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My first Christmas and I had nothing, except for a little bit of hope.
December 16th, 2016

My first Christmas and I had nothing, except for a little bit of hope.

Every year at this time of year, I am reminded of my first Christmas after I had stopped drinking just 2 days before. I can see myself in a very rough section of Toronto, sitting in the warmth of the Fred Victor Mission eating a Christmas meal, surrounded by a roomful of others like me, poor, homeless and destitute people. It was the loneliest day of my life.

That was a lifetime ago but I remember it very clearly, particularly how I felt, and it makes me mindful of all that I have now and how that little bit of hope carried me through. Hope Vision Action

I wish you much joy in your own Christmas and much hope for a bright new year.

 

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