Happy Fourth

Blog Post created by chuck-2-20-2011 on Jul 4, 2019


 Hello all. I hope all is well with you. Me? I’ve been doing better than the day before and better than the day before that and so on. I just wanted to say that holidays can really be a rough time for a person who’s losing an addition. 


 It doesn’t have to happen that way, but sometimes it does.The interesting thing about holidays is that they bring us memories of the past. Sometimes, past memories can be harmful to us, especially if we start thinking about how much the cigarette related to our holiday happiness.


 All I’m saying is that as addicts, we can still have fun, we just have to temper it with caution. No matter where you are in your quit journey, it’s always wise to be extra vigilant on those days that can bring us past memories. It’s the sneaky memories that’ll get you sometimes. 


 The thing to remember is that for most, this journey of addiction does end. The light at the end of the tunnel is real, even if it’s hard to see right now. The fourth of July is a holiday about freedom. Perhaps for us addicts, we can celebrate our personal internal freedom as well. After all, anyone choosing to lose an addiction deserves to celebrate that every time they can.


 Always remember that if this day was hard, the next time you face it it will be easier. Time cures all, both my personal grief and that of addiction, which are both based on loss. Although we’ll always be addicts, the important thing to remember is that with time anything is possible so long as we never give up on our quest for freedom. After all, isn’t that a big part of why we quit in the first place? To see and feel freedom?


 Whatever our reasons for quitting, the important thing is that we did and that’s something we can celebrate for the rest of our lives!