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Gratitude & Kindness: Wellness & Recovery Tools!

The fall and winter holiday season offer people in recovery, peer providers, addiction researchers, people interested in recovery and family supporters the opportunity to reflect on Gratitude and Kindness.  

Gratitude (defined)

the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.

The inclination to feel grateful is an attitude that can be developed. It is very important that people recovering from an addiction, peer provider, as well as family supporters cultivate this positive outlook, as it can bolster wellness for all.

This website outlines great benefits:


Gratitude Tips

  • Take a moment. Think about the positive things that happened during the day.
  • Journal. Make a habit of writing down things you’re grateful for.
  • Savor your experiences. Try to notice positive moments as they are happening.
  • Relive the good times. Relive positive moments later by thinking about them or sharing them with others.
  • Write to someone. Write a letter to someone you feel thankful toward.
  • Make a call. Call or email someone you’re grateful for them in person.

Gratitude and Kindness go hand in hand to enhance recovery and wellness.

November 13 is World Kindness Day!

World Kindness Day is observed in many countries including the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia and the U.A.E. World Kindness Day presents a chance to reflect upon an important and unifying human principle for people in recovery, peer providers and family supports!   Remember to practice a random act of kindness November 13 and get into the habit of practicing daily. It will strengthen your wellness!