Letting others see in, so we can see out.

We are Recovering alcoholics and addicts, and these are mini-chapters of our lives. Here, we are learning to live a life of choice; we're learning to live Drunkless.

We'll share in our writings, in our podcasts, in our photos, art, and music -- our creativity will show who we are, what we're going through, and how we make it -- 24 hours at a time.




Installment #3

by: abbiegrrl

This has been a...week. Not the best week, but not a terrible week, either. So far, I haven't gotten any bad family news, like a couple of weeks ago when it seemed like everyone was terminal. Work was not bad, the boy made it through the first week back to school, and my hubby is doing great at his job! I'll be looking into another possible work option this week, and I am quite hopeful about that!

I've been thinking about the difference between being content and working toward a goal. I mean, I want to strive to be the person my Higher Power intends for me to be, so in that sense, I'm always looking for how I'm going to take the next step forward. At the same time, where I am, today, I feel content (at times). But that also involves my knowing that tomorrow I'll be moving a little closer to wherever I'm headed. (I don't know where exactly that is, but I'm trusting that God knows!) Does that make any sense? I sometimes wonder if I'm ungrateful because when I reach the top of one metaphorical mountain, I'm looking for how the next climb will go. I do appreciate where I am, but I also know that I'm not going to stay here for longer than necessary. It's like I'm saying "Thanks", at the same time I'm walking right past the finish line. Or maybe it's just me.

The Saturday Morning Gratitude list, 3rd Installment has arrived!

I'm grateful...

  1. That Mom's Dr. says she does NOT have Parkinson's Disease.

  2. That my Mom loves me as much as she does, and that she is generous when she can be.

  3. For the events in my life, even the overwhelmingly difficult ones, that were needed to bring me to where I am now.

  4. For the soft whisper of the Spirit calling me back to Himself when I get distracted by cheap, shiny things.

  5. The weather was WONDERFUL for 2 days last week!! I LOVE Autumn.

  6. For the option of physical health, mental health, and the ability to care for myself and my family.

  7. And I'm grateful for those of you who are kind enough to come by and leave your thoughts.

I hope you get to do all the things you want to, today, and even a little more. How about something especially nice, for yourself? I mean, this Recovery Gig ain't easy all the time. Sometimes we just gotta have a little reward for working on growing (tf) up. Until next time--

Be safe and keep looking up!


Be Positive. Be Compassionate. Be Love. Be Spiritual. Be Life. Just BE.

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