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Cookout Call-Out

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My husband and I are headed to a cookout— we’ll enjoy the company of friends, late-summer swimming, and card games. There will be delicious food as well, but that is neither the sole nor the primary reason for me to go to this cookout. I appreciate the reminders of the gifts of recovery in “Recovery Celebration” (July 2018). I too have the freedom to “celebrate special occasions . . . without food being the main focus.” Before recovery, this cookout would have been a several-hours binge for me. Now, my main focus is a national holiday to celebrate and enjoy with

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