
Grateful that I didn't miss the bus, both times, it waited until I got to the bus stop.
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
04-02-2015, 12:51 PM
Grateful for another day, feeling extra grateful today. Just watched Oprah show and watched twins joined at birth, separated at the age of four, each with one leg, learning to walk with an artificial leg and doing physio therapy.

Grateful for a wonderful birthday yesterday, even though I am tired today. It was a good day with lots of gifts, some of them priceless.

Grateful that my son came by today. He just took my recycle down to the basement.

Grateful for the sunshine. A little sad that I am too tired to go out and soak some of it up.

Grateful that tennis and curling is still on today. Canada is tied for 1st place at World's.

Grateful that I got an invite to go to my sister's for Easter.

Grateful for those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
04-05-2015, 10:41 AM
Grateful for another day.
Not so grateful that my computer is slow and giving me a hard time and making it difficult for me to post.
Grateful for some patience and tolerance and hope everyone will bear with me.
Grateful that I am going to my sister's for Easter dinner although I have yet to find out when that will be.
Grateful that my son is going with me.
Grateful that I have a willingness to do laundry, now all I have to do is get it from here to the 3rd floor to accomplish it. ;)
Grateful that life is subject to change. I don't always like it when others change their mind, but it also give me an option to change mine.
Grateful that I managed to walk downtown and BACK yesterday. I was really pushing it and had to stop several times, but I missed my bus. I took it as a sign to walk rather than take a bus and walk half way. The bus was pulling away from the curb as I came out of the mall.
Grateful that I was able to get some sleep last night even though I missed watching some curling.
Grateful for those who travel this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
04-08-2015, 11:50 PM
Grateful that I got through this day.
Grateful that I got a lot of posting done although a lot of sections look a little lonely.
Grateful for my dishpan of soya beans that I have my feet in while I am posting. Thought I was going to have to stop and get off the computer, but they have helped with the circulation and have lessene d the pain.
Grateful that it is sometimes those little things that help, sure beats popping a pill.
Grateful that my pillows are dry, now I can make my bed. Didn't want to spend another $1. to dry them.
Grateful that I remembered to take out my ham before I left this morning. Even more grateful that I had the thought and followed it up with action before I forgot.
Grateful that I had my lunch with an AA member in the food court today.
Grateful that I could share part of my lunch with her. I didn't want my apple sauce, so gave it to her. I questioned putting it in my lunch bag this morning, but something told me to put it in. It isn't something that I normally do. I was in the mall for 4 hours waiting for the rain to stop or slow down so I could dodge the drops and not get soaked getting home. I managed not to get wet and make a good bus connection, oh so grateful.
Grateful that I got my two loads of laundry done before Jeopardy.
Grateful for all who walk this journey with me.
Grateful that I got this done before midnight, didn't want to go 4 days without showing my gratitude.

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SOME DAYS WE TRY TO BE ALL THINGS TO ALL PEOPLE AND WE LOSE OURSELVES!

MajestyJo
04-09-2015, 07:26 PM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that the fog lifted. Lifted from my head and from outside my window. The fog didn't lift until 4 p.m. this afternoon. I couldn't see two blocks away. I was wondering if there was a spiritual message, couldn't do anything but look within yourself. Couldn't see to far outside of myself.
Grateful that I didn't fall asleep for too long, sat watching the opening of The Masters and only slept for 40 minutes.
Grateful that a woman can change her mind. I didn't feel like cooking chicken. Had the left over salmon from yesterday and lunch on toasted cheese bread and french fries. Going to top it off with some pralines and cream ice cream when Jeopardy comes on. I have been grateful for Jeopardy for many, many years. Not good at it, but I credit it for a few extra brain cells that have been nurtured over the years.
Grateful that I got some of my book read. Nothing on TV that I want to watch other than The Nature of Things, so will put on the music and try to finish my book.
Grateful for prayer. I fire truck just went by. I always try to say a prayer when I hear one.
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
04-12-2015, 05:55 PM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that my son came by today and did some heavy lifting for me.
Grateful that I was able to watch some curling, tennis, and golf. ;)
Grateful that I got the thought to answer a 1-877-number yesterday. It was from Bell and I got a new combo for my TV, telephone, and internet service for less than $180. a month, which includes my music, sports and cooking channels.
Grateful that I still have cookies left, even though they are addictive. Even more grateful that my son didn't want any because they were not peanut butter or chocolate.
Grateful the sun is out. Hope to go out tomorrow, hoping chest pains ease and the wind dies down and I can get more mobile. I would be grateful for your prayers. Grateful that more sun is promised for the rest of the week.
Grateful that the temperatures are suppose to warm up.
Grateful for all who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
04-14-2015, 08:49 PM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that the sun was shining and the weather was much warmer.
Grateful that I could bring out the spring coat and put the winter one away.
Grateful that I ran into my "unofficially" adopted daughter and got a hug. We don't see each other very often. I met her before she got married and before I came into recovery. I introduced her to Al-Anon and her husband to AA.
Grateful for the gifts of recovery. Her middle child is a reflection of my inner child, I saw myself in her. I found out today she is going to be an exchange student and going to England for three weeks. She is doing what I always wanted to do, travel. She is a cadet and keeps rising in rank and doing well. I am so proud of her.
Grateful that I came home because my son was looking to give ME some money. Felt bad that I was in too much pain to stay downtown and visit with her. I went to do my taxes and returned a book to the library. On the bus, I thought "I should have phoned Patti she doesn't live too far from here." I met her in the mall just outside the library.
Grateful that when my knee gave out on the bus, I fell on the seat. I felt bad and wanted to push myself and kept telling myself I should have stayed downtown. Yet the bus came when I got to the stop, and the connection was there.
Grateful my son showed up and paid me back some money he borrowed.;)
Grateful that I felt like cooking my roast chicken dinner, even though I only ate half my chicken.
Grateful that I have a new book to read The Perfect Witness by Iris Johansen as there is nothing I want to watch on TV unto 10 p.m. when a new Chopped program comes on.
Grateful for all the blessings today.
Grateful for all who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
04-17-2015, 09:14 PM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that I got some sleep today.
Grateful that I have a balcony that I could go out and stand on and get a whiff of fresh air (not easy to come by in this steel city).
Grateful for the new stations on my TV. I am watching "That's Entertainment" although I have seen it before.
Grateful that my computer has been working better, have had to upgrade and do some downloads.
Grateful that I got into my old e-mails and cleaned out my inbox. I have lost two addresses because I didn't keep them current. These went back to 2012. I joined Care2 many years ago. I forgot my password a long time ago. They still send me a birthday card. It was nice to open it today even if it was 15 days late. They were on time, I was late.
Grateful that the temperature hit 70 deg. F today, sorry I didn't get out but there is always tomorrow, God willing.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
04-21-2015, 09:47 AM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that the sun has finally decided to shine.
Grateful even if it only shows for a short time.
Grateful that I got some sleep, hope to get some more.
Grateful that my bean bath worked and my pain eased and I can go back to bed and get some more.
Grateful for the new channels on my TV although I am still trying to figure them out. Ended up recording a couple of show and a tennis match and didn't know I did it. :(
Grateful I finished my book so I can start a new one. I love to read, I wish more people did.
Grateful my cookies turned out. I made oatmeal cookies from a mix and added my peanut butter, nutmeg and cinnamon.
Grateful for each day's blessings, big and small.
Grateful for each of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
04-24-2015, 09:10 PM
Grateful for a new day.
Grateful that I got some posting done, overdue for some gratitude.
Grateful that even though I have a not so good day, I can still find something to be grateful for.
Grateful I finished my chicken stew.
Grateful that I have some peameal bacon to cook to go with the tea biscuits that are waiting for me to bake when I get off the computer.
Grateful that the Gaither Gospel Hour is on, going to close up shop and go and listen to it.
Grateful for all of you. Without you, there is no me.

