Attitude of Gratitude
June 14, 2022
God has done so much for me. Like keeping me sane and sober these past 11 years. During my depression, He was there for me. God has put so many great spiritual people in my path.
A.A. The program keeps me sober the fellowship keeps me sane.
The 12 steps keep me on the path to God and getting closer to people.
Geri has been by my side off and on for 35 years. At one time, she was my rock and go-to person. Her faith in God and the program attracted me to her. The work she has done is incredible. She forgave her mother and father for all the abuse she endured while growing up. Somehow Geri comes into my life when I need her most.
Roman is my mirror. I see so much of myself in him. Maybe that is why I get so pissed at him. Roman does nothing without a hidden motive. Like me when I was growing up. He will give you the shirt off his back. For eight years, we have been there for each other.
Apartment As George Carlin would say, “My home is just a place to put my stuff, and it’s also a place to keep warm and keep the rain off my head. My apartment is a place for me to come home to.
Computer My computer does so much for me. I use it to stay in touch with the world (319 A.A. meetings). Music is a crucial part of my life, and I have a pretty good stereo attached to the computer. Entertainment in the form of video games helps me relax and step out of this world for a bit. (I haven’t played a video game in months)
My Treatment Team They help me to stay healthy both mentally and physically. I must remember that my treatment team can only do so much. It is up to me to take whatever suggestions my treatment team gives me. Take my physical therapist, and he can only do so much. It’s up to me to do at-home exercises.
Physical Health Except for a messed-up back, I think I am relatively healthy. I have God to thank for this minor miracle.
Food nourishes my body and keeps me going.
319 Keeps me sane, keeps me humble by doing service work. Also, I have many wonderful friends.
Brenman there. Most times, when I tell him of an accomplishment, he gets excited and starts cheering (he has no idea how important that is to me). Part of my “inner circle”
Brian is an essential part of my “inner circle.” He is a true friend, and he helps me to get centered or stay centered.
Terri, For keeping all things simple and the immense love in her heart and most definitely a part of my inner circle
Gerald, For giving me a set of freshly learned lessons in life. For being a great friend, and a significant part of my inner circle.
Chainsaw Dave is Helping me with my 4th step, being a friend, a part of my inner circle.