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Gratitude - Recovered 547

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Release Date: 11/18/2014

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In the US, we are getting ready for the holiday known as Thanksgiving.

Along with turkey, family, drama, …

and football, we set aside time to reflect on the year as pause for thanksgiving.  We practice gratitude in all our affairs.

First, what is Gratitude?

When you first got sober, did you have a lot of Gratitude?

What Changed?

How important is Gratitude in your Recovery?

What are some things you are most grateful for?

Have you ever sat at a Gratitude Table?

Have you Ever been to a Gratitude meeting?

What about the Phrase Attitude of Gratitude?

How do practice or show Gratitude to others?

To God?

We have calls

Bronte

Keven

Alex

What step has helped you with Gratitude?

Who are your grateful for?

What are you Grateful for?

“Gratitude should go forward, rather than backward.  In other words, if you carry the message to still others, you will be making the best possible repayment for the help given you.” 

(As Bill Sees It - pg. 29)

Have you ever read the story, “Gratitude in Action” on pages 193-199 in 4th Edition Big Book

What were your thoughts about this story? 

Do you have any favorite passages? ;-) 

Have your ever found yourself sober and ungrateful?

How did this make you feel?

What did you do to start to feel grateful again?

Do you think Gratitude could be thought of as one of the foundation stones of recovery? 

Final Thoughts?