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MajestyJo
04-26-2015, 10:30 PM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful it was a day of sunshine, even though I didn't go out in it.
Grateful to touch base with a friend. We made arrangements to meet on Tuesday.
Grateful that she confirmed, that if I slept as long as I did, I must have needed it.
Grateful that I woke up with less pain.
Grateful that the weatherman has forecast warmer weather, even though it says rain and possible snow tonight and tomorrow.
Grateful that it is one day at a time. I thank my body for telling me it is coming, yet I am not sure why I need to know three days in advance. ;)
Grateful I don't have to go anywhere until Tuesday.
Grateful that my son ate my brownies and took temptation out of my path, even though I had my share.
Grateful that I have lots of books to read. Hoping to find some concentration and focus to be able to read.
Grateful for all of you who share this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
04-29-2015, 12:38 AM
Grateful for a very busy day.
Grateful that I finally got some relief from pain so I could get some posting done.
Grateful that I got to the market to pick up my monthly pay day treat, Chelsea buns.
Grateful that a James Patterson book that I ordered came in.
Grateful that I got some grocery shopping done, had to come home twice, had no room left on my walker. ;)
Grateful that I got to meet up with my friend Marilyn. Was grateful that she came home with me for lunch. I always liked to entertain, and I was grateful that I felt having her here.
Grateful that my friend Herb came up this evening, he hadn't been here for a while. We use to belong to the same AA group and have been long time friends and I was at his wedding. His wife Kelsey is a very good friend.
Grateful that I was able to touch base with my sister today too, a very good day.
Grateful that I got a big t-bone steak $4. off. A cottage roll for $4.99 usually $8.99 on sale, along with several other good buys, things that make me realize that my God is looking out for me and I am in the right spot at the right time.
Grateful for those little blessings, they make me smile and give me the warm fuzzies. When you go with the flow, everything falls into place, and life is just good.
Grateful that even though I had a lot of pain, it was earned and expected, I always seem to overdue on pay day trying to get everything done; but better to be mobile, then unable to get around. I missed two buses today and ended up walking 8 blocks to catch an express bus home. I am my own worst enemy. I am also grateful that I have learned to laugh at myself and the rod that I beat myself up with isn't as big as it use to be.
Grateful that I got to watch the 10 year anniversary of Dancing with the Stars.
Grateful that I have been remembering to ask for what I needed, and I been following up thought with action. i.e. Recording The Chew and The Talk while I was out today.
Grateful that my friend reminded me that I needed to be grateful for my scenic view. There was a sail boat out on the bay today. The sun was shining, and there were some beautiful big fluffy white clouds sailing across the blue sky.
Grateful for all who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
04-30-2015, 10:44 PM
Grateful for another full productive day.
Grateful that I got most of my posting done, hurting but that is okay. It is my neck not my feet that is sore. LOL!
Grateful my son came by and had dinner with me. The steak when I bought it was done with him in mind, much too big for me.
Grateful that he is working now. Even more grateful his case of nasties he arrived with because he was tired and sore disappeared, when he was fed and rested. Just not acceptable in my space, no way are they to be acted out and projected onto me.
Grateful for some more good buys today.
Grateful that I remembered the things I forgot yesterday. I don't like putting out money for things I can't eat or drink, like toiletries, cleaners, probiotics, freezer bags, etc. although I did by some flower Power Thought Cards the other day and just now opening them tonight. I hope to use them as affirmations. They are by Louise Hay.
Grateful that my God just puts these special little gifts in front of me and gives me the awareness to see them. I had the thought and followed the thought with action. Like today, I had no intentions of going into the store Harmony. It was there, got the thought to go in, went in and thought of looking at stones, no thought of a ring, and ended up buying two for $4.50 each. The last two I bought were $10. each. They may even turn my finger green, but that doesn't matter. I am allergic to gold. She said I could put nail polish on them if I needed to. I know that my hands aren't sore after posting, and that is a first for several weeks. So that is a thank you, thank you, thank you. One is a Tiger Eye for my right hand and the other is an Amethyst for my left.
The Amethyst is called the Sobriety Stone. http://www.crystalhealingshop.com/crystal_healing_properties.htm
Grateful for a good day and going to close it up with some music and hope to finish my book.
Grateful for all who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
05-03-2015, 12:01 AM
Grateful for another busy day.
Grateful that I don't have a lot of pain as a result of all my walking about.
Grateful that I could put my feet up, not so grateful that I didn't get my dishes done.
Grateful that my son said he would try to get over to help me tomorrow.
Grateful he phoned, so I will wait and see.
Grateful that I had a good visit with my neighbor. She lives two doors down from me on the same floor. We seem to get along and neither one of us is short on words.
Grateful that I made it to the library. There is a little story there, a go with the flow kind of incident. The washroom was closed so I had to go to the second floor. When I got to the second floor, someone was using the unit for the disabled, so I went to look at the books. There was a book by Janet Evanovich on the large print new arrivals. It listed author of another book of hers I hadn't read, so I looked and lo and behold, it was there. As they say, "Everything happens for a reason." I was to meet my friend at the market. When I got there, she just came out of the elevator from downstairs and I didn't need to go down there. All round good stuff, things that tell you are where you are where you are suppose to be and for me, my God is directing my life.
Grateful for all those little things, including the kittens on "Too Cute," on Animal Planet tonight.
Grateful for the posts that I was lead to tonight, things that I needed to read for my own recovery.
Grateful for those who walk this recovery road with me.

