Gratitude is essential for alcoholics and addicts in recovery. Here are some things to be grateful for:
For being sober.
For making well thought out decisions
For bad days that make us appreciate the good days.
For remembering what we did the night before.
For gaining back respect from others.
For seeing a smile instead of fear on our children’s face.
For having a job.
For Alcoholics Anonymous.
For our higher power/God
For our returning health.
For being able to look in a mirror again.
For having our license reinstated.
For having our legal problems solved.
For the fear in our spouse’s eyes retreating.
For every new day.
For the joys found in every single day.
For wanting to get out of bed in the morning.
For the return of hope.
Alcoholics Anonymous suggests making a gratitude list often. Some days can be really bad even in recovery. Life happens to all of us. Some days can be filled with despair and depression. I have found if I sit down and make a list of things I am grateful for, I feel a little better. There are days when knowing I am sober is all I have, but it is enough.