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This topic contains 80 replies, has 14 voices, and was last updated by Luz.Feliz Luz.Feliz 3 weeks, 5 days ago.

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  • #4930

    nathanieljblack7
    Participant

    One of the most beneficial skills I’ve learned to help me on my recovery path is gratitude. Being grateful for the little things, the things you have, and for everything that goes well during the day instead of always focusing on the negative can be so powerful. It completely changes your attitude. I want to start a thread that I think has the potential to go on and on as well as serve as a tool for everyone here. List three things you are grateful for today. I’ll start!

    1. I woke up two hours before y alarm clock went off this morning and got to enjoy a slow, relaxing start to my day. It was nice listening to the birds chirping while I had my morning coffee.
    2. I did really well on my ethics exam.
    3. Thursdays are my Fridays because I don’t work or have class on Fridays. I get to go home after this shift, rest, and officially begin my weekend.

    Bonus! (because it may seem silly but seriously the more you can find to feel grateful for the better off you’ll be):
    4. I ordered a new computer and it’ll arrive in the mail tomorrow. Yey for having a fully functioning computer again!

    Your turn.

  • #4951
    Evan
    Evan
    Participant

    1) I woke up and was able to make coffee in my house.
    2) My health. I’m able to walk to and fro and don’t have any disabilities preventing me from doing so.
    3) I have a new book that I’m enjoying: H.P Lovecraft, Tales of Horror.

  • #4964

    Jamie0715
    Participant

    1) I am grateful to be alive on this beautiful day.
    2) I am grateful that I made it to work on time today even after a real busy day.
    3) I am grateful for supporting people on a hard day.

  • #5199
    Terri6902
    Terri6902
    Participant

    I am grateful for:
    1) Good Friends
    2) School
    3) Good health

  • #5225
    Rai
    Rai
    Keymaster

    I am grateful for:

    1. Family
    2. Good health
    3. Opportunity

    If all of you aren’t busy, come laugh with us and enjoy some snacks & good vibes.

    Laughter Yoga

  • #5226

    Michaela
    Participant

    I am grateful for:

    1) My family
    2) My friends
    3) My life

  • #5229

    nathanieljblack7
    Participant

    A new day means new things to be grateful for. πŸ™‚

    1. The gorgeous weather we’re having today.

    2. Progress in my recovery.

    3. My support system.

  • #5305
    Luz.Feliz
    Luz.Feliz
    Participant

    I love this thread!

    Today I am grateful for:

    1). Having had a restful night’s sleep.

    2). Supportive people around me.

    3). Baseball season.

  • #5315

    nathanieljblack7
    Participant

    1. I’m grateful to have an amazing support system.
    2. I’m grateful for my cat. She loves me unconditionally.
    3. I’m grateful for the opportunities that are becoming available to me.

  • #5327
    Luz.Feliz
    Luz.Feliz
    Participant

    Today is a new day and I am thankful for

    1). Running water to take a shower with.

    2). Food to eat.

    3). Wonderful friends.

  • #5377
    Luz.Feliz
    Luz.Feliz
    Participant

    This week I am grateful for:

    1). The beautiful weather

    2). Communication

    3). Reiki

  • #5588
    Kevin A.
    Kevin A.
    Keymaster

    Another day, new challenges but I am grateful for:

    1. My jobs
    2. The lessons I learn everyday
    3. Support

  • #5785
    Luz.Feliz
    Luz.Feliz
    Participant

    Today I am thankful for:

    1. My new home
    2. The wisdom of older people
    3. My job

  • #5786
    Valerie
    Valerie
    Participant

    I am grateful for:

    1. My amazing support system (including my pets!)
    2. Having a job
    3. Central Air on this hot day!

  • #5790

    nathanieljblack7
    Participant

    1. I’m grateful to have medical insurance.
    2. I’m grateful dinner will be ready when I get home and I won’t have to cook.
    3. I’m grateful to always have my cat’s company.

