Tuesday, January 26, 2010

January 26, 2010

Today I am Grateful for:

Learning to be me. Until I became sober and focused on my recover I discovered I had no idea who I was. I didn't have the ability to know what my own capabilities were. I didn't have the wisdom to know that I could be anybody, do anything as long as I put effort behind it. For all those years I wasted. I'm not ungrateful for those wasted years. They made me who I am today. Who knows, today, I may be in a better place than if I didn't experience what I have in my life in the past. I feel like I have a second chance to grow up and this time I have the hindsight to go with it.

Opportunities. They are there and they present themselves all the time. But sometimes I just can't see them. Or I chose not to acknowledge them because it may look like hard work. I am so much more keenly aware that opportunities are there all the time but I have been ignoring them because fear makes them look so unattractive. I am grateful that I am so much more willing to leap when the opportunity presents itself. Strike while the iron's hot!

Computers. I am so grateful for my computer. I am able to do so much. 20 years ago I would not have been able to accomplish what I have been able to in the last few week. I have been able to create a logo, set up my bookkeeping, design business cards, push cards, getting my website in the works. I have been able to find educational and learning materials that has assisted me on marketing. I have gotten in contact with people that are in the business and have had lunch with them to pick their brains. I am so grateful for one machine that can do so much for me.

Service to others. Being there for another human being. Focusing on someone in need. To be there when someone is have a difficult day. In or out of the program. To offer kindness, caring and support during someones time of need. Even just hugging someone can be enough.


  1. I'm a geek so I am grateful for all that technology has added to my life. And I see those opportunities too. I was too self-absorbed in the earlier days to even notice. I'm glad I am who I am today.


  2. isn't it amazing that when we're drinking we think that we need it to boost our confidence, then when we're sober we realise how good we can be without it

  3. Good stuff Gary. There are many opportunities every day and a lot of them are about service.