Today I am thankful for…
- Waking up with love in my heart
- Walking with others in recovery
- Children who love and are so kind to Each other and others
- Dogs who love unconditionally
- A roof over my head
- A warm place to sleep
- Food in my cabinet
- Coffee and quiet mornings
- Naps when you need one on a chilly afternoon
Everyday I have gratitude for these thing and much more.
Coming from a place of gratitude leaves no room for complaining. Staying focused on all the positive wonderful things and people that are in my life. Big things and many many many little things that bring me joy.
This keeps my eyes focused on God and reminds me that He is in control. That while sometimes I wish I could control the world around me, it’s not my place or job. Just as the serenity prayer states, to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.
Wisdom, grace, love….all freely giving to those who ask Him for it.
The enemy does not like gratitude. Because that brings us closer to God. The enemy remains under my feet which is where it belongs.
My journey to serenity continues….
The best part of recovery is that I am never alone. We are not built to be alone. But when you are in the middle of your addiction, you pull away from others because of shame and guilt.
Now when I feel overwhelmed or upset, I can reach out to several people and they talk to me about what’s going on, how I’m feeling and why.
My recovery family glows in number and in depth. Spending time with likeminded, God lovin’, people in recovery makes me a better human.
I’m giving my testimony in 3 days. I have thought about this day for 6 months. What I have written is perfect. It’s me and my story. I know that sharing my story will give glory to God and share courage, strength and hope.
My journey continues…
This girls journey to serenity
PS this is my picture that I took and I created this graphic for this post =]
Awesome Celebrate Recovery meeting tonight. One couple celebrated 24 years of recovery today and they shared their testimony.
It was a beautiful story of love and recovery and how God works in our lives.
The husband ended their testimony with that events of the past do not define us. This got me thinking…
One part of my life that I am currently working hard on is the work life.
If you are new to my story in 2015 I was in a relationship with a dry and then active alcoholic. My personal life was out of control and I let it effect my work life. I was demoted at work in July of that year and have been beating myself up ever since.
I have let that demotion define me and have tried ever since to do whatever I needed to do to regain the trust from the management. Management has changed and I have had 4 positions since. They have moved me as there have been needs in different departments.
I’m working a step 4 on my work life and working on forgiving myself. I’m working on seeing my value at work and understand that these things are taking me to the next place and it does not define me.
My journey continues.
This Girls Journey To Serenity
PS I painted the picture used in this post.