Thanksgiving 2018

Thanksgiving is an interesting Holiday, it’s history associated with all manner of things depending on one’s historical perspective, but principally the Pilgrims giving thanks to God for their continued survival in an often-hostile environment, any help thousands of miles and weeks away at best. Today the thanks given seems mostly for days off work for some, time and a half for others, football, ditching the diet and workout routine for consuming far too much food, family hopefully, friends probably, early bird Black Friday sales, that nap after dinner finished off of course with pumpkin or pecan pie.

Having chosen to live the examined life we need to additionally find a few minutes for quiet contemplation, giving thanks for the spiritual lessons learned, and the people who have touched us this past year, for the Love freely given and received. Giving thanks as well for the new person we are becoming,our unfoldment in Spirit an ongoing process, testifying to our daily growth as a child of the light, learning to walk free of the fear driven life. Oh, and have seconds of that pie, I mean, it is Thanksgiving, Right?

Miracles Of Recovery

Published by Vincent Lee Jones

Silk sheets or city streets, Park Avenue or park bench, addiction is an equal opportunity destroyer of lives. My name is Vincent Lee Jones and I have been in recovery since September 1985. My professional career began when I was nearly 20 years in recovery and was asked to work pro bono with at risk students at Huntington Beach High School. At the time I had developed a reputation within the at large recovery community as an effective communicator and was known to some of the faculty. After the death of two students from prescription drugs I was asked to start working with at risk students, which I did for nearly 5 years. Word of mouth lead to offers of compensated freelance Facilitator and Director positions with numerous local treatment facilities in the ensuing years. As a retired Building Contractor/Designer, working in conjunction with a treatment facility, I created a construction program utilizing a workforce comprised almost exclusively of people new or returning to recovery, helping them to not only learn a trade and start making a living but since many of them had relapsed numerous times, to begin truly building a foundation with real aftercare to live free of active addiction. This program changed many lives. In my 30+ years in recovery I have worked with thousands of individuals from all walks of life, teenagers to the retired, famous to infamous, prosperous to those living hand to mouth, adamant atheists to those embracing strong Religious beliefs; suffering from all manner of intoxicant and behavior-based addictions as well as those who love and care about them, both as a member in recovery Fellowships and as a treatment professional. I can be contacted at 714-366-1725. I write and publish daily a recovery based nondenominational spiritually based blog at with accompanying videos that can be found as well on YouTube and LinkedIn at Vincent Lee Jones.

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