Day 20

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:

  1. My family
  2. 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)
  3. My friends
  4. My city
  5. My country home (on my family farm)
  6. My recent health improvements
  7. This program
  8. The sunset from my balcony
  9. My new couch
  10. Roasting marshmallows (which we do often) in our fire
  11. Ginger and Bubbles (our rabbits)
  12.  Tea and Toast
  13. Rock painting
  14. Rosie’s awesome art that supports the blogging
  15. The Northern Health School (who are supporting us with Rosie being too sick for school)
  16. My parents amazing support
  17. The mountain I look at from my balcony
  18. My herb garden
  19. The village near by
  20. Being able to ride the ferry to see clients
  21. How much work freedom I have
  22. My PhD experiences
  23. The local library
  24. LoFo bread by bakers delight so I can have tea and toast and stick to my food limitations
  25. 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?

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