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13 Things To Celebrate About Recovery

02 December 2015 Written by 

The number 13 has some people looking over their shoulder to see if bad luck is hot on their trail. When you are in recovery, it helps to realize that the best is yet to come and that your history need not be your destiny. This is especially important to remember during the holidays.

Let’s take a few moments to revel in the act of stepping across the dividing line between addiction and recovery.

  1. You have more money in your bank account now that you are not spending it on substances, whether they are alcohol, drugs or cigarettes.
  2. You are sleeping more soundly, as you are not being kept awake by the incessant desire to use.
  3. You have left behind dysfunctional relationships that only served to drag you down.
  4. You have attracted new sober friends with whom you can have clean fun.
  5. You can safely get behind the wheel of a car and not worry about whether flashing lights will be viewed in your rear view mirror.
  6. You know that you will not be likely to wake up in a jail cell.
  7. You have greater self-respect.
  8. You may actually grow to love the woman or man in the mirror.
  9. You are likely to feel a greater sense of vitality and you are healing on all levels.
  10. You look forward to the future.
  11. Your thinking is clearer and you can make better decisions.
  12. You can improve all of your relationships since there is no longer a substance between you and them.
  13. You have reclaimed your life, which is the most important gift of all.

Celebrate good times, come on!

Reach Out Recovery Exclusive By Edie Weinstein

 

 

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Edie Weinstien

Rev. Edie Weinstein, LSW  is an ‘opti-mystic who views life through the eyes of possibility. Her creative, career and spiritual paths have led her to become a writer, speaker, interfaith minister, reiki master, clown, greeting card text writer and social worker. She engages in life fully, inviting others to join her. As a guide, she holds a mirror up to those with whom she works, so that they may see their own beauty and discover their own answers.
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