Although Thanksgiving has come and gone the thankful spirit are still here at Inspirations drug and alcohol treatment center. For many of our teens spending such a family oriented holiday away from home made them realize just how much they have to appreciate. Even though, they are here to get the treatment many of our teens took the time to participate in #GivingTuesday by writing a letter of thanks.
What is #GivingTuesday
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is a national non-profit that helps families tackle their child’s substance use. Today is the day to ensure that families can get the tools and resources they need. A social media hashtag was created to raise awareness of such a worthy cause.
Here are just a few teen letters of thanks:
I am grateful for you making me who I am. Life is gonna be a lot different without you. You were my best friend and brother. I am so thankful that you pushed me to play sports and lose weight and be an amazing brother. I will show my gratitude by being there for your daughter and being a father figure to her and spoil her.
Thank you for always making me feel better when I am feeling down. You always know exactly what to say. I love the bonds that we have, you mean so much more to me. I love how I can talk to you about anything. You make my life so much more enjoyable. I know that sometimes I can be difficult. But I promise things are going to be different when I get back home. You are such a strong woman mom, you give me so much hope.
While our teens are able to work on their addiction they are more grateful to their family who gave them the opportunity do so. Many of our teens write to parents apologizing for their past behaviors and thanking them. It is never an easy choice to send your child away to treatment and our teens were able to recognize that and still give thanks. Our renowned family therapy sessions have a lot to play in this part. Only through these sessions are teens and their parents able to communicate effectively. Inspirations have restored countless family relationships and it shows at times like this when teens can recognize the good their family had for them.
Check out our teens sharing what they’re most thankful for on Thanksgiving here and share what you gave back and are thankful for with the #givingtuesday tag