Written by Valiant Living Recovery on Sunday, June 13th, 2021
Gatherings of people to celebrate an important milestone in their lives can bring so much joy to life. Finally, we are reaching a point in this global pandemic where people can start celebrating weddings, graduations, holidays, and more. Congregating in groups allows us to relate to one another and form momentous energy around major accomplishments.
One of the best parts of celebrating in groups is the opportunity to dance together. Maybe you have a dance floor or maybe you just form together with your friends. Wherever the place, whatever the time, it is never inopportune to let loose and start moving your feet. If you are feeling especially adventurous, you can coordinate some sort of on-the-spot choreography. It does not matter what style you choose, dancing helps release energy and gets those endorphins flowing for a good time.
When you have not seen someone in a while, there is something special about the reunion. Now that people can embrace one another, you can truly relish the moment. Catching up over old memories and what has happened in each of your lives since your last reunion can help remind you of nostalgic memories. Everyone experiences ups and downs, so remember not to compare your journey to someone else’s path.
As more and more reunions begin to take place, do not forget to own your story. You get to decide the details that you include and leave out when talking about yourself. Not everyone is entitled to the exact details of what has happened in your life. How do the events from your past and your plans for the future form a story? Share this story with your peers to better define your path and come closer to attaining your goals.
Celebrating in groups is a wonderful way to lean into companionship and lifelong friendship. Some highlights of these experiences of reunion include dancing together, seeing people you have not seen in a while, and owning your story. At Valiant Living, we want to help you get to a place where you feel comfortable engaging socially again. Our men’s only facility in Colorado focuses on addiction and co-occurring mental illness. We help you craft a story that you feel comfortable with others in your community. With both inpatient and outpatient services offered, you can choose the programming that suits you best. To learn more about our practice, you can reach us today at (303) 952-5035.