Recovery Retro: Attitude of Gratitude
Recovery Retro features posts from my archives 2016-2017, my chronicles of recovery from alcoholism, mental health issues, and substance abuse. After 35 years of chaos, my life in several VA Treatment Programs was anything but boring. Join me as I share with you my most intimate posts about spirituality, living in the now, acceptance, gratitude, mindfulness, and the lessons I learned that keep me sober to this day.
|Published 2016/10/26 at 6:27 am – Day 9 of Treatment|
Today I will embrace an attitude of gratitude. I will be thankful for the food on my plate. I will be grateful for you who enter my life today.
I think too often we let life carry us on the breeze, and we often don’t “stop to smell the roses.” Well, at least that happens to me at times. Today, I will be grateful for the day, grateful for another day of sobriety.
I will be open to what others have to say. I will be a better listener than I was yesterday. I find that when I pause the urge to talk, my interactions are so much more rich. I have to stop “waiting for my turn to talk.” That’s a symptom of my disease. There is room for more opinions than just my own today.
I will breath in the October air and relish the Fall of Earth. It’s sights, sounds, scents. I will live in the moment and just be today. I will direct my intention towards gratitude, and pay attention to the abundance I possess.