Attitude of Gratitude

Updated: Nov 25, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving! What are you thankful for?

I once heard that making a list of 10 things you are grateful for every morning will completely change your outlook on life. I was skeptical at first, as many of you may be too.


At rehab, we were asked to write one thing we were grateful for every morning, but I chose to skip that assignment. I have come to learn gratitude is critical to my recovery and helps me to keep a positive perspective in my life! Positive Psychology's website mentions the importance of gratefulness in recovery,

"Researchers and addiction programs alike have noticed that gratitude can play a key role in recovery from substance misuse or abuse."

Whether you are in recovery or not, I believe gratitude is a key component to living and leading with health! I challenge you to spend time this week writing down what you are thankful for. I'd love to hear what you learn or how it goes for you. Leave me a comment.

I am thankful for...
  • My parents, Mom (Carla) and Dad (Dennis) because they always showed me unconditional love and support and taught me to love and follow Jesus. My relationship with Jesus has been the greatest factor in me becoming who I am today and overcoming the obstacles I have overcome. Thank you Mom and Dad for always pointing me to Jesus!! And loving and supporting me unconditionally!

  • My wife, Amy, is my best friend, a talented nurse, and gifted artist. She can accomplish anything she sets her mind on. Her faith in Jesus Christ is a rock solid example and blessing to those around her! Amy is a faithful. loving wife and incredibly loving mother!

  • My daughters, Rylee and Aubree, always bring light, joy, and energy to our home every day! I pray they will choose to follow Jesus all of their days!

I could go on. But it's your turn.

Go ahead. Give it a try for yourself.

See what happens.


Happy Thanksgiving!

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