Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!!!


By 
Chris Newcomb, M.Div. 

Happy Thanksgiving!  Many of you will not read this on Thanksgiving but there are some of you "Type A" people who will read it in between bites of turkey and dressing.  I am counting on you so take your time and don't choke on your food.  Safety first campers!

I hope that today is a great day for you and those you care about.  Please take a few minutes and reflect on the gifts, blessings, good things and people in your life.  Seriously.  Take 5 minutes in a room away from everyone else with a piece of paper and a pen.  Write down every thing you are grateful for in your life.  You'll be amazed at what it can do for you.

Just to show you that I am willing to do what I write, below is my list...I started my iPhone stopwatch (ah the joys of technology) and began to type.  Here it is...

Today I am thankful for:

1.  Fingers that work so I can type this list.
2.  Eyes to see this list as I type.
3.  Ears to hear the clicking of my fingers against the keys on my laptop
4.  Lungs that help me breathe in fresh air as I write for the next 5 minutes
5.  The sunshine outside my office window
6.  The sound of the lawnmower in our front yard at the office.
7.  The banana's on my desk
8.  Computers
9.  Food
10.  Shelter
11. Clothing choices
12.  Cars
13.  Living in America
14.  James Brown
15.  Music
16.  Movies
17.  Birds
18.  Squirrels
19.  Whales
20.  Giraffes
21.  Mom
22.  Dad
23.  3 sisters
24.  Aunt and Uncle
25.  Cousins
26.  Undergraduate degree
27.  Graduate degree
28.  Employment
29.  My wristwatch
30.  Hobbies
31.  In-laws (yes, really)
32.  Thanksgiving meal
33.  Exercise
34.  Friends
35.  Extended family
36.  2 bands
37.  Books
38.  Flowers
39.  Clouds
40.  California
41.  Virginia
42.  The oceans
43.  The internet
44.  Guitars
45.  Drums
46. Concerts
47.  Smile of little kids
48.  Laughter of little kids
49.  Chess
50.  Reading

At The Coleman Institute, we are thankful for the privilege of offering help, hope, and healing to those who struggle with addiction and/or alcoholism as well as to their loved ones and friends who care so deeply about the ones who suffer.  We specialize in helping people get clean clean and stay clean from alcohol and drugs.  If you or someone you love is in need of detox from opiatesalcohol, benzos, Methadone, or Suboxone, please do not hesitant to call Jennifer Pius at 1-877-77-DETOX (33869).  Help, hope and healing begin here!


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