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!
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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