The “Just for Today” meditation for January 10th invites us to reflect on the profound role of gratitude in our recovery journey, particularly gratitude for our belief in a Higher Power. This belief can be a crucial source of strength, especially when we face challenges in our recovery process. One of the most valuable practices in times of difficulty is creating a gratitude list, and prominently on this list should be our faith in something greater than ourselves.
The Twelve Steps of Narcotics Anonymous guide us towards a spiritual awakening, each step taking us further along a path to understanding and connecting with our Higher Power. This journey is not always straightforward or easy; it parallels the progression of our recovery from addiction, gradually deepening and strengthening over time.
Our evolving relationship with a Higher Power is a cornerstone of our recovery. We learn to draw strength from this relationship, particularly when our path becomes arduous. It’s important to maintain a sense of gratitude for this spiritual connection, recognizing that whether we’re in despair or joy, our Higher Power is with us.
Each day clean is a day to be thankful for the care and support of our Higher Power. This gratitude not only reinforces our faith but also keeps us grounded in our recovery, reminding us of the gift of sobriety and the spiritual journey we are on. We are reminded to cherish and appreciate this connection, as it is one of the key factors that sustains us through the ups and downs of life in recovery.