Midwestern Mama continues 30 days of gratitude, days 7 to 12. What a delight to find there is something to be grateful for every day!
Each day as I think about what to post during 30 Days of Gratitude, it is becoming easier and easier to identify the good things. Even in the depths of my son’s addiction, I would take time each day to give thanks for what was good. Call it praying, call it meditation, call it whatever you want — pure and simple it is an “attitude of gratitude” that others would tell me about and that I soon discovered as a powerful way to find strength even in trying times. Now, when I pause to give thanks, I find my list is growing.
Here are some of the recent things for which I am grateful:
Day 7: I am grateful that we continued to set boundaries for our young addict so that he could find his way to treatment and now to recovery. #Gratitude2014
Day 8: I am grateful to other parents who have shared their experiences with me. Through them, I know there is possibility and hope for our young addicts. #Gratitude2014
Day 9: I am grateful my son is alive, has survived addiction and several relapses. For the past 100-plus days, he is choosing sobriety. #Gratitude2014
Day 10: I am grateful for Our Young Addicts on Twitter and Facebook. #Gratitude2014
Day 11: I am grateful for medication-assisted treatment and recovery, especially Suboxone. #Gratitude2014
Day 12: I am grateful that we are rebuilding trust with our son. #Gratitude2014