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Grateful for every opportunity to start again

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4/30/14 8:06 P

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I am grateful:
- for my morning AA meeting
- for my wife taking care of the house and kid
- that my daughter is doing her homework (finally!)
- for having enough clients to keep my business going
- that my mother is moving to California in 1 week and 1 day
- that my mother has offered to help with my kid 2 days a week
- for my sister, who I can always talk to
- for my OA friends and my AA friends
- for 19 days abstinence in OA (and 4 years off cookies/cake/candy)
- FOR MY HIGHER POWER!!!

- Toby
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I am GRATEFUL for
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Grateful to share time with one I love

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10/12/13 11:13 A

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Grateful for yet ANOTHER warm, sunny day in October! emoticon (And it's happening on a weekend day!)

Denise

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MSU is the NCAA BIG 10 Champion! Go green, go white!
Now they are in the Sweet Sixteen NCAA tournament round. Spartan's take care of business, as in also winning the 2014 Rose bowl game.
(I just have to brag on my alma mater.)

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Grateful to have a job that provides paid time off!

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I am grateful to continue to make steady post-surgery progress!

Denise

Look for something good in every situation.

MSU is the NCAA BIG 10 Champion! Go green, go white!
Now they are in the Sweet Sixteen NCAA tournament round. Spartan's take care of business, as in also winning the 2014 Rose bowl game.
(I just have to brag on my alma mater.)

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Good for you, Denise!

Today I'm grateful to have a trusted partner in this life.

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Grateful to have earned back the right to have my full driver's license reinstated today. I lost my full driving privilege last August 7 2012. (The last day I've taken a drink!) To say I've learned a very costly lesson is putting it mildly. Driving is a privilege and not a right. Drinking and driving is NEVER right.

Denise

Look for something good in every situation.

MSU is the NCAA BIG 10 Champion! Go green, go white!
Now they are in the Sweet Sixteen NCAA tournament round. Spartan's take care of business, as in also winning the 2014 Rose bowl game.
(I just have to brag on my alma mater.)

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Grateful for a new day! I realize I won't be able to do all I planned today. It's time to step back and decide on my priorities.

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Grateful for a successful day yesterday and weight loss this week.


"Trust God and buy broccoli."

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Grateful to move ahead with less fear.

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Grateful for staying on track for more than two months


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Grateful to have a loving and supportive partner.

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Grateful to be here and able to be grateful for it...


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Grateful for a new day!

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I am grateful that I am on track and feel good about it.


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grateful for the strength of sober friends.

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I'm Ayla, haven't been here in a few days, sorry. I am grateful for my wonderful for my wonderful family, my new online friends, and most important: God and Sobriety.

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Grateful that I found a recovery site on SP! Life is good.

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I'm Aylamay, alcoholic. I'm grateful to be sober, by the Grace of God and the Fellowship of a 12-step program. I'm grateful to have the love of family and friends. I have a house to live in. Everything I could possibly need except my own car, and maybe that's because God doesn't want me to have one right now for some reason. I have the love of family and friends. I have my own little Kitty-his name is Brego. I have a place of worship and a spiritual guide--in fact, she is in the program too!
ODAAT, I will keep on building on my six weeks. Thank you to you all for helping me stay sober.

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Grateful for this forum. It's a real gift to share the journey with people here.

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I am grateful to be sober today.
I am grateful for my husband and stepsons and that we're going on vacation in 3 weeks.
I am grateful that Sparkpeople is free
I am grateful for air conditioning.
emoticon It's a hot one out there!

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I'm Ayla, alcoholic and an addict. I'm sober by the Grace of God and the Fellowship of AA since 6-8-13. I am grateful today because of you, members, who have been out there, listening to me in my online meeting, keeping me sober by making comments. Thank you. I am grateful to God Almighty, who worked in His Wonderous Ways to help me go from being severely depressed back to being normal (ish) again. I am grateful for my growing network of friends and allies, who support me in my time of need and are friends and buddies the rest of the time. Thanks Guys and Gals.I am grateful for the Promises, and that they do come true. I am grateful for modern medicine and phamacology, that it can help alleviate depression so rappidly with minimal adverse events. So basically: Thank you GOD, Thank you AA, Thank you World and everyone in it. Much Love, Ayla.

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Grateful to be sharing this journey with friends

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I'm grateful my husband is coming to AA with me!


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"Stand still and consider the wondrous works of GOD." Job 37:14


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Grateful to be spending these hot summer days SOBER

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AJ... 8 years is terrific! Congrats to you!

Today, I'm grateful to be working the steps with my new sponsor!


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that's great, Cathleen! I find BB studies very valuable!

Grateful to pass another milestone. I've got a beautiful 8-year medallion to carry with me.

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I'm grateful I found a face to face meeting in town Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Thurs we're doing a BB study and are in The Doctor's Opinion. Great place to start!


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grateful that I've not completely self-destructed under pressure.

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I am grateful for my job that puts the food on the table and keep my house mine...


