Recovery Birthday, a term might be anonymous to a non addict but for an addict recovery is something which is going to decide his while life and future. Here at Shafa Home recovery birthdays have got significant importance, more important (infact we should say most important) than biological birthday. Yesterday, on 4th Jan, 2012, one of our senior councilor Mr. Balbir Singh celebrated his 6th recovery birthday with full zeal & zest. The whole house had been decorated with flower petals and lightning has been done all over the place.
It was 12.00 Hrs at night when a recovery addict and residents had planned to surprise him with a cake. It was like a dream come true for him as he was woken up from bed and everyone wished him a happy recovery birthday. In the morning residents again wished him which was very heart warming. After the morning meeting everyone present, showered flowers on Balbir Ji, followed by a cake cutting ceremony. Later he shared his feelings & told the residents how emotional he is today.
An inspirational movie session has been held in which residents were shown inspirational clips to motivate them. In the evening Balbir Ji’s family came to Shafa Home, to greet him on achieving this milestone. They shared the changes they’ve seen in him through out the years. It has been a heart touching moment for everyone. His family and the residents danced together & cheered each other. In the end Mr. Balbir`s eldest son said,” Thank you to all Shafa Staff and the residents of Shafa,” which made their day. Everyone had hope to enjoy life to the fullest without any drug or mood altering substance.