Faces of recovery…

This photo arrived in the ‘Faces of Recovery’ gallery just two days after Living Sober went live.

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At the time I thought ‘how brave of this wonderful woman to boldly show herself and broadcast her intention to get sober’. I didn’t know who she was – what her username was on the site – but I felt very proud of her and I hoped her day would come soon.

Then yesterday out of the blue this photo arrived…

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It’s amazing how powerful these photos can be. This is why I wanted a ‘Faces of Recovery’ gallery, the photos are such incredible  illustrations of bravery and honesty.

Look closely at these pictures here. Notice the pieces of paper carefully folded, the good strong marker chosen, the letters clearly formed, the smiley faces, the arm outstretched holding the camera … and the eyes.

Look at her eyes. This is a woman who wants to change. This is a woman who knows she can change. This is a woman changing.

What wonderful things are happening here at Living Sober. We have just hit 550 members and the number is steadily growing. The comments are flooding in and the members section is buzzing with warmth and grit and honesty and support.

You’re all brave and amazing. Even you lovely lurkers!

Love, Mrs D xxx

P.S. I have triple checked with this member that she is happy for me to feature her photos up here on my blog page and she is. She knows that she is early days yet but she is feeling strong and determined. xxx

  1. ali66 10 years ago

    well today i am having a do nothing day :-0 i amm 200 days sober tomorrow and feeling brilliant.I love love love being sober, remembering every detail of every moment is fantastic.Iam going to go back to doing nothing because someone said to me”We are Human Beings not Human Doings” lol. Have a wonderful,peaceful and nothingness day xali

  2. Twinkle 10 years ago

    Intention is so very powerful – sober girl 811, well done you. A quote I heard the other day, that I remind myself of daily. “No one ever woke up and thought, jeez I wish I’d got totally f$&@ked up last night”. And you no what, they were right! Not once have I ever thought that. :).

    Lots of sober thoughts to all,
    Justine xx

  3. suzyq 10 years ago

    Thanks for putting this on your blog Mrs D – I noticed too, the “one Day soon” to the date photo – I was thinkign I wish I knew her user name because I just wanted to give her the big thumbs up and say “you’re a star”, big hugs to you on your journey xx

  4. MrsH 10 years ago

    This has brought me to tears too. How brave you are!!!!

  5. LadyHaggisMcBaggis 10 years ago

    What Aprilaries says! Great stuff !

  6. Colourful1 10 years ago

    I noticed the change in photo too – and thought “awesome!” – you are so brave and awesome. Well done you, and yes you look proud and fabulous xx

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  8. aprilaries 10 years ago

    Oh wow! This lovely lady has brought tears to me eyes! Welcome dear friend 🙂

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