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I am so grateful for this program and for the concept of acceptance. I was waiting for test results that could have indicated a major health issue and they seemed to have gotten misplaced. I handled the stress really well, and did a lot of praying. When the results were located today, all is well. And while I didn't stress because I trusted my Higher Power, I also was not as relieved as I would have been had I allowed this to dominate my thoughts for three weeks.

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Grateful for my sobriety, especially after seeing a old friend who is struggling.

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I am grateful for a sunny, if cool day after our long, cold winter.

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I'm grateful to be alive and sober today and for God and AA.


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I try to be grateful at all times for my life today. It keeps me focused on living my life as best I can in the AA way.

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grateful for a healthy start to the day, week, month

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I'm grateful for my 1st sober Easter! No emoticon

Denise

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No I guess we are not alone on this journey. So many others are just wanting a little spark from someone to encourage them on.Humans are humans and we all just want to be happy and good and for me drink hasnt definitely been the answer . I want to explore a world without alcohol and see who really am I.So thank you so much for your replies..A girl in Spain.

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This is so unbelievable I just got a reply to keep me ever so sober for just today .Thank the Lord there is sb out there . I tell you I wanna just cry out of pure joy. My drinking days were so lonely always trying to confort my self with drink..only now do I see how baffling powerful and cunning alcohol is for me, because I am an alcoholic, first important step to accept yet sometimes the hardest ty so much for your reply.

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Keep going to meetings and working the program. The fear of a relapse does lessen over time. But it's a healthy fear because sobriety is such a precious gift and life is too good sober. I got to meetings, surround myself with sober friends, and help newcomers when I can. We are here for you. If you need help, feel free to send me a private message. I'll get back as soon as I can. Hugs

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grateful to keep finding new people who are on a sober path

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hi I've been sober for just over 20 months and I'm so amazed how my whole outlook on life itself has been changing. I attend AA meetings otherwise this would have been totally impossible . Im afraid. I honestly want to continue sober hereafter too.

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I am really grateful that I am sober. The thought of having to deal with the anxiety it gave me to drink wine makes me really grateful that it is one of my problems gone.


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I am learning how important having a grateful attitude is in my sobriety, and daily life in general. It keeps my general outlook positive, and that affects every facet of my life. It makes it so much easier to deal with anything that might happen in my life. Just face it. If I am sitting in front of a computer and typing this, I can't really have too much to complain about.

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Grateful to not have to be "coming back" after the holidays.

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Grateful to have had a wonderful night last night with friends, without alcohol being the centre of the celebration.

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Grateful to have like-minded SparkFriends here. Wishing you all the best for the New Year!

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I am grateful for another sober year and the tools to tackle another one without taking a drink.

Happy New Year's everyone!!!!!

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I am grateful to be alive this christmas and to be able to enjoy my life


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Recalling that part of my prayer while I am out walking the dog in the morning is that I am grateful to be enjoying the wonderful dawn, or languishing in bed, dreading the day to come. Lately, it's been dark out in at 6:30am, and I have not had the sunrise to inspire my gratitude.

Persevere. Even if you fall on your face, you have moved forward.

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I am grateful for the Grace of my Higher Power. Without it, I would be dead.

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Welcome to the team! What a great reminder that if you are sober, there is always stuff to be grateful for.

I am so grateful that I got sober, and got the AA program when I did.

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Hi there! I'm new to spark people and this group. I have to remember to have gratitude even on days like this, when I am just tired and feeling sort of blah. I have a nice apartment with a beautiful garden, a wonderful boyfriend who loves me dearly, and a meeting I can go to tonight, to get outside myself and help another person like me. Life is much better than it used to be :)

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8/6/12 10:42 A

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I have to remind myself to be in the moment and take things as they are. It is the best way to appreciate what we have.

Believe in what you are doing, let nothing stand in your way and make the impossible a reality.


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You too, Aurlie?!? Today I am grateful that it is raining. We have had a fraction of an inch of rain all summer, and crops are in jeopary. The fire fire warning index is "extreme" which means no burning anything, anywhere, anytime, including camp fires in campgrounds. It's scary. Last week there was a 6 acre fire within a couple of miles of a community centre where one of my regular meetings is held. So let it pour!

Persevere. Even if you fall on your face, you have moved forward.

PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION.


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7/28/12 7:45 P

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I need to remind myself I'm grateful to be a woman. Going through peri-menopause with hot flashes and night sweats. Sometimes I forget to be grateful for who I am.

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I'm grateful for my husband and my three boys. Thankfully they totally forgave me when I got sober 10 years ago. Blessing!!!!

I try to hold fast to the truth that a full and thankful heart cannot entertain great conceits. When brimming with gratitude, one's heartbeat must surely result in outgoing love, the finest emotion that we can ever know. AS BILL SEES IT



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7/18/12 8:58 A

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I am thrilled that my old 1997 Honda Odyssey, "Vanna", wouldn't start simply because she had a loose battery cable. Money saved!

