Gratitude

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!

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  1. I too struggle with anxiety. An easy technique I learned from a therapist was to focus my mind and ears on surroundings, such as the birds chirping or the feeling of your legs resting in the chair. Close yur eyes and focus. Practice slow deep breathing while doing this too. The anxiety soon leaves if anything for a few minutes which can seem like a lifetime for us that suffer panic attacks too.

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