Day 663 and I have been neglecting my blog. I am busy – in a good way. My sobriety remains my top priority but now it fits in with the other pieces of my life rather than loudly demanding my attention to the exclusion of everything else. I am careful not to allow complacency to sneak in and to do something every day to ensure I remain focussed on my sobriety and how hard I have worked, am working, to get to where I am now.
I have noticed that more than ever, small things give me a boost. Mr So gave me a teapot and beautiful handknitted tea cosy for Christmas. Since then I have been looking for a tea caddy. I have looked everywhere but without luck. Then last week I went into a charity shop on the off-chance and discovered this:
The pleasure this gives me is almost ridiculous. Just looking at it gives me a boost. I don’t know why, I just like it and its EXACTLY what I was looking for. In my drinking days I wouldn’t have even contemplated making tea, let alone in a teapot with loose leaf tea from a caddy. I have come a long way !!
The other thing which give me pleasure is a hyacinth I have growing on my kitchen window sill. Each day it grows a little bit more and before very long it will be in full bloom. In the same way as my tea caddy, looking at the hyacinth gives me pleasure. In fact I would go so far as to say joy. And that is something I never thought would happen. XX