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I am always grateful to be sober. My life is so different than my life before I stopped drinking. I would be terribly grateful for some rain. It has only rained once in the past month, and that wasn't much. It's also been very, very hot so everything is getting brown and tired looking. I feel for the farmers who are in danger of losing crops and thus livlihoods.

Persevere. Even if you fall on your face, you have moved forward.

PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION.


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7/17/12 11:52 A

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Sober another day!

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7/14/12 6:57 P

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I am grateful for the kindness, caring, insight, and wisdom shown to me by team members. I cannot thank you enough. I am also thankful that I can eat bacon and tomatoes, because they are ALCOHOL-FREE, like me!

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"We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails"

Believe in what you are doing, let nothing stand in your way and make the impossible a reality.


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I'm grateful that I had some free time today.

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I am grateful for the light rain that's fallen more on than off today, even though the accompanying thunder is scaring the beejeezus out of my dogs. Lots of nervous panting today.

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I am grateful that I am capable of exercising...and that I have the internet, so I can stay connected to SP to help me on this journey of becoming healthy!!! :)

"In the midst of winter, I finally learned...
That there was in me an INVINCIBLE summer"
~Albert Camus


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7/12/12 9:01 P

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You're right MeddyPeddy. I am grateful that my fat isn't jiggling as much, even though it's not showing on the scales yet, and I do feel better.

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Very grateful thaat I can feel my body getting more fit.


"Trust God and buy broccoli."

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7/11/12 12:31 P

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hello to all - i have been away from this team for awhile

grateful to be back to post this and read other posts

grateful i have finally lost acouple lbs. its been awhile and it gets discouraging

have a wonderful day

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Very grateful to still have a job. There was another round of layoffs on Monday -- most of those affected had more than 10 years with the company. Seniority doesn't protect anyone here.

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Congrats on 7 years sober! I am so grateful that I am sober. I try and remind myself often what life was like when I was drinking and that keeps me grateful for what I have now.

Persevere. Even if you fall on your face, you have moved forward.

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Congrats on the sober years!

I am grateful that my daughter is coming today and that I get to spend time with her!


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Grateful to reach 7 years of sobriety yesterday, and doubly grateful to share the celebration with people who understood.

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6/29/12 8:45 P

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Grateful for this beautiful summer day that I took off from work. I was able to be present and appreciate the joy of playing in my gardens all day.

Persevere. Even if you fall on your face, you have moved forward.

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Grateful that I am sober!

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6/27/12 1:18 P

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I am grateful for AA friends who I can talk to and who understand me. It makes the world of difference to be able to talk out problems and feelings.

Persevere. Even if you fall on your face, you have moved forward.

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I am grateful for my health.


"Trust God and buy broccoli."

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I am grateful that I made yoesterday without eating out of plan.


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I'm grateful my three grown boys still want a great relationship with me.

I try to hold fast to the truth that a full and thankful heart cannot entertain great conceits. When brimming with gratitude, one's heartbeat must surely result in outgoing love, the finest emotion that we can ever know. AS BILL SEES IT



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6/24/12 10:39 P

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I am very grateful for having energy enough to clean my house the past days.


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6/22/12 1:16 P

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Ia m grateful for everyday. I have the chance to make the most of each day!

Believe in what you are doing, let nothing stand in your way and make the impossible a reality.


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6/21/12 5:17 P

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Well done!

"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful."

Mary L. in Virginia


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Stephanie,
That is a beautiful testimony to the wonderful benefits of our sobriety through the program of AA. I feel empowered just reading your post.
Congratulations on being a strong example of how it works!!
Leslie

I try to hold fast to the truth that a full and thankful heart cannot entertain great conceits. When brimming with gratitude, one's heartbeat must surely result in outgoing love, the finest emotion that we can ever know. AS BILL SEES IT



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I am so grateful for the program of AA and all my AA friends and teachers. I survived a week on a ship with alcohol flowing all the time without even a thought of taking a drink. I did find out that a no-hito (alcohol free mohito) is pretty tasty, too.

I was able to handle the passing of my beloved mother in law with grace and dignity, and was able to be there for my husband and his family without thinking of my own needs first.

Persevere. Even if you fall on your face, you have moved forward.

PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION.


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Grateful for the freedom that comes with recovery through the process of the steps. 10 beautiful years of freedom!!!!

I try to hold fast to the truth that a full and thankful heart cannot entertain great conceits. When brimming with gratitude, one's heartbeat must surely result in outgoing love, the finest emotion that we can ever know. AS BILL SEES IT



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6/17/12 10:50 A

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When I was new in program, I heard "Don't leave 5 minutes before the miracle". I am grateful I have had many miracles and they still keep coming.

I am open to the blessings of the Universe.


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Driving to stockholm, stying with friends that serves drinks before dinner and wine with it - realize how hard it would be to live a sober life if I shared the life-style with this people


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Dealing with a narcissistic, rigid, and passive-aggressive employee at work. I am grateful to have an AlAnon program too to remind me of what I can and cannot change! This too shall pass:).

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