I’m on the road again this week (Alberta), so this brief post is written in the last moments of a Wednesday …
Why am I grateful? Let me count the gifts:
- Sobriety – 25 years!
- A wonderful partner of 22 years who strongly supports my sobriety in so many ways.
- A fabulous daughter who has never known her mother to drink or do drugs.
- Friends and family who enrich my life, and with whom I share love and laughter.
- Able to see the many small joys that come as gifts in my daily life, from the flutter of a leaf in the wind, to the smell of rich earth or a sea breeze, to the song of a bird or the smile of a stranger.
- Able to be present in the moment – not every moment, as life is a journey and I am still working on growing into the person I hope to be.
- Deep contentment about who I am in the world, even as I discover more things for me to learn, to do better, to do more gently or easily.
- A spiritual journey that connects me with nature and with an unknown and unknowable yet very present Spirit, and that makes it possible for me to be intentional in how I live this life.
These and other bountiful gifts help me stay sober because so much wonder has come into my life, gifts I am certain I would not have if I was still using. I am truly and humbly most grateful!