  • #5795

    torry22
    Participant

    I am grateful for:

    1. Healthy relationships in my life
    2. The ability to smile
    3. My job

  • #5797

    Jamie0715
    Participant

    I am grateful for waking up on this beautiful day, for having food and sheter, and for my beautiful family

  • #5807
    Valerie
    Valerie
    Participant

    Today I am grateful for:

    1. My coworker bought me a delicious iced green tea (Thanks, Lourdes!)
    2. Finding my long lost family
    3. Farmers Markets to buy fresh local produce

    Bonus!
    4. (Most) weekends off from work
    5. Living in this country

  • #5821
    Luz.Feliz
    Luz.Feliz
    Participant

    Today I am grateful for:

    1) My overall health.

    2) The ability to have an easy access to transportation.

    3) The new opportunities that present themselves as each new day begins.

  • #5863
    Luz.Feliz
    Luz.Feliz
    Participant

    Today I am grateful for:

    1) Advances in technology and science.

    2) Animals and their companionship.

    3) Love.

  • #5893

    nathanieljblack7
    Participant

    1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

    2. Friends who really care about me

    3. An understanding ad supportive work environment

  • #5917
    Evan
    Evan
    Participant

    1) My health, and being able to walk
    2) Having my own place, my fortress of solitude πŸ™‚
    3) People in my life who accept me as I am

  • #5948
    Luz.Feliz
    Luz.Feliz
    Participant

    Today I am grateful for:

    1) God

    2) The ability to have clothes

    3) Acceptance

  • #5956

    nathanieljblack7
    Participant

    1. I’m grateful to have an air conditioning in my apartment. That is a great luxury.

    2. I’m grateful to have peple in my life who are willing to help me.

    3. I’m grateful for pain medication.

    (Lying through my teeth. Fake it ’til you make it.)

  • #5996
    Luz.Feliz
    Luz.Feliz
    Participant

    Today I am grateful for:

    1) New beginnings

    2) Advances in technology & medicine

    3) Breath

  • #6017
    Luz.Feliz
    Luz.Feliz
    Participant

    Today I am grateful for:

    1) Humor

    2) Music

    3) Good Listeners

  • #6160
    Evan
    Evan
    Participant

    Today I am grateful for:

    1) A particular friend of mine who’s very kind to me

    2) Self-love and acceptance

    3) Living alone

  • #6165
    Luz.Feliz
    Luz.Feliz
    Participant

    Today I am grateful for:

    1) The ability to create new memories

    2) The ability to walk

    3) The ability to speak

  • #6205

    nathanieljblack7
    Participant

    Today I am grateful for:

    1. My job. πŸ™‚
    2. I bought a new car since the last time I was on here! Whoo! πŸ˜€
    3. The 12th was my birthday. It was the best birthday I’ve ever had. My birthday is usually a dreadful day for me but I was just glowing all day. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Also!

    4. I’m just so grateful for how far I’ve come in the last year. It’s amazing how much can change in 365 days.

  • #6300
    Luz.Feliz
    Luz.Feliz
    Participant

    Today I am grateful for:

    1) Drinking water

    2) Casual conversations

    3) New adventures

    4) Public transportation

    5) Air conditioners

    6) Different methods of communication

    πŸ™‚

  • #6376
    Kevin A.
    Kevin A.
    Keymaster

    Today I am grateful for:
    1. The opportunity to go back to college – its been a long time coming and its finally here. I am going to give it my best shot!
    2. I am grateful for the people I meet, especially in the LGBT community, who inspire me everyday through their stories
    3. I am also grateful for the moments that I get to enjoy life.

  • #6387

    nathanieljblack7
    Participant

    1. My eye doctor fixed my glasses free of charge. Thank goodness. I was panicking.
    2. New job opportunity.
    3. Heading out of town tomorrow to visit a friend and got to catch up with another friend yesterday night over drinks.

  • #6439
    Kevin A.
    Kevin A.
    Keymaster

    1. School
    2. From all that sad news I read about in the news everyday, I have to say LIFE
    3. Courage

  • #6493
    Luz.Feliz
    Luz.Feliz
    Participant

    Today I am grateful for:

    1) Strawberry banana smoothies

    2) Fresh air

    3) The amount of self awareness I’ve gained over the past few years

    4) Companionship

    5) A nice home cooked meal

  • #6561
    Luz.Feliz
    Luz.Feliz
    Participant

    Today I am grateful for:

    1) The power of choice

    2) Fresh air

    3) Beautiful scenery

    4) The change in seasons

  • #6761

    nathanieljblack7
    Participant

    1. My chosen family
    2. New opportunities
    3. My growth

  • #6825
    Valerie
    Valerie
    Participant

    I haven’t done this one in awhile.

