Tuesday, May 19, 2009
A view of the front yard from behind the rock wall....
It has been a good day today, all around.
I got a lot of housekeeping chores done today, had a sponsling come over for some intensive 4th step work (her words*grin*) and got a massage, and got some killer deals on ribs, pork steaks, chicken breasts and ground chuck. Doesn't get much better than this...
My gardens are looking good, my yard is looking great, and I am feeling especially blessed to be where I am and who I am and everything that goes with it.
One of the things I love about talking with new people is revisiting all the things I know about living sober. Things I take for granted all the time. It's such a rush to be able to once again see that stuff in my life, through a new pair of eyes. It's awesome.
Things like, no matter what, having this feeling that everything is going to be okay.
~Like, feeling pretty sure I don't have to ever get drunk again, if I don't want to.
~Like, knowing that I have tools and people to help me make it through any kind of bad times that may come along.
~Like, trusting people and not being afraid all the time.
I'm blessed to be full of gratitude for everything that has happened to me, drunk AND sober.
To be able to see the beauty in the world today, and the beauty in all my experiences. To be able to see things in someone else that they cannot see themselves, and be able to tell them about it. To be able to honestly say that I do not regret the past, nor wish to shut the door on it. On ANY of it. To be able to see how my experiences can help others. To feel useful and needed and loved today.
It's just been that kind of day, today.
Here's wishing all of you good things. Love, life and laughter. The stuff real lives are made of....