Hi gang – wow I have received some lovely photos for our ‘Silly Season Inspirations’ post already!! Thank you to those who have emailed them through. For those of you don’t know what this is.. it’s a Pictorial Post that I am going to publish here in about 10 days.. full of images from community members, things in your home or environment that gives you strength/makes you feel good/inspires you/nourishes you as you navigate through the Silly Season. Because lets face it .. this time of year is tricky for us sober people, especially those new to sobriety. Booze is every-bloody-where, at every end of year party and work do and certainly on Christmas day and NYE. We are brave and amazing for forging through sober, and we need to remember to have things around us to help keep us feeling good and strong and focussed on why we’re quitting drinking. SO, this post is by us, for us.. but in order to make this work I need photos !! So please email me a photo of something in your home or environment that is important to you. Is it your dog? Your new shoes? Your view? Your sister or brother? A special song? A quiet spot in the garden? Your bed? For inspiration take a look at what members sent in 2 years ago when I first did this post. https://livingsober.org.nz/silly-season-inspirations/
This post will be really cool as it’ll give us a glimpse into each others lives .. and of course we can also get ideas of other things we can use to inspire us or make us feel good and strong.
Email your photo to me (as large a size file as possible) at firstname.lastname@example.org and make sure you tell me your username and also give me a line or two about what you are sharing and why.
Thanks in advance everyone! I will keep repeating this message over the next week or so.
We are having a lovey Saturday, did some Christmas shopping with the boys for all the neice and nephew presents and then got a (real!) tree which we will decorate tonight with cheesy christmas songs playing. That ritual of course used to be accompanied by bubbly wine for me (too much as per) but not this time! Maybe a bubbly water or a mug of tea. Alcohol doesn’t have the power to make this ritual special. There is nothing alcohol could add to my Saturday night and so much it could take away. Sobriety rocks xxx
just read your absolutly fantastic book @MrsD—–Mrs D is going within.. love your humor and style of writing and guess what—-Im am checking into mindfullness several times daily and already Im feeling more grounded. This site is a lifesaver. Thankyou from the bottom of my heart.xx
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