Thursday, March 11, 2010

March 11, 2010

Today I am Grateful for:

My Blog Friends. I really enjoy hearing from everyone. I'm so Grateful when I open my emails and see that I am not alone with my thoughts and the issues I go through. There is always a common thread amongst us. By hearing from you helps me know that recovery was the best choice I have ever made for myself.

The Serenity Prayer. I have my 18 month chip in front of my computer to remind me everyday. My son came up to me the other day and said, "Papa, what is that saying? God grant me," so I started saying the prayer and he started to repeat it to me from memory.

My son. I see God's gifts in him. When he was a baby I had a couple of people I didn't know walk up to me in the grocery store and tell me he had a special light about him. He is so gentle and kind. His talents amaze me. For 9 he has a musical ability that is beyond me. He is very good at the violin. He has been wanting to learn the piano. So my partner bought him a book on basic chords. The boy opened the book and started playing two handed within 5 minutes. He has gone through 20 pages in two days. He has perfect pitch and can already tune his violin by ear. I thank God everyday for this person and what he shows me. I want to be like him when I grow up.

My Sponsor. I'm so Grateful that I have one. I went too long without one. He is someone I can relate to in many ways. His gentle words this week in my stressed moment were what I needed to hear. I worked through my fear and frustration and did come out on the other end. Things did slowly fall into place, not the way I expected them to, but we all know the reason for that. I cannot control anything. Life will play out as it should play out.


  1. I play the piano and it continues to be a gift to my sanity. I do not have the innate ability that your son does. I hope you will put up a video of him playing one day! Your gratitude is shining through today, dad.


  2. Your son sounds amazing. Might want to rent the movie "August Rush" and watch it together. Fabulous picture about a musical prodigy who uses his talent to find his parents. Great feel good movie!

  3. Grateful to be there with you!