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Gratitude and a shift in thinking

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I woke up this morning with a sore throat and runny nose and immediately my mind went to that negative place of "here we go again." With the weather change and kids back in school it's just a part of life. So, the path I wanted to take was to feel sorry for myself in that I had the kids to get ready for school and tons of work at the office, blah, blah, blah. Instead, I worked a mental gratitude list. I have 3 great kids that are in my life and that are around for me to get ready for school. I have a sore throat/runny nose but am overall healthy and have two feet to move me forward. I also have a job to go to which is paying my bills, keeping a roof over my head and food on the table. I'm also not the only person in the world that woke up with a sore throat so I'm not a victim and there are folks that woke up to worse situations than mine! I have taken one moment at a time today, have done the best I can at work, will go to a meeting tonight and will rest when I get home. I will survive. And being surrounded by program, I can put together a gratitude list to shift my thinking even on those days that I wake up and things aren't laid out all nice and neat for me.


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September Recovery Workshop

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September 15, 2012
1:00 pmto4:30 pm




Griffith Baptist Church
1987 Old Salisbury Rd
Winston-Salem, NC 

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