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Daily Meditations
November 18, 2003
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When someone is suffering the deepest, darkest pain.....and decide to end their life, I hurt. I mean it. It hurts so bad. When I have felt alone, confused, worthless, and unconsolable.....I have wanted to die.

I think at that moment, there is nothing to live for. But I was wrong...and I am glad that someone was there to help me through that moment, and then that day, then the next.

I love life. I know that my higher power loves me. I know that others hurting need to be consoled. If that is my reason to live, it is a worthy reason to live.

I greet each day with meditations. I find that if I read, it helps me to get out of my stinking thinking and reach for new tools. Tools that work.

Here is a website with some meditations.
Please check it out. It may give you your answers, One day at a time, my friends.

http://www.hazelden.org/servle.....e_id=25020

November 18, 2003
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Let's nurture ourselves and others.
Lets continue listening and support others. Sometimes, we are the only friends. Let us do for others as we would do for ourselves. Let us learn how to give, by giving. Hugs my dear friends. Peace and Serenity to YOU.

November 18, 2003
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Thank you for what you wrote here, MJ. I don't have any place where I can be as honest about who I am other than here. The rest of the world just doesn't feel like a safe place to me at all. I have friends, but if I were them, I would be sick of me. It keeps a lot of who I am in hiding. It would be good if I could start each day with a cleansing of some sort. When I'm depressed like I have been, I can't sleep, so when it's time to get up for work I put it off because I've usually just fallen asleep a couple of hours before the alarm goes off. I don't pay enough attention to me. So why should I expect anyone else to?

November 18, 2003
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Hugs Arwen....its been busy at work, but wanted to check in and make sure you are ok. I do care...even if you don't want me too. Hugs and more hugs until you stop needing them.

November 18, 2003
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So, did anyone else read the site I put up....Just wondering.
Its about loving yourself and nurturing yourself and asking for your needs to be met.

Hugs to all 🙂

December 18, 2003
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Today's Thought
THURSDAY , DECEMBER 18, 2003
You are reading from the book Today's Gift.

Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.
--John Ruskin

It's hard to keep from trying to control the lives of others, especially in a family. We can learn from the man whose friend drove twenty miles to and from work on the freeway every day. "How can you do it?" he asked. "I've tried, and I can't go a mile in such traffic without screaming at the crazy drivers who cut in, go too slow, change lanes. Nobody listens. I'd lose my mind if I had to do it your way." His friend replied, "Your trouble is trying to drive every car around you. I relax and drive only one car--my own."

We have only our own lives to live, and this is usually enough to keep us busy. If we pay too much attention to how others live, we will neglect ourselves.

What acts of others can I ignore today?

December 18, 2003
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mj-

Yes! BUT, what do you do when the other cars bang into yours and cause scratches & dents & ruin your whole ability to drive?

Pug

December 18, 2003
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Here's something for artist2

Affirmations
I am a brilliant and successful artist.
I am allowed to nurture my artist
I am confident and competent in my creative work.
I am tolerant of the ambiguity in problems.
I am willing to be of service through my creativity.
I am willing to create
I am willing to experience my creative energy.
I am willing to learn to let myself create
I am willing to use my creative talents.
I begin every task by thinking of new and better ways to accomplish it.
I consider many possible solutions from many diverse sources.
I deserve a rewarding creative life.
I have a constant flow of new and interesting ideas.
I have an adventurous mind and seen new experiences regularly.
I have an unusual ability to reach creative decisions and to find creative solutions for problems.
I have rich creative talents.
I have the courage and self-confidence necessary to put my solutions into practice.
I have the strength and persistence necessary to work ideas through to solutions.
I maintain a complexity of outlook on life.
I play with partial, incomplete and sometimes foolish ideas.
I recognise the task of making mistakes but learn from my failures.
I spend ten minutes each morning and evening, thinking over problems.
I treat each new problem I encounter as a new door to be opened, and an opportunity to be creative.
I trust my feelings and unconscious thoughts.
My creativity always leads me to truth and love
My creativity heals myself and others
My creativity leads me to forgiveness and self-forgiveness.
Through the use of a few simple tools, my creativity will flourish.

"I am tolerant of the ambiguity in problems." ...this one is interesting....to me it means "I can deal with the unpleasant feelings that problems cause and not expect instant solutions....I can see them through without freaking out".

December 18, 2003
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I like the creative solutions idea...
how about....I can get off the road? Or, drive slower or faster? Or go another way? Or...

December 18, 2003
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Pug...get your car fixed and back on the road I reckon 😉

December 18, 2003
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Something I picked up on the we
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Broken Dreams

As children bring their broken toys
With tears for us to mend,
I brought my broken dreams to God
Because He was my Friend.
But then instead of leaving Him
In peace to work alone,
I hung around and tried to help
With ways that were my own.
At last I snatched them back
and cried,
"How can You be so slow?"
--"My child," He said,
"What could I do?
You never let them go."

December 18, 2003
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Aint that the truth...

December 21, 2003
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Today I am grateful for my health, my husband, my home, and my family.

December 21, 2003
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HARRYO,,,AMEN!!!!

Today, Saturday 21st 2003, I'm grateful also for my health, the folks who love my sorry butt, my husband not drinking!!! having a roof over my head and a truck to haul gardening stuff in, all of my friends on this site who listen to me rant and rave, grateful for all of nature!!! But not ticks and fleas.
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December 23, 2003
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Daily Meditations.....I am thankful I can go to sleep and wake up with a new day.

December 26, 2003
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Just One Day at a Time....

If I live in my moment....it is a present.

December 27, 2003
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Woke up early, with a smile on my face and a song in my heart.
Have a Wonderful Day....off to read my meditations.

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