Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Gratuity and Hope

Years ago, when I first started doing a lot of my sober work, I would write down five things I was grateful fo every night. This would include moments in the day, people, places, a smell, a sight, it didn't matter, I would keep a notebook next to my bed and take those three minutes to stop and appreciate the things that happened in my day.

A practice that I had long put aside, I have begun to write down both morning AND night about those things that I am grateful for and those things that I am HOPEFUL for within in the day.

It's another small step for me on the long path that I've embarked on. It's as if another ray of light has come out to remind me of what I was truly missing in my life.

And I embrace this with humility and gratitude.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the reminder. It reminds me that it is a conscious act to feel good, to feel grateful, blessed and find the beauty in the storm.

estetik said...

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Diane B. said...

I think my daily gratitude list is one of the most important practices I do. Somedays it's very easy... other days not so much...those are the days when it's really important! I can't afford the luxury of wallowing in self pity, victim mentality or negativity! Just found your blog and am enjoying! Thanks and here's to another 24!