I have noticed that some of my friends on Facebook have been posting something different for which they are grateful every day of November. What a cool thing to do! Gratitude lists are a common exercise in Alcoholics Anonymous. A recovering alcoholic has ample opportunity for self-pity, the lowest rung of selfishness; when mired in this morass, one’s AA sponsor will suggest, “Make a gratitude list!” (Sponsors do not tolerate a lot of self-pity.) It always works for me–how can I be whiny with all that I have to thank God for?
Happy Thanksgiving Day to all my friends and family! Believe me, you are all on my gratitude list. Let us all keep an “attitude of gratitude” in this holiday season.