The 4 week positivity challenge-Join if you wish - Page 11 - SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information
Go Back   SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information >
Register Blogs FAQ Members List Calendar Arcade Mark Forums Read





Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-12-2009, 01:01 PM   #201 (permalink)
Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Bristol TN/VA
Posts: 12,262
Blog Entries: 5
I had the most lovely day yesterday of pampering and relaxation. And it results in overwhelming gratitude.
I always take Sundays off for nurturing and growth, but have many ways I celebrate and do that.

So I woke up feeling so very wonderful today and want to get some things done around here to be of service and express my gratitude...
__________________
Each small candle lights a corner of the dark....Roger Waters

Live is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2009, 06:07 PM   #202 (permalink)
mergirl
 
Gypsy Feet's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Paradise
Posts: 4,158
Blog Entries: 4
My union and my company are working out a deal that should make it much more possible for me to stay with the company and get a full time job, Yay!

I think we are on date 3 or 4. He is nice. He is taking things much slower than I generally do, which is a marvel and a revelation haha!
__________________

*~Lisa~*
ban the deed, not the breed~
five years of continuous sobriety and counting
<3 (its a sideways heart!)
Gypsy Feet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2009, 06:38 PM   #203 (permalink)
6/20/08
 

Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,467
I catch myself saying a quiet thank you for my sobriety...not every day...but a lot. And whenever I do that, I almost come to tears. The realization that I can live the rest of my life like this...so hard to explain.
__________________
Choices, Chances, Changes.
coffeenut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2009, 07:21 PM   #204 (permalink)
Well, I'm on my way
 

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: El Paso, Texas
Posts: 276
Blog Entries: 1
First day back at work. Everybody was so wonderful to me, welcoming me back, saying how good I looked, telling me they'd been praying for/pulling for me. I can't believe how wonderful people are (most, anyway). I can't imagine putting myself and the people around me through that kind of mess again. Please God.

I've been given another assignment for tomorrow morning. I am so... HAPPY!
__________________
One foot in front of the other; one step at a time

"Anne stopped drinking and never looked back."
That's my story. I read it every morning, and I'm sticking to it.
mariechi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2009, 07:47 PM   #205 (permalink)
Resident
 

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 4,150
It is good to hear that things are working out well on both the job front and the dating front Gypsy. Sometimes slow is good. Get to know each other and all that other stuff.
Glad to hear things went well for you at work to mariechi. A job well done and the respect that comes from it is a good source of positivety.
Sometimes I feel the same way coffee so I know exactly what you mean and it is great. That sense of being in total control of yourself.
Just thought I would add a few comments before bed and thanks again for everyone that posts here. It is all inspirational and uplifting for me.
__________________
What it is is what it is.

Only positivity No negativity.
Fubarcdn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2009, 09:19 PM   #206 (permalink)
Member
 

Join Date: May 2009
Location: so cal
Posts: 7
Thank you I have joined the challenge starting now. Today was good because I was sober. I went grocery shopping, bought my daughter some new pants and had a good dinner. Tomorrow is another day and I pray for Gods help to stay sober again tomorrow. 24 hrs at a time. That is how we have to live. I'm trying to remember that.
jason1111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2009, 04:28 AM   #207 (permalink)
Resident
 

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 4,150
Week 4 Day 4
I spent most of yesterday listening to a friend who was struggling with life and encouraging him. I am glad that I am a caring compassionate person. It also reminded me that no matter what our trials are there is usually someone that is facing bigger challenges and helping them is a noble thing to try to do.
__________________
What it is is what it is.

Only positivity No negativity.
Fubarcdn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2009, 05:05 PM   #208 (permalink)
Learning to live again
 
Hevyn's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New York - Catskill Mtns.
Posts: 38,274
I woke up battling negativity. Had a restless night & some bad dreams. Don't know what got me started, but I was looking at the down side of everything. The thought of coming here and not having anything positive to say made me feel bad - and I wouldn't come here and write fake cheery stuff. So, I made myself snap out of it.

As Fubar said, no matter what our trials are there's always someone worse off. I have no reason to feel sorry for myself. As the morning went on, I got busy doing things and forgot why I was so miserable. Of course it would be unnatural to expect everything to be sunshine & rainbows every minute of the day - but now when I start to slip into self-pity mode I catch myself before I waste the whole day being 'poor me'.
Hevyn is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2009, 05:28 PM   #209 (permalink)
Member
 
shaun00's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: uk
Posts: 2,548
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hevyn View Post
I woke up battling negativity. Had a restless night & some bad dreams. Don't know what got me started, but I was looking at the down side of everything. The thought of coming here and not having anything positive to say made me feel bad - and I wouldn't come here and write fake cheery stuff. So, I made myself snap out of it.

