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Inspiring Success on the Road to Recovery

Monday, October 31, 2016

To Be or Not to Be.... Grateful

We have a choice on where to focus our attention, even with all the digital distractions bombarding us daily. As I continue to grow in my recovery, I still need reminders to view all that life throws at me— with gratitude, and some days are easier than others.

When I was actively consumed in addiction, being grateful never entered my thoughts — not unless it was to get me out of a jam, away with another lie, you know the story. 

I wasn’t a bad person, yet my behavior would always prove otherwise. That’s where addiction took me. It robbed me of my conscience, integrity and morality. Even though I was taught right from wrong; wrong was the fork in the road I took.

Now, and for the last 26 years, with a rigorous commitment to my recovery — being in gratitude is the safest place for me to be; not in my head, not regretting past mistakes or projecting future outcomes. I have a choice to focus on what I have; and not what I want. 

I need gratitude and thanksgiving as part of my daily routine more than I need to know who has texted, emailed or friended me, because the most important entity I must connect with — is always with me.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving.