Wednesday, February 24, 2010

February 24, 2010

Today I am Grateful for:

The threat of snow is gone. You would have thought we were going to have a nuclear winter the way they were hyping the snow. For Houston, we don't typically get snow at the end of February. I live here because we have very mild winters and weather when it comes to being cold and the winter season. I know I don't have much to complain about as the rest of the country, but I know what I like and that's warm weather, bring it on.

Banishing Fear. I live in fear on a daily basis. But I don't wallow in it. I'm learning to let it exist in my life, but I don't have to wrap it around me and stop me from moving about in my life. To deal with my fears I avert my eyes from it so to speak and look in the other direction. Much like when I see a little creature that was killed in the street. It's unpleasant, I know it's there, but I don't have to stop and look at it. I can look in the other direction, pass it and then it's behind me. I'm still driving in my car and it didn't derail me.

How fantastic my life has become. O-M-G! Have I told you how I am so fortunate that I have been given the life of freedom of drugs and alcohol and the gift of communication with a higher power, one day at a time!? Just checking to see if you are paying attention. I love my life.

Being Grateful. To have learned that I need to be Grateful on a daily basis. To actually stop and think about what it was like, what happened and what it is like for me now. To be Grateful for everything and everybody in my life. And I don't mean to be Grateful just in the morning but all through my day. This keeps me centered and happy and away from thinking about the negative, self sabotaging thinking that is based in fear.


  1. Gary, I'm grateful that you share your gratitude here as well as your photography. Awesome stuff.

  2. I can echo your thoughts about gratitude. It keeps me focused on the "now". Gratitude is the foundation of my life these days. It is a gift and a miracle for me. I was a spoiled brat for the longest time.


  3. Gratitude is self-propelling. That is one of the biggest secrets of our lives.

  4. I've been paying attention. Even when you don't notice.