My sponsor picks up the phone.
“Mark! How are you?”
“Not good Larry, not good. It’s just too much. It’s too much. The kids aren’t sleeping at night. I’m like a dead man walking at work. Work is stressful. There’s no ME time anymore. I’m losing it.”
“What are you doing?”
“In your car?”
“Where are you going?”
“To your house?”
“What will you do when you get there?”
“With your wife? And your children?”
“Where are you coming from?”
“Where you’ve been gainfully employed for how long now?”
“And this job provides for your wife and kids?”
“I see. So let’s just leave it at ‘thank you God’.”
Those cliché recovery slogans used to fill me with resentment.“Practice an attitude of gratitude” sounded so Hallmark. My first piece in this Slogan Series was “What one day at a time means to me.” And I hope to contribute more pieces that explain how these seemingly corny clichés work miracles in my mundane.
I need gratitude in my life, constant gratitude. If I’m not grateful for what I have in life, I begin to take credit for what I have in life. And if you click around a bit (especially in the Featured In page) you will read (and hear) that my very best thinking landed me in the insane asylum.
It is only through the strength of others that I learned to be strong myself.