    Today, I am grateful for:

    1. Friends who truly care (thank you)
    2. Coloring Books (definitely help with stress)
    3. Coupons (Every penny counts!)

  • #6881

    nathanieljblack7
    Participant

    I’m so happy this is still going.

    1. NEW JOB. Ah, first adult job. Ah. Scary. I’m terrified but it’s awesome.
    2. Understanding staff at my school. I’m going through a rough patch right now and they’re being great about working with me while I try to get through it.
    3. Supportive friends.

  • #6903

    nathanieljblack7
    Participant

    1. Hope
    2. Opportunity
    3. New journeys

  • #6909
    Luz.Feliz
    Luz.Feliz
    Participant

    Today I am grateful for:

    1) Having patience
    2) New educational opportunities
    3) My personal growth

  • #6962
    Luz.Feliz
    Luz.Feliz
    Participant

    Today I am grateful for:

    1) My boyfriend

    2) My parents

    3) A new educational experience

    4) New adventures

  • #7026
    Luz.Feliz
    Luz.Feliz
    Participant

    Today I am grateful for:

    1) Open communication

    2) Being loved

    3) The ability to love

    4) Not repeating the cycle of abuse

    5) Having good insight

    6) Being resilient

    7) Mutual love

    8) Positive educational experiences

    9) Creating good family memories

    10) New journeys with my job family

  • #7039

    nathanieljblack7
    Participant

    1) I’ve had the opportunity to pay it forward a couple times in the last few days. I really appreciate that.

    2) Some of that stuff I’ve paid forward has already found it’s way back to me already.

    3) I’ve really grateful that I am in a place in my recovery where i can acknowledge the first two things.

  • #7078

    nathanieljblack7
    Participant

    1. I’m attending an awesome event this weekend.
    2. I have an awesome outfit to where to said awesome event.
    3. Including contacts (Good-bye (for the weekend) glasses!) and I’ll have a fresh haircut because my barber was kind enough to squeeze me in tomorrow right before the event.
    4. I have two amazing jobs.
    5. I work with amazing people.
    6. I will get to meet lots of new awesome people at the event this weekend.
    7. I’m so grateful. Life is good.

  • #7109

    nathanieljblack7
    Participant

    1. My car has new snow tires and is ready for the winter. (Too bad i am not nearly as prepared.)
    2. I had an amazing weekend with a lot of amazing people.
    3. My confidence is in a great place right now.

  • #7118

    nathanieljblack7
    Participant

    1. I got some paperwork that I really needed from work today. Thank goodness. One more thing to cross off my list of things to worry about.
    2. Yey, free food!
    3. I have a fun evening planned catching up with a good friend.

  • #7172

    nathanieljblack7
    Participant

    1. Finally got a date for a surgery I’ve been needing for quite a while now. Mid-February cannot come fast enough.
    2. My medication has been adjusted and it’s working wonderfully.
    3. So much support from friends and family around my surgery. It’s always nice to feel supported.

  • #7183
    Kevin A.
    Kevin A.
    Keymaster

    1. Getting to meet new people everyday who are passionate about life. Much needed motivation
    2. A Great country like the United States. Grateful to be in a country that is safe and progressive. “Please make this election count!”
    3. Support as always

  • #7199

    nathanieljblack7
    Participant

    1. Grateful for my support system.
    2. Grateful for a great weekend to start off my week on a good note.
    3. (Doing this one because I need the reminder right now.) Grateful that right now, in this exact moment, I am okay.

  • #7232
    Luz.Feliz
    Luz.Feliz
    Participant

    Today I am grateful for:

    1) Successfully completing Recovery University
    2) A great support system
    3) Honesty
    4) Mutual, Wholehearted acceptance

  • #7313

    nathanieljblack7
    Participant

    1. I’m grateful to finally be over this head cold that’s had me bed ridden since Sunday night.
    2. I’m grateful to be back at work. Even an introvert like me can only handle so much isolation.
    3. I’m grateful to work with wonderful, kind, understanding, and passionate people.

