Yes, recovery from drugs and alcohol addiction has been your biggest fear that becomes an event not just to signify how important your life is for you but also to let you know how meaningful could a fresh start be when your only transitional partner is your life and its grave reality. An event that is etched deep within and lets you cling to meaning and purpose in life. Every step you take towards sobriety redefines your soul and evokes a sense of resurrection that makes you realize how important sobriety is. The biggest event to surmount the list is your sobriety birthday!
Sobriety birthday: A day you were reborn
Young and lively-spirited as you were when reborn on the day you first attained true salvation. What it means to live you and live free is what you learnt by the time you were already one year into sobriety. Remember the day and relate it to your strength, understanding how difficult it has all been for you to surpass all challenges and still transform into a personality that now again is a responsible citizen of the society! Let’s together make merry recollecting all the reasons why a sobriety birthday means the world to you and your life!
1) It reminds you to stay humble
All of us have somewhere done things that have gone horribly wrong which is absolutely fine. To make a mistake is always a step to learning something new. We all have to go through a phase that has turned challenging, a period that is the truest test of temperament, patience, will, and determination. The road to attaining has been a haunting and a very daunting path to tread but leaves sobriety you with a complete makeover because what transforms and heals you is time itself. The road to attaining sobriety has taught you what patience is and how humbleness can be the torch bearer to fight in a process that turns unrelenting.
2)An opportunity to thank your mentor and well-wishers
There always is that one person who has stood for you holding your back all throughout. A mentor or just a well-wisher teaches the true lessons in life. It is time you cherish such a relishing bond with such a personality. You would never have been what you are now without the constant support and efforts of this very one guy who stood firm while you even shook. If you haven’t ever thanked your mentor, sober coach, or peers for their support, your sobriety birthday is the perfect time to do it.
3)Feel the real transformation
AA medallions, recovery coins, t-shirts, mugs, etc., are some exemplary gifts you would receive as you turn a year sober. What a significant transformational phase you have been through doing justice to what you now call life. Let your sobriety birthday gifts let you tread back on the road to sobriety and recollect how difficult those times were when you were in the initial phases of recovery and how easy things are turning out to be as you grow old. You are at your peak, and it is time you realize it.
Feel blessed to celebrate your sobriety birthday
Why would you ever need a reason to celebrate what’s good? Milestones, victories, achievements, etc., don’t you want to raise a toast and celebrate by paying homage to what you actually accomplished? Moreover, what could be the thrust propelling you to carry on fighting with the same passion, determination, and grit? You certainly need a reason to signify your personal growth and progress, a moment of brilliance that needs to be transformed into an accolade for a lifetime through memories that help you recollect and understand how significant your improvements have been when on the road to recovery.