At the end of each year we are all tasked with reflecting on our lives and our year with the holidays. Friends and family gatherings can unearth painful memories for former addicts. Hope for the future with New Year’s resolutions and Thanksgiving blessings are a few ways to focus on the good parts of life and be thankful. It’s integral to stay positive and focus on what keeps you going by staying grateful in order to dodge relapse in this treacherous winter wonderland at the end of the year.
Casa Capri has the pleasure of enlisting a loving team that is always willing to help out in any way they can and this week they’ve been candid in telling us the things they are most appreciative of during this holiday season of giving and loving.
“My sobriety date is Thanksgivings so every year I can say that I’m grateful for my sobriety and being able to spend it with my family.” –Paige Sacco, Detox Treatment Technician
“I am grateful to be celebrating 11 years CLEAN this November and once again sharing it with my family.” –Kristine Adams, Casa Capri Case Manager
“When asked if my cup is half full or half empty my answer is always, “I am thankful to have a cup.” This year I am most thankful for being lead to a job that allows me to touch many lives with careful hands and the lives that have touched my soul in return.” –Elizabeth Thackston, Treatment Technician
“I am thankful that my sister just recently gave birth to two healthy babies. It’s been beautiful to watch her transform in her role as a mother as well as see my parents become amazing grandparents.” –Veronica Parker, Clinical Director
“I’m thankful that God is constantly working in my life and that I’m finally working doing something I love and am passionate about.” –Katie Taylor, Detox Treatment Technician
“I am so extremely thankful to have this wonderful life I have today. I am thankful to be able to help other women recover from this disease on a daily basis. Also thankful for Casa Capri! I couldn’t have done it without everyone here!” –Shayla Linn, Client Care Advocate
“This Thanksgiving I am thankful for all the wonderful family/friends in my life and the ability to love and be loved, unconditionally & authentically.” –Melinda Munoz, Treatment Technician
“One of the most important things I’m thankful for are- all my mistakes, obstacles, and struggles which led/molded me into the person I am today. I am also thankful for a family in all spectrums of life- actual family, work family, fellowship and friends who give my life purpose.” –Lauren McDonald, Administrative Assistant
“This year I am thankful for my friends, family, and my little man (long haired hippie dog). Throughout the years I have lost many loved ones and each year it puts in perspective the importance of expressing your love and appreciation for the ones that have touched our lives.” –Krysta Kirby, Therapist
“This year, I’m thankful for my awesome family, loving husband, and for my super fantastic job here at Casa Capri Recovery. I’m also thankful for coffee because, you know, coffee.” –Nicole Artz, Therapist
“I am thankful for all the humility and strength I have learned from my coworkers, clients, and friends. I have worked hard to do more listening this year than talking and it has taught me so many things about every single one of them.” –Kristy Plotkin, Treatment Technician
Interestingly, when tasked with deep introspection on what we are grateful for, our answers are typically somewhat normal occurrences, like life, love, family, friends, or willpower. We’re all human and we have wants and desires, but when it comes down to it, we all have something we can appreciate. Our staff at Casa Capri Recovery understands that immensely and are eager to spread the gospel. Life is full of happiness if you look for it in the right places.
Everyone associated with Casa Capri Recovery has an inspirational story to tell that clearly illustrates their extreme positivity. We all go through tough times and often those times occur in the cold cruel months of winter, but by reminding yourself and others of all the things in life that matter to you and spreading that gratitude, we can all make it through another year together.
Casa Capri Recovery is grateful year around for their incredible staff who continually lend a supportive shoulder to all the lives they touch. We are all on a recovery journey and could use some positivity. What are you thankful for? Join the conversation on Facebook to chime in and share your own stories of gratitude.