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MajestyJo
05-05-2015, 11:28 PM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that my pain has eased and the swelling has gone down.
Grateful that my son came by after work. I heated up leftover for him but didn't feel like eating them myself.
Grateful that I finally figured out how to record the shows I want to watch. I sure missed out on a lot of shows in the past. I am not much of a techie. I am quite pleased with myself. ;)
Grateful that I got caught up on some lost sleep.
Grateful for the old Chopped shows that are old, shows that I had missed and now able to catch up on.
Grateful that I got some laundry sorted by my ankle wouldn't let me walk on it to get my go down to laundry room. Grateful that tomorrow is another day.
Grateful that it rained. That means the grass will grow and my son will continue to work. It is suppose to go up to the mid 70s this week.
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
05-11-2015, 12:16 PM
Grateful for another week, hard to believe that it is a week since I posted here. I am grateful that my God is forgiving, I am not so lenient with myself.
Grateful for the ability to record shows, but can't let that take away from my posting time or my reading time. I have a backlog of reading material at the moment due to tennis being on. I am use to not being able to sleep and having to fill up my hours, so am grateful for the sleep I have been getting.
Grateful that my son came by and cleaned my apartment and cooked me dinner yesterday. I chose the cottage roll, not so sure I chose for him to take it home for his lunch this week, but that is okay, I have chicken to cook today. ;)
Grateful that we got some rain, it means he will be able to continue to work full time. My son not working is a negative energy that isn't pleasant to be around.
Grateful that the sun is trying to shine today, maybe if it keeps trying it just might find it's way out from behind the clouds.
Grateful that it is Monday as it means that Dancing with the Stars is on.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
05-14-2015, 07:06 AM
Grateful for another day. It seem like a day and a half and yet it hasn't really started. ;)
Grateful that my computer seems to be working. I have rebooted three times since I came online 2 p.m.
Grateful for the gift of patience and tolerance. In the old days, the computer would be in the garbage or out the window.
Grateful that a day can start any time. I have just set the alarm. I am going to close up shop and start my day again at noon to go to the hospital for my test and check up and the respiratory clinic.
Grateful that the sun is shining.
Grateful that I have lots of food. I can make a decision as to what I want to eat.
Grateful for my James Patterson book. It is so good, don't want to put it down, but have been a good girl and reading it a chapter at a time and trying to show some discipline. I have 5 days before it is due back.
Grateful that I found out that tennis is one and that I can record it and won't miss it while I am away at the hospital. Even more grateful that there isn't anything much on tonight, so I can watch it when I get home. ;)
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me. Thank you for being a part of my recovery.

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MajestyJo
05-15-2015, 08:44 PM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that the sun was shining and that it didn't rain and I didn't have to dodge the drops.
Grateful that I got to the market and got some eggs, butter, turnip, and potatoes.
Grateful that I remembered to pick up the two books that I ordered. I took two books back, one I hadn't read, but they had another copy on the express shelf that I could take out, so now I will be able to read it. One of the little blessing of the day.
Grateful that I found a book that looked good and although it was the third book of a trilogy, one of the volunteers was able to do an inter-city loan to order the other two books in large print, another blessing of the day.
Grateful I got a call from a girl I use to sponsor. She had run into my son who gave her my new phone number. She called to connect with me and I invited her to come and visit with me. A big blessing for today and an even greater blessing was meeting her daughter who I had never met.
Grateful that tennis is on, going to try to watch it and post too. ;)
Grateful that I connected with my son.
Grateful that I lost two pounds.
Grateful that my long tests are better and much improved from previous tests.
Grateful that a day can start any time, haven't watched any of the shows that I taped for today.
Grateful for all who travel this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
05-17-2015, 10:00 PM
Grateful for a new day.
Grateful for a long weekend, although it is all doesn't have too much meaning for me in today, I met my son's dad in 1961, 54 years ago.
Grateful that the sun was shining today when I went to bed and when I woke up.
Not so grateful that there are fire works going off at the moment. They use to be a time of celebration and beauty, now they are a time of annoyance. Maybe because I can't see them and they are all pop and no show and a private party, not the big show from the park celebration. Sounds like I need to put some gratitude in my attitude. They are giving some people a great show and some kids great enjoyment. It is not their fault that Fibromyalgia makes me sensitive to noise, I can always put in my ear plugs.
Grateful that I got to watch tennis, but sorry that Federer lost.
Grateful that I have a book to finish.
Grateful that my feet are hurting, I don't feel like doing dishes.
Grateful that there is always a tomorrow and that tomorrow never comes.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
05-21-2015, 12:32 AM
Grateful for another day. Always seems I am catching up on my gratitude lately.
Grateful that my son decided not to come by. I got to go down and do more of my laundry.
Grateful that I got a couple of washers, after I got my laundry in, the place filled up and more arrived because the water is being shut off tomorrow and then the laundry room is going to be closed for 10 days for renovations.
Grateful that I got to see my doctor today.
Grateful that he took me off the medication that I haven't wanted to take since he put me on it several months ago. I don't like the side affects.
I may not have any choice. I may have to change my mind and take it, but glad of the opportunity to express how I feel.
Grateful that I made it to my Al-Anon meeting today, even more grateful for the opportunity to chair.
Grateful that I was able to go to the meeting after the meeting.
Grateful that we had a newcomer.
Grateful that my friend called and thanked me for dinner last night. I really enjoy having her back in my life.
Grateful for a new day. Hope it gets warmer. Praying that my pain will ease.
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
05-23-2015, 10:39 PM
Grateful for another day of sobriety.
Grateful that I got my kitchen cleaned up, only to dirty it up again to cook dinner and make tea biscuits.
Grateful that I was hungry enough to eat dinner, even though I only ate part of my chicken cutlet, it will make a good lunch tomorrow.
Grateful that my tea biscuits are calling me and all I have to do is decide what to have on them. Decision, decisions, decisions...cheese, jam, honey, or plain with butter.
Grateful that I was able to get extra sleep today and that I am already thinking of my bed again tonight. Grateful that I am not slept out.
Grateful that I got some reading done, have much more to get caught up on.
Grateful that took a night off from TV although I did tape a few nature shows.
Grateful that all those who walk this journey with me. May we all continue to remember to be grateful.

