Welcome to day 20 of my 30 days to Sobriety.
One wedding & a funeral
Two thirds of the way to my goal and I am really noticing a shift. I see images of wine everywhere (it is really pervasive in our culture huh?) and suddenly it is just … well a picture of wine. These images no longer make my mouth water and my eyes bleed.
I did sniff a friends wine at a funeral yesterday. Playing with fire? Maybe. It smelt nice bitter-sweet, but perhaps that was just the day – on a wind swept rural hillside at a graveside ceremony with life long friends to honour a great man, may he rest in peace.
I did my home work late, for obvious reasons, and got a bit side tracked watching the Royal wedding, which I found really joyful. There was even comedy as the American preacher had the royals and celebs squirming in their seat – like it just isn’t quite ‘cricket’ to talk so openly and passionately about love. This merry preacher, even if he went on a bit long, has done the world a favour I think.
I am not going to talk about my homework for yesterday (hence the missing day 19), as I did not do it. A day full of so much bitter sweet bueaty was not to be improved with my sharing my views on “the law of attraction”.
However today is a new day and the homework is gratitude – which I am happy to jump right on into.
Here we go:
First Task was to list 25 things I am grateful for. So here goes:
- My family
- My hair (not really that much – but I discovered in the example that the Author was grateful for his hair and hair dryer – I linked that in an older man – he does seem to have great hair)
- My friends
- My city
- My country home (on my family farm)
- My recent health improvements
- This program
- The sunset from my balcony
- My new couch
- Roasting marshmallows (which we do often) in our fire
- Ginger and Bubbles (our rabbits)
- Tea and Toast
- Rock painting
- Rosie’s awesome art that supports the blogging
- The Northern Health School (who are supporting us with Rosie being too sick for school)
- My parents amazing support
- The mountain I look at from my balcony
- My herb garden
- The village near by
- Being able to ride the ferry to see clients
- How much work freedom I have
- My PhD experiences
- The local library
- LoFo bread by bakers delight so I can have tea and toast and stick to my food limitations
- The New Dark Chocolate almonds (as above)
Wow I am a natural …. I had a load more.
My next homework is to think of 5 things I am grateful for every day, and tell someone how much they mean to me.
What are you grateful for today?