Gratitude.

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Red A.
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Gratitude.

Postby Red A. » Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:06 am

I'm a strong believer in gratitude lists. You clicked on this thread so you owe me a ten item gratitude list. To make it interesting I'll match every list of ten with my own list of ten. Enter as many times as you like. Yeah I'm throwing down the gauntlet. Gratitude lists to the death. Go!




sunlight
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Location: Denver Co

Postby sunlight » Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:34 am

Oh boy, a challenge! :lol: Let the gratitude begin! :wink:

Today, I am grateful for:

1. Waking up this morning & not "coming to".

2. Prayer & a conscious contact with the God of my understanding.

3. Being able to forgive myself & others & starting fresh every day.

4. The love & respect of my children & grandchildren.

5. Being employed & able to give an honest day's work & be of service.

6. Being able to feel my feelings & not have to run away from them & can use them to grow & change & help someone with the same feelings.

7. This beautiful world, & that I can enjoy & share it sober.

8. Laughter & fun & silliness & friends & fellowship ( is that 5 in 1? Wow! :o )

9. All 5 senses, & common & uncommon sense. ( 7! )

10. AA, which enabled me to receive these blessings & gave me the tools to live a new life & the opportunity to pass it on.

11. At the end of the day I fall asleep in peace, not "pass out".

Thank you for letting me cheat! :lol: :lol: (and this list is just for now! )

garden variety
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Postby garden variety » Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:47 am

1. My eyes
2. My ears
3. My arms
4. My legs

(those 4 things are good things to have - sometimes I take them for granted - but they let me get into action)

5. The second step
6. The third step
7. The rest of the steps
8. A perfected soul through which my Higher Power directs my actions
9. The gift of communication with my Higher Power (Prayer and Meditation)
10. Discipline

I'm with you Red. That's just a beginning. I don't know if there's a "priority" order or anything like that.

Now I know these things might sound "canned" or "rote answers." But I'm not trying to impress anyone, or saying I'm the "perfect AA". But what I'm saying in this "lil ol' round" of 10 - these are the things that let me experience the miracles that bloom out of sobriety, starting from the inside. They say serenity is an "inside job" and I agree. These are positive things that I see and use each day that gave me the beginnings of a life worth living.

Red A.
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Location: Leavenworth KS.

Postby Red A. » Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:43 am

26 views and only two lists? Oh man.

1 woke up on this side of the grass.
2Woke up sober.
3job
4wife
5dogs katie and sara
7winter
8heater
9sleep
10internet
11AA
13tools
14trucks
15motorcycles
16friends
17boss
18steak
19koolaide
20vacation
21minimum maintainence roads

Someone else gonna jump in? I'm just getting warmed up.




ccs
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Location: Tampa Bay Area Fla.

Postby ccs » Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:49 am

ok I`m in

God
sobriety
family
dogs (lucy& rikki)
job
roof over my head
brothers & sisters in CHRIST
people that ask me to make a grattitude list!
the people I meet in this forum
knowing where I will be for all eternity

thank you I needed that :wink:

LUV-2-ALL

tj
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Location: Spring, Texas

Postby tj » Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:42 pm

I am in, too. I am grateful for:

the three children God allowed me to birth
people who tick me off
my job
a warm bed
a hot cup of coffee
restful sleep
laughter
God's love
forgiveness of friends and family
my furry babies (pets)
music
being sober

Red A.
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Location: Leavenworth KS.

Postby Red A. » Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:48 pm

Alright! looks like we got us a convoy!

Two daughters, son-in-laws and six grandkids for another ten delights in my life...
11past
12present
13 future
14purpose in life(to carry the message)
15newcomers
16home meeting
17resentments I have been relieved from
18speaker tapes
19green tea(I still can't drink coffee)
20pudding


I'll be out of town this weekend for my mother-in-laws funeral, so feel free to pile on as much as you wish.

sunlight
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Location: Denver Co

Postby sunlight » Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:06 pm

Koolaide! :shock: :lol:

I don't like koolaide, but it tickles me pink that you're grateful for it!
:lol:

Red A.
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Location: Leavenworth KS.

Postby Red A. » Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:10 am

sunlight wrote:Koolaide! :shock: :lol:

I don't like koolaide, but it tickles me pink that you're grateful for it!
:lol:
Black cherry. I make it with splenda sweetner. It's my summer cool down drink.

ccs
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Postby ccs » Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:54 am

hey Red sorry to hear about your Mother-in-law :cry:

GOD Bless

Love and Prayers to you and your family





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