Author: Brian Kleber

33 year old transgender nonbinary United Methodist who is an addict in recovery. I live in the Pittsburgh, PA area.
Gratitude Is Action

Gratitude Is Action

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Hello everyone! How has your week been? Today I was reminded that gratitude is an action word! The things I am truly grateful I will show that I am grateful for them. Someone important in my life gave me an illustration that I am going to share with you all. Let's say you are given a plant. You show that you are thankful by accepting the plant but you end up putting it to the side and not take care of it. If you are truly grateful for the plant - you will water it, prune dead leaves and give it sunlight. You will do things to make it grow and you grow with it. That to me is the difference between thankfulness and gratitude. Thankfulness is just words with no power behind them. Gratitude is showing your thankfulness with action. I can honestly admit to you all there are definitely...
Gratitude Doesn’t Change The Scenery

Gratitude Doesn’t Change The Scenery

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"Gratitude doesn't change the scenery. It merely washes clean the glass you look through so you can clearly see the colors." -Richelle E. Goodrich, Author Gratitude really doesn't change the scenery or life circumstances. You can choose to be grateful and everything around you could be falling down. Life could be crushing you. But choosing to be grateful will not make a sick person well, a lonely person surrounded by friends, or a depressed person happy. Gratitude will change your lense in which you look through life though. Gratitude will help you see colors you never saw before. Gratitude will help you be thankful for the time you have left with a loved one who just got diagnosed with a terminal illness or condition. Gratitude will help you lift up the oppressed people who are cele...
Why I’m Grateful This Friday

Why I’m Grateful This Friday

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This week I have decided to write a blog about my own gratitude for those in my life this week. I first want to apologize for those of you who were looking for a Friday post and there was none. I went into the hospital on May 22 and didn't come out for 8 days. I was in for mental health issues because suicidal thoughts wouldn't go away and I didn't want to hurt those around me by taking myself out of this world. I cared too much about other people and not enough of myself. I was at a point where I hated God, life and myself. NOT a place I liked to be at and nor do I ever want to return there again. First person I am grateful for is my NA sponsor. He asked me what was wrong and I ended up telling him. He had me call people/places after the meeting. He didn't leave me and even took me...