As a follow up to yesterday’s rant, I’ve challenged myself to list all of the things I don’t hate. Things I love. Things I’m grateful for.
I’m grateful for today. Sober today.
I’m thankful for my amazing kids, a husband who loves and supports me and a home that fits all of us and more than we deserve.
We have food to eat, cars to drive and careers we enjoy. My job is my life’s passion. I love it every day.
I’m thankful for family, even the ones who make me nuts on a consistent basis. Especially when I become overly judgmental. More importantly, I’m thankful that they tolerate me and my flaws. I don’t always deserve them.
I’m grateful for parents who set an example of sticking things out no matter what. Good or bad, thick or thin, til death do they part. They are alive, healthy and present and that is immeasurable.
I have amazing friends. They are there in an instant and would go to the ends of the earth for me. They respect me, love me, and give me a push when I need it. They often know me better than I know myself.
I’m grateful for therapy. I don’t always love it but I love where it has taken me. Where it continues to take me. I have a therapist who knows when to push, when to let off, and when to tell me I’m full of shit.
I thankful to have sober people and sober supports in my life. People who know how to make sobriety work. Brave people who share their experiences and encourage me to keep going, no matter what. People who blog with transparency so others can learn to live.
There are countless other things I can list. Way more than my list of hates. My goal for the week is to have a heart of gratitude. To list 5 things I’m grateful for each day.
Today, I’m also thankful for blogging and the ability to put words and thoughts into writing, rather than wash them down with alcohol. I look forward to watching myself grow. I hope to look back on all of this one day and say how proud I am of how far I’ve come. It’s not over yet.