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MajestyJo
05-27-2015, 10:44 PM
Grateful for another day, even though it has been a difficult one.
Grateful for the support from my pharmacist. So grateful that she is understanding and willing to work with me.
Grateful that my pain has eased, it always helps to come onto the site even though I am in pain. Sometimes it is hard to work through it, but I know that when I do the do things, like prayer and meditation, do the basics, things work out. The chest pains eased. I had no foot pain earlier so I am grateful for that. Now that my feet are paining, I can do the do things and I know that "this too shall pass." The market was closed today. Tomorrow I need to pick up some new soy beans for my foot bath.
Grateful for those do things, those recovery tools and experiences that I have picked up along the way, will help me to get through this day.
Grateful that I called my sister today, I forgot it was her birthday until I was talking to her.
Grateful that I remembered to call my sponsor. I figured she was back from her winter vacation but haven't heard from her. Have been meaning to touch base with her and have been forgetting. Grateful that I followed through thought with action today.
Grateful that today was pay day and I could buy myself some treats. I bought a couple of blueberry scones. I treated myself to lunch and bought a chicken sub and ate both chocolate chip cookies, so I had my bad for the day, and that is why my feet are sore tonight. For every action, there is a reaction.
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
05-29-2015, 12:01 AM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that my doctor walked my from his office next door to the specialist to make sure he could test and examine me today. If not, I would have had to have gone to the hospital, and I would have not been too grateful about that.
Grateful that I have been put on two new heart medications. Grateful that I got sent for blood work and was given an appointment to go back tomorrow.
Grateful that I will be fitted with a heart monitor and that the chest pains isn't just fibromyalgia.
Grateful for the lessened learned, don't take the word of an intern, follow through and get feed back. I didn't get into see my family doctor, but saw an intern at his office too.
Grateful that I got the presence of mind to buy food that didn't need cooking. i.e. a mini meat loaf that just needs heating up. I just have to find the energy to do and eat.
Grateful for the people that my God has put back into my life.
Grateful that we just may get that rain that they have been forecasting that hasn't arrived yet.
Grateful that I got an hour's nap when I came home today.
Grateful that I resisted temptation and went into the library and passed on two express books. Truthfully, the print was quite small and I couldn't decided between them and I already had one out. ;)
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
05-30-2015, 11:21 PM
Grateful for a full day.
Grateful that I got some posting done.
Grateful for all of you, but need to close up shop, even though I have more to say. ;) My foot has gone to sleep even though the rest of my isn't.

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MajestyJo
06-02-2015, 09:56 PM
Grateful for another day. It didn't go as planned, but that is okay in today.
Grateful that I was able to meet my friend and go with her to pick up her two dresses that she had taken to a seamstress.
Grateful that we had a wee visit before my headache got so bad. Sorry we never got to go for coffee as planned.
Grateful that I got to the market before I had to go home.
Grateful that after doing a healing meditation, I was able to sleep and woke up with less pain.
Grateful that God answers prayer.
Grateful that I felt well enough to cooks a meal instead of just making a chicken sandwich.
Grateful that my son didn't take all of my chocolate chip cookies.
Grateful that I got my book read but have a back log of books to read that I keep renewing, and now it is no longer an option. I have reached my limit. Tennis has won out and I have 18 book waiting to be read in the next 3 weeks.
Grateful the headache didn't develop into a migraine. Grateful that I made an eye appointment for this month.
Grateful that this is one day at a time. This day wasn't good, but it wasn't bad either. A lot to be grateful for, especially when you look at what you have instead of looking at what I didn't do or get done.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
06-20-2015, 04:56 AM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that I ran into the guys from the Holistic Center. I have much more faith and hope after talking with them.
Grateful that I was able to eat better the last couple of days.
Grateful that I still have my eye sight.
Grateful for friends today.
Grateful that I was able to do some posting. My body is staying it is time to quit.
Grateful for all of you. I miss being here.

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MajestyJo
07-11-2015, 03:19 AM
Grateful for another day. Today started at 2 a.m. yesterday and I have hit the 25 hour mark without sleep, but on the whole, today has been a good day. Perhaps it is because I sat and watched the Opening Ceremonies for the PanAm Games starting today in Toronto.
Grateful that I have been able to record some very uplifting spiritual nature material.
Grateful that I haven't had the intense pain I have had, when I stay off the computer my arthritis is much better.
Grateful to see that my friend Rhawnie signed in, I miss talking to her instant messenger.
Grateful for the friends who have called and haven't completely left my isolated in my stuff. I have been picking up the phone too, although I am overdue in calling my sponsor.
Grateful that I can detach from my son and his issues, thanks to the program. So grateful for Al-Anon and the other fellowship of recovery.
Grateful that my God doesn't give up on me. For a while, I just detached from everything and shut down. I had to get back into some heavy duty meditation. I am so grateful He knows what I need and shows me the way, when I stop and take time to listen.
Grateful for all of you. Thanks for walking this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
07-15-2015, 05:25 AM
Grateful to be sober.
Grateful a day can start and end any time. I have yet to finish Tuesday and here it is Wednesday already.
Grateful that my muffins turned out.
Grateful that it is Wednesday and if I manage to get some sleep, I just may make it to my Al-Anon meeting.
Grateful that the rain is gone and the sun is suppose to shine today.
Grateful for the library. Grateful it doesn't run out of books although lately, I seem to be bringing books I have already read. I read so much, I forget.
Grateful that I am feeling better and was able to post tonight.
Grateful for family and friends. So grateful that they are only a phone call away.
Grateful for all of you who share this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
07-19-2015, 01:41 AM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that I have been feeling better, even though my feet have been swollen.
Grateful that I have been able to eat and find an interest in food.
Grateful for the rain, it is much needed.
Grateful for the gift of Love. It is a gift that keeps on giving.
Grateful for my Higher Power, who so often seems to have more faith in me than I have in myself.
Grateful for the blessings of each day. They are always there if I look for them.
Grateful for all those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
07-28-2015, 11:38 PM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that the swelling went down, even if I found out that I had a broken toe.
Grateful that I got the chores done yesterday and today.
Grateful that I didn't lose patience with my computer, it really is frustrating to have to keep editing each post, not just a word or two, but just about every other word.
Grateful that my God put people in my path today. I saw a guy who was at my first NA meeting.
Grateful for a fan that works.
Grateful that my God doesn't give up on me when I lag behind.
Grateful for all of you who share this journey with me. Without you, there is no me.

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MajestyJo
08-01-2015, 02:10 AM
Grateful for a new day.
Grateful for good days this week. Just because I am in pain doesn't mean I have a bad day. I can't let my pain rule my life.
Grateful that I got out and got some exercise. It is just good to be out in the sunshine.
Grateful that I met two Al-Anon friends today. One I hadn't seen for at least 5 years and the other had lost a lot of weight and she looked good and was smiling.
Grateful that I met others on my travels, even if they aren't recovery people, the meeting with others, be it a nod, a smile, a hug, etc. it enriches my day.
Grateful that I came away from the library today with just one book, an new express book by Janet Evanovich.
Grateful for the people my God puts in my path, be it person to person, on the phone or the internet.
Grateful for the yawns, glad my afternoon nap isn't going to get in the way of going to sleep. ;)
Grateful for all of you, many blessing to you all for sharing your journey with me.

