Ramblings on living and loving a man with a brain disease called alcoholism.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
A Gratitute List
I'm enjoying a little solo time in the office on this somewhat rainy day. It's quiet and I'm definitely blogging and not working. I thought I'd take a minute and put together a gratitude list, because there is a lot to be grateful for.
1. I'm taking horseback riding lessons on Monday nights. I've never gotten over my childhood love of horses. I took lessons as a kid and now trail ride whenever I go home to VT. I just love being on a horse, so I decided last night to bite the bullet and sign up for their winter session. It's just money and to me it's worth every penny. I'm so grateful for the opportunity.
2. I'm grateful for this fantastic job. I'm outside a lot, using my muscles, enjoying the fresh air. And this winter I'll get to use the other side of my brain (the one with a college degree) while planning and growing this great little company. I work with terrific people. I don't spend a dime on gas or wear and tear on a personal vehicle thanks to a company truck. And I'm learning more about this industry every day. I'm a gardener! It's the best job in the WORLD!
3. S remains sober and continues to attend AA every night. This is so new and so huge for him and for us. I'm so proud of him, and so grateful that we stuck it out to get to this point. I am grateful for every day of his sobriety and for everything he gets from AA.
4. I'm grateful for AlAnon. I love my Sunday night meeting and look forward to finding others to enjoy and learn from. It helps me to remember what I'm doing, where we've been and who we are.
5. I'm grateful for this blog and the opportunity to pull my thoughts together and receive feedback from people familiar with our situation.
6. I'm so grateful for this renewed foray into spirituality. I pray often, and feel more at peace now. I'm learning about myself and my place in this world and it feels like coming home. Thank you!
7. Most of all, I'm grateful that I didn't overextend myself and buy a house that I can't afford. My apartment seems better and better every day!
That's all for now. Hope everyone is well out there. Molls