Saturday, February 13, 2010

February 13, 2010

Today I am Grateful for:

Laughter I love to laugh. I am one of those people that doesn't act right in situations that you should. Even when I'm sad, I still have a pretty good sense of humor. My partner and I were at a memorial service one time. We were at the point where everyone was standing and praying. I happened to notice that his fly was down. I leaned over and told him with a grin on my face that his zipper was down. We broke out in uncontrollable laughter that we had to mute to to the best of our ability. Another time we went to see Yo-Yo Ma with a friend and we had second row seats. There was a pause in the music and my friend leaned over to me and said "I think he forgot what he was playing." That sent us both into hysterical laughter. I thought Yo-Yo Ma was going to fling his bow at us. The point is, that laughter is such a great release. I don't get those kinds of laughs to often and I am grateful when they happen.

Another day sober. I'm grateful that lately it hasn't been a struggle to be sober either. A few weeks ago, not so much. I never really want to use, but I feel like I've gotten to the point that I don't even think of using as a option. I am grateful to see all the good that has come from my sobriety and the serenity that I have even when life is hectic. I don't want to mess with that. Clarity is a wonderful thing.

Love. I have more love in my life and I'm so much more willing to give it away. That I am grateful for.

Being Supportive. I was at a meeting yesterday and I just said a simple thing to someone at the meeting. Later I received a text from them saying thank you for being supportive. I love those moments when I can help someone without even thinking about it.

Change. As scary as it is for me right now. I don't know where I am going, but I am going no matter what.


  1. The journey is superb and well worth it!

  2. I have, too often, felt that I responded or acted inappropriately. It use to cause me shame and humiliation. I now understand that I can be me, respond in a number of ways, and even laugh out loud!


  3. Damnit!
    Scott typed what I was gonna type.

  4. Laughter is the BEST medicine! This reminded me of Mary Poppins and the song 'I love to laugh'.