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MajestyJo
08-12-2015, 11:42 AM
Grateful for a new day.
Grateful for a day with sunshine.
Grateful for tomatoes, it is the season.
Grateful for my friend John for fixing my computer.
Grateful that each day is a new beginning.
Grateful that I woke up with no pain.
Grateful that my son just walked in the door.
Grateful for all who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
08-17-2015, 11:58 PM
Grateful for a new day and a start to a new week.
Grateful for a good weekend. Visited with friends yesterday. He was a member of my AA group and has over 40 years of sobriety.
Grateful that it rained, hoping it will cool things off.
Grateful that I made it downtown before the rain came.
Grateful that I met up with a recovery friend at the mall.
Grateful that I got to go to the library, my home away from home.
Grateful that I listened to myself and took the bus instead of walking in the heat and humidity. I can be my own worst enemy.
Grateful that Dancing with the Stars was on tonight, taped it and now I can sit and watch it when it is cooler.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
08-20-2015, 09:24 PM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that I got some posting done, even though I feel sick and have to quit, some is better than none.
Grateful that my God is always there.
Grateful that when I ask, I get the answer if I listen.
Grateful that when I able to find the quiet amongst the chaos.
Grateful for tennis, I have enjoyed watching it these past few weeks in Montreal, Toronto, and Cincinnati. Sorry that our Canadian players didn't do well, but at least they keep trying. That is all we are asked to do.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
08-29-2015, 04:55 PM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that I was able to get some posting done.
Grateful that I got the prayers posted. My hands have been bad and I am having trouble grasping the mouse to highlight large pieces of material.
Grateful that it is close to dinner time. My stomach is saying it is hungry, and that is good.
Grateful that my son came by today. It is always good to see him when he is clean and sober. Not so grateful that I have had to listen to wrestling while he was here. :)
Grateful that I have two TVs!
Grateful that the sun has shone for most of the day although rain clouds are threatening.
Grateful that I got out to have lunch with my friend yesterday. My lunch today was cancelled, but that was good, I think I needed to stay home and catch up on my posts and take it easy.
Grateful to hear from my sister the other day. I called her the other day because I realized we hadn't connected for a few days. We don't have a lot in common, but she is my sister, and I love her dearly.
Grateful for my God's many blessings, teachings, awareness and experience in life that make me grateful for a second chance at life.
Grateful for frogs. They carry the message to me to cleanse my body, mind, and spirit. FROG-Fully Relying on God.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
09-18-2015, 07:45 PM
Grateful that I was able to post today.
Grateful to be still clean and sober and for another day.
Grateful that even though I don't always feel like eating, the food is there and I do have choices.
Grateful for the friends who have been a support.
Grateful that my son helps me out.
Grateful that I got to my Al-Anon meeting once this month. Weather and doctor's appointments kept me away for most of the weeks.
Grateful that tennis was on and I could tape it. I ended up skipping through a lot of it. NOT so grateful that they put Curling on at the same time during the last week of play.
Grateful that what seems so important and such a big priority in my life, really doesn't matter in the spirit of things. My recovery does have to come first followed by my health and well being.
Grateful for all who walk this journey with me. May you continue to walk in God's Love and Light.

The skunk means respect. Respect yourself and others. It is something earned, not something to be just given because you feel it is your place to do so. If you don't respect yourself, how do you expect others to respect you?

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BW1
09-19-2015, 02:35 PM
Grateful for the lessons and teachings of Jesus

MajestyJo
09-21-2015, 07:54 PM
Grateful for a new clean and sober day.
Grateful that I felt well enough to start catching up on September prayers.
Grateful that the leftovers tasted as good as they did yesterday.
Grateful that I remembered to go downstairs for my Blister Pack of medications for the week. I am grateful for the concept, it helps me to remember to take my meds and lets me know when I have missed them.
Grateful for sunshine and cooler temperatures.
Grateful to have talked to my sister today. I love her dearly, I just can't stand being there when she is looking after 2-22 kids. I figure she should retire now that she is almost 70, but kids have been a part of their whole life. Her daughters refused to have children of their own, which is kind of sad.
Grateful that my dancing shows finale is on and The Voice is just beginning.
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me. Keep on truckin'!

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MajestyJo
09-23-2015, 10:57 AM
Grateful for a new day, even though it didn't start out too well.
Grateful for the lesson, "I don't have to have a bad day, I have the tools to change it. I can have bad moments in a day, without it spoiling my whole day.
Grateful that my son brought me some fresh tomatoes yesterday. I had them last night for dinner, a bedtime snack and had a sandwich for breakfast.
Grateful for the blessings in my life. I try not to discount the small ones and remember to say thank you for all things.
Grateful that Thanksgiving is coming up, even though each day is one of gratitude. It is one of my favourite holidays. Mind you, any time I have a meal of turkey, stuffing, cranberries, mashed potatoes and gravy, I am grateful.
Grateful that I made it here to the site today. I was hurting and tried to lie down, but it didn't happen, so came online to get some spiritual food after doing a meditation. My thought for today was "Release." Let go, not only of the old, but all those little things that can add up to be a big thing if I hang onto them. How important is it? Let go and let God.
Grateful for freedom of choice. I try to use the gift wisely.
Grateful for all those who walk this journey with me. God Bless! May you always be surrounded by His Love and Care.

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MajestyJo
10-18-2015, 03:51 PM
Grateful to be clean and sober. Without my sobriety, I have nothing.
Grateful that my hands and my computer have allowed me to post today.
Grateful for my son's help over the last few weeks.
Grateful for friends, what would a life be like without them?
Grateful for the sun today, it is really cold here, it is suppose to go down to the freezing mark tonight. As long as the sun shines, it is an okay day. They were forecasting snow today!!!
Grateful for food to eat, even though I have trouble lately, some days it just doesn't want to go down. Today I had a bowl of tomato soup and found myself wanting more!
Grateful that I have a library about 7 blocks away, as I have been doing a lot of reading. I haven't even been able to watch much TV, I have 92 TV shows saved that I haven't watched.
Grateful that this is one day at a time program.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me and I apologize for not being here to share with you.

