Honoring Labor Day can be important to many people, celebrate your own accomplishments of work, give thanks for the job you have and the workforce of people that directly support your life. Remember that many people use it as a reason to enjoy a few drinks, too. Fortunately, you don’t have to drink to have a good time. Instead, you can do something inspiring but also fun. Since you’re not supposed to wear white after Labor Day, why not throw a dry party where everyone wears white? It’s also a wonderful advertisement for sobriety since white is such a clean color. You can have your own parade, or even spend time giving back to others through volunteering or charity work. There’s always something great to do that’s sober and enjoyable.
Honor Labor Day the Sober Way with Friends
It’s always fun to do things with friends, as long as they understand your recovery so they can take care to stay sober around you. While you’re out doing something enjoyable with them, make sure you wear something comfortable that really makes a statement. Then you can share how important staying sober is to you and help your friends have a great time, as well. Why not get your group together and spend the day helping people who are less fortunate? It’s a beautiful reminder of how far you’ve come and that others still need help, as well.
What if You’re By Yourself During Recovery?
If you find that you’re by yourself, you might want to have a quiet Labor Day and read a good book to inspire yourself. You can also have a day to pamper yourself, where you do the kinds of healthy things that make you feel good. Whether you like to soak in the bathtub, marathon your favorite show or have a special food for a treat, you can celebrate the day in a quiet way, and know that you don’t have to worry about any of the consequences that can come with a lack of sobriety.
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