12-Step recovery groups talk about having an “attitude of gratitude” for any “blessings received.” No matter where you are on your personal journey of sobriety – just starting out or looking back on how far you’ve traveled – there are many reasons why you can give thanks for your recovery.
As we enter the holiday season, now is the time to express gratitude for:
An Opportunity to Live YOUR Life
Now, you are free to make your own healthy and happy choices. You no longer have to let drugs and alcohol control your decisions and actions.
A Chance to See Things Clearly
Many people new to recovery, say it is as if they were coming out of a fog. Without the obstruction of addiction, you can now see and accept things as they really are, and respond in those ways that are best for you.
Fun without Regrets
Now’s your chance to really enjoy life and all it has to offer. You can go and have a good time with family and friends and not have to worry about waking up tomorrow feeling guilty or ashamed.
Memories You Can Cherish
Substance abuse robs you of memories – not only do you miss out on many good times and opportunities, you also were to “out of it” to remember anything. Now, you can participate in happy experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.
A Way to Give Back
Addiction results in self-absorption, where you only worry about your own needs and desires. Now that you are in a stronger place, you are in a position to help others – volunteering, service at recovery meetings, etc. Here’s the thing – when you give, you are rewarded.
Reconciliation with Loved Ones
Addiction is a lonely disease that affects every relationship you have. Now that you are in recovery, you have a chance to make amends and heal old hurts.
If you are reading this, it is because you are still here. There are far too many people who lost their battle with addiction and never made it to today. Make the most of it.
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