“It is hard to appreciate what is, when we are holding certain expectations of what should be…” Attitudes of Gratitude in Love
This is why making gratitude lists – and sharing them with others – is so vital for me. It puts my focus on all the gifts I currently have in my life, how truly blessed I already am. I wake up each morning, and the first thing I think is, “I’m alive again, how lucky.” Then I think “I’m sober and didn’t create chaos last night, awesome.” Then all the other great stuff starts seeping into my consciousness (health, home, wife, kids, work, etc). When I focus on gratitude, unmet expectations are less likely to be so important. ILML!
A person I trust deeply reminded me that “grateful people do not drink.” It reminds me that purposefully nurturing gratitude is essential in my recovery.
Love that you found the power and blessings in gratitude lists and sharing.
Thanks for your reminder. It’s so true. When we’re grateful in sobriety we love our life and the last thing we want is to escape from it by getting drunk or stoned!
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