Featured Story: Michael Griesser

In seven years, he went from running a theft ring and having a full-blown heroin addiction to starting a family, landing a job selling real estate, and opening a sober home…

Gratitude – the quality of being thankful. Readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.

It seems so simple. Almost as if it should be engrained in each of us from birth. In my experience that just isn’t the case. This one very small quality (or mindset) has the ability to change lives. I’m living proof of that.

I’m overwhelmed with the response from this article. My hope is that it creates awareness in more ways than one. Through our communities support of my business we can and will continue to impact lives positively.

I’m honored the Carroll County Times chose to tell my story today. Not because I couldn’t wait to be on center stage (that parts pretty cool too… a tad scary, but neat) but because telling every detail of my story allowed for an incredible amount of self awareness. There’s so much that I allow to fall through the cracks. So much room for improvement.

I’m grateful for this opportunity. I’m grateful for the ability to make the necessary changes this opportunity has made so glaring. I’m grateful for our community, and the embrace my business has received. I’m grateful for the friends and relationships sobriety has afforded me. It’s through collaboration with these friends that we have the ability to change lives. Im grateful my best boy in the whole shop Sean Stroosnyder has 11 years sober today. I’m thankful for my team mates and most importantly my beautiful family.

To read more about Michael Griesser’s story, please read this article by the Baltimore Sun: https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll/news/cc-michael-griesser-addict-give-back-20191128-icr7mdjjjfcq3i6c5h3wgo4da4-story.html?fbclid=IwAR3MFJ6wEcW-rQ2GsPN_JIInky_1IX55UhitGdJ-GxcvMdqkgZakpY2h9L4