21 Apr Celebrating Holidays in Sobriety
The Holidays are a great time for families and friends to join together and share in celebration. For those in recovery, the holidays are extra special because for so long, many of us were living destructive lifestyles that centered around one thing, getting loaded.
I know I’m not alone when I say that the holidays were more of a burden than a celebration. Family time interrupted my using and forced me to “put on a smile.” My goal was to leave as soon as possible in order to get back to my comfort zone, ME!
Now sober, the holidays represent a great time to participate in close relationships that we had previously neglected as a result of our addiction. In recovery we get an opportunity to look at how our actions and behaviors affected those around us. Now we get to deposit into the relationships that we had taken so much from.
Over the weekend, New Life House families came over to celebrate Easter and put together an Easter Feast. Families participated in bringing traditional Easter dishes and the guys did all the setting up and cleaning up.
Everyone participated in making the Feast a day to remember.
Thank you to the families and friends who came for the Easter Feast. We had a wonderful day!