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|08-07-2012, 12:06 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2012
Just For Today August 7- "The Gratitude List"
"We focus on anything that isn't going our way and ignore all the beauty in our lives."
Basic Text, p. 80
It's easy to be grateful when everything runs smoothly. If we get a raise at work, we're grateful. If we get married, we're grateful. If someone surprises us with a nice present or an unasked favor, we're grateful. But if we get fired, divorced, or disappointed, gratitude flies out the window. We find ourselves becoming obsessed with the things that are wrong, even though everything else may be wonderful.
This is where we can use a gratitude list. We sit down with a pen and paper and list the people for whom we are grateful. We all have people who've supported us through life's upheavals. We list the spiritual assets we have attained, for we know we could never make it through our present circumstances without them. Last, but not least, we list our recovery itself. Whatever we have that we are grateful for goes on the list.
We're sure to find that we have literally hundreds of things in our lives that inspire our gratitude. Even those of us who are suffering from an illness or who have lost all material wealth will find blessings of a spiritual nature for which we can be thankful. An awakening of the spirit is the most valuable gift an addict can receive.
Just for Today: I will write a list of things, both material and spiritual, for which I am grateful.
"Take my will and my life, guide me in my recovery, show me how to live today clean."
|08-07-2012, 11:50 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Reach Out and Touch Faith
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Southern California
I needed this today. Sitting down right now with pen and paper.
"Its Mr Higher Power unless I'm angry, then just like everyone else in my life it simply becomes Mr. Power."
Copyright © 2005 - 2013 Shockozulu
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