It’s the Holiday Season and we have arrived at the time of year when it’s customary to show thanks for those around you…. family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. Those we love and cherish all deserve their moment in our schedule and life. As there is no greater gift than surrounding yourself with those who inspire you, we feel blessed to work with the men and women who choose a new way of life each and every day.

Here are their inspiring thoughts of gratitude from our residents:

 Brandy, I am thankful… for my son and daughter in law.

Nancy, I am thankful for… choices

Mattie, I am thankful for… my struggles and blessings

Amber, I am thankful for… The Extension, thankful to be alive and reunited with my son.

Cassie, I am thankful for… my kids and my family

Alisha, I am thankful for … another opportunity

Ki Ki, I am thankful for… my sobriety and my new way of seeing things

Michelle, I am thankful for…A great sponsor, laughter, and second chances

Jenny, I am thankful for… the chance to live again, my recovery and the Extension

Tessa, I am thankful for… warm socks

Amy, I am thankful for… my family, my extension family and running water

Crystal, I am thankful for … my sobriety, the extension, my family and god

Wanda, I am thankful for… children, and waking up everyday

Meredith, I am thankful for… acceptance

Belinda, I am thankful for… growth in my recovery

Ashley, I am thankful for… phase 2! Woooo!

Tia, I am thankful for… being sober

Christie, I am thankful for… my creator GOD

Sheenan, I am thankful for…accountability and opportunity

Paris. I am thankful for… my extension life

Jess, I am thankful for… second chances and learning new tools

Misty, I am thankful for …my recovery and my choices today

Jonathan– I am thankful for… the brotherhood and Hope and faith that I got in my life.

Samuel– I am thankful for… willingness

Brent– I am thankful for… the staff member, the Alumni who are equally as passionate and my relationship with my uncle Lamar, which was restored here at The Extension.

Mark– I am thankful for… God loves me and for the life I have now

Justin– I am thankful for… I have my family back!

Zachary– I am thankful for… The Extension gave me life when I wanted to die and I am thankful for my family and friends.

Sterling– I am thankful for… this program has saved my life….to be clean and sober for the first time in 35 years!

Brandon– I am thankful for… the fellowship

Trey– I am thankful for… my brothers and that God gave me another chance.

Nathan– I am thankful for… my new found brotherhood, the staff and a newly found communication with my Higher Power (God).

Christopher– I am thankful for… family, freedom and second chances.

Trever– I am thankful for… my family’s love and support.

Cranky– I am thankful for… willingness to change everything.

Stone– I am thankful for… good friends, family and second chances.

David– I am thankful for… having hope in my life, because hope brings me happiness.

Bud– I am thankful for… family, ride or die friends, my love and son, my relationship with God.

Josh– I am thankful for… the basic needs in life.

Tommy– I am thankful for… being given another chance at life.

Babak– I am thankful for… being alive, learning from others, and working on kindness and compassion in every day living.

Jimmy– I am thankful for… a structured environment to maintain sobriety.

Evan– I am thankful for… getting so many chances to live a life of recovery.

Lamar– I am thankful for… God, my family and finding the path to The Extension.

Martin– I am thankful for… the people around me encouraging me to stay sober.

Andy– I am thankful for… an opportunity to accept myself and having a level of comfort.

Kyle– I am thankful for… my friends at The Extension, the community and brotherhood, my friends at work, being able to think clearly and peace of mind.

Adam– I am thankful for… The Extension also helping my twin brother. Thanks to this program, he is back in my life again.

Paul– I am thankful for… God’s understanding and wisdom.

Coogan– I am thankful for… joy, peace, hope, honesty that has overcome my life.

Mario– I am thankful for… being given the opportunity to heal and improve myself.

Logan– I am thankful for… every brother and staff member for a fresh start at this magical place.

Tony– I am thankful for… for my sobriety and getting a job this week.

Jon– I am thankful for… having my family back in my life.

Richard– I am thankful for… this program.

David– I am thankful for… all the people who volunteer their time.

Todd– I am thankful for… the vastly improved relationship with my family.

Gabe– I am thankful for… finally having $ in my bank account.

James– I am thankful for… Jesus.

James– I am thankful for… being free from active addiction for over 8 months.

Gordon– I am thankful for… forgiveness and a second chance to become the man God created me to be.

Arron– I am thankful for… my twin brother.

Eric– I am thankful for… The Extension and my supportive family.

Tom– I am thankful for… my kids.

Tom– I am thankful for… God’s grace and mercy.

Michael– I am thankful for… the restoration of life the program provides.

Al– I am thankful for… the opportunity to save my life.

Brandon– I am thankful for… my kids.

Ryan– I am thankful for… to no longer be addicted to Heroin.

Todd– I am thankful for… my life today

Chris– I am thankful for… spiritual transformation.

Ruel– I am thankful for… being well on my way to putting my life back together.

Troy– I am thankful for… renewing my relationship with God and starting a better life.