COVID-19 and Christmas 2020

COVID-19 and Christmas 2020

Of all the posts I have written about sanity, sobriety during Christmas, I never imagined a COVID restrained celebration, or the effect it would have.  Seems like the pandemic has canceled many events; but I choose not to cancel my celebration.

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Just tested positive for claustrophobia. ~Internet meme, March 2020

I am letting go of one way of celebrating Christ’s birth, and embracing others.

Having choices is one of the best gifts sobriety keeps giving, even in the time of isolation.

Troubles have not magically disappeared – Nor, did I get so smart I didn’t have any more problems with people places and things.  But, I choose to apply what I know, do what I can and trust God has covered what I don’t.  K.I.S.S.! 

 Drinking will not make anything better . . .

nor will letting  emotions dictate my attitude, actions or words.

“When you carry the WEIGHT of yesterday, it will ruin the POWER of today and the PROGRESS of tomorrow.” ~ Tony Evans

When God enabled me to make a U-turn, He became a trustworthy friend and companion, whose leading has guided me through problems of my own making and my  imagination.

The times are troubling . . .  but as I write, I am listening to Handel’s Messiah; choosing to be glad I can do both.  I am in touch with friends in recovery.

It’s also worth celebrating the technology that lets me connect with you, dear reader, hear world-class music, keep warm, know where my next meal is coming from, and have the freedom to celebrate Christ’s birth. I am glad He s not still in a manger, but alive and well and interested in thee and me.

How timely then to be introduced to a new carol: O Come, All You Unfaithful by Justin Taylor. You can click the link and sing.

O come, all you unfaithful
Come, weak and unstable
Come, know you are not alone

O come, barren and waiting ones
Weary of praying, come
See what your God has done

Christ is born, Christ is born
Christ is born for you . . .Source: Musixmatch

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Thank you for reading — I’d love to hear from you. Merry Christmas, dear Reader. Happy Birthday Jesus! (Is He Worthy?)

Love in Christ,

Sober and Grateful

PS — Are you in a Rough Patch?

Here are some things I have  learned, learning to live One Day At A TIME 


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