a new blogger (“a beautiful mess”) posted a comment here yesterday. she was struggling, like we all have struggled at one time or another, and she did the brave thing and reached out for help. I responded to her comment this afternoon. She said thanks, told me about her upcoming quit date, and then she said this:
“Thank u again for taking the time to give others encouragement : ) ! know that u r making a difference in my life and I am sure many others!
so in my post today, here’s what i’m wondering:
- how important has personal encouragement (online) been to you in your journey to get sober
- who would you like to say ‘thanks’ to — thanks for blogging, thanks for personal attention, or any other kind of thanks — who helped you realize that you are not alone?
I don’t think we say thanks often enough. well, i don’t. of course whatever I write here, i am really writing to myself!
Yeah, so I’ll start:
how important is online support? it has meant the world to me. it has literally been the difference between success and failure. i rely so much on the genius of my online friends, to save me from myself.
who would you like thank? Unpickled was the first sober blog i ever read, and i credit her with changing my thoughts and showing me that sobriety was not only possible but that it could be enjoyable. Then Cleo gave me my very first blog comment, and for that I’ll always be thankful. With that first comment, i knew I wasn’t alone.
What about you?