Friday, October 29, 2010

Hope and Gratitude

As I come to the end of a rocky week, I reflect on the actions I have taken during the last few days, rather than how I have been "feeling"...

I have been:

Hoping and
  • reading (need to read less fiction because it is becoming a form of running away for me, which allows me to block out my present surroundings)
  • reading recovery-related material (looking for THE answer to relieve me of my suffering)
  • praying (but not as much as usual because I am afraid of THE answer I may hear)

  • eating better
  • sleeping more
  • taking my meds
  • calling others in the programs
  • talking with others in the programs

Grateful for getting to:
  • read my youngest daughter a bedtime story
  • help my older daughter put a picture of her hamster, who died on Monday, in a heart shaped locket that she wears around her neck
  • watch a funny movie with my husband
  • have the money to pay for a vet fee and medicine for my doggie who has ear infections
  • listen to others in the program share their struggles with life... ever-reminding me that I am not unique


  1. Illusion clouds your mind my sister. Within,resides the power of God. You are the eternal God you cherish. Each moment of manifest reality is God dancing with God in the eternal moment of NOW. I leave an open door, beyond illusion there is peace and unconditional love.

    Namaste, my sister, love is all there is, all else is truly illusion.

  2. I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family. God bless you Marie...thank you for all you do. :-)

  3. Glad to see you in better spirits. You are so blessed! May the "son" continue to shine brighter each and every day..... :)

  4. Sounds like you're doing pretty good. And it'll just get better. Keep it up!!

  5. Your persistence gives me hope. Thank you so much!

  6. Marie, you are an inspiration. I am glad to realize that I can pick up the phone and call others in the program and feel better. I can pray to my Higher Power and feel better. I can do all the things that I have been told that will make me better.


Thank you for sharing!