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Get Grateful Before You Get High

Negativity can be deadly for someone in recovery. If you aren’t grateful for your sobriety, then what will keep you from going back out and using? Positive thinking and gratitude are like two peas in a pod. Consistently seeing the glass as half-full will do wonders for your recovery, and for your life. If you’re not entirely sure what the meaning of gratitude is, consider it as an acknowledgment of a benefit that a person has received. People can also be grateful for things that have yet to happen. Gratitude for what you have and for what you have yet to receive is an appreciation of life.

The opposite of thinking positively in recovery is commonly called stinking thinking. People who live their daily lives in negativity are living dangerously. Even if you are a positive person, and you are hanging around with someone who isn’t, be careful. Negativity can spread like wildfire and have dire consequences for people in recovery. It can easily lead to relapse, and if you are living outside of gratitude, you better find some, and find some fast. If the people around you are careless with their sobriety, find friends who make it a priority. There are plenty of people on both sides of the fence, so choose wisely.

Everyone has something to be grateful for and to feel good about. If you are really struggling, you may have to look toward the most basic amenities in life—hot water, food, and a roof over your head. Many people don’t have the basics, and for those of us who do, we should feel fortunate. Think about how bad it was when you were using. Your disease is probably telling you it wasn’t that bad, but if you are honest with yourself, you will remember it as a disaster. Negativity can be a symptom of an impending relapse; if it is creeping into your life, keep reminding yourself of the ugliness of where your disease took you, and be thankful for where you are now.

If you are tired of being a prisoner to addiction, call the Serenity Recovery Center. We can help you start your journey to recovery. You may not feel much gratitude for anything right now, but sobriety can offer you a full and beautiful life—if you want it. Give us a call, we are available 24/7 at 844-339-6964. Recovery is possible, call today.