gratitude friday 2/29

2/29. That makes tomorrow the 17th anniversary of my sobriety. Cool. I’m a clean and sober woman. Walking farther and farther toward life joy and love and farther and farther away from pain.

I am grateful.

I am grateful for a new client and a new website and logo to create. I love my work.

I am grateful for dealing with some shitty stuff. For finding out that a big miscommunication resulted in my not getting some work I really thought would be perfect for me. As my sister said, that’s horrible and terrible. And it is what it is, as in there’s nothing I can do about it. Hard to see this one as right perfect whole and complete just the way it is; I’m working on it. I am talking to spirit a lot a lot a lot.

I am grateful for lunch with my client at Brown Sugar Kitchen, my neighbor Tanya’s new gourmet soul food restaurant. The. Best. Chicken. I. Have. Ever. Tasted. For real. I’m going to post my first Yelp review for BSK. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm.

I am grateful to be alive. To have danced last night. All is well.

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  1. I love the visuals your writing brings to my mind. Walking into and away from.. I am touched and can visualize this for every decision, every choice at my feet.

  2. I’ve always loved that image…That it takes as long to walk out of the jungle as it took to walk into it. It took me 22 years to get into the seemingly impenetrable darkness of my addiction. And now I’m 17 years on the path back out. I can see plenty of sunlight now. More sunlight than dark. Time takes time…

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