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Below are the 10 most recent journal entries recorded in
Attitude of Gratitude - A common gratitude journal's LiveJournal:
|Sunday, June 12th, 2016|
Because we could all use some GOOD news today...
There's a community of feral cats in my neighborhood, many of whom live in a ruined shed on the property next door to me. One of the neighbors has been (with my permission) putting out food and water for them in the corner of my yard every evening. He wanted to do more, but didn't know what else he could do, and I didn't have an answer for him.( Read more...Collapse ) Current Mood: hopeful
|Wednesday, March 9th, 2011|
|Sunday, November 5th, 2006|
Today I was grateful ...
-- to be offered a massage that was very welcome when I was too distracted to think to ask.
-- to realize how much less likely I am these days to get cranky when I'm tired. I think I'm working enough old crunk out of my system that I've more resiliance to let the annoyances of a day wash along even when I'm short on sleep.
-- to once again acknowledge how much it means to me to have a listener when I have something heavy or intense on my mind.
|Wednesday, May 31st, 2006|
It's that time of year again...
I'm thankful that this summer I have an air conditioner that makes the bedroom cool enough. Last summer, it would get so warm that I would literally wake up sick with heat exhaustion. It's such a relief now, not
to wake up feeling like crap!
|Friday, May 12th, 2006|
Who would like to maintain this community?
As a result of some issues that have arisen around some of my posts here, I'm deleting my account. If anyone else would like to take over maintenance of this community, please let me know by Monday. Just comment here.
|Thursday, April 27th, 2006|
New and greatful
Im new to the community and I love the concept.
Im going to do this weekly, and cross-post in my journal.
Just to introduce myself my name is Laura, im 17, from Baltimore, MD.
Im a recovering addict, starting over again in my program of recovery I choose to work through the 12 steps.
I have 7 days clean today after giving up 9 months, but I'm greatful, very greatful.
Now moving on..
Im greatful for:
o2.Choosing today to be honest, open-minded, and willing.
o3.My sponsor and network.
o4.A place to go to get clean, and stay clean, and learn to live a new way of life.
o5.FOR BEING GREATFUL! They say a greatful addict wont use, and I believe what "they" say.
o6.My boyfriend for still being there for me but giving me space to focus on myself, regardless if I wanted space or not.
o7.Being alive by the grace of God, because if it wasnt for him, there's no way I'd still be here.
o8.Walgreens for being down the street and selling my favorite flavor of Arizona Iced Tea (Asia Plum.)
o9.SODOKU for giving me a chance to clear my mind of racing thoughts, and giving me a chance to relax.
1o.FOR PEOPLE WHO DONT CO-SIGN MY BULLSH!T.
I could go on, but I'll keep it at 1o.
I'm open to comments and new friends to talk to via livejournal. I love new people, especially greatful ones.
|Monday, April 17th, 2006|
I'm grateful for my intelligent mind and independent spirit; in the long view, they have been all that stood between me and irremedial defeat. I'm grateful that I had the strength to survive the economic and personal traumas I faced last year.
I'm grateful for my parents, although they're both gone. Sometimes they must have felt like a pair of barnyard fowl who somehow hatched out a penguin chick, but they did the best they could, and mostly that was pretty damn good. I miss them both.
I'm grateful to my husband, who continues to love me (although I never have
figured out quite why) after nearly 33 years of marriage. He has always encouraged me to be myself and to reach for my own goals, and supported me in these things.
I'm grateful for our son, who was an extremely troublesome child; he's now an intelligent, resourceful, and caring adult, and I'm very proud of him.
I'm grateful for my friends, and I don't make very much distinction between the ones I've met in person and the ones I know (so far) only online. I'm grateful for shared laughter, words of encouragement, the interplay of ideas, and an atmosphere of relaxation within mutual respect.
And I'm grateful for the internet, and for modern technology in general. Current Mood: grateful
|Sunday, April 16th, 2006|
I am grateful for my fambly.
I am grateful for my two primaries, Katie and Chris, whom I love with all my heart. They would do anything for me, and I for them. It's the strength of our love and loyalty that keeps our fambly safe.
I am grateful for my brother Patrick. He is very protective of me and my interests, and he is very wise. It is always a joy to see him and his family. I am happy they are here today.
I am grateful for my sister Emmy and her family too. I'm grateful for our friendship and how it deepens with time. She and I have very fruitful conversations. Today we'll have lots of fun when we play with the kids together, hitting off each other in our special way.
I am grateful for my other sister Aly. She is closer to my mother than I, and I appreciate how they help each other. I pray that God will guide them to make good decisions together. I hope they both have a wonderful Easter at my Aunt's house.
I am grateful for my Aunt. She has often taken the place of my mother when my mother wasn't able, and has taught me many things about daughtership in the process. Wise and loving, with a stern but flexible sense of propriety, she's our matriarch who, more than any other, has kept my fambly together.
May we all have a wonderful Easter.
|Saturday, April 15th, 2006|
Grateful for a lot of stuff, but...
I have a lot to be grateful for in my life.
However, I'm most grateful that the many physical, mental and sexual adventures I've had over the years haven't removed me from the gene pool.
Not yet, anyway.
I'm also grateful, in a perverse way, that I've never really learned my lesson(s) from said adventures. My life is full, and and interesting, and there's always something happening. I'm not just drifting through life like most people my age, and I uusually look forward to waking up each morning.
And for that, I'm most grateful of all.
1. I am grateful for my life. I am grateful to God and to my parents and to the world for giving me and sustaining my life. I haven't always been grateful for my life, but paradoxically, having stayed alive through such times, I find that I'm more grateful than ever.
2. I am grateful to God for
God. I can remember thinking, 'If there really isn't any God, then there damn well should have been.' As time passes and I ponder Him more, sometimes I feel very, very strongly that, Yes, He's really here with me. Perhaps I am deluding myself, but in that case it's a very comforting delusion, and for it I am most sincerely grateful.
3. I am grateful for my parents. They weren't perfectly responsible parents, but they surely love(d) me very much. I love them too and am grateful to them for all of the many good things they gave me. I also gave a lot to them, which taught me about giving and helping, and for those opportunities too I am grateful. May God bless and keep them, Amen.