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

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  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

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  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.

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

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  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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