Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Happy Happy Joy Joy

Hi Everyone! I have so much catching up to do. I have been super busy preparing for my trip to Germany. There is so much to get in order before Saturday. I have been cleaning, Christmas shopping, wrapping and catching up with friends before I leave on my two week journey. Everything here is great with me. I can't remember the last time I have said that. I feel such a peace and serenity the last week or two. It's not that I don't still have problems, but my overall attitude, practice of the program and relationship with HP has been helping me with gratitude.

Some quick updates. I had a wonderful day with my mom on Saturday. We went to the Christmas market in Union Square in NYC. We shopped and had lunch. We talked and laughed and caught up. I told her about my program and she talked about hers and what helped her in Al-Anon. We talked about family and K2. She said she has noticed that I seem to be in a better place about the situation. I agreed. I see how completely powerless I am with the situation. It makes it all easier to let go of that way. I spent Sunday home giving my puppy a hair cut and cleaning my apartment. I have noticed that I don't mind spending time along anymore. I went to church on Sunday and made a big pot of chili in the afternoon. I am starting to do things I like instead of always worrying about everyone else.

I am finished shopping and I am just waiting for the rest of my on-line purchases to show up. I started wrapping presents last night and need to think about the mountain of laundry that needs to be done in order for me to pack. I have something to do each night in order to have everything squared away for Saturday.

I helped chair a meeting yesterday afternoon and was asked to qualify when I return from Germany. I have my business meeting on Thursday at my home ACOA and plan to volunteer again for service. I am making connections in meetings and writing out my Christmas cards. Dinner tomorrow with a good friend and celebrating Christmas with my mom, her boyfriend and my youngest sister on Friday night.

God is helping me to see all the amazing things in my life and everything I have to be grateful for. Oh, and it's been snowing her in NY today. :)

Today I am grateful for:

My gratitude
HP
Holiday season
Germany- 4 days!
Everyone here in the blogo-sphere
Steps 1,2,3
SNOW
Oh, and maybe free tickets to Neil Young tonight! He has been my favorite singer since I was like 5 years old

6 comments:

Cat said...

Kristen you sound so absolutley wonderfully upbeat! I am so happy for you - now dont forget to pack your camera because I got some living vicariously via you and your film to do when you get back!

Be safe and have a great time!

Oh and just in case - Happy Holidays!!!

J-Online said...

You sound wonderful! Your trip sounds fabulous. I'm glad things are going so well for you. Jenn

PRAYER GIRL said...

So happy you're "UP" with the joy of living.

You sound like you're in the "zone" - that place where things just happen - happen - happen - till all is in place.

Enjoy the snow for me. I love it and miss it here in Florida.

cw2smom said...

Sounds like lots of serenity and taking each day as it comes! Good for you! Can't wait to hear all about your wonderful trip! Blessings, Lisa

Heather said...

I'm so glad that you are happy, Kristen!!

Just a quick note to let you know that I've taken my blog private. If you would like to continue to read, send me an email at gegohaj@aol.com and I'll send you an invite.

Heather said...

Kristen,
I can't remember if I've told you this or not so please forgive me. I've taken my blog private. If you wish to continue to follow, just email me at gegohaj@aol.com and I'll send you an invite.