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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sanguine Saturday Again!

I've rewritten this week's introduction several times now, I think it's time to give up on it and just get to the positives. This will start turning back around eventually if I just keep hanging in there.

Success Stories:
I'm still here.
I was honest in a situation where I wanted to lie in order to be a lot more destructive.
I made a phone call that was scary.
On several occasions I talked myself out of my more destructive form of self harm, even though I felt like it wouldn't matter.
I attempted some new alternatives. They may not necessarily have worked perfectly, but at least I tried.
I cleaned my room some.
I faced my fear instead of avoiding and told a few people something they needed/I wanted them to know.
I actually forced myself out of the house a few times.

Gratitudes/things that make me happy:
My friends.
People saying rude things to watch me blush.
Music and singing along.
Star Trek.

Challenge and cheer-leading statements:
Even if things are screwy right now, in this moment... every moment is a new moment.
Messing up doesn't necessarily mean I'm a bad person.
How my family treats me, talks to me, reacts to me or otherwise interacts with me is not necessarily a reflection on me.

Shoot me the link if you post up any version of Sanguine Saturday (any day, any format, as long as it's positive-focused!) and don't forget to check out this week's list of Sanguine Saturday versions:
Sairs of This Lunatic Express: back to work today
Jennifer of Magnificasti Mirabilia: created

Take care of yourselves until next time, and may we all find our own small fences along the way.


  1. I love these posts, it is always inspiring. I don't have a lot to say right now because I'm not doing to well but hang in there, it sounds like you are going through a rough time too

  2. You always manage to find something positive that I personally can relate to! Music is a big part of how I cope with life (and one of my happy links to you) and Star Trek has gotten me through more than one hard night. And yay giraffes.

  3. Thanks for inspiring me to focus on the positive.