Gratitude is not just for Thanksgiving anymore. Gratitude practiced every day of the year—or most days anyway—is a way to conquer life’s challenges, including depression and recovery.

There are endless ways in which we can do this, so stay tuned for another blog on this.

I love finding gratitude quotes in my social media feeds. They help remind me to be grateful for that moment and day. The ability to appreciate and stay present in the moment is useful in recovery as you develop your coping skills. Sign up for some of these gratitude messages; they may help you in your recovery.

I am happy to share some of my favorites. You can contact me at If you have general questions about our detox program, please call us at 877-773-3869.

Here are some of my favorite thoughts regarding gratitude:

      1. "Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." — William A.
      2. "Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy." — Fred De Witt Van Amburgh
      3. "Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough." — Oprah Winfrey
      4. "Silent gratitude isn't very much to anyone." — Gertrude Stein
      5. "It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment." — Naomi Williams
      6. "Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out." — John Wooden
      7. "Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude." — A.A. Milne
      8. "Forget yesterday--it has already forgotten you. Don't sweat tomorrow--you haven't even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift—today." — Steve Marabo
      9. "The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you." — John E. Southar
      10. "Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." — Robert Brault

Have a grateful day!

Deborah Reich, MD