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Celebrating the Holidays in Recovery - Part 2

It's a Joyful, Happy Time of the Year


Updated February 09, 2014

We started a thread on our Forum bulletin board and asked recovering folks what are some of the things that you or your friends in recovery do to celebrate the holidays? We received these replies:

Helping Others

The best and most rewarding holiday I have spent sober was the first one. I volunteered to help cook and serve Christmas dinner to the homeless. They got a super dinner and I got the joy of sharing in the true spirit of this time of year.

This year I am spending Christmas with program friends in Washington D.C. It`s a miracle to see many of us who began our recovery together still active in AA, still sober years later.

Happy Holidays!


A Spiritual Time

I love the Christmas season! For me it is a very spiritual time. I enjoy the hustle and bustle, the anticipation and all that goes along with it.

Since I've become sober, it's my favorite time of the year. I love to pass these good feelings along to everyone I come in contact with. There's nothing better than to get back the smile I give.

I spend a lot of time with my Higher Power and I'm very grateful to be sober today! So...A Very Merry Christmas To All!


Peace on Earth

Around the holiday season I'd dwell on the past, which is a set up for another path of destruction, for my self, and everyone else around me.

I now try to focus on the good, and what they mean, PEACE ON EARTH kindness towards one another, caring for poor souls less fortunate than I.

It seems to be working for me. If I did this every day, I'd be a much better person [I'm working on it].

Love to all,

What are some of the things that you do to celebrate the holidays in recovery? Join the discussion in our Forum!

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