December 16, 2014

I’m getting close to finishing my Christmas cards, this year I have 24 cards to make and mail out to family and friends, keeping me plenty busy for the duration of my cell isolation. If I wasn’t sentenced to cell isolation there’s a good chance that I might have just purchased cards I needed from the commissary because I keep myself so busy that I might not have had enough time to make a total of 24 personal cards and send them out for Christmas, besides that the price really isn’t that much different. The price of a Christmas card with a stamped envelope included only costs $1.01, and the price of an envelope to send my hand crafted cards out costs $.63, that’s only a $.38 difference to pay for the convenience of not having to spend multiple hours making cards. But the love I place in every card carries no price, so any time I can put aside my regular routine to show my family members and friends my love and appreciation for them is well worth it. Making all of these cards helped to remind me the importance of placing love and appreciation for the people in my life before all else. More so in society, people can get so caught up in the fast pace of life that we easily forget what’s more important. My sobriety has helped me to open my eyes and see once again what’s more important in life, love, family and friends and I pray every day that I never lose this clarity for life again.


Steven Dybvad

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