Since 1981 I have seen November as Gratitude Month and the week of Thanksgiving as Gratitude Week and Thanksgiving Day as GRATITUDE DAY. So, during this Gratitude Week I once again sat down and made a long list of everything I’m grateful for in my life. This took quite a while as I do have so much to be grateful for.
What I am most grateful for today is my recovery of almost 30 years and my relationship with Ellen, my wife and partner of almost 23 years. I make it a point to tell her everyday how grateful I am for her. Many times she laughingly asks: why am I grateful? Last year when she asked me that I put together my “short list” of 25 reasons I am grateful for her and gave it to her. I say short list because there are not enough words to express how grateful I am that Ellen is in my life.
So again this year I’m wishing you all a Happy Gratitude Day (AKA Thanksgiving Day) and hope you can find many things to be grateful for today. No matter what you are experiencing; work hard to acknowledge what you are grateful for. An attitude of gratitude can turn a dismal day into the best day of your life if you let it.
It is impossible to be in gratitude and suffer at the same time — the choice is yours!
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