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November 18, 2009

A Thankful Heart

My Grateful List is kept handy on my desktop, clicked on and viewed and revised often.

The list is not my screensaver. I don't want to become so used to seeing it that I become indifferent to it.

Here's a big Thank You to hubby for advising me to begin a Grateful List four years ago. My list has grown and dwindled and been revised many times since then. But it has remained an important mooring line in my recovery.

I am going to share my actual list here. This is my Grateful List:

I AM GRATEFUL FOR

My new relationship with God
My Recovery
James
My children
Susan
Kevin
Music
The Calm Times
Laughter
Sincere Amends
Understanding Boundaries
A Good Night’s Sleep
Second Chances
My Sponsor
Each Day
My Girlie Side
Sunny, Cool Days
Trees
Days I Can Concentrate
Vegetables
My Past
A Good Cup Of Coffee
A Simple Life
Books
Hearing With Ears And Heart
Acceptance
My Inner Child
A roof over my head
Income to live on
Sincere People
My Therapist
My growth

I would like to see my online blogger friends share a list of what they are grateful for. We share so many personal things in our blogs, happy and sad, good and bad. For me, a Grateful List is positive and rock solid. Thanks for letting me share.

16 comments:

Ronda Laveen said...

I am grateful for so many things but, my list doesn't dance like that. But, it learns quickly!

Dear body:

I am grateful for so many things..megasig,

Shadowthorne said...

Amen to that. :)

Shadow said...

i love your list, especially the vegetables and books which i absolutely adore...

cinner said...

That list is nice to have and add to or change. Lately I have been doing alot of that, Christina from Soul Aperture had a day for that on Monday. wHEN I make my lists it can sure turn a bad day into a good one.
Loved your little dance. How to do?
Take care.

Brian Miller said...

what a great thing to see, right there whn you need it. hubs is a smart guy. nice dancing too.

a wonderful list...

think i will share mine soon...

smiles4u said...

What a great idea and a wonderful list of things you are grateful for. I am grateful for second chances too and many that you listed. I try to list things every day upon waking. It helps me see beyond the pain and improves my perspective. I will put together a list of these things and share soon! :)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful and inspiring. What a fantastic way to start the day! I will work on mine and post it soon. Thank you so much.
Yousei Hime
tasmith1122.wordpress.com

jozien said...

Iam grateful for blogging! :)

Bogey said...

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. ~William Arthur Ward

I have many opportunities to identify the people and the things that I am grateful for and never fail to do so. Number one on my list will always be the friends in my corner who always seem to prop me up when I feel like collapsing. Grate(ful) idea!

Silindile Ntuli said...

I saw you on Shiteki Na Usagi and decided to check you out, great list ad I'm definitely coming back.

otin said...

I have a grateful list on my blog! I call it my blog roll! :)

Shrinky said...

I love your happy dance! I have so many things to be grateful for, thanks for reminding me to appreceiate them.

Kristina P. said...

I really need to do a grateful list. I am grateful for having a job I really enjoy, and a great family.

Ina in Alaska said...

Hello TB! I have been meaning to get over here all day!! and now I am tired but my first thought is I gratefully and humbly thank God and my angels for relatively good health, happy and healthy dogs, a nice fireplace, great family and extended family and wonderful friends both in my everyday world and in the blog-o-sphere. Sending peace to you today and every day....xoxo

Unknown Mami said...

I think it's so important to have the things that you are grateful for front and center because it is too easy to focus on the negative and for the most part the good outweighs the negative.

Far Side of Fifty said...

That is a pretty good list! :)