November is National Gratitude Month. At Compass Recovery Center we incorporate gratitude lists into our program. When one is grateful, it is difficult to be depressed. Research shows that staying in gratitude can increase your mood, decrease stress, and have a overall positive impact in one’s life. Recovering from a drug addiction or gambling addiction can be challenging and so one of the best tools that a client can have is learning to be grateful in all situations.

One of the things that I personally do everyday is participate in an email gratitude list. Everyday, those that are in the email group send out 5 things we are grateful for to all the members of the group.It is a powerful way to stay connected and to stay in gratitude.