A Thankful Heart

Dear Readers,

Here I Am

I am of a full and thankful heart today.
The past few days have reminded me of beautiful life lessons, if I keep an open heart, full of love.

I am reminded my Loved One loves me beyond words.
I am reminded that by sharing my struggles about drinking with a friend who also struggles, makes both of us stronger.
I am reminded that sharing of food and stories with friends, cements our love.
I am reminded that walking outside under the blue sky, with the songs of our earth, helps me see the bigger picture.
I am reminded that there are many people who share stories of addiction, and this is a common shared human problem.
I am reminded that happiness comes from love, not from more things.
I am reminded that when I celebrate other people’s success, I am lifted.

I am reminded that I will always be on this journey of spiritual and emotional growth.
Each day I want to remind myself to be stronger, braver and more loving than yesterday.
Each day I want to remind myself that by improving myself, I can help other people and make the world a little bit better.

I can slip into self-pity, complaining and comparing very easily.
Keeping a thankful heart is a key lesson for me, not only for staying sober, but also for living a full and happy life.

With Peace On Day 269

18 thoughts on “A Thankful Heart

  1. Hi Wendy,Lovely to put a face your name! What a lovely picture.I really like your list. I should write one myself. I tend to fall into the self-pity trap and feeling sorry for myself, but I have a lot to be grateful for as well. Sometimes I need to be reminded of that.Have a great day.A x


  2. OMG. Holy Crap, you are so gorgeous. I couldn't stop staring at your beautiful face.! it is an absolute delight to put a face to all those beautiful words!thank you for your comment today. it was helpful. Love from Lisa


  3. Thank you for this list. It is so timely for me. a good reminder why I am trying to live life without alcohol. I love your picture! Thank you for posting it. You are so beautiful. And happy.


  4. You are gorgeous!!! Love, love, love the picture. Thank you so much for sharing it and the list. Sherry


  5. Dear Sherry, I am glad I shared my picture, as I don't really need to be anonymous.I am retired, and many of my friends and family read my posts. I did pick a good photo however!! No way are you guys going to see the morning me!xo


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