Stories of Grateful Living

Moving from the Pain of Addiction to Living Gratefully

by Katie Bloom
Here in our Stories of Grateful Living, we honor the voices of our community as…
Katie Bloom

Katie Bloom

About the author

Katie Bloom has been providing mental health and substance abuse therapy in southern Maine for 20 years. While working with women who struggle with addiction, Katie developed a workshop focused on the power of living gratefully which included a gratitude journal focused on recovery. 
At the suggestion of the mothers in the group, Katie wrote a children’s book called The Thank-You Game, a story that helps children develop the vision of living gratefully. 
By naming “five things that Alex can be grateful for” the young reader learns that, in the words of Br. David Steindl-Rast, “It is not happiness that makes us grateful, it is gratefulness that makes us happy.”