Today is a brand new day for Celeste Williams. A recent recipient of the newly renovated accessible units, she declares her excitement saying, “I have entered a dream world.” Limited to a wheel chair most of the time, she has found new freedom to carry out her activities of daily living. Her favorite part is the bathroom with the roll in shower. A native of New Orleans, Celeste spent her early adult years in Houston before living and working in California for over 18 years. She overcame experiences with abuse and poverty to become a Director in the Head Start Program working with children who were experiencing many things she knew all too well. After struggling through some financial hardships and relocating to live with family in Georgia, she found the DCT Community in 2010. She described her first impression through the words, “a different environment,” comparing to previous stressful living conditions. The last 8 years have allowed her to grow finding lasting stability and security. Negativity, resentment, and anger haunted Celeste’s emotions and limited her early community interaction. Yet, she chose to engage the different elements in her new environment to create a new tool kit for daily living. Building on her faith she invested in individual relationships, pursued Bible study and revisited recovery programs. She began to find a new sense of well-being and peace in her daily life. This new peace spawned a desire to share and encourage others to pursue avenues of healing. Her smile and authentic words pour out wonderful stories mixing her hard past with her blooming present. Celeste is a person that now sees the glass half full on the way to overflowing.