Stop Over-drinking and Start Living, Episode 152, Gratitude Unexpected

We can always find things to be thankful for. It’s actually not very hard. You can just ask yourself ‘what am I thankful for’ and your brain will give you lots of things.

This week, I share my big list of what fills me with gratitude. AND I discuss why ‘just being thankful’ when we are going through something hard or complicated or painful, doesn’t help. When you are feeling bad and you say ‘I should be thankful for…’ or ‘at least it’s not as bad as …..’ doesn’t acknowledge that you are feeling and experience something hard. This bypasses what you are feeling and diminishes your pain, which isn’t helpful at all. When we do this, the pain is still there. ‘Being thankful’ doesn’t help it go away. So, we carry it around with us and then we end up drinking more than we want to escape that underlying pain that we are still experiencing. So, you can be thankful AND you can acknowledge some things that are hard.

Enjoy the episode.

I am so thankful for all of you.  

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