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Monday, February 21, 2011

Very Late Sanguine Saturday!

Man, I can't believe I forgot to post a Sanguine Saturday post this week! It wasn't that I didn't want to, or didn't have a chance, I just never actually thought about it! I'm going to assume it's because I actually posted two other posts this week, and that of course threw out my equilibrium. ;)

My brain's quite fuzzy tonight as I managed to nearly give myself heatstroke earlier by walking too far on a very hot day with no water. I'm okay, but I'll have to forgive myself if I miss important successes from the past week!

Success Stories:
I'm still here!
I've been coping really well with looking after mum (although admittedly she needs much less than I had expected, and I've also had a lot more help than I expected).
I went to a scary appointment about my knee.
I asked someone for the money they owed me - and got it!
I told someone something that had been on my mind for a long time and confirmed that it doesn't change anything.

Gratitudes/Happy Things:
Making plans for the future.
Amazing friends.
Soft toys.
New games.

Challenge and cheer-leading statements:
If the blind man can't tell he's only in a puddle, it's not his fault if he can't get out.
The butterfly does not make the caterpillar a lie.
I deserve to ask for things that are rightfully mine.
I don't have to be perfect to be valuable and loved.
Recovery is a rose.

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:
Jennifer of Magnificasti Mirabilia: created
Sairs of This Lunatic Express: Positive Monday
Morningmoon of I am *THAT* crazy: Tuesday's Child

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


  1. I like this whole post but my fav is your success stories, go you!

  2. Thanks for posting! I always find these posts helpful in my own recovery, they are so positive and grounding.