The season of gratitude is upon us, and I wanted to start the month off right with a list post on that very subject! The gifts of sobriety are, of course, too many to enumerate. But that won’t stop me from trying . . .
Each one of these bullet points could be a full post – or even a book – unto itself. I have attempted to capture a universe of meaning in a sentence, and trust the words will resonate with you at a deep level. Please feel free to add your “gratitudes” in the comments.
Oh, and I want to be sure I mention how very  grateful I am for you!


15 Gifts of Sobriety for Which I Am Deeply Grateful


1. I recognize, believe in, and celebrate my worthiness as a Child of God.

2. I am free to live my life in the Light.

3. I have a “road map” by which to live and be.

4. When I make a mistake, I forgive myself.

5. My relationships are much more peaceful, and when I do experience conflict, I have the tools to work through it lovingly.

6. I forgive others easily and communicate openly.

7. My level of awareness continues to expand. I see beauty in places I never imagined before.

8. I am accountable. My sponsor and my sober friends help me take healthy responsibility for my decisions and actions.

9. I am trustworthy. And I am trusting.

10. When I walk into a meeting, I feel welcome and at home. I do my part to help others feel the same.

11. As I practice willingness and release, I truly notice how my serenity increases.

12. My Higher Power is the only Power there is.

13. I believe in the Good, and I see it expressing everywhere in my world.

14. Before I go to sleep, I look back over my day. I celebrate everything that was wonderful and acknowledge anything I would like to have done differently.

15. I do not fear what tomorrow may hold. I look forward to a bright and happy future.


In gratitude, harmony and support,


15 Gifts of Sobriety for Which I Am Deeply Grateful

2 thoughts on “15 Gifts of Sobriety for Which I Am Deeply Grateful

  • November 1, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    I keep thinking of more things to be grateful for.. ~I remain calm and (relatively)serene when the world around me feels topsy turvy.

  • November 3, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    I have a group of friends that accepts me.

    I have the ability to make others feel better.

    I am loyal.

    Great post Lena!!


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