This is the beginning of the busiest time of life called, the Holiday season. Menus are being hashed out among family members.
It will be a short work week for most, so they can load up the car and start their journey to be with family Thanksgiving Day. I hope people will pause this week and be thankful. I believe we should pause every day for this.
The first thing I learned in sobriety was being grateful. Waking up without a hangover was miraculous for me and gratitude began. It was suggested I make a Gratitude List. There were days, looking at my circumstances, I didn’t see much to be grateful for.
This forced me to look within myself and to stop looking at what was happening, or not happening around me.
Waking up and waking up sober was enough for me. Having those two things made everything else possible.
This week people will ponder being thankful.
Accepting where you are and being grateful for everything you have, even if that is just breath in your body; be thankful. It may look not seem like much, but it’s actually everything you need.