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MajestyJo
11-02-2015, 04:27 PM
Grateful for a new day!
Grateful for the sunshine and the much warmer temperatures.
Grateful that I ran into friends and got hugs today.
Grateful that I am meeting my friend Marilyn tomorrow and a date for Chinese food with Barb at the end of the week. So grateful for friends, they brighten up my life.
Grateful that I have food to eat, even though I don't feel like always cooking it. Some days I don't feel like eating, but I know that isn't a healthy choice, so try to have something.
Grateful for music. It always seems to connect me to my soul and grounds me in the moment.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
11-04-2015, 06:46 PM
Grateful for a new day. So glad a day can start any time.
Grateful that I enjoyed and ate my whole plate of food at dinner time. It was one of those occasions that you say, "I can't believe that I ate the whole thing!"
Grateful that there are "Have too!" I haven't ran out of clothes, so I don't have to do laundry.
Grateful that I have lots of clothes, even if many are long out of style.
Grateful that I can be comfortable, although for me these days, it is a treat to dress up.
Grateful that my God spoke and I listened.
Grateful that tomorrow is another day and today becomes yesterday. If I can't do laundry tonight, I can always try again tomorrow. ;)
Grateful for the goodness of today. Meditation for today, "Simply smile and notice the profound and healing difference it makes."
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
11-06-2015, 03:51 PM
Grateful for another day of sobriety.
Grateful for sunshine.
Grateful for the sales I found.
Grateful that it is okay to buy myself a treat. Today I chose a piece of lemon meringue pie.
Grateful for the food I have to eat, even when I have trouble eating it.
Grateful that today is Friday. It didn`t turn out according to plan as my friend had to cancel our outing today, but it was a good day.
Grateful I got a call from my sister.
Grateful that I got some sleep and plan to head back there again for a nap.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
11-09-2015, 07:00 PM
Grateful for another day of sobriety.
Grateful that I got to go downstairs to the mall, even though I didn't go down town.
Grateful that I got a phone call from a long time friend. We don't see much of each other these days, but when we do, we just pick up where we left off. People like her are special in my life.
Grateful that my food was edible, even though I didn't enjoy it too much. Lessons learned every day, I think I tried too hard and thought too much.
Grateful that Dancing with the Stars and The Voice are on tonight. I also tape Antique Roadshow and Chopped from the Food Network.
Grateful for the gift of meditation. The Cow card (was blank and I put a sticker on with a Holstein cow on it). I have pulled it several times this last week.
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Grateful that today has been relatively pain free. I could stay out of bed today, and kept feeling the need to go back to bed. I guess I needed it. They say you never get caught up, but today feels like I am almost there. A sure sign is that when I look in the mirror, I hardly have any wrinkles and tired lines, which isn't easy when you are 73.
Grateful that the program is applicable to all areas of my life. Substitution doesn't work, it keeps me sick mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. I am grateful that I don't have to pick up alcohol and I don't abuse my prescription medication, but the stinking think can come back. The key thing that triggers my thoughts is the word 'more' and when I think more, than I am in my dis-ease.
Grateful for my God's care, love and forgiveness.
Grateful for the sunshine the past two days. Hope it doesn't hide behind the clouds tomorrow when I have to go to my doctor's appointment.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
11-11-2015, 06:55 PM
Grateful for another day of sobriety.
Grateful that I was able to accomplish what I needed to do.
Grateful that I was able to connect with my friend Barb.
Grateful that I was able to catch up on some Chopped and Chopped Canada shows that I had recorded. Maybe that is why I haven't been hungry and haven't eaten my dinner. ;)
Grateful for all things big and small.
Grateful that I have had no pain in my feet all day.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
11-13-2015, 12:46 PM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that the new medication takes away my pain, but not liking how it makes me feel. I feel like I am stoned. It say it will take three days to work, so today is the day I come to a decision as to whether I am going to continue taking them. Feeling stoned is not how I want to feel with 24 years of sobriety.
Grateful that I got my chicken soup on.
Grateful that I got 7 hours sleep without waking up.
Grateful for a day that is turning out to be sunny even though there has been rain.
Grateful for my God's Love and Caring, which sees me through each day.
Grateful for all of you who share this journey with me.

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dwmoeller
11-16-2015, 10:07 AM
Grateful to be alive and sober today.
Grateful for the nice weather.
Grateful for the internet.

MajestyJo
11-16-2015, 06:02 PM
Grateful for another day of sobriety.
Grateful for the sunshine and warmer temperatures. Any day the sun shines is a good day.
Grateful I could help out my friend who needed a shoulder to lean on, an ear to listen, and a hand with a few dollars to help her out.
Grateful that I met an Al-Anon member in the mall.
Grateful for my son, who brought me some food today.
Grateful that I went to the pharmacist and told them that they had short changed me on my Lyrica. A lot of my pain was a result of not having a tablet since Sunday morning.
Grateful for freedom of choice, I need to find a healthy way to take these tablets. I am so sick and tired of being tired and sick and always in pain. Hopefully something will work.
Grateful to see Dave posting. Glad you are back with us Dave.
Grateful I got my meatloaf made, it is smelling good. I just finished peeling potatoes to have mashed with it. The only way I like potatoes heated up is to have home fries or potato cakes, because I can add onion and spice.
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
11-17-2015, 08:52 PM
Grateful for another sober day. Not too sure I should say a day of sobriety, because I slept 12 hours and slept the day away.
Grateful for my son who cooked dinner. He phoned me after work and told me to go back to bed, so I did.
Grateful for meditation. Prayer works.
Grateful that tomorrow is the day of my Al-Anon meeting. I hope I am functioning well enough to go there.
Grateful for TV and shows like The Chew, which helps me with my cooking skills.
Grateful for this site, that I can come to any time and get what I need.
Grateful for all those who walk this journey, near and far.

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MajestyJo
11-22-2015, 09:13 PM
By the look of my posts, I have been very short on gratitude. What I haven't been is free of pain, although I am grateful that my pain has eased since I ate my dinner, done a healing meditation, and posted.

Grateful for the site.
Grateful for my God.
Grateful for my son.
Grateful that this program is one day at a time.
Grateful for all those who walk this program with me.

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MajestyJo
11-26-2015, 11:19 PM
Grateful for another day, even though I slept through most of it.
Grateful that I woke in time to make my meatloaf for dinner. I didn't want pasta and sauce, not much cheese in the house.
Grateful that tomorrow is pay day.
Grateful for the sun even though I didn't see much of it yesterday, it is suppose to rain today and tomorrow.
Grateful that I was up and able to do my posts, even though my ankles are like balloons. I took a fluid pill, and as a result, the pressure and pain have gone from my ankles, so hopefully, I can now go to sleep.
Grateful for each day and the gifts it brings. Old posts bring me food for my soul.
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
11-26-2015, 11:27 PM
Wrote the above post on another site last night and tomorrow came early and started again.

Grateful for another day.
Grateful that it didn't rain.
Grateful that I woke up in time to go shopping.
Grateful for the two hour nap I got when I got home.
Grateful that I met the girl I went through treatment with. I have been sad since I met her. She chooses to continue in active addiction. I gave her a hug and sent a prayer for her.
Grateful that my other friend who I went through treatment with is sober in today, and even though she has other issues, I am glad to have her back in my life. I phoned her to let her know our friend was still alive. Where there is life, there is hope.
Grateful that we can share and reach out to others in times of need.
Grateful that my God is always giving and forgiving.
Grateful for the many blessings of the day. Saw two other gentleman, one in the program and one who chose to go back out.
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
12-02-2015, 07:06 PM
Grateful for another day.
Grateful that I got to go on the bus trip to get Chinese food. It was a big risk for me. It was with people in my building, most of them were nameless to me. They were not recovery people, but Earthlings.
Grateful that I got to eat a lot of good food.
Grateful when I caught myself complaining because I wasn't told that the bus home wasn't coming for two hours after we eat. If I had known, I would have taken my walker. I just used my cane, thought we were just getting on and off the bus.
Grateful that I went even though I came home in a lot of pain. Thanks to posting, I think I can now lay down and go to sleep.
Grateful that my body has recovered enough to want to lie down.
Grateful that it was a beautiful sunshiny day.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me. Sorry for the days I missed. I am afraid that some of them were not so grateful. Grateful that it didn't cause me to relapse. I can lapse without picking up the drug, but it is easy to go back to the old thinking and behaviours.
Grateful for all God's Children in today. Pay it forward.

