Every once in a while, I forget to be grateful for what I have gained this past year in recovery and the people who have given me continued support.  I admit it is still easy for me to focus on the negative instead of the positive.

One day this past week, I sat down and made a list of the things I truly have to be grateful for.  I won’t bore you with all of them (!) but a few really jumped out at me.  I’m grateful to be part of my family again (I now get invited to social gatherings), and I am able to enjoy my numerous great-nieces and nephews.  I am working in a very supportive environment and am grateful to be a productive member of society again.  Most of all, I am just grateful to be alive and happy.

I hope that I can continue to be grateful daily because I am sure that’s where serenity comes from.

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