All posts by Karen T

About Karen T

I am a 51 year old widow who lives with her son, dog and cat. I work as a Sterile Processing Assistant at a local hospital here in town. I have been sober since April 18, 1982 and have not smoked since September 8, 2005. I am a Born Again Christian who loves Jesus and am grateful for each day I wake up. I have found that even in the hard times, like after my husband's suicide that I can still find things to be grateful for, even if they are little things. God always has my back.

A great day…

My son took me out to lunch, we went to the cemetery to pay respects to my mom/his grandmother, tossed the ball around, took a drive out in the country.


My family and being able to celebrate birthdays together.

A windy but still nice day.

The beautiful Lake Superior with its white caps and blue water.

My pets.

Church and our great pastors.

Another day to be grateful….

  1.  I am alive and healthy.
  2. I am sober and nicotine free.
  3. I lost 4 pounds this week.
  4. My son, brothers, sister, sister-in-law and extended family.
  5. My job.
  6. That I can not let one person’s opinion of me define who I am.
  7. My house.
  8. God, as he always has my back, even on those rare days when I don’t have faith.
  9. Good books.
  10. Spring in the air.
  11. The sound of the waves when I wake up.
  12. Good coffee.
  13. Peace, when I let myself find it.
  14. The sound of my cat and dog running around the house.


The beautiful sunny day.


My niece celebrating her 51st birthday.

Great shows like “That 70’s Show” that make me laugh.

Being able to communicate via the net.


My dog and cat.

My awesome son.

Laughter, for it truly is the best medicine somedays.

MARCH 27, 2017

  1.  I got to work early and get out early from work, even though I am not used to it anymore.
  2. The beautiful sunny afternoon.
  3. Getting to watch my favorite t.v. program.
  4. My dog, Jax, and cat,  Skeeter.
  5. Good food.
  6. God.
  7. Sobriety.
  8. Not smoking.
  9. A roof over my head.
  10. Money to pay my bills.
  11. Positive thinking.
  12. Family and friends.


  1. Even when I am having a case of the blues, I can still find good in life.
  2. I have a roof over my head, food in my refrigerator, and a bed to sleep in.
  3. I am staying sober today and not smoking cigarettes.
  4. I have a relationship with God.
  5. I have a good support system.
  6. I have family that loves me.
  7. I have a job to pay my bills.
  8. A.A. and my church.



    For our congregation at church having the blessing of knowing our former pastor who passed away in a house fire at his home.  I did not know him as I came after he had left the church but he sounded like a very wonderful man.  May he R.I.P. and God take care of his family.

  2. For being able to get up, suit up and show up for life today.  Again….THANK YOU GOD.
  3. For being fortunate enough to have a roof over my head, food in my refrigerator, and clothes to wear.
  4. For my son and family and my pets.
  5. For being able to see that life can go on, even without my husband.
  6. For the gift of sobriety, without which I could not have come this far.
  7. For being able to walk back and forth to church.
  8. For my employment that keeps me paying my bills and that I GET to go to each week day.
  9. For the beautiful sky outside right now.
  10. For my church family and my A.A. family.  All of whom have stood by me.