Addiction is often discussed as a disease of “more.” The desire to get more drunk or high is never satisfied. Often we have a warped sense of success that means happiness comes with more money, belongings and/or fame. Those who truly get the opportunity to experience sobriety become aware of a simple secret. The quest for that which is unattainable is exhausting and defeatist. The longer we used, the more we wanted to use, and the less happy we became. We gave up so much in search of something that could never be satisfied. The secret is in accepting that we have so much to be grateful for in sobriety. We begin to attain invaluable assets like self respect and the respect of others. We rebuild trust. We can have a job, hold a job and not have to worry about how I’m going to find the money to drink or drug today. Today, I will find happiness in the simplicity that life has to offer in sobriety. I will remind myself that the absence of chaos in my life is a gift I can appreciate. Today, I can find happiness in enjoying less, recognizing that less can be more.