Group Readings

Group Readings

Who Is an Addict?

Who Is an Addict

What Is the Narcotics Anonymous Program?

What Is the Narcotics Anonymous Program

Why Are We Here?

Why Are We Here

How It Works

How It Works

The Twelve Traditions of NA

Twelve Traditions First Page Only

Just for Today

Just for Today

We Do Recover

We Do Recover

The Twelve Concepts of NA Service

12 Concepts

NA Service Prayer

Service Prayer

Keytags

Keytags

NA Gratitude Monday Night Reading

August 7The gratitude list
“We focus on anything that isn’t going our way and ignore all the beauty in our lives.”

Basic Text, p. 80

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It’s easy to be grateful when everything runs smoothly.  If we get a raise at work, we’re grateful.  If we get married, we’re grateful.  If someone surprises us with a nice present or an unasked favor, we’re grateful.  But if we get fired, divorced, or disappointed, gratitude flies out the window.  We find ourselves becoming obsessed with the things that are wrong, even though everything else may be wonderful. This is where we can use a gratitude list.  We sit down with a pen and paper and list the people for whom we are grateful.  We all have people who’ve supported us through life’s upheavals.  We list the spiritual assets we have attained, for we know we could never make it through our present circumstances without them.  Last, but not least, we list our recovery itself.  Whatever we have that we are grateful for goes on the list. We’re sure to find that we have literally hundreds of things in our lives that inspire our gratitude.  Even those of us who are suffering from an illness or who have lost all material wealth will find blessings of a spiritual nature for which we can be thankful.  An awakening of the spirit is the most valuable gift an addict can receive.

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Just for today:  I will write a list of things, both material and spiritual, for which I am grateful.