Monday, February 22, 2010

February 22, 2010

Today I am Grateful for:

18 Months of Sobriety, yesterday. I was so caught up in my getting my business going I nearly forgot what I need to take time to think about. I am grateful on a daily basis for my sobriety. I texted my sponsor and told him I wasn't going to the meeting that I normally go to on Sunday morning and he wrote back "Happy 18 months!" I nearly fell over because I forgot. I'm grateful for him reminding me and that I live 3 blocks from the center that I was able to make it. It was 9:13 am and the meeting started at 9:30 am. It would not have been the same to pick up my 18 month chip with any other group of people other than the drunks and addicts I fellowship with.

Prayer. Yesterday's meeting was about prayer in our lives and how it works for each of us. I am so fortunate that I found communication with a God of my understanding which I write in my blog often. The first thing I do is pray and meditate while my coffee is brewing. But I also write to my higher power. Originally, it started off as morning writing to expand on my creativity, which it does. However, I start each writing with Dear God, Universe or whatever it feels like that day. Through writing I feel my focus is more connected to my higher power because I am doing something tangible. I'm a tactile person and that makes it a stronger connection for me.

Follow through. Something that I would sneak away from before. Through my sobriety I have been finding that I follow through with what I say I am going to do. The funny part, I don't even think twice about not doing something I would originally be thinking about how I can get out of it, when I said I was going to do it in the first place.

Loving me. I am who I am. I am just who I am suppose to be. I love who I am, something I was never able to say before. Whatever I am here to do, I am enjoying the journey and have no regrets for the my life, past, present or future.

Now, I don't normally do this, but Annie, gave me an award and I want to honor it. I am suppose to write 7 facts about me, so here goes.

1. My first language was German until I was 4.
2. I liked to clean at a very early age.
3. I only see with one eye. The other works, but my brain turns it off.
4. I love being creative, but my interests change with the hour.
5. I have always only slept 4 or 5 hours a night.
6. The day I was born, there was a plane crash in Mexico killing 26 people.
7. I was named after Gary Cooper
I'm Giving this award to:


  1. Gary Cooper? Super duper!

    Congrats again on reaching eighteen months!

  2. Happy 18 months! What a miracle you are. Thanks for sharing your journey with us.

  3. I'm glad you made that meeting to get your 18-month chip. It's not only important for you personally, but to those to whom you may be an example.

  4. Congratulations on the 18 months of sobriety. That is great. I'm glad that you are here. Lovely photo.