Thursday, December 31, 2009
The understanding that everyday is a new beginning.
The recovering drug addicts and alcoholics that show me that life is so good.
There really isn't anything like a good cup of coffee in the morning.
Another year is passing and my feet are on the ground, not under it.
Thank you God for giving me a New Year to grow and experience life in the most joyful way I can. Thank you for providing for me and everyone I come in contact as well as the whole planet with what they need to make 2010 a positive year in everyone's life.
Love and Peace to all.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Listening to my body and knowing when it's telling me it's time to rest and I do it.
Waking up drug and alcohol free, even when life is not so joyous. I am so glad that I don't pray to the drug and alcohol gods to get me through anymore.
Being recovered for nearly 16 months and finally getting to step 2.
Watching a movie on the sofa with my son, only to wake up with his head on my chest and him deeply asleep. It brought back the memories of when he was a little baby sleeping on me.
Monday, December 28, 2009
Being open minded and continuing on my path even when I can't see what is up ahead.
Learning to let go to a power greater than myself. That is a big one for me. I evidently like to be the victim and I like to wallow in it. Sitting back and letting the day go as it will which means I can't control it. Yikes.
Knowing God has many alias'.
The recovered drunks and drug addicts that help me everyday. Even the ones that aren't recovered help me. They show me I don't want that life anymore.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
8 days free of work and a continuous happy mood.
Being sober, another day. Even in my worse days, I keep going and I am content about it.
The challenge of looking for a new path in life.
To be blessed with a child that is 9 years old who has waken up in a good, positive mood every day of his life except for maybe 3 days. It is a serious honor. I hear from other parents how awful their kids are in the morning sometimes. I have always felt he has a special light about him. When he was a baby and I would grocery shop with him, sometimes people would walk up to me and literally say that about him. Maybe he glows?
Blogging my gratitudes. I can see it is opening up something in me to write about other things.
Friday, December 18, 2009
The ability to make change. To making a decision to make plans and follow through.
For my sobriety when the reality of life can get me down and the thought of drugs and alcohol sometimes never enters my mind.
My daily meetings with my God of my understanding.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Realizing that when I'm sick that nothing through my whole body works right. The way I eat, the way I think, the way I emotionally feel throughout the day.
Being able to say words to someone without expectation of a response can help stop the chatter.
Being able to feel the joy of my son Drew singing Silent Night in Dutch a cappella in the bathroom to himself. He knew we could hear him, but he wanted to share the song he learned at school. He has such a beautiful voice.
The joy that little creature brings to me every single day. And that is what helps keep me sober everyday, because I owe it to me and him to have sober times together. After all, he's giving me the same thing.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
The weekend to get sick. There is nothing more fun than a head cold.
The right to vote. As much as I always say I don't want to go vote, I still do it. May the best woman win!
The Nutcracker last night performed by 3 to 5 year olds at St. Stephen's. Kids are so funny and they don't even know they are.
My first two dogs Mozart and Shubert. They taught me how to be a good, loving parent to a human.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Friday - I was born on a Friday and I love that it's the end of the work week.
Dogs - My parents actually listened to me and went right out and got another dog after losing their dog Tink. They are now the proud parents of a chihuahua - Pomeranian mix 1 year old. My mother's attitude is much better. She needs to nurture something to keep her going.
Dreams about rehab - weird but I had a very good dream about some rehab. I truly enjoyed my experience and found how positive it can be. I wish everyone were so lucky as I was.
Friends who have alcohol and substance problems who are at least thinking they do want to quit someday. I will continue to be there and be an example of how good it can get. Even on my worst day, it is way better than before.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Friends calling out of the blue and saying their in town and being willing to visit with them.
Art - I went to a really nice art show at the Jung Center about a dog named Jack. Jack was a recuse dog from a kill shelter. http://www.artaskew.com/
Being able to comfort my mother and father after their dog died yesterday. He was more or less murdered by a vet who pulled his teeth and broke his jaw in two places.
Seeing how when I see myself as diferent, it's okay, because that makes me, me.
Tink 2000 - 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Quiet mornings - time to have to myself before the hussle of the day
Another day sober and healthy
Learning to listen to my God of my understanding and actually being able to hear it
Being able to be of service to anyone who needs it
Sunday, November 29, 2009
The joy of laughter over anger - This morning my son woke me and asked if he could go watch TV and open his Legos and I said yes. What the reality of it was, I bought him a Lego Advent Calendar and he totally opened it because he didn't understand the concept of Advent. One day at a time!
Getting rid of clothes to donate to charity. I got rid of 52 pairs of underswear and I still have plenty. It feels good to get rid of everything.
To be in Houston during the fall season. What a great time of year.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
My sobriety and being aware how much I am grateful that I am moving in the right direction
Knowing that I can spend quality time with my son wihtout feeling like I am trying to ditch him to do other things
A very understanding partner who knows me and still loves me
A spirtual life that I didn't know I was missing until I was lost