So I finally made the decision to get glasses again this last week. It has been way to long. I was first prescribed glasses back in 2010. I had glasses for about a year until they broke. At the time I was in no position to purchase another pair because I was straight broke and in a very low point in my life. After that few years I was finally in a position to get glasses again, but procrastinated on it instead. Fast forward to last Friday, and now I have 4 eyes again!
Principle IV: Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, God, and to someone I trust.
Principle III: Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control.
I think we can all attest that the holidays are one of the most difficult times for a person living in recovery. Four years in and I still struggle with this time of year. From the parties, to the dinners, to the added stress that the holidays naturally bring with it. It’s is also easy to get caught up in depression that stems from memories from past holidays, whether it be because someone is longer with us on earth or because it reminds you of an ex. The list is huge.
I have employed multiple tactics to make it through the holidays. Not all have been successful (doesn’t mean I relapsed, some just didn’t actually help in any way), but have helped me trim the list down. I have put together my top 5 ways to stay sober through the holidays, each with a relevant and thoughtful scripture to go with it. If you have other ways, please share them in the comments below the article.