Thanksgiving and the Path of Recovery: A Time for Gratitude
Thanksgiving is a time of reflection, gratitude, and unity. For those on the path of recovery, this holiday serves as a poignant reminder of the strength, perseverance, and support required to overcome the challenges of addiction. At Landmark Recovery, we understand the significance of these milestones, and we wish to extend our heartfelt appreciation to our community for entrusting us with the privilege to be a part of your recovery journey.
Thanksgiving is about more than just turkey and trimmings; it’s about recognizing the blessings we have, even when faced with adversity. Many who’ve struggled with addiction often speak of a newfound appreciation for life, a gratitude that is hard-won but deeply felt.
In the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book, it states, “It was only at the end of a long road, marked by successive defeats and humiliations, and the final crushing of our self-sufficiency, that we began to feel humility as something more than a condition of groveling despair.” This powerful testament underscores the transformative power of community support, the cornerstone of recovery. It’s a reminder that together, we are stronger.
Recovery Is a Community Effort
While the journey of recovery is deeply personal, it is also a communal experience. It’s a path tread alongside loved ones, peers, and professionals, all working together toward a brighter future. This Thanksgiving, let’s cherish the moments we share with one another, celebrating both the small victories and major milestones.
We’re also reminded during this season that recovery is an ongoing process. There might be days of struggle, but there are also days of immense joy and fulfillment. As we gather around the Thanksgiving table, let’s remember to extend a hand to those still seeking the path to recovery, ensuring that no one feels alone in their journey.
As we look forward to the holiday season, let’s remember to cherish the present and hold hope for the future. To those in the Landmark Recovery community and beyond: Happy Thanksgiving. May your path of recovery continue to be illuminated by gratitude, support, and love.
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Landmark Recovery was founded with a determination to make addiction treatment accessible for all. Through our integrated treatment programs, we've helped thousands of people choose recovery over addiction and get back to life on their own terms. We're on a mission to save one million lives over the next century. We encourage all those struggling with substance use to seek professional help.