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September 21

“Gratitude is an attitude we choose for living well.”

Tools of Recovery, page 23

My overall wellness today includes the healing power of coming back to the present moment. Whether I am drawn to a place of fear about the future or shame about my past, being fully surrounded by the gifts of today helps me come back to the place where I truly live: right here, right now.

The tool I use to shift me back to here is the gratitude list. Whether writing down or meditating on all the gifts of my sobriety today, living in gratitude is one of the most spiritually fulfilling ways I live in the present. A connection with my Higher Power, my friends in recovery, my family, with myself, or with a total stranger can be gifts I can celebrate today.

Today I will remember to thank my Higher Power for all of the gifts of sobriety. I am grateful.