March 29, 2010
Aware AND Alive: Finding Joy
Now that I'm back, I'm reading the posts in this month's Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse. Mike at Child Abuse Survivor had such a wonderful idea. To help celebrate his Irish heritage and the Irish humor he so appreciates, Mike set up a theme for this edition of humor, joy and survivors finding happiness.
You know, child abuse is such a serious subject and we do need to be warriors fighting against it, raising awareness and working for prevention and recovery. But, we can also celebrate survivors finding joy, humor and a sense of wholeness and happiness. That's the whole reason I decided a long time ago to name my dot com site and my blog Survivors Can Thrive! Don't we all want to emerge from surviving and start thriving in our lives? Sometimes, while I'm down in the trenches of my own recovery, working on my healing, I forget that. Thanks for the reminder, Mike!
Yes, thanks indeed, Mike, for coming up with such an inspired theme. I am smiling reading these posts. I so appreciate our survivor solidarity where we can share our sorrows and our joys. Thanks to all for participating and thank you, in advance, for going to the carnival, reading and sharing your comments on the posts. You'll be glad you stopped by. Go get a smile! :)
Sounds like this Carnival is going to be a good one eh?
Hugs to you my friend. Be well.
I'm so glad you got to go camping. Sometimes that outside air makes me sleep so good! That sounds fun.
Take care! *hugs* <3
Glad you had a good trip. I'm leaving thursday for spring break with my kids so I will be out of blogland for about ten days.
The image you posted, "A magical Healing Hug" is wonderfully full of fun and joy.
I saw in your profile that you are a fellow writer (surprise, there are so many writers in blogland... wonder why? haha). Are you published? Either way, I would love to read your self-help books. I am at the cusp of a time when I can begin to heal the physical relationship with my husband.It's been very difficult since I have learned to stop dissociating during sex. I will need all the help I can get.
I read a book about sexual healing that I found quite helpful. Let me see if I can remember the title and get my hands on it. Have a good Spring Break.
thank you for all of your support Marj- its greatly appreciated..
Cassie: You're so welcome and I hope you're having a nice break. Hugs backatcha, girlie! :)
What are you doing?
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and yes, it sure was a wonderful blog carnival. i really enjoyed the inspiration i got from reflecting on this issue. and hope not to let myself forget the joyful side of life~ thank you again for the carnival. hugs to you!
As for me, I'm staying here in Sacramento for the first time ever. Well I've only lived here for 4 years, but I have never spent Easter with Crys. This year I womaned up and told my parents that I would be staying up here with her this year. It was tough.. you wouldn't think it would be at my age, but.. it was.
So Crys and I get to create our own traditions this year. We're gonna dye easter eggs tonight as we normally do. And her and I always exchange easter baskets (we like to tap in to our inner child on days like this) Other than those things, I'm not sure what we'll end up doing.
I hope to hear about how sucessful your weekend was :-) This past year has brought you a lot of inner growth, maybe enough to successfully manuver this holiday.
**Hugs** my friend. Be well and let us know how your weekend went when you get a chance.
Thanks, Paula! I appreciate that. Sending good vibes to you, too! xoxoxo
JBR: You're so welcome. I always appreciate your support as well. Hugs backatcha! (((((((JBR)))))))
Jade: Thanks, sweetie, for those Easter well wishes. I'm glad you are going to be with Crys for the holiday. I can understand how hard it is to stand up to the parents. They can make us feel like tiny children. What a neat idea to exchange Easter baskets! It shouldn't just be for the young! :)
Happy Easter Sistah!
It was another wonderful blog carnival this month!
Have a great Easter weekend!
I'd love to see a world where *everyone* was striving toward ending child abuse and living joyfully on a daily basis.
Just found your blog... I LOVE "Survivors can thrive"! So very true.
Well, thanks, Paul.
Ali: Your words are very true, too. Thanks for visiting and leaving your kind comment.
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