Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17
Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. We set aside this particular day to collectively show gratitude for the many blessings that have been bestowed upon our country. Of course, every day should be Thanksgiving Day given that we have so very much to be thankful for. Every good gift, our very life itself, is a gift from God the Creator.
An “attitude of gratitude” as many people in the recovery community say, is the way to stay clean and sober. I would say that such an attitude is proper and even necessary for our well-being and success in life. No matter what we have, or what we have done, none of it is possible without the gracious hand of God who provides what we need.
So let us rededicate ourselves to that attitude of gratitude every day. In that way we can keep proper perspective, humility, and grace which are qualities that all of us need every single day.
Prayer: Thank you Lord for who you are and for what you provide, Amen.