But how can I be grateful when…?

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I used to think being grateful was, well, sappy. For example, I’m a 12 Stepper and around the year-end holidays many of our meetings have a subject of ‘gratitude.’ Early on I hated them.

It wasn’t that I wasn’t grateful — sort of. I was, about my life, my recovery, my kids… etc. It just felt all wrong somehow to admit that in a public or semi-public forum. Besides, I also had things in my life I wasn’t one…