I took Alex to pay fines in 2 places yesterday, plus he mailed off other fines. He started with $700 in his bank account from his paycheck, he now has $5 and says he feels good about it.
In the past I had talked to him about setting and accomplishing goals. He told me yesterday after he got done paying he really felt good and that I was right when something good gets done you feel a sense of pride. He said he was proud of himself.
He still owes a lot more money and he is figuring that at least 2 more checks are already gone. But if the money goes to pay his fines it cannot go anywhere else.
It is easy for me to feel good today. But I know, I know. But hey, isn't it one day at a time?