When I was actively involved in Alcoholics Anonymous, I was invited into a group of folks who would email each member of the group. Usually, somebody, sometimes a lot of folks would be writing a group email daily. It's main focus was "gratitude" e.g. what big or little thing am I grateful for today. It was also used to share about sobriety issues/challenges along the way.
I've not been a part of that group for awhile now and I miss getting emails from people who knew me and were sharing a common stuggle toward healthy living. It was especially nice to get positive feedback if I wrote about having a bad day and it was great to hear about other folks little things in their daily lives that they appreciated or were thankful for. I could sometimes recognize what was being shared as something also true in my life, one of those 'oh yea' moments, this applies to me too.
I know for me it's real easy get caught up in the intensity of my recovery work and dwell on the negative (wallow in the pig pen of pity as they can say in AA). I need a lot of reminders that this SA recovery "work" does get easier over time and even in my darkest moments of feeling down, if I try I can find something good going on in my life or about myself.
It was also good to get positice feedback and suggestions, given sometimes gently, sometimes rather forcefully, pointing out things I could be doing, or ways I could change my thinking, or a topic/chapter to read in the AA Big Book.
Any thoughts about doing something like this here with the readership-at-large of MaleSurvivor? Be it formally (ack more work for someone) or informally... it just gets started by someone sharing an email address, it grows by people asking to join in (and of course, in my former AA group, ppl could and did ask to be taken off the group list at any time).
Lots of free web based email providers out there and using one of them does provide a modicom of anonymidtity.