Some day I will hike in the sunshine again. The hours in confined, windowless spaces may make me more grateful for this.
Yesterday I wanted to write a note to my future self “Be grateful whenever you can walk outside at will.” I was at an all day “retreat” at a home. It was SO NOT a retreat. I was seated at a dining room chair all day. In a stuffy house. With a bunch of people who understand huge data systems and computers and clouds, while I do not. I felt like a child at a boring adult event, bla bla bla, not understanding the “grown-up” things they were talking about. For a whole day, I had a minute or two of something to say.
Oh yeah, back to gratitude:
- I can afford to hire someone to clean up the huge limbs hanging off the tree in my front yard.
- Taking a trip this weekend with my daughter. We always have fun.
- We will have sunshine.
- Tanning lotion for my day-glo white legs.
- I will retire again.
- Friends who call/text in the middle of the day.
- One friend who is sober now a year and a half, the age of miracles is among us.
- My daughter is sober. Oh, thank you GOD!
- After the years of my sobriety, I know I will survive this time.
- It is all good.
God is Good.