5 gratitude quotes for recovery

5 Gratitude Quotes for Recovery

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In the process of recovery, one that can be messy and turn up lots of dirt in our hearts that needs to be tended, it’s easy to feel victimized. The world feels like a harsh place that is out to get us. However, along with being a magnet for further decent into negativity, it is often is a precursor to allowing the destruction of addiction back into our lives.

Gratitude combats this. It keeps us from being victimized and nurtures recovery. The key is to make an effort. For so long our natural state is one that sees the worst of any situation—pushing us to cover it up with substance use. But there is always something to be grateful for. Practice it. Watch as the moments that might seem scarce at first, grow and multiply.

Here are 5 quotes to get you going.

Melody Beattie

gratitude recovery quote

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. – Melody Beattie

Eckhart Tolle

Gratitude addiction recovery quote

It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up. – Eckhart Tolle

Tony Robbins

Gratitude addiction recovery quote

Trade your expectation for appreciation and the world changes instantly. ­– Tony Robbins

Robert Holden

Gratitude addiction recovery quote

The real gift of gratitude is the more grateful you are, the more present you become. – Robert Holden

John F. Kennedy

Gratitude addiction recovery quote

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ­– John F. Kennedy


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