"In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy." Brother David Steindl-Rast

Friday, December 23, 2016

At 15, and at 1500

Today I am grateful for time with our grandson Leo and our son Sam's help with him yesterday.  I am grateful for new opportunities and experiences, and also for the consistency and comfort of familiarity.

When I hit the publish button on this post, it will be post #1500 that has gone from draft, to preview, to publish on Habitual Gratitude.

I wouldn't have guessed at post #15 that I would ever reach this milestone of 1500 posts. A post at a time, a word at a time, anything is possible.

I wouldn't have guessed at age 15 that I would be an alcoholic with long-term sobriety at 51. A day at a time, anything is possible. But at age 15, I did come across a prophetic line that I wrote on a piece of paper and put on the mirror in the bedroom I shared with my sister. That line?  "The chains of alcohol are too weak to be felt until they are strong to be broken." In my case, they definitely were.

At 15 days of sobriety, how could I know that a new way of looking at life was starting and it continues, many days later. A day at a time, anything is possible.

Thank you to all of you who read my posts regularly, or just stop by from time to time. Thank you to those who take the time to comment and share your own words. You all inspire and motivate me to continue. Even after 1500 posts, the ideas keep coming. So will the posts.

I will be taking a blog break the next few days though. Happy Holidays to all! Be safe. Be grateful.
Be present.

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for your the time and effort you take to share your thoughts and experiences. I am deeply grateful as Habitual Gratitude is part of my regular gratitude practice.

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    1. Thanks Steve! The effort yields dividends that have nothing to do with dollars. ☮

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  2. Wow! # 1500. As a fellow blogger I am aware of how hard it can be to string words together and be fresh and interesting. You do it so well . Happy Birthday # 1500. It really is one day and one word at a time. 24 hours that you and your higher power stay in the moment. I am so grateful to have a sister like you and keep on writing because you make the world a better place word by word.

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    1. Thank you Danita! Your words are humbling. So grateful to you for helping me find my voice and make it stronger. And I love that you are a fellow blogger out in the blogosphere with me. This "little" sister says keep writing and sharing your wisdom sister.

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