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    TheDees
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    3 things to look forward to

    Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:42 pm

    Hi everyone,

    To get into the weekend with a positive mindset, we’ll be running weekly activities! The purpose of these activities is to create a space to share positivity, support each other and build community connections. The weekends can be a difficult time for many, so we want to make sure we’re able to create a space for positive discussions to help keep that motivation and self-confidence going!

    This activity is called 3 things to look forward to: share three things that you’re looking forward to!

    For example:
    • Watching the footy on Sunday + having the kids over the weekend + having one week off drinking
    • Getting my full drivers licence + enjoying the sunset at the beach + a weekly call with mum and dad
    • Seeing my best mate on Tuesday + getting a response from the job I recently applied to + smashing my recovery goals

    This will be running Saturdays all day, alternating fortnightly with “Turning the negative into positive”.

    Please let us know what you think of these new activities. We want to create a positive space for everyone, so it will be great to know what you guys think.

    The new activities will be running in addition to our weekly Monday Meetup and Thursday Check-in meetings.

    Excited to see what you all have to look forward to!
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    TheDees
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    Re: 3 things to look forward to

    Sat May 01, 2021 11:41 am

    Alright everyone! This Saturday we're thinking of 3 things we're looking forward to! It can be this weekeend, next week or even in a few years, just anything that's keeping you going!
    I'll start off

    I'm looking forward to seeing my mum and family tomorrow for dinner!

    I'm looking forward to finally saving enough to get a car! (Although I'm not sure when that will be lol)

    I'm looking forward to finishing my study at the end of this year!

    @Minnie mouse , @Deyfhob , @Alvarosyd and @Katiee Have you guys got somethings your looking forward to?

    :D
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    Minnie mouse
    Member
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    Re: 3 things to look forward to

    Sat May 01, 2021 2:16 pm

    I am looking forward to going to a market tomorrow with my daughter and 2 granddaughters, on Monday I am going out with my other daughter and grandson to meet my newborn grandson. On Thursday I have my first face to face counseling session and hopefully can return to work next week.
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    TheDees
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    Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2021 4:29 pm

    Re: 3 things to look forward to

    Sat May 01, 2021 2:47 pm

    @Minnie mouse That's a few wonderful things to look forward to. You must be very excited to be meeting your new grandson and to spend some time with family! Good luck for the counselling session, speaking to someone face to face can seem like a daunting prospect at first, but it is a great step forward.
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    Alvarosyd
    Junior Member
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    Joined: Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:24 pm

    Re: 3 things to look forward to

    Mon May 03, 2021 1:45 pm

    Three things to look forward to

    1. Developing my career to a manager level which I have been working hard towards

    2. See my puppy grow up into a gorgeous dog

    3. Mornings without a hangover!

    I’m very grateful for this group and my partner for the great support.

    Today I have been sober for 8 days!
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    Peace Dove
    Community Builder
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    Re: 3 things to look forward to

    Mon May 03, 2021 2:39 pm

    Those are all really beautiful things to look forward to @Alvarosyd. :)

    Congratulations on your Day 8 sober!!! Good job! 8-)
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    ScorpionPW
    Peer Worker
    Posts: 145
    Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:06 am

    Re: 3 things to look forward to

    Fri May 07, 2021 1:42 pm

    It's so good to see @Minnie mouse, @Alvarosyd & @TheDees talk about things to be grateful for/look forward to.

    Such an important part of recovery for me has been finding things to look forward to get out of bed in the morning for. Creating new connections and building a life worth living.

    3 things I'm looking forward to are my son going to his mums house on Saturday night so I can have a night to myself to catch up with friends, going to my other job on Monday (which I love so much) and feeling recharged tomorrow after a good night sleep :D
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    Lhiver
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    Joined: Tue May 04, 2021 9:59 am

    Re: 3 things to look forward to

    Sat May 15, 2021 11:45 am

    Okay folks, another Saturday has rolled around!

    At the moment I'm really looking forward to some nice warm weather, it's been very wet where I am!

    I'm looking forward to seeing some friends next week

    I'm looking forward to going for a nice walk when the rain clears!

    @Minnie mouse , @Peace Dove , @Gizelle , @Simply me what are you all looking forward to?

    :D
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    Minnie mouse
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    Re: 3 things to look forward to

    Sat May 15, 2021 2:54 pm

    @Lhiver I'm looking forward to slow cooked lamb shanks for dinner, my footy team Kangas to finally get a win :lol: and going clothes shopping with hubby tomorrow
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    Lhiver
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    Re: 3 things to look forward to

    Sat May 15, 2021 3:20 pm

    @Minnie mouse , That sounds like a lovely weekend! Love a good lamb shank, I have to admit I am unfortunately backing the Hawks today :twisted: But we're only at half time so we'll see!
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    Simply me
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    Re: 3 things to look forward to

    Sun May 16, 2021 4:14 pm

    @Lhiver Hhhmm this can be bit tricky in the now, my fella's had some **** health news, things to look forwards to count all the more because of it eh. Some great news round that would be awesome. Aparts from that, unwrapping the botanical dyed fabrics I've just been cooking in big ol pot for 5 hours tommorow morning, after they cool down and seeing what colours have appeared, and simply being with the beings I dig......
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    Minnie mouse
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    Re: 3 things to look forward to

    Sun May 16, 2021 4:48 pm

    @Lhiver lamb shanks were absolutely delicious, great visit from in laws and yeah baby,KANGAS WIN😁
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    Lhiver
    Community Builder
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    Joined: Tue May 04, 2021 9:59 am

    Re: 3 things to look forward to

    Tue May 18, 2021 8:22 am

    @Simply me , I'm sorry to hear about your partners medical news. I hope some good news comes through soon! Let s know how the fabric dying comes out!

    @Minnie mouse You guys really just got in there 80-87!
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    Alvarosyd
    Junior Member
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    Joined: Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:24 pm

    Re: 3 things to look forward to

    Sat May 22, 2021 7:19 pm

    Hey everyone
    Just wanted to share with you that I am celebrating my first month of sobriety tonight!
    No Im not drinking to celebrate anything for once! Instead, I’m having a great time with my friends and my dogs

    I’m looking forward to

    1) more mornings with no hangovers
    2) spending more times with friends and my dogs
    3) getting a promotion at work
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    Minnie mouse
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    Re: 3 things to look forward to

    Sun May 23, 2021 6:57 am

    Congratulations @Alvarosyd I have been 5 weeks now without weed. Yayyy go😊 me 3 things I'm looking forward to are
    Taking my 12year old granddaughter birthday shopping today
    Going back to work tomorrow after 7 weeks off cleaning myself up 💪
    A yummy roast beef for dinner tonight
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