Thankfulness on Thanksgiving

substance abuse treatment centers in Charlotte NCThis holiday season don't forget to be thankful above all else. In just a few short weeks, America will be celebrating Thanksgiving, a holiday that should be focused on giving thanks for everything; life, recovery, family, friends and more.

Thankfulness | Substance Abuse Treatment Centers in Charlotte NC

Sometimes, as a recovering addict, we loose sight of everything but beating addiction. This time of year, be sure to include being thankful for sobriety within giving thanks. It will not only help you feel more centered and prepared for the holiday, but it will also motivate you to continue forward in your journey of recovery.

With the stress that holidays can sometimes bring, it's important to remember that getting caught up in the overwhelming aspects of Thanksgiving can be bad for recovery. Don't let family drama, social drinking or other things that come with gatherings get you down.

Below, you'll find several inspirational quotes that will help you through this time. We hope you use them now and moving forward, right up until the day of Thanksgiving this year and beyond! Always remember to be thankful, even if you feel stressed, overworked or tired from the daily tasks of life.  There's always something to be thankful for. Recovery is at the top of the list!

Inspirational Quotes | Substance Abuse Treatment Centers in Charlotte NC

  • Appreciate is an excellent thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us, as well. - Voltaire
  • Be thankful when you don’t know something for it gives you the opportunity to learn. - Unknown
  • Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. - William Arthur Ward
  • God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?”  - William A. Ward
  • Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.  - Henry Ward Beecher
  • Gratitude is the memory of the heart.  - Jean Baptiste Massieu, translated from French
  • Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. - Melody Beattie
  • Happiness is in itself a kind of gratitude. - Joseph Wood
  • If you concentrate on what you don’t have you will never, never have enough. - Oprah Winfrey
  • Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are. - Marianne Williamson
  • Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility, to give something back. - Anthony Robbins
  • No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks. - James Allen
  • Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart. - Seneca
  • Peace comes from being aligned with the present moment. Wherever you are, you feel that you are home—because you are home. - Eckhart Tolle
  • Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.  -G.B. Stern
  • Sometimes it is a matter of changing your perspective, but I believe there is always something to be grateful for. - Tina Swithin
  • The more light you allow within you, the brighter the world you live in will be. - Shakti Gawain
  • The trick is to be grateful when your mood is high and graceful when it is low. - Richard Carlson
  • There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle, or you can live as if everything is a miracle.” - Albert Einstein
  • There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy. - Ralph H. Blum
  • ‎This is what grace looks like: amazed gratitude and relief at your plain old gorgeous life. - Anne Lamott
  • To be upset over what you don’t have is to waste what you do have. - Ken S. Keyes
  • We are never more than one grateful thought away from peace of heart. - David Steindl-Rast
  • When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive– to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. - Marcus Aurelius
  • When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. - Lao Tzu
  • “The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.” -Marjorie Pay Hinckley
  •  ”Nobody can make you to feel inferior without your consent.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually fear that you will make one.” -Elbert Hubbard
  •  “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” -Wayne Dyer
  •  “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” -Wayne Gretzky
  •  “Just think how happy you would be if you lost everything you have right now, and then got it back again.” -Frances Rodman
  •  “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” -Dr. Seuss
  •  “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
  •  “A problem is a chance for you to do your best.”-Duke Ellington
  •  “I didn’t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.” -Benjamin Franklin
  • “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” -Vivian Greene
  • “Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.” -Dr. Seuss
  • “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” -Marcus Aurelius
  • “Don’t cry for a man who’s left you; the next one may fall for your smile.” -Mae West
  • “You don’t have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you.” -Dan Millman
  •  “Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.”- Mary Anne Radmacher
  • “Creativity is discontent translated into arts.”-Eric Hoffer
  • “Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get, you’ve got to make yourself.” -Alice Walker
  • “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We hope these quotes help you this upcoming holiday season. For tips to help relieve stress and deal with the holidays, visit back with our next blog post.

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