Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. ~Melody Beattie~
Take time this day to reflect on all the many things that you have to be thankful for. We truly are a blessed people…the mere fact that you are able to read this right now is a testimony to that! Rejoice at the fact that we have a forgiving God who continues to stand by us, no matter what!
Thought for the day
It is indeed a rare day when given the chance we can not find something wonderful in our lives to be grateful for, whether it’s SAA as a whole, a friend, a spouse, children, a loving God, our running car, our home, the fact we have access to medicines, our sponsor, a hobby, our home meeting, our golf clubs or fishing rods, food in our freezer, etc. If we are to be in recovery we must develop a mindset where we begin to appreciate the simple things in life, even if they only offer us minor comfort. An attitude of gratitude sets the altitude at which we live. We’ve always sought to “get high”; let’s do it “au naturel”.
Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
For everything God has created is good, and nothing is to be thrown away or refused if it is received with thanksgiving. For it is hallowed and consecrated by the Word of God and by prayer.
~1 Timothy 4:4,5 (Amp)~