Magazine

From the August 2012 magazine.

August 2012: Gratitude

How do you manage to feel grateful when you're feeling terrible?

The other night at our AA meeting, Frank asked a question, and a dozen hands went up. He said, "How do you manage to feel grateful when you're feeling terrible? I can't do it."

George, who has had a stroke, said, "I'm paralyzed in one arm. Soon after I came into AA, I broke the other arm. All I could move was my pinkie. I was grateful that I was sober and that I would recover the use of my broken arm. I'm more grateful for this program every day, for the love and friendship I find here, for my spiritual progress, such as it is—just for being alive!"

-- F. M.

New Canaan, Connecticut

This is a preview. To view the full article, use the link below to begin a free 7-day trial!

Subscribe