As Fubar said, no matter what our trials are there's always someone worse off. I have no reason to feel sorry for myself. As the morning went on, I got busy doing things and forgot why I was so miserable. Of course it would be unnatural to expect everything to be sunshine & rainbows every minute of the day - but now when I start to slip into self-pity mode I catch myself before I waste the whole day being 'poor me'.
puppy pics will be here by next week heyvn.....that will make you smile.

and im kicking the cigs on the 20th....
shaun00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2009, 07:37 PM   #210 (permalink)
Well, I'm on my way
 

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: El Paso, Texas
Posts: 276
Blog Entries: 1
Trucker, good for you on the smoking thing . My fella and I are planning on kicking the cigs Thanksgiving holiday. We've figured out we need to do this together when his kids aren't there to catch the fallout. Wish us luck, we'll need it. Wow, no booze and no smokes. What a different world it will be. No coughing and hacking.

Another lovely autumn day here in the Sun City. Nothing spectacular, just all good.
__________________
One foot in front of the other; one step at a time

"Anne stopped drinking and never looked back."
That's my story. I read it every morning, and I'm sticking to it.
mariechi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2009, 08:05 PM   #211 (permalink)
Learning to live again
 
Hevyn's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New York - Catskill Mtns.
Posts: 38,274
Ooooh, puppy pics! That's wonderful - can't wait.

Shaun, Anne & Mr. Anne are quitting cigs! There's a positive thought. (Now if only my husband can do it - he tried and failed with Chantix last yr.)

Sweet dreams, everyone.
Hevyn is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2009, 09:50 PM   #212 (permalink)
Member
 

Join Date: May 2009
Location: so cal
Posts: 7
day two

Hi everybody. I am back and have been sober for day 2. I have been trying to pray as often as I can, eat right, stay busy either working or being a Dad. I know I am powerless over alcohol and just for today am surrendering it to God. I hope everybody has a great day tomorrow.
jason1111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2009, 10:12 PM   #213 (permalink)
mergirl
 
Gypsy Feet's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Paradise
Posts: 4,158
Blog Entries: 4
welcome back=)

I griped all the way through work today, and it wasn't until I got home I realized I love my job, silly girl! So tomorrow I am going to remember to be grateful, even as my shoes and socks are soggy!!!

I love that I am gaining the skills to analyze my moods and decide if I have a legit reason to be down, or if I need to adjust. What a powerful tool I denied myself of by handling all of life's trials with booze.
__________________

*~Lisa~*
ban the deed, not the breed~
five years of continuous sobriety and counting
<3 (its a sideways heart!)
Gypsy Feet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 05:52 AM   #214 (permalink)
Resident
 

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 4,150
Week 4 Day 5
As my wife headed off to work today I realized how lucky I am to have a lot of leisure time to do as I please when I please. I will have to remember this one when I am totally bored silly and start to think that I wouldn't be bored if I had a few drinks at the neighborhood bar.
__________________
What it is is what it is.

Only positivity No negativity.
Fubarcdn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 11:26 AM   #215 (permalink)
IO Storm
 
IO Storm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 18,436
Blog Entries: 2
Nice thread Fub!

I was up late sitting with my mother's having chest pains again and am tired this morning.

But I am grateful...focusing on all the things I am grateful for.

I'm going to a friend's 16 year sobriety birthday tonight...that's something else!
__________________
"God holds me still in the eye of the Storm"
IO Storm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 11:32 AM   #216 (permalink)
Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Bristol TN/VA
Posts: 12,262
Blog Entries: 5
I woke in a great mood, laughing and being silly and David is laughing with me!
__________________
Each small candle lights a corner of the dark....Roger Waters

Live is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 01:53 PM   #217 (permalink)
mergirl
 
Gypsy Feet's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Paradise
Posts: 4,158
Blog Entries: 4
What a difference an attitude adjust can make! I worked in the rain again today, but I loved it=) I am in a spectacular mood, thanks fub=)
__________________

*~Lisa~*
ban the deed, not the breed~
five years of continuous sobriety and counting
<3 (its a sideways heart!)
Gypsy Feet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 03:07 PM   #218 (permalink)
Learning to live again
 
Hevyn's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New York - Catskill Mtns.
Posts: 38,274
Yes, thank you Fub - for this thread and for making me think twice before I slip into a sad or self-pitying mood. It's helped me every day to come here and see what everyone's said.
Hevyn is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 09:43 PM   #219 (permalink)
Member
 
lulamay's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: England
Posts: 89
I woke up really early - 5th day I've not been able to sleep properly. But I'm happy enough!
Hoping to get some work today but, if not, will go out and get some exercise and clean the house.
Have a good day, all.
lulamay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2009, 05:18 AM   #220 (permalink)
Resident
 

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 4,150
Week 4 Day 6
I have no desire or obsession for material goods. I feel no jealousy over the things that others have and I genuinely believe that having things like big houses and cars has nothing whatsoever to do with ones happiness.
__________________
What it is is what it is.

Only positivity No negativity.
Fubarcdn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing this Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:10 PM.