Saturday, July 29, 2006


Grateful Today For:

Being present for those who need me.

A celebration of Tiger's life.

Reminders to live life to it's fullest, today.

The strength I get from leaning on God.

Sharing memories.

The opportunities that I get to make memories.

Being able to have my feelings. (Being able to cry...)

Mel's love, hope and queit strength.

The good friends that I send this list to.

Learning how to adapt to change.

Knowing that God will take care of me.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Getting Away From Myself...

Grateful For:

The tenacity to hang in there, when I really don't want to.

The ability to do the next right thing...sometimes.

God's love and patience with me.

The solace that I find in prayer.

Six months of sobriety.

The capacity to love.

That no matter how I feel at any given time, someone in the program understands.

Going to the beach next weekend, come hell or high water.

Mel's perseverance...celebrating two years.

That I can wait for tomorrow to be better.

The willingness to try and be grateful.

People who don't let me hide out in isolation.

The reasoning to think it through.

Monday, June 19, 2006


Grateful For:

The strength to persevere until the good times come again.

Getting back my ability to think.

A memorable trip this past weekend.

Everyone who shows up at the noon meetings.

Feeling loved, safe and comfortable today.

Getting to go home from work early.

Making it through the storms safely this morning.

The cornerstone that God has become in my life.

Sam's friendship.

People who love me until I can love myself.

Mel's kind and loving heart.

Jerry's sobriety.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Up Before the Sun...

Grateful For:

My job - being able to get up this morning feeling human.

Having the time this weekend to make special memories.


Feeling loved and safe.

Putting the spin on rumor mills.

God's love and the beauty in creation.

Peace and serenity.

All of the people who showed up to the meetings that I went to this week.

Resilience in the face of adversity.

Not taking a drink for the last 5 months and 12 days.

Seeing respect in the eyes of those I associate with for the person that I am becoming.

Sun, air and.....water!

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Walking on the Rocks...

Grateful For:

The willingness to wait for tomorrow.

Not giving up.

The ability to communicate.

Being afraid to love but doing it anyway.

Friends who care.

Overcoming obstacles, old tapes and lessons that hurt.

Watching love grow.

Precious times spent with those I care about.

Kind words when I really need them.

To quote MB...Time, Love and Tenderness.

God's grace to carry me through life.

Di's health.

Mel's quiet strength.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Away Too Long...

Grateful For:

Making new friends and having a great time in Sommerville.

The wonderful new serenity and happiness that I know I can have now.

Creeping up on five months sober.

Beginning to be the person that I want to be.

Getting my license back after three years.

Knowing that God has the power to heal anything.

The black Ford Mustang convertible sitting in the driveway. :)

The opportunity to mend my finances after all these years.

Getting accolades from the boss at a job I'm beginning to love.

An interview (if it's meant to be) 2 blocks from home.

Healthy babies acclimating to their new home.

A new pool to lay by and soak up the sun.

A love that grows stronger every day.

All of the many blessings that God has given me in sobriety.

Doing this blog again after being away too long.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Castaway at Heart...

Grateful For:

Picking up my 4-month chip tonight.

A new attitude about work.

Lake Somerville, jet skis and fishing boats in 11 days.

A love that grows every day.

Growing up.

The fact that I can turn it over as many times a day as I need to.

Learning to live in the moment...not the past or the future.

That I work with someone in recovery.

Being able to feel (even if I have to put up with the bad ones to have the good ones.)

The prospect of getting more than an hour's sleep tonight.

Not being overwhelmed by the fear today.