A Christmas Gift with Hope Rehab Thailand
“Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light
From now on, all our troubles will be out of sight”.
Ralph Blane & Hugh Martin – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
‘Tis the Season To Be Jolly
The cheeriness and optimism that is to be found in the lyrics of most Christmas songs can feel like salt in the wound to those of us who are struggling in life. The lights, decorations, traditions, and festive cheer can appear fake and contrived. For at least some of us, the only redeeming feature of this so-called ‘festive season’ is that our excessive alcohol and drug intake appears slightly less abnormal – after all, everyone is at it.
Instead of making us jolly, Christmas can be a reminder of all that we are missing in life. We may use cynicism to avoid feeling bad, but there is often a part of us that would love to experience the magic of this time of year. Instead of having a merry time with friends and family, all that we may be looking forward to is drinking our Christmas dinner all alone.
We Don’t Want a Repeat of Last Christmas
We say to ourselves that this Christmas will be different. We promise ourselves we won’t party so hard and that we will make more of an effort not to say or do things that loved ones will find upsetting. The problem is that if change was so easy, we would have done it already. It is unlikely that the kind of transformation we need to take place is just going to come out of nowhere. Deep down we know that it is not just a case of having enough will-power.
Maybe you think that you are different? You may admit that other people are sometimes able to recover from addiction that this is just not going to happen in your case. That would require way too much of a Christmas miracle. It is important that you understand that this kind of negativity is just part of the addiction – it is this that keeps you trapped.
“Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?”
All I Want For Christmas Is …
Did you ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated? Is there the nagging doubt that there is a better life out there that you could be living? Deep down you know that you can do better than you have been doing, but the problem is you feel trapped, misunderstood, and overwhelmed. Addiction can just be too hard to overcome without support.
If you really want this Christmas to be different, perhaps the wisest course of action would be to seek help with the things that are holding you back. This would not only many a better festive season but more importantly a better life – a life where you can start to reach your potential and achieve your dreams (even if these dreams have been long forgotten).
At Hope Rehab Thailand we believe in Christmas miracles. In fact, we witness life-changing miracles all-year-round. Those who join our community are usually lost and broken, but we have witnessed so many dramatic transformations. There is no reason why the same can’t happen for you if you are serious about transforming your life.
Let’s have a chat to see if we can make this Christmas a better one. Just use the contact button on top right-hand side of the page.
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