Imagine a world where we open the door to a parent throwing your Christmas gifts into the kitchen followed by, "here's a bible. You should read it." I spent weeks in my apartment in deep depression looking at all the wreckage around me wishing the reality was only a dream. Life was hopeless back then. … Continue reading 2022 – It’s a Wrap!
Commemorating 8000 days sober today, including weekends and holidays. Thankful for His grace, recovery family & friends for 8000 days, 262.83 months, and 21.9 years of clean time, sobriety time, recovery time. #soberyall #soberliving #sobergirlsociety #sobrietyrocks #cleanandserene #womeninrecovery #vetsinrecovery #8000daysclean #thankfullness #sobersaturday
In my recovery community, we place a strong emphasis on feeling grateful. In fact, I feel as if a majority of the meetings throughout November are primarily about gratitude. Today I felt a little blah. Thinking about a few painful memories and needed a boost. Thought back to my early recovery days when it was … Continue reading Time for a Gratitude List
Are you a person in recovery attending recovery support groups? Are you someone who needs recovery supports? Plenty of options are available and free. People, like myself, who speak the same language volunteer their time to manage the groups. In one recovery program, people identify this as the language of the heart. Mutual help organizations … Continue reading 12-Step Recovery and Other Support Groups
Happy holidays! In 2021, I can look back and feel so much gratitude for the December holidays. The Christmas holiday is a day for our families to reconnect, share stories, break bread, and share gifts. Reflecting through the years, I can see how my perspective has changed and for the better. In many years, this … Continue reading A Sober Christmas Journey