  • #7325

    nathanieljblack7
    Participant

    1. Grateful for the supportive community of people I have in my life thanks to program.
    2. Grateful that things always seem to fall into place and work themselves out.
    3. Grateful for Coursera.

  • #7326
    Luz.Feliz
    Luz.Feliz
    Participant

    Today I am grateful for:

    1) New chances each and every morning

    2) The holiday season is among us!

    3) New experiences and adventures/ being open to new things

    4) Completing intentional peer support training

    5) Getting to know more of the people that work at my agency and learning how amazing they truly are

    6) My amazing friends

    7) My family

    8) The deep amount of growth and self work I’ve done over the past 2 years or so

    9) My new dog, Marley

    10) The warmth of having a place to sleep every night

    11) An amazing church/spiritual community

    12) An amazing holistic community

    13) Hope

  • #7384
    Luz.Feliz
    Luz.Feliz
    Participant

    Today I am grateful for:

    1) Having moved into my own place

    2) Being independent and not having to rely on others as much as I once had to in the past

    3) Feeling better (I am sick and was feeling a lot worse over the Thanksgiving break)

    4) Whoever invented urgent care places, they are very quick and convenient, and they follow up!

    5) Public transportation

    6) Hoodies and sweatpants

  • #7388
    Allison Kernan
    Allison Kernan
    Keymaster

    I am grateful for..

    1. Being able to do Christmas shopping for people.
    2. This Friday will mark one year in recovery!
    3. My aunt being in town for the holiday!

  • #8369
    Luz.Feliz
    Luz.Feliz
    Participant

    Today I am grateful for:

    1). The opportunity to help others and give back to the community through the job I do each day.

    2). Great food with tons of options πŸ™‚

    3). Love and Compassion

  • #8453
    livhanna
    livhanna
    Member

    Today I am grateful for…

    1) Family/Home as a constant safe haven πŸ™‚
    2) Being able to sleep in an extra hour than usual this morning
    3) An old friend coming to visit me this past weekend!

  • #8455
    Luz.Feliz
    Luz.Feliz
    Participant

    Today I am thankful for:

    1). The chance of new opportunities at the start of each new day comes

    2). Creativity

    3). Laughter

  • #8616
    katerina
    katerina
    Participant

    1. Waking up without physical pain
    2. My job and space for a 2nd job
    3. Finally discovering myself more and more

  • #8671
    Luz.Feliz
    Luz.Feliz
    Participant

    Today I am thankful for:

    1). The ability to hold a conversation with another person and express my needs, which I couldn’t do years ago

    2). Feeling comfortable enough to be myself in more environments πŸ™‚

    3). The weather is cooperating more than not lately!

    Bonus one:

    4). More financial stability lately

  • #8707
    Luz.Feliz
    Luz.Feliz
    Participant

    Today I am thankful for:

    1). My wonderful friends and support system

    2). The strength I get from my higher power

    3). New job opportunities

    4). The fact of one day after the next!

  • #8721
    Luz.Feliz
    Luz.Feliz
    Participant

    Today I am grateful for:

    1). Having had a wonderful, much needed breakfast out with a friend this morning

    2). TGIF!

    3). The weather is getting fantabulous πŸ™‚

  • #8764
    Luz.Feliz
    Luz.Feliz
    Participant

    Today I am thankful for:

    1). New friendships

    2). Having a positive work community and connection with coworkers πŸ™‚

    3). Good weather for great adventures with friends

    4). New blessings in my life

    5). Strength in my romantic relationship

    6). The gift of having PATIENCE!!!

  • #8812
    Luz.Feliz
    Luz.Feliz
    Participant

    Today I am thankful for:

    1). Understanding my self-value as a young woman.

    2). The support of my family, especially my parents.

    3). Momma’s home cooking.

