Even the worst parts of your life have contributed to your growth, so you can include even those items in your gratitude.

When sex addicts first embark on the process of recovery and healing, their lives are typically in shambles. Their relationships, their finances, their work life, and even their freedom may be in jeopardy. So, it is unsurprising that when they are asked to embrace an attitude of gratitude, they sometimes struggle. They simply can’t find anything to be grateful for. In such cases, they should start out with one thought: I am grateful to be sexually sober at this moment. Then they can add little things that seem silly—the sun is shining, there is food in my pantry, I have a roof over my head, etc. Over time, with practice, finding things to be grateful for gets easier, and so does staying sober.

Just for Today
Ask yourself if you are grateful to be sober at this moment.