Saying one positive thing

Today at my Inclusion group we did something new. At the start of the session we went round the room, and everyone had to say one thing we had achieved last week. That is saying something without also tagging on something negative, or without putting ourselves down in any way. I babbled on about writing and Park Run (and how in the official picture my boobs are going in one direction, and my tummy flab in the other- goddamn it!) but other folks shared some amazing things they had done:

Getting a job, staying sober, studying, signing up for an art course, getting back into recovery, going out socializing sober, being a good mother, cycling to work, getting a job interview, accepting an offer on a house…

There were more, but these are the once I can remember. We also talked in pairs about our fondest memories and had to introduce our partner to the group. It was quite remarkable how emotional I found this, especially as so many of the memories were linked to the birth of children. Many of the people in my recovery group are looking to make better lives for them and their children, and to see the emotion, stripped back was quite raw. It remind me that even though we are all in our own way broken, broken people can get better if they really want too.

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  1. Hello! I am Wendy on Twitter. I have been sober for over 3 years now. My blog is tipsynomore.blogspot.com
    Broken people can get put back together!
    I wanted not only my life better, but my husband’s as well, as we could not have any children!
    xo
    Wendy

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    1. Hi Wendy,
      Thank you for your comment, and I am going to go and have a good read of your blog : )
      I agree, we can all be put back together if we want it- and I am like you, a lot of my motivation is my family as well.
      Rachel

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