How to Make Today A Grateful Day
“Whatever our individual troubles and challenges may be, it’s important to pause every now and then to appreciate all that we have, on every level.” — Shakti Gawain
It’s National Gratitude Month, which is conveniently celebrated in the same month as Thanksgiving, and there’s no better time to start living a grateful life. It might take a bit of practice, but learning to be more thankful (even for little things) will make you happier and help your recovery, too. The more you count your blessing each day, the more you’ll develop a connection with yourself and others around you. Give it a try. Here are a few suggestions to make today a grateful day.
- Make your family feel appreciated. Take a moment today to give thanks to your family members for all the joy, love and support they bring into your life. Tell your parents how much you appreciate their support, for instance, or you spouse and/or children how lucky you are to have their unconditional love.
- Give yourself a little love. Be grateful to be you – flaws in all! Go out of your way to appreciate all you are and all you have to offer to the world. Give thanks today for each breath, for your heartbeat, for your life and all the good around you.
- Create a gratitude ritual. Whether you begin a gratitude journal or morning meditation, make practicing gratitude a daily habit starting today.
- Send a thank-you note. Take a minute to thank someone for helping you during recovery. It can be in the form of a formal note, text, email or even social media post.
- Do something nice for someone. It can be something small – from making a cup of coffee to offering to run an errand – as long as it’s something that you know the person likes, wants or needs.
We’re Grateful to Help You
Seabrook ® has been helping families find the courage to recover from substance use disorders for more than 40 years. We’re here to support you every step of the journey and we’ll work with you to get the long-term recovery support you need and deserve. To learn more, call: 800-761-7575.