This is one of my all time favourite picture. May the Light continue to glow in your life, especially during this upcoming holiday season.

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MajestyJo
12-05-2015, 03:26 PM
Grateful for another day of sobriety.
Grateful that I found some good sales prices, especially in the meat dept. for my chicken, boneless spareribs, and flank steak.
Grateful that the sun was shining. I stopped every once in a while to and from downtown to soak up it's rays.
Grateful that I ran into 3 people I knew from recovery.
Grateful that I got the latest Catherine Coulter book in.
Grateful I was able to check it out as I have a couple of other express books that are due in a week.
Grateful that I can still read. I was doing so much reading, I had to put drops in my eyes and take a time out. It pays to listen to yourself. Glad I didn't ignore the situation, which I can quite often do, because I want to read that book. Sounds like an addiction to me! A long time one, I have 19 books out and 14 books on order. :(
Grateful that each day is a new beginning, and I can try again another day to be the best me I can be in today.
Grateful for all those who walk this journey with me in today.

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MajestyJo
12-06-2015, 11:17 AM
Grateful for another day of sobriety. So far, God and I seem to be on the same page.
Grateful that I got lead to go to my old site The Five As.
Grateful that my son made some cinnamon buns and decided to share a couple with me.
Grateful that the sun is shining. I can't go out in it because of my feet, but I can at least see it out the window.
Grateful that I was able to wake up to post this morning, even if a day starts any time. Thinking of going back to bed and starting this one again. I went to bed with no pain and woke up with a lot of pain, hence all the posting.
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
12-08-2015, 09:44 AM
Grateful for another day. By the looks of things, I has been short in supply. If I don't have a long list, I feel there is something wrong with me. My spirituality is in short supply.
Grateful for the thought that keeps coming up, make some oatmeal cookies.
Grateful for the energy to post today. Will be even more grateful if I have enough energy to clean my kitchen.
Grateful for the food in my home and that I have a choice as to what I eat in today.
Grateful that I finished my book, it wasn't large print and difficult for me to read in my old age. LOL! I just have to force myself when it is James Patterson, Faye and/or John Kellerman, Michael Connelly, Lee Child just to name a few.
Grateful for the little things, always try to recognize them and say "Thank You." It isn't good to be too busy or complacent to notice them.
Grateful my son has a job. He is much easier to be around.
Grateful for all who walk this journey with me.

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dwmoeller
12-10-2015, 09:30 AM
Grateful to be alive and sober today.
Grateful for my job at the college and the church.
Grateful for my granddaughter.
Grateful for the Captain Crunch I had for breakfast this morning.

MajestyJo
12-10-2015, 10:11 PM
Grateful for another day, even though it started very late.
Grateful that my blueberry muffins that I made Wednesday night turned out okay. I added some extra Vanilla and some nutmeg to the muffin mix.
Grateful that my pain has eased. I don't have the harsh and sharp pains I was having, just an ache which is much more manageable.
Grateful that my chicken stew will be there to make tomorrow even though I didn't feel like making it today.
Grateful for the gift of friends.
Grateful that I have a computer that seems to be working better since Windows did an update.
Grateful that it is the season to be jolly. Didn't feel so Ho! Ho! Ho! when I woke up at 5 p.m. instead of 5 a.m. I didn't go to sleep until about 7 a.m., but even so, much, much too much sleep. Maybe making up for lost time???
Grateful that even when I start thinking "More!" I don't have to use. Not so grateful that I am taking my dinner meds at 10 p.m. because my day is turned around.
Grateful that there is a solution. I will turn everything over to my HP and ask for help.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
12-12-2015, 09:41 PM
Grateful for another day, even though it started late.
Grateful that my son cooked dinner.
Grateful that his hamburger's were the best I have tasted in a long time.
Grateful that I have choices. Just for today, I choose not to use.
Grateful that I finished my book.
Grateful for curling.
Grateful that tennis isn't on at the same time, it generally is. ;) It will be in January. Oh well, one day at a time.
Grateful that the weather has been milder and we have no snow, although I do like a white Christmas.
Grateful for today, it is what I make of it. Instead of wishing for what I don't have, I need to look at what I do have and be grateful.
Grateful for all those who walk this journey with me. I am truly blessed.

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MajestyJo
12-14-2015, 12:50 AM
Grateful for another day of sobriety.
Grateful that I got three loads of laundry done.
Grateful that I had enough clothes to see myself through my procrastination. ;)
Grateful that the laundry wasn't too busy.
Grateful for friends, especially if they call just because.
Grateful for the food we eat. A neighbour gave me a package of blueberry/apple sauce he bought, but decided he didn't want to try it, so asked if I would eat it rather than throw it in the garbage.
Grateful that the weather is mild even though they forecast rain. It is suppose to go up to the mid 50s tomorrow.
Grateful that when you make a decision, you can make another decision and change your mind.
Grateful for the internet. It is good to be able to look things up to make healthy decision.
Grateful that I have the fixings for oatmeal cookies. That is my goal for the week.
Grateful for all who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
12-16-2015, 07:15 AM
Grateful for another day of sobriety.
Grateful that my son is feeling better and can walk upright.
Grateful that we have a great chiropractor who we get to see today.
Grateful that I finished my express book. I have two more of them to read before I can get to my new reader.
Grateful that American Idol is starting again, sad that it is the last season.
Grateful that the same people are back together, they were fun.
Grateful for TV, although I went two years without it. I would miss my books more than I would the television.
Grateful for the food I have to eat. God is very good to me.
Grateful for all of you, thanks for walking this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
12-17-2015, 04:22 PM
Grateful for a day of sobriety.
Grateful that I had two new beginnings. I needed them.
Grateful for meditation. Today's meditation said, "Find a personal Power Place and call on the Four Elements through prayer of gratitude. Remember that you are a Catalyzer and are totally responsible for your personal empowerment. Being the Catalyzer in any situation means you are commanding your talents to effect some kind of result. - From Sacred Path by Jamie Sams
Grateful that the sun is still shining.
Grateful that dinner is almost ready.
Grateful that I was able to do so posting, the day isn't the same if I don't make it to the sites.
Grateful for all those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
12-19-2015, 06:01 PM
Grateful for another day of sobriety.
Grateful for the snow flurries, they helped with my Christmas Spirit.
Grateful they aren't accumulating, then I wouldn't be able to get out and about.
Grateful that I got to go out shopping today, really needed the exercise.
Grateful that I got some sleep, but when I looked in the mirror, wasn't so grateful. Didn't like what was staring back at me. I looked sleepless and clueless. :(
Grateful for all the gifts that I have been given, so many are homeless and hungry.
Grateful for these little trees, they make me smile.
Grateful for all those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
12-22-2015, 04:54 PM
Grateful for another day, not too sure about sobriety, but I was sober.
Grateful that my pantry and freezer are full and don't have to go out to shop.
Grateful that I am feeling better, although my cold is far from gone.
Grateful, even though I have been lax this week, for all the gifts of sobriety.
Grateful for the Promises of AA.
Grateful that my God is loving, forgiving, and caring.
Grateful for this site and the ability to share with you.
Grateful for those who share this journey with me.
Grateful for the reason for the season.

