Today, I am doing my best to focus on gratitude. I am struggling, not with my sobriety, but with my life long pal, Anxiety. Some of you might have met him. Most days, I can work through his visits. The visit today has been too much.
I’m mentally and physically revisiting my very lengthy gratitude list. I am sure my list starts starts like many others: family, health, friends, home… This exercise today is forcing me to really dig down and appreciate the little things I take for granted. Blue sky, proximity to the ocean, proximity to the mountains, a town with little pollution and access to great health care and a school system to which I can proudly send each of my children. I could go on, but I’ll do that privately when I need a booster shot of sorts. Really processing my blessings is helping to send Anxiety back to whatever hole he crawled out of. Perspective is amazing, isn’t it?
I am so very fortunate and grateful. Happy Sunday to all of you!