Gratitude in Early Recovery

Happy people are grateful for what they have, regardless of what that is.

Many sex and porn addicts in early recovery (and sometimes even those with significant amounts of sobriety) struggle with feeling grateful. Usually, they look for the downside in every situation. They grumble that roses have thorns when they ought to be celebrating the fact that thorns have roses. Sometimes these individuals feel as if they are incapable of gratitude. This, of course, is not true. As author A. A. Milne wrote in Winnie the Pooh, “Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.”

Just for Today
Be like Piglet.