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Even the worst parts of your life have contributed to your growth.

When we first embark on the process of recovery and healing, our lives are typically in shambles. Our relationships, our finances, our work life, and even our freedom may be in jeopardy. So, it is unsurprising that when we are asked to embrace an attitude of gratitude, we sometimes struggle. We simply can’t find anything to be grateful for. In such cases, we should start out with one thought: I am grateful to be sober at this moment. Then we 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.