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PapaBear 15-07-2009 10:47 AM

I see that a bunch of people aren't doing too great today, so before I send another round of hugs, love, and positive energy, I want to share part of a letter I received from a very dear friend today. I put it in a new thread in the distractions board, but I don't know if all of you look there, so I'll cross-post it here. I feel as though it applies to everyone, not just the youngsters on their way to adulthood, and not just people who SH, but those who just struggle to reach the dawn of each new day.

Growing up in this dangerous world is full of surprises, and is a very difficult thing.
How will you ever live up to the promise of what the future holds? You've shown by example that you will overcome life's obstacles, and you are growing up to be the wonderful person that you should be.

I encourage you to accept every challenge with hope and strength, and to always do your best. Set goals. Be truthful to others and yourself, and try to forgive. Through love you will live and move on. Take on adventures with your chin lifted and your eyes open wide. To steady the journey, enjoy the ride and not just the destination. Seek passion, love, inner beauty, and self acceptance. Keep dreams and loved ones close to your heart.

Please celebrate failures with just one more try. I promise you can do anything you set your mind to. Be in control. Remember all the great things in life that money can't buy. Give back to the earth more than you take. A radiant smile from you is all that anyone asks.

Through heartbreak, pain, and experience you will be able to learn from everything, and help others as well. Be childlike, laugh often, and never turn back. Feel free to cry whenever you need to. Tears are the heart's way of bringing relief. No one will ask questions when you've made up your mind. Keep your foot firmly on the ground. Listen to your heart, and you will never go wrong. Above all, remember that love never dies.

Then at the end, as you walk your last mile, looking back on your life with a well-earned smile ... Recall all the faces that helped light the way. Give thanks for their love, and remember each day that you are unique & loved very much. You may not believe it, but someone is always thinking of you, and hoping you're alright. If you have doubts, please think of me. You share my passions, dreams, and love of life. Keep that smile on your face that I love, and never change who you are for anyone or anything. You are special just because you are you, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

I just wanted you to know that I care, and you have my love. Thank you for being you, and remember:
you will always have my shoulder to cry on, my ears to listen, and my heart to care.

And now, I send you all my love, give everyone several *MASSIVE HUGS*, and send all the positive energies I have (which after reading that letter, is a LOT of positivity) and leave a large tray of sweets and pastries, and several pots of various kinds of tea and hot chocolate. There's a pile of fresh pillows and blankets under the serving table for anyone who wants them.

Be safe, be strong, and know that I love you all dearly.:kiss: :satisfied:

zowie 15-07-2009 12:23 PM

Thanks for sharing Jazz :)

I'm going to see Harry Potter today. Woop!

Hope everyone's okay.
*Leaves hugs for everyone*

shadowedsoul 15-07-2009 12:32 PM

thanks for the hugs hayley. hmm really treid to stay safe, didnt happen tho, and now were i cut is a mess again. not sure what set it all off, no matter what i did that day. it went wrong.from things going wrong at work, noithing would go right that day. hugs jazz,that made me smile,thank you hun.

MammaMia 15-07-2009 02:58 PM

I'm sooooooooo bored out of my skull of being ill :'[

shadowedseraph 15-07-2009 05:21 PM

*hugs jazz* thats lovely :) whoever wrote that must be a dear friend

*hugs zowie* you'll have to tell me what its like it looks awesome

*hugs shadowedsoul* we all slip up and having a bad day is trigger enough, keep trying though *more hugs*

*hugs MammaMia* I know that feeling well

shadowedsoul 15-07-2009 07:49 PM

argh!!!! i cant do this tonight im so stressed, goes to a corner puts a blanket over my head and hide, starts shaking. im not here, jill not here.

wildly insane 15-07-2009 08:24 PM

*hugs everybody* me, busy busy bee and tired, shattered. Just found out today I have another interview, on the same day as the one I already have - doh. Sorry so many people can't individual reply to everyone as I've been gone for a few days but I really want to hug you all and hope that things get better, take care guys :)

zowie 15-07-2009 11:06 PM

Harry Potter was good. Obviously not as good as the book, but it was pretty true to it. Little bit rushed.

I'm desperate for a drink. I just bought a bottle of wine, but I have a new rule that I'm not allowed to drink unless someone is drinking with me.
I may have to break the rule...

Kahlia1981 16-07-2009 03:26 AM

*hugs all*

Sorry for the lack of individual replies, but I'm typing one-handed.

soz 16-07-2009 04:13 AM

** knocks **

can i come in? :notsure:

Kahlia1981 16-07-2009 08:51 AM

soz: Come on in. The ward is open to all.

*hugs everyone*

wildly insane 16-07-2009 11:14 AM

wow, I come back and it seems like everyone walks out Lol :P

welcome in Soz, *offers warm cuppa and ginger cake*

*hugs Arwen* how's the drinkage going?

*hugs Kahlia* hope your wrist gets better soon

*hugs Kat, Todlich, Jill, Katie, Secrets, Jem, Vicki, HannahBanana, Shadowedseraph, Jazz, Lolly, Helen, Yoda, Hayley, Cheryl and anyone else hiding in a corner somewhere* hope you're okay

I'm a bit bleh this morning, but really do have to get off my arse and do stuff :P Wish I was my cat and able to curl up on my bed all day without a care in the world about it.

youonlyliveonce 16-07-2009 11:24 AM

hugs wlidly insane i know wat u mean about curling up like a cat wud be so nice. nething i can do to help

hugs to everyone else hope your ok sorry havent be around been struggling big time.

Kahlia1981 16-07-2009 11:24 AM

*hugs everyone*

Hannah ~ I hope so too (my wwrist)

wildly insane 16-07-2009 11:32 AM

*hugs cheryl back* I'm okay really, thanks though, just finding it difficult to motivate myself, it looks like it's going to bucket down on my run *shrugs*. Sorry to hear you're struggling, ditto back, if there's anything I can do to help, just say.

shadowedseraph 16-07-2009 02:49 PM

*hugs everyone* i'm so tired wish i could sleep properly

*hugs soz* welcome to the ward

*grabs a blanket and retreats to a corner*

zowie 16-07-2009 02:56 PM

*Hugs Kahlia back* I bet your wrist is reeeally getting on your nerves by now! Hope it gets better soon.

*Waves to Soz* Welcome, make yourself at home :)

*Hugs Hana* Sorry to hear you're feeling bleh, have you managed to get round to doing anything?

*Hugs Seraph and sings lullabies*


I managed to get my dad to have a beer while I had a couple of glasses of wine. Managed to stop after that though, and therefore have about half a bottle left for tonight.
Going to the pub in a bit, my friend has been working lates all week so we reckon we should go for a drink now that it's over.
My dad is winding me up. But it's not a big deal, he always gets like this when he's working.

[Fog] 16-07-2009 03:49 PM

ARRRRRGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH *bangs head against the wall*

Stupid f*cking mental health services. When I say things are terrifying and getting loads worse then why would they not set up help NOW instead of in a few weeks time?!

I'm f*cking terrified. All this switching all the time. It's escalating and I'm sh*tting myself. What if I switch in Co-Op and hurt someone or trash everything and get arrested and get sectioned?

I don't want to get f*cking admitted again but that's the way it's going and I don't f*cking want that.

I hate myself I hate my head I hate my life

shadowedseraph 16-07-2009 09:07 PM

*hugs zowie* i hope you managed to have a nice time at the pub

*hugs banana* Don't hate yourself for something that is out of your control *more hugs*

Damnation. 16-07-2009 09:34 PM

Housemate's going back into hospital two weeks tomorrow. Pre-cancerous cells were found around the tumour.


*Hugs all*

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