Spring is here. Hurrah! Flowers bloom and everything becomes festive. Although each season has its own beauty, Spring is a time for planning and hoping.
Look at the colors for the Spring season of 2017. They  “fully capture the promises, hope and transformation that we yearn for.”

pantone-color-swatchesBut sometimes, with all our planing and hoping we can get carried away from what is important. For this reason, I’d like to share with you my thoughts about sobriety because we rarely make a place for it. Sobriety is vital if we don’t want to sap the strength out of our lives.

Sobriety is the virtue that helps us distinguish between necessity and whim. It also teaches us how to reasonably use our senses, time, money, efforts, etc. according to our criteria and values. Sobriety comes in handy when I begin my spring cleaning. If I didn’t have this virtue, I’d keep everything!

Sobriety also gives you more self-control. Another reason why you should cultivate this virtue, you are less likely to be manipulated or influenced

If you wish to increase this virtue in your life, you should start by asking yourself the following question. Why do you buy, do, choose, keep, etc. these things or activities? If your answer is “I like it”, “I want it”, “It feels good”, “It makes me happy or sad”, “It’s fun”, “I’m not hurting anybody”… than you aren’t living a life of sobriety at all

Sobriety always gives our life a higher purpose. “I do and have all these things to do good in my own life and in the life of others.” God has put us on this Earth and given us all these wonderful things to do good, not only to avoid harm. Things are not only for giving us pleasure, but also for helping others reach their potential.

So why do I spring clean my home? So that I may better listen to my friends and family when they come over. Yes, this will make me happy and yes, my floors would really appreciate it; but it is not the only reason.

This Spring give sobriety a chance!


Illustrator and writer at Moncharis.

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