Definition of Sadness: the condition or quality of being sad.

Synonyms of Sadness: unhappiness, dejection, depression, despondency, despair, etc.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs. Readers are encouraged to click external links for more detail. We hope you find them helpful.

Love in fellowship.

Many people—not just the chronically ill—experience a sense of sadness or longing at this time of year. Knowing that this sadness is not uncommon can be comforting and so is knowing we can resist sadness.

If we’ve isolated ourselves, we can join in some group activities. And if we’re tired, we can give ourselves permission to say no and to have time alone.

We might also examine our expectations and remember that special days are not copies of earlier ones. Each is new. In the holidays ahead, we can continue to do the things that have been special.

We can abandon any pattern that gives us no joy. –One More Day | More…

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