Thanksgiving is right around the corner and just in case you are worried about losing touch on what the holiday truly means, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite inspirational recovery quotes to get you into an attitude of gratitude.
“Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” — Melody Beattie
Trying to reach sobriety when your mind is flooded with negativity and resentment is going to make your journey so much harder. Simply practicing gratitude daily can bring happiness and flow to every aspect of your life and, most importantly, to your recovery.
“If you concentrate on finding what is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.” — Rabbi Harold Kushner
It can be so easy to constantly think of what could potentially go wrong in every situation. After all, your addiction has laid the groundwork for this expectation. When you feel a bad thought coming on, shift your thoughts to what is good about the current situation. It’s hard at first and it might feel unnatural, but trust us, it works.
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” — John F. Kennedy
As they always say, actions speak louder than words. It’s easy to read and say these words of encouragement and it’s quite another to put them into action. It’s only when you try to apply these words that you will truly begin to see change in your life.
“Gratitude is the single most important ingredient to living a successful and fulfilled life.” — Jack Canfield
There really is nothing like the feeling you get when you take part in an act of gracious kindness. Merely witnessing it can even leave a major mark on your life and inspire you to emulate those acts in your own life. That’s how powerful it is. Try it and wait to see how it just transcends to every facet of your life.
“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” — Marcel Proust
Addiction is a family disease and without the love and support from your relatives, recovery is seemingly impossible. There are many ways to show your loved one gratitude, but you can start by simply telling them that you appreciate them. Simple words of gratitude go a long way.
If you or someone you love is seeking treatment for an alcohol or drug addiction, the compassionate Recoveryas.com addiction specialists will help you find a program that works for you. Call us today at 1-(877) 968-6283. Also, see more of our inspirational quotes by following us on Facebook and Instagram.
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