You know what? This is a week of Thanksgiving. No room for feeling sorry for myself. Why is it my faith seems to take a straight & easy path and I insist on taking a left along the way? Is it that human factor? Anyway back to giving thanks.
1. Thanks to God for my home, cars, and family. Oh, and the turkey thawing in the frig!
2. Thanks for family. I have a wonderful husband of 22 1/2 years. He has put up with a lot and always has an answer for my question. I have a wonderful daughter who is a senior at Baylor. It can't be! I have 2 step daughters who live kinda far away. They are wonderful. 1 daughter has 5 kids (grandkids), from 1 to 14. The middle child, a feisty 7 year old, recently told his mother that he didn't think the vegetables on his plate tasted as good as last year! I wish we could see them more often. They lost their other set of grandparents in a car accident in February. The grandparents were on their way to babysit them. It is going to being tough for my son-in-law & the kids. Somewhere in this tragedy is a way to give thanks, but sometimes it's hard. My daughter took it hard because she has spent alot of time visiting Cleveland.
3. Thanks for friends, old and new. My goodness, my life has changed so much in the past year. The friends I have made thru NA are true blessings in my life. They understand "the mind of an addict". They helped me to understand that even prescription drugs can be a menace when used incorrectly.
I already knew that, but couldn't see it in myself. My new friends all have an interest in all things MM. God knows how & when to put the people in our lives that help shape our lives. Isn't that something to be thankful for! Friends, near & far, are a blessing in my life & I am trully thankful for them.
Everyone have a blessed week. Every day is Thanksgiving. Giving without expecting anything in return is such a boost in self-esteem. The joy of giving is such a great feeling. I love it!