My American friends will be celebrating Thanksgiving later this week.

It got me thinking about gratitude and the important role it plays in sobriety.

Alcohol-free living is a mindset game, and it makes such a difference when your focus is on what’s going well

We all tend to have a negativity bias, and when we’re working on something challenging (like quitting drinking) it’s easy to focus on what’s not going so great.

If you know you have a tendency to overlook the positives (I’m definitely guilty of this 🙋‍♀️) then keep reading!

No matter where you are on your alcohol-free journey, I’d like you to finish this sentence:


“Because I was sober today…”


I asked the students on my Getting Unstuck course to answer this same question. They had some lovely answers:

Because I was sober today…

“… I had the patience to read to my kids at bedtime without thinking about my glass of wine downstairs.” Marianne

“… I went to the gym without that sick feeling.” Rosaleen

“… I meditated in the morning and then went to a SoulCycle class.” Michele

“… I got out of the house with the boys on time to get them to the childminders and nursery. And I spontaneously did a good deed for a friend before 9am.” Ellie

“… I absolutely know that any feelings I have are true and genuine, and have nothing to do with underlying guilt, shame and anger about drinking.” Ally

“… I woke early and had coffee in bed with my husband as we chatted.” Linda

“… I was able to truly enjoy the company of my grandchildren.” Debra

“… I got through a massive day at work where my boss flew in to test us all. I stood up to him, clear-headed and bright eyed instead of trying to avoid him.” Clare


Now it’s your turn… 

In the comments below, finish the sentence, “Because I was sober today…”

It doesn’t matter whether you’re on Day 1 or Day 1000. I know sobriety will be making a difference to your life, and I’d love to hear about it. Let me know below👇


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