December 2016…it’s that time of year

Holidays can be a trying time for many. Families don't always get along and the constant mantra... this is the best time of the year can be annoying. Seems there is always another get together where most are intent on drinking one or two or.....I am not that socially minded so this part of the season doesn't tempt me to drink. But, sadness about family issues are a challenge. Some days I just accept it is going to be a difficult day, some days I just wish the holidays were over. This morning I woke up at about 3:00 am and could not get back to sleep. I am going to resolve to take each day this season as it comes and make the best of it. There is no reason for me to pick up a drink like in the old days, it will not help. I am thankful I no longer have to wake up to a horrible hangover with a vague memory or no memory of what exactly happened. So, no matter how sad or difficult some parts of this time of year are, I am so grateful to still be sober....yes! Anyone out there struggling to stay sober or become sober...it all begins with admitting there is a problem and not picking up the drink or whatever substance you are addicted to. Don't project out into the future too far...make today the main priority. Take care everyone...
bloss