I’m grateful to be sober today. I’m grateful to have great friends and family. I’m grateful to be employed. I’m grateful to have dreams and aspirations that this pandemic hasn’t destroyed even if it’s delayed some of it.
My friend sent me a message yesterday, a very simple one. Keep going he said. That was all I needed to hear.
Writing this blog on this occasion is to help keep me sober. I’m not paying attention to the readership although I appreciate anyone and everyone who stops by.
So I often just assume that nobody is reading that way I will keep my intention pure. I’m doing this for me to become better.
That said, when you get a message that tells you that you’re doing something right and you should keep going, it’s encouraging to say the least. So, bro, if you read this, thank you 🙏🏾
I have much to be grateful for. Much to be hopeful for. Much to be expectant about even as the start of this year feels like an overspill of last year.
It will pass.
It always does
But gratitude has staying power. Long after the gesture, the experience and even the person has gone. Your gratitude for them, for it can still remain.
It’s a choice
I don’t have to wait for something incredibly amazing to happen before I choose to exercise my gratitude, in fact I don’t have to wait for anything at all.
I can just choose to find things to be grateful about.
I’m grateful for my sobriety.
I’m grateful to be alive
I’m grateful to whoever reads this.