    4). Future successes that are coming my way πŸ™‚

  • #8849
    Luz.Feliz
    Luz.Feliz
    Participant

    Today I am grateful for:

    1). The opportunity to be able to become more financially stable

    2). The fact that I am trusted πŸ™‚

    3). Being able to drive places and not have to take the bus everywhere

    4). My freedom and independence back

    5). Getting out of a negative situation

    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • #8896
    Luz.Feliz
    Luz.Feliz
    Participant

    Today I am grateful for:

    1). Being able to laugh when the truth comes to the surface

    2). New friends

    3). My confidence

  • #9491
    Luz.Feliz
    Luz.Feliz
    Participant

    Today I am grateful for:

    1). My sanity and good frame of mind lately.

    2). Finding my safe place/ relaxation zone.

    3.) New positive family memories.

  • #9510
    Luz.Feliz
    Luz.Feliz
    Participant

    Today I am grateful for:

    1). Effective communication and being able to hold a safe place for others to share their feelings and thoughts

    2). Teamwork, unity, Family

    3). Learning opportunities, growth, education

  • #9595
    Luz.Feliz
    Luz.Feliz
    Participant

    Today I am grateful for:

    1). Having had a fun-filled yet relaxing weekend

    2). Being able to start school soon!

    3). Having the opportunity to be a part of a young child’s life who I adore dearly πŸ™‚

  • #9646
    Kevin A.
    Kevin A.
    Keymaster

    1. The fact that I have completed my registration for school… (that was hectic)
    2. Finally getting closer to getting my driver’s license
    3. The ability to keep trying

  • #9651

    torry22
    Participant

    3 things I am grateful for today:

    1. Great friends who care about me
    2. The fact that I have a choice and can make my own
    3. Weekends for relaxing

  • #9654
    Luz.Feliz
    Luz.Feliz
    Participant

    Today I am grateful for:

    1). Having had a wonderful, eventful yet relaxing weekend, finally being able to catch up on some baseball πŸ™‚

    2). The beautiful weather lately

    3). My Positive vibes

  • #9867
    Luz.Feliz
    Luz.Feliz
    Participant

    Today I am grateful for:

    1). Making it through the week and having the weekend to both relax and get more things done.

    2). Personal growth, being able to bite my tongue.

    3). New opportunities in life πŸ™‚

    4). The fall getting closer and closer!

  • #9875
    Luz.Feliz
    Luz.Feliz
    Participant

    Today I am grateful for:

    1). Having a great, relaxing weekend.

    2). Being able to have quality time with my parents.

    3). Positive words of wisdom from church yesterday.

    4). Being able to have good times with friends.

  • #9880
    Luz.Feliz
    Luz.Feliz
    Participant

    Today I am grateful for:

    1). The opportunity to make new friends.

    2). Being able to do good in school.

    3). Good food to look forward to at the end of a long day πŸ™‚

  • #9886

    torry22
    Participant

    1. Vacation time and being able to visit with friends and family.

    2. A roof over my head.

    3. The people in my life who support me no matter what.

  • #9897
    Luz.Feliz
    Luz.Feliz
    Participant

    Today I am grateful for:

    1). Being able to properly balance all aspects of my life right now, such as school, work, a social life, family, relaxation time, etc.

    2). Being able to be comfortable with being myself now πŸ™‚

    3). My ability to make people laugh!

  • #9958
    Luz.Feliz
    Luz.Feliz
    Participant

    Today I am grateful for:

    1). The baseball playoffs!

    2). Pizza and Taco Bell

    3). Being able to work on improving myself each and everyday πŸ™‚

  • #9978
    Carl Peterson
    Carl Peterson
    Participant

    I am thankful to have warm and inviting friends and family.
    Two Jobs.
    A Car.
    but most importantly my piece of mind.

  • #10277
    Luz.Feliz
    Luz.Feliz
    Participant

    Today I am thankful for:

    1). The fact that I am doing so well in school! πŸ™‚

    2). My vacation to Florida is coming soon and the days are going by faster!!! πŸ™‚

    3). Chocolate!!! <3 πŸ™‚

  • #10369
    Luz.Feliz
    Luz.Feliz
    Participant

    Today I am grateful for:

    1). Coming out on top after a hard few days

    2). Thanksgiving vacation!

    3). Having a job, shelter, food, a car, family, friends.

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