Feeling incredibly grateful tonight... sitting here, tearing up actually... words are so inadequate.
When I first entered recovery, I started a practice whereby I write at least three things that I'm grateful for every day (well, nearly every day; sometimes the day gets away from me)... and I share these with others. In turn, I receive gratitudes from a variety of individuals on a daily basis, too. It's pretty neat!
Here are my gratitudes for today:
feeling some relief from the financial pressure cooker... because of YOU, your support, your donations, we have been able to bring our utilities current - this includes electric/gas, water/sewer/trash, cell phone, and internet. We had received disconnect notices on all - and even had our internet (my lifeline to the outside world when I'm unable to leave the house due to my health) disconnected for awhile.
the bundled cost for our homeowners and car insurance dropped significantly once we removed my car from the policy.
I received notice late yesterday that the attorney I really wanted to work with for my appeal with Social Security Disability accepted my case. We're moving forward! I have a follow-up phone interview with her on Thursday this coming week.
the itchiness from head to toe that I've had for now four days... seems to be under better control. I've been popping the benadryl every four hours (so, doing a better job of staying on top of it - not letting myself get to the point where I'm so itchy that I'm going bat shit crazy!) and am on day two of the nine-day course of prednisone. And, I was able to wrap up rewashing all of the laundry that was previously washed in ALL's version of the free & clear detergent. I will FOREVER be a loyal, devoted fan of 7th Generation's zero dyes and zero perfume laundry detergent!
I attended an online GLBT & Allies NA meeting this evening that was open to everyone - regardless of their type of addiction (if any). We used our computer video cameras and microphones to communicate with each other - taking turns to share our thoughts on the reading. Maybe 10 of us spoke - out of a group of 32. I made two new friends - Ryan (the chair) and Josh (fellow addict). It felt good to talk about the question "how" - how do I remain abstinent from alcohol/drugs? How do I walk through life on life's terms?
Lastly, yet most importantly, I am grateful today for my tribe. Thank you for your support and unconditional love! <3