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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 20:08:07 ThuDec 23 2004 )

I brought home two A's and one B for the fall semester. :Isaluteme: I'll take it. Not bad for someone who was afraid I'd flunk out after one semester.

  
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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 17:51:15 FriDec 24 2004 )

Merry Christmas to all our members and guests wherever you are ! :reindeer: I'm really excited about the holidays this year because for the first time in a very long time I'm surrounded by people I care about and who care about me. It truly is a wonderful time of the year!



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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 19:31:47 FriDec 24 2004 )

Have a great Christmas everyone! Our yearly family blowup was relatively mild this year. The countdown is on. Thanks to everyone here for all you do.

  
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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 18:25:22 SatDec 25 2004 )

This morning has been a lesson in love and developing a deeper appreciation of how giving and receiving are the same. Its such a wonderful feeling to be around relatives and friends who really do care about each other and are working together to encourage each other to grow. I since 2005 is going to be a wonderul year and I look forward to the challenges that will contribute to my growth.

Once again have a wonderful holiday season :frosty:



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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 02:02:00 SunDec 26 2004 )

I went out to dinner last night with my friend and I got a kiss from a good-looking 35-year-old guy who also gave me a nice compliment. Woohoo! Eat your heart out, Phil! :nahnah:

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! :crazysanta: :reindeer:




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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 02:18:19 SunDec 26 2004 )

My family has actually been together for over 48 hours with no one telling another how they should live their life, or what is wrong with another person. I've actually relaxed a bit and have enjoyed some of these people, at least more than usual.

  
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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 14:34:42 MonDec 27 2004 )

I don't me to sound like a grouch but the best thing about Christmas for me is that it's over. I spent a quiet day with a few friends and tried not to worry about all the reasons why I really hate this season. Not a great holiday pep talk but the best I can do right now. :playhangman:

  
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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 22:37:48 TueDec 28 2004 )

I kept my therapy appointment this afternoon which was scheduled right after the last post I made. I really didn't want to go because I was not in the mood, but I went anyway and I feel better for it. I talked about some of the same stuff I shared with you guys and he had some suggestions on how to through the walls but I'd still love to hear anything others have to share on this!

  
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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 11:04:26 WedDec 29 2004 )

Let's see... not sure if this is the right place, if it's okay for f/f to post...but something rather nice happened tonight, and I count it as a healing step, not because it was something good that happened ( I know things can't always go how we want) but because I felt good about my reactions, and state of mind. I felt calmer than in the past.
I unexpectedly heard from a friend this evening. I had worried over wishing him a Merry Christmas, and in the end did send him something (although I had a lot of doubts). Anyway, I knew if i did this I'd have to be careful and not expect any reaction, but he actually did say thanks. He also told me about how he was seeing someone to help him with panicky feelings and obsessiveness. I didn't know if he had any awareness about getting help for anything before, so it was nice to know that he is at least open to these things. I'd never talked to him about my own mental health issues before either (felt he might think there was too much of a stigma attached), so I told him about a self-help group I've gone to, and he seemed interested.
From past experience, I know to take our encounters with a grain of salt, and not get too overly elated, or too upset. So, like I said, I feel like I am getting a little better in how I react to both the good and bad... and as a bonus, I am glad for him to be getting some help and to feel he could share some things about it with me.

p.s. To Jimmie: I read your other post too. I think it's easy for me to 'talk the talk' when it comes to my mental health, but sometimes I don't really feel like I'm actually putting the things I learn into action, or connecting with what I say. I have to go back to the simplest things, and work on those.. and remember not to be too critical of myself for having setbacks. Anyway, I'm glad your appointment was helpful and that you are able to be so honest with yourself and your therapist.

  
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Re: 1,000 positive stepping stones on the path to healing ( 14:32:31 ThuDec 30 2004 )

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Let's see... not sure if this is the right place, if it's okay for f/f to post



Yes, actually all members are encouraged to post here as part of sharing their healing journey. :biggrin:


I'm feeling good about life as we close out the year. 2004 was a strange adventure in many ways but I believe a lot of important lessons were learned along the path of my journey. More than anything else I feel as though I'm getting closer to understanding and maybe experiencing love. If you ask me it doesn't get any better than this! :cookiemonster:



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