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MajestyJo
12-23-2015, 06:40 PM
The Train of Life:


THIS IS VERY BEAUTIFUL

I AM HONORED TO HAVE RECEIVED IT.


NOW, ON TO YOU MY FRIEND!


At birth we boarded the train and met our parents,

and we believe they will always travel on our side.


However, at some station

our parents will step down from the train,

leaving us on this journey alone.


As time goes by,

other people will board the train;

and they will be significant

i.e. our siblings, friends, children,

and even the love of your life.



Many will step down

and leave a permanent vacuum.


Others will go so unnoticed

that we don't realize

they vacated their seats.



This train ride will be full of joy,

sorrow, fantasy, expectations,

hellos, goodbyes, and farewells.


Success consists of having a good relationship

with all passengers

requiring that we give the best of ourselves.


The mystery to everyone is:

We do not know at which station

we ourselves will step down.



So, we must live in the best way,

love, forgive, and offer the best of who we are.


It is important to do

this because when the time comes for us to step down

and leave our seat empty

we should leave behind beautiful memories

for those who will continue to travel on the train of life.


I wish you a joyful journey on the train of life.

Reap success and give lots of love.

More importantly, thank God for the journey.


Lastly, I thank you

for being one of the passengers on my train.


When I step off the train of life I will be glad you were part of my journey

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MajestyJo
12-24-2015, 07:11 PM
Grateful for a new day, much happier about where I am at.
Grateful that I ran into my friend Pam at the mall and got a hug hello and goodbye.
Grateful that though the stores were busy, I didn't find anxious or confined by all the people.
Grateful that I made the decision to treat myself to a turkey dinner today, even though it cost me $15. plus a tip. I couldn't believe I ate the whole thing.
Grateful that I got to take my book back, but not so grateful that the library was closed.
Grateful that I am so full, I have no thought of needing to cook. If I get hungry, I am going to make myself a grilled cheese sandwich. I bought lots of cheese at the market.
Grateful that I bought a pork tenderloin, but thinking I should really eat the last of my chicken and gravy and make potatoes and stuffing to go with it.
Grateful that I have the food and that I have freedom of choice.
Grateful that I didn't miss my bus and didn't have to take a taxi home. I was too tired to walk it, even though I thought it!
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
12-28-2015, 03:26 AM
Grateful for the gift of sobriety, even though my gratitude hasn't shown for a few days.
Grateful for a great Christmas with family.
Grateful for the healing I received that allowed me to go to my sister's home.
Grateful for the Christmas presents, especially and beautiful black and white sweater coat.
Grateful for a black sexy top, good for New Years, but have no plans to go out unless I make the decision to go down to the Senior party downstairs. I am a big lover of the hype in New York's Time Square.
Grateful for all the food I got to eat. I even got to bring some of my sister's home made flax bread and zucchini bread pudding.
Grateful for the books I downloaded, they have been a new experience and look forward to reading them in the future. I just have to learn how to delete them when I have read them.
Grateful for the 3 hours I got. I had big plans for a good sleep, but hopefully I will manage to get those extra hours later.
Grateful for all the people in my life and walk this recovery journey with me.

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MajestyJo
12-29-2015, 05:29 AM
Grateful for a sober day and night.
Grateful my friend called and woke me up, didn't want to completely sleep the day away.
Grateful that I got to go to the pharmacy, not only picked up my medication which costs me nothing, but I managed to spend $40.
Grateful that my son cooked dinner yesterday and the day before.
Grateful that I found some peanuts to munch on for a snack.
Grateful that I got the program for my Notebook, so I can read from my computer. I downloaded a new book today by Robyn Carr.
Grateful that I heard from three friends today, always a blessing.
Grateful for all my food in my pantry, freezer, and refrigerator, God has been very good to me.
Grateful for all of you who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
12-31-2015, 11:35 PM
Grateful for another day of sobriety, although my lists don't show it. I have been very remiss lately. Gratitude is important to my recovery.
Grateful for family and friends.
Grateful for a good holiday.
Grateful that 2016 looks promising for me personally.
Grateful for the site and the big part it has played in my recovery.
Grateful for good food, fun and frolic, the gifts of recovery.
Grateful for all those who have walked this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
01-02-2016, 10:10 PM
Grateful for another day of sobriety. The first two days of the 2016 have seemed like one long one.
Grateful that I connected with my old sites in Yahoo.
Grateful for the friends who share with me, and supported me on my journey.
Grateful that I can access them, although some I can't post on, it is along time since I posted there, I think some of them are read only.
Grateful that I could share what spoke to me in today.
Grateful that the words are just as good in today as they were when they were posted.
Grateful that others were willing to share, so that I could get the food I needed for my body, mind, and spirit.
Grateful for my God. God is good. Good is God.
Grateful for the food I have to eat, even though I chose to make chocolate pudding.
Grateful for my popcorn which my son made and shared with me.
Grateful that I didn't have to go out, it was cold out there!
Grateful for those who walk this journey with me.

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MajestyJo
01-05-2016, 12:50 AM
Grateful for a new day, even though it means I missed two day of sharing my gratitude.
Grateful that I didn't have to go out in the 7 deg. F weather.
Grateful that it is going to be warmer the next three days according to the newscasters.
Grateful that we haven't had snow, I will be able to be mobile.
Grateful that my son cooked dinner (chicken, mashed potatoes and corn) and I made the gravy.
Grateful that my chocolate pudding turned out good even though I had no vanilla to put in it. Coco and Vanilla are on the top of my grocery list.
Grateful for this site. It is always good for my sobriety to share with others.
Grateful for the people who share in this journey with me.

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