Sunday, May 31, 2015

A Thankful Heart

Dear Readers,
Here I Am
I am of a full and thankful heart today.
The past few days have reminded me of beautiful life lessons, if I keep an open heart, full of love.

I am reminded my Loved One loves me beyond words.
I am reminded that by sharing my struggles about drinking with a friend who also struggles, makes both of us stronger.
I am reminded that sharing of food and stories with friends, cements our love.
I am reminded that walking outside under the blue sky, with the songs of our earth, helps me see the bigger picture.
I am reminded that there are many people who share stories of addiction, and this is a common shared human problem.
I am reminded that happiness comes from love, not from more things.
I am reminded that when I celebrate other people's success, I am lifted.

I am reminded that I will always be on this journey of spiritual and emotional growth.
Each day I want to remind myself to be stronger, braver and more loving than yesterday.
Each day I want to remind myself that by improving myself, I can help other people and make the world a little bit better.

I can slip into self-pity, complaining and comparing very easily.
Keeping a thankful heart is a key lesson for me, not only for staying sober, but also for living a full and happy life.

With Peace On Day 269

18 comments:

  1. Thank,you for those reminders about how beautiful life is.

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    1. Thank you Anne!
      It is something I need to keep reminding myself.
      xo

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  2. Lovely list and lovely picture, Wendy. It's nice to see you! xo

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    1. Thank you, Thirsty!
      I thought it would've nice to connect a face to my words.
      xo

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  3. Hi Wendy,
    Lovely to put a face your name! What a lovely picture.
    I really like your list. I should write one myself. I tend to fall into the self-pity trap and feeling sorry for myself, but I have a lot to be grateful for as well. Sometimes I need to be reminded of that.
    Have a great day.
    A x

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    1. Dear Angie,
      I need to make a conscious decision each day to stay thankful. It really does help!
      xo

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  4. OMG. Holy Crap, you are so gorgeous. I couldn't stop staring at your beautiful face.! it is an absolute delight to put a face to all those beautiful words!
    thank you for your comment today. it was helpful.
    Love from Lisa

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    1. Lisa! You make me laugh!
      I sure don't look like this in the morning!
      I'm glad the comment helped!
      xx

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  5. Thank you for this list. It is so timely for me. a good reminder why I am trying to live life without alcohol.
    I love your picture! Thank you for posting it. You are so beautiful. And happy.

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  6. You are gorgeous!!! Love, love, love the picture. Thank you so much for sharing it and the list.

    Sherry

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    1. Dear Sherry,
      I am glad I shared my picture, as I don't really need to be anonymous.
      I am retired, and many of my friends and family read my posts.
      I did pick a good photo however!! No way are you guys going to see the morning me!
      xo

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  7. What a beauty!!!! Love putting a face to a wonderful online friend xxx
    Claire

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  8. Hi Claire!!
    I hope you are doing well!
    xo

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  9. Beautiful post! Beautiful list! Beautiful lady! Lori K

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