Here's a list of things I am grateful for and that I love..
I am grateful for my drinking problem because it has given me the rich gift of sobriety.
I love my husband and our three sons and our labrador puppy.
I am grateful to my brain for never settling for discomfort and always sending me messages that I need to work on things (like giving up drinking and stopping over-thinking).
I love my sobriety and I love my mindfulness practice. Both of these things have transformed my life.
I am grateful for all the fun times I have had partying in my life because they sure were fun! I am not grateful for the miserable boozing which dominated the end of my drinking career but I am grateful for the memories of those because they will help keep me sober.
I love pop music and fun gatherings and lovely friends and good books and comfy pants and scented candles and fresh flowers and holidays.
I am grateful for living in a safe society where we don't experience fear and misery on a daily basis (like many in the world do).
I love rambling around the hill trails above our house with our dog.
I am grateful for the online communities here on my blog, on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and at Living Sober. (I am giving away a free copy of my book on Facebook this week as a thank you to the growing community there!)
I love all the warmth and honesty and support that gets shared around these online spaces.
I am grateful for my health and my body which does a pretty fine job of containing my brain and moving me around my busy life.
I love soda water, lemons in anything, cheese of any sort, the green smoothie/juices that come out of my nutra ninja thingy, chips and dip, steak with dijon mustard, salads filled with herbs, and white chocolate/coconut ice/ginger crunch when I let myself have it.
I am grateful and I love many things.
Gratitude and love.
What more could you wish for in life?
Love, Mrs D xxx