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Staying in gratitude…

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 Other Serenity Prayer

i needed this today…..maybe you do as well. 

The Other Serenity Prayer

By Eleanor Brownn 

God, grant me the serenity to stop
beating myself for not doing
things perfectly, the courage to 
forgive myself because I’m 
working on doing better and the 
wisdom to know that you already 
love me just the way I am.  

When you are tired it’s easy to be your own punching bag. I’ve been running on empty for so long I don’t think I know much else. 

Heading to bed. Early for me, it’s before 11. 

Night. Be kind. Especially to yourself. 

My journey to serenity continues…

This place called serenity…

According to the WebstersDictionary serenity means clear, free of storms or unpleasant change, shining bright and steady. 

Synonyms include calm, peaceful, restful, quiet, still, tranquil. 

What calm, peaceful, clear, shining bright means to me may mean something different to you. 

I have calm in my life. When it comes to the everyday stuff. 

I have peace in my home again. I no longer have to look around for my ex boyfriend As I come and go. No longer feel that fear when my phone rings or I get a text message. I don’t worry about my boys walking to and from school and see him. I don’t worry that he’ll show up to the high school football game because he knows I would be there. I don’t have to think about him standing by my mailbox. 

The days ahead look clear. As long as I stay on track. Keep working my program. Keep being honest with myself. Keep my head up. 

And I will keep shining bright. Sharing my story so that I can shine my light on someone else’s darkness. 

I read the Serenity Prayer every morning.  It starts my day off in the right mind set. Reminding me that some things are how they are supposed to be and that its my responsibility to change things I can and understand which is which. To take things one day at a time. Understanding hard days leads me to good ones. That God is in control and not me. And one day, in Gods timing I will be in paradise with the Lord. 

Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will; That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him Forever in the next. Amen.

I am well on my way to a clear, free of storms or unpleasant change, shining bright, steady, calm, peaceful, restful, quiet, still, tranquil life. Come join me, the best is yet to be. 

My journey to serenity continues…

The darkest nights produces the brightest stars…

A series of unfortunate events brought me to the wonderful place of recovery, self awareness, understanding and healing. 

 

Codependency is about control, dependency, lack of boundaries and denial. 

I have a long history of life events that culminated into my life being unmanageable last year. 

I have learned so much in the past 5 months. And grown in leaps over the past 2 months. 

I have 2 current struggles going on this week. I am fighting my default way of handling them. I am sitting back and allow of things to play out without my ‘help’. 

The first struggle is between my ex husband and our children. This has been building for years and I’m sad to see its gotten to this point. I am stuck in the middle. In trying to encourage communication and willingness on both sides. But this is out of my control. All I can do is let my kids know I’m here for them. I am a safe place for them to be heard. 

The other struggle is that I got a summons to appear in court in late April today. My ex boyfriend has put in a motion to dissolve my protective order. There is a slim to none chance of this happening. The thought of having to go to court and see him again makes me feel physically ill. 

One day at a time. One moment at a time on difficult days. 

God, give me serenity to accept the things i cannot be changed. The Courage to change the things that I can ,and the Wisdom to know the difference. 

Living one day at a time, Enjoying one moment at a time, Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace, Taking, as Jesus did, This sinful world as it is, Not as I would have it, Trusting that You will make all things right, If I surrender to Your will, So that I may be reasonably happy in this life, And supremely happy with You forever in the next.

Amen.

My journey to serenity continues….

PS I painted the picture used in this post.