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    • #10438
      Allison KernanAllison Kernan
      Keymaster

      Hey everyone, Happy Thanksgiving! ? I’m up early today preparing food and trying to keep my cat Pete away from it lol what’s everyone up to today? I remember when the holidays were super hard for me. In fact, tbh, two years ago TODAY, I tried to commit suicide, right upstairs in my bedroom while my whole family was downstairs fellowshipping. I was in the throws of a drug addiction and I was DONE with my life and suffering. Little did I know that God had a different plan for my life… I ended up being done with heroin, and haven’t touched it since. I checked into detox early morning that next day!

      So, as you can imagine, that scene keeps replaying in my mind; the picking at my food, fake smile, barely washed hair, underweight. Last year I had a great time with my family, but this year is especially big for me because this is the longest I’ve ever been in recovery.

      I can’t wait to make the best out of today and any bad thought that comes through my mind; I’m replacing it with a grateful thought and positive thought, a new perspective!

      I think of many people I know that have that empty chair at their table today. My heart aches for them ?

      Ps.. does anyone else make a plate for their pet today? Pete is HOVERING over everything right now. He’s currently sitting on my kitchen table. Yes, ON the kitchen table lol

      So… I hope everyone has a great day today, I know it can bring up tough stuff and can also be chaos, I remember chaotic holidays. I DREADED and DESPISED them.

      I’m here for anyone who may be feeling down today.

      And you know my spiritual self must leave some verses for ya that inspired me today:

      ? ❤️

      1 Thessalonians 5:18 KJV
      In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

      Colossians 3:17 KJV
      And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

      Philippians 4:6 KJV
      Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

      Ephesians 5:20 KJV
      Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

      Love you all and so grateful for turningpointct and all of you on here that support and encourage me daily!

    • #10439
      AvatarOliviaM27
      Keymaster

      Happy Thanksgiving to you Ally Cat! I am thankful for the gift of your friendship. And I’m thankful to know Petey! Hope you enjoy this time with your family.

    • #10471
      Avatartorry22
      Participant

      Allison,

      Thank you so much for sharing this. I am so thankful to be able to connect on here with you and others esp when it’s hard times but also the good!

      Thanksgiving was great this year for me even though I feared I would have a hard day. Turned into the best thanksgiving it could have possibly have been. Hope you, your cat and family had a great day!

    • #10475
      AvatarOliviaM27
      Keymaster

      @torry22 I feel so lucky that I get to connect with others like yourself during both good and bad times! I’m so glad that you had a great Thanskgiving!

    • #10518
      Luz.FelizLuz.Feliz
      Participant

      Ally,

      I can most definitely relate to you when you mentioned trying to have a positive frame of mind this year for the holidays because of past negative experiences you’ve had on holidays. I am very grateful that I am on a positive trajectory in my recovery and I can now spend the holidays with my family, and I feel like the best part is being able to make new, positive memories from here on out. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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