Ep 052 | Non-Seasonal Gratitude

Season 4 | Episode 52
50m | Nov 13, 2023

Gratitude and November go hand in hand like Thanksgiving and Turkey.

For the Recovering Addict and the Christian living life attached to the vine, gratitude must be more than just 30 days a year.

Josh, Palmer, and Drew dive deep into the theme of gratitude in recovery in this episode of Unashamed Recovery. The trio explores the biblical perspective on gratitude and its significance in the recovery journey.

Episode Highlights:

Gratitude Verse:

  • The episode begins with the hosts discussing the chosen verse for the day: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." The hosts reflect on the importance of incorporating gratitude into daily life.

Gratitude Beyond November:

  • With Thanksgiving around the corner, the hosts emphasize that gratitude should extend beyond a seasonal practice. They highlight its relevance for everyone, not just those in recovery.

Defining Gratitude:

  • Palmer defines gratitude as joy, distinguishing it from happiness. Gratitude, rooted in God, goes beyond situational feelings, reminding individuals of the depth of joy that comes from within.

Gratitude in Challenging Seasons:

  • Palmer and Drew reflect on the timing of the Thanksgiving season and Christmas, emphasizing the importance of being thankful even in challenging and expensive times. Gratitude serves as a powerful perspective shifter during difficult seasons.

The Role of Gratitude in Personal Recovery:

  • Josh shares how gratitude helps him remember where he came from in his recovery journey. He expresses the fear of forgetting the transformative moments and emphasizes the role of gratitude in keeping those memories alive.

Why Gratitude in Recovery:


Positive Emotions Through Gratitude

Humility Through Gratitude:

This episode serves as a comprehensive exploration of gratitude's role in recovery, offering practical insights and personal anecdotes to inspire listeners to integrate gratitude into their daily lives.


Psalm 107:1–3

•Philippians 4:6–7

Psalm 95:2


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