Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Snowy Wednesday Morning

It is COLD outside and snowing. I don't feel particularly well (headache & sore throat). I am going to stay home from work today since for once in my life, I have no meetings or anything else scheduled for today.

I am so looking forward to being home all day. I can't imagine anything better right now.

It reminds me of an early gratitude list: I was sober about a year, my brand new car wouldn't start, someone had stolen the radio out of it, and I had a host of other problems. My sponsor told me to write a gratitude list (which really pissed me off.) So, I sat down, unpracticed at being grateful in all circumstances, and slowly started a list. I was grateful for my cup of coffee and my cigarettes. I was grateful for my apartment. I was grateful for my bathtub. I was grateful that no one could steal my bathtub! Then, the most amazing thing of all, I was grateful that I was so easily entertained! And I still am!

I have to take out the trash. - which means I have to get dressed. But I am grateful about trash too. I even wrote a post about it back in 2006.

Have a great sober day everyone.


Scott W said...

I am most grateful for the simple things. And I try to keep my life stuff filtered, that way there is little clutter to weigh my mind down.

"My mind must be free." That is a line from the Utah Saints and one of my favorite songs.

Zane-nawwaa said...

Hope you feel better. It is amazing how much we find that we can be grateful for. F.I.:email, the bogosphere, blog friends in far off places, etc.

vegan.mama said...

I think I had about 14 days when I had a crummy day and my sponsor told me to do that do. I emailed it to her with the title "my begrudgingly written gratitude list" but I was able to come up with 20 things, so that just goes to show...

Pam said...

Oh I remember those early gratitude lists. I remember how grateful I was that my inspection sticker was valid on my car. I'm so glad you took a day off...bean sprout