It seems to be a proven fact when take a moment here and there in our busy lives and think about what we are grateful for – the stress seems...
It seems to be a proven fact when take a moment here and there in our busy lives and think about what we are grateful for – the stress seems to disappear… at least temporarily.
I was taught early in my recovery I can’t be in fear and faith at the same time. Being a fear driven person, at least in my using days… that statement stopped me in my tracks. I discovered when I got out of head and into my heart, and thought about the gifts life has given me – how could I not be grateful? Like many of us who found ourselves in the abyss of addiction — if we are here today, alive and breathing we have much to be thankful for. My sponsor suggested I write a list of everything I was grateful for when I’d call her complaining about how unfair life was.
I still make lists…and being grateful is not just about the good stuff. Difficult as it is I must be grateful for the pain and struggles, because every event, and every person teaches me something, it’s up to me what I do with that information.
From left: Spirit Recognition – David Besst, Hope Recognition- Donese Worden, NMD,
Gratitude Recognition- Dottie DeLugt Collins,Compassion Recognition: Lisa Jane Vargas.
Let’s practice more gratitude this year, are you with me?