An Attitude of Gratitude: It’s Not Easy

Celebrate Recovery on the Plateau

thankful in touch times

In a few days many of us will join together with others and celebrate a time of connection and of giving thanks for our blessings.

Many years ago, before I started recovery, Thanksgiving was the only day of the year that I gave thanks for my blessings.  The rest of the year, I lived in the world of black and white, all or nothing.  I was tossed back and forth by the waves of my circumstances.  Either it was a good day, or a bad day.

I had completed the 12 Steps, and now I needed to “live a recovery program.” However, I needed some structure in order to do so (besides attending meetings and meeting with my sponsor regularly).

My sponsor suggested that I do a daily inventory.  In this inventory I wrote several things, but included in those items were:

  • How was I with others?
  • What feelings did…

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About Kevin Brough

President VisionLogic Executive Director of Symbiosis Health Systems Program Director at Symbiosis Retreats Subconscious Behaviorist, Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Addictionologist, Certified HypnoTherapist, NLP Master Practitioner - Trainer, Strategic Interventionist, Motivational Interviewing, New DreamWork Method Coach, Emotional Freedom Technique, Yoga/Meditation, Reiki Master

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