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  • 3 things to be grateful for

    A place for community rundowns, special events and announcements from Counselling Online forums facilitation team.
    Firehorse
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    Re: 3 things to be grateful for

    Tue Jan 04, 2022 11:08 pm

    Thank you for sharing your gratitude list :)
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    Djarrimiri
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    Re: 3 things to be grateful for

    Thu Jan 06, 2022 10:28 am

    - recovery from a recent relapse, contacted Turning Point and this forum as well as Smart Recovery for more support in addition to my counsellor, who carried me through Covid lockdowns

    - focusing more on developing friendships with people who don't drink

    - my health, my cats, my financial frugality, my hope that things will improve and my vision to support my hopes coming true
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    PnorkelPW
    Peer Worker
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    Re: 3 things to be grateful for

    Thu Jan 06, 2022 8:32 pm

    Great gratitude list @Djarrimiri and awesome to hear you're coming back from a relapse


    I'm grateful that I've been able to get back to exercise every day so far this year

    I'm grateful that I got the week off over Christmas, NYE and was able to refresh and hit the year with a renewed focus

    I'm grateful for the adventures I got up to with my daughter for the week which included Phillip Island for the penguins and going old school at the Drive In and some other bits and pieces.................it's experiences that make smiles
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    PnorkelPW
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    Re: 3 things to be grateful for

    Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:34 pm

    Gratitude is playing a role in my life at the moment and I seem to be surrounded by people who are giving me a reminder..........

    - Today I'm grateful that some of the foundations I've laid at work are starting to bear fruit and enabling me to set better work/life boundaries

    - That we're finally hitting a run of sunshine and I'm getting out for some much needed fresh air and vitamin D

    - That a good friend who's been struggling with addiction is starting to change her thought processes and coming round to the idea of going to rehab.............without being prompted by others which shows a big shift in acceptance of her problem
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    ScorpionPW
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    Re: 3 things to be grateful for

    Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:06 pm

    It's good to hear about your friend starting to turn a corner @PnorkelPW, I really do hope she finds her way.

    Today I'm grateful for...

    - Coming out of isolation tomorrow and being able to have a really fun day with my son

    - That my mum is doing much better after going through a really rough patch

    - That I have such incredible friends that are like family
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    PnorkelPW
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    Re: 3 things to be grateful for

    Mon Jan 17, 2022 8:39 pm

    Nice one @ScorpionPW ............getting out of iso must feel great


    I'm a bit of a mixed bag with my gratitudes this week...............


    - I'm grateful to be going away for a few days tomorrow and getting out of town. It's the first time I've gone away for four days in years so switching off is goin to be amazing

    - I'm grateful that AA meetings are there when I need them and provide the connection and identification I need. I went to my second meeting in three weeks on Saturday night after a break of over three years. Something has been calling me back and I'm feeling like I'll be heading to more meetings because of the amazing feeling I had when I left...........and generally always do after a meeting

    - I'm grateful that I've been able to invest in life experiences. I find it hard to spend money at times but bought a kayak which I'll pick up tomorrow. It's because I need to give myself a hobby, get outdoors and do something that's good for mind, body and spirit. It'll get me off the couch and give me a sense of achievement. I'm also grateful that I've been able to save the money and have learnt to manage my finances
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    ScorpionPW
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    Re: 3 things to be grateful for

    Mon Jan 17, 2022 9:44 pm

    It was definitely a relief to get out after iso @PnorkelPW! It's great to hear that you're finally getting away and also reconnecting with meetings. I've been trying to do more as well and really craving that connection.

    Today I'm grateful for...

    - Being in a positiong to be able to get a new computer really quickly after mine stopped working in a bit of an emergency situation. Having a good working computer has become such a lifeline with the way things are now!

    - Having such dear friends that I can debrief and share life with.

    - Having the opportunity to help my son through some difficulties and see him turn things around.
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    ScorpionPW
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    Re: 3 things to be grateful for

    Fri Jan 28, 2022 1:13 am

    Today I'm grateful for...

    - The fact that my mum is in much better spirits after a long struggle and that her community housing transfer has been approved

    - That I have air con when it's so hot

    - That my son has the same love for music that I do
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