It's A Good Thing . . . A Place To Post All Of The Great Things Happing For You :)

New Topic Locked Topic Printable Version
35 posts in this thread.
Viewing Page :
 1  2 
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Green Grove
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 2424
   Posted 1/2/2009 10:17 PM (GMT -7)   
This thread is a great place to come and tell us all the good things happening in your life right now :)  Please post all the positive stuff here and save the bandwidth at HW!!!
 
Hello tongue
 
I have heard about so much bad things happening to everyone lately.  It's definitely been a hard year in 2008 for many and we are going to strive to make 2009 much better . . . As a friend, I'm curious as the positive, exciting and wonderful things that are happening in everybody's lives at the moment or getting ready too.  I'll start off :)
 
 
I have been getting stuff done here at the farm.  Thanks to good friends we are having a new garage/porch addition being built pole barn style for next to nothing.  We bought the materials last year on sale after a storm took out the old carport (Thank you God!!!:) That thing was so ugly that it just had to come down anyway, lol :)  Been getting the house, shed and barn slowly organized and I can actually go around and find things which is making me happy.  My dog (black lab) Carmen had 11 puppies the other night in one of the stalls in he barn.  I don't know how she did it, poor dog.  She already had seven pups in her first litter this fall.  I gave her some vitamins, canned dog food and some scraps and she looks a lot bigger now :) Carmen looked like a skeleton after giving birth (of course:).  My peacock Indie has started growing his train feathers back in for spring.  Since he will be three this year, the feathers will be six foot plus long.  I have tons of them in the house in large vases and gave some away for Christmas gifts which my friends and family loved.  I'm building and mending fence right now too, because I'm going to be buying some cattle in the spring. . . Along with some more chickens to replace my flock and some rabbits for food and their hides.  We just processed a deer and have tons of canned veggies so I don't think we are going to starve.  Sometime in the next few days I have to take the tractor out and turn the ground over in the gardens. . . Kind of got neglected in the fall, lol :)  Also am getting finished with a rental property soon which will be great for the money with the economy.  Between all that, being here with you all and therapy (plus taking care of fam :) I keep pretty busy and try to have lots of fun.  I love the country and I feel so blessed by God for everything good right now :)
 
 
So what good things are happening in your life right now?


Much Love, Hugs, Peace & Comfort . . . Your Bro . . . Sam :)
 ~Co-Moderator Anxiety & Panic Forum~
"Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out."
~Edwin Markham~
Not a professional.  Seek your physician's advice before making changes to your meds or lifestyle.
 

Post Edited (Green Grove) : 1/29/2009 3:38:36 PM (GMT-7)


stkitt
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 1/2/2009 11:11 PM (GMT -7)   

Sam,

Can I have your life for a week or two?  scool

Nearly every morning when I get up the Wild Turkeys are feasting on the corn in the back yard and the pheasants are waiting their turn.  I love to sit on couch and watch them.  It is peaceful.

My dog sleeps on my bed most nights and last night she was scrambling around and knocked the lamp off the nightstand.  I had to laugh this morning when I figured out what went bump in the night.

My Granddaughters are in the Big St. Paul Dog Show this weekend. I hope they do well.

My inlaws stayed up until 3:00 AM on New Year's Ever watching TV.......they are 83 and 85.  WOW. I am so thankful they are healthy and that I have them in my life.

I have a good life.  I have a good husband and I have my Harley Davidson..........yup I am a motorcycle mama but I think I will be selling my own this spring. cool

Take care all
Kitt


 

Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression
&  Moderator GERD  Forums

*~*
http://www.healingwell.com/donate *~*
Not a mental health professional of any kind
Peace does not dwell in outward things, but within the soul
Clickable Link: Anxiety-Panic Resources


Mazfire
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 1683
   Posted 1/2/2009 11:20 PM (GMT -7)   

im on holidays from work- i still have 4 weeks left before i go back. THAT is a good thing thats happening in my life right there.

Maz XX


            'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)                  
 
Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibromyalgia, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, PCOS, Chronic E.N.T infections, Reactive Arthritis, GERD, Sinusitis, IBS,  Allergies, Glandular fever, Migraines, Anemia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, PTSD, Seasonal Mood  Disorder, OCD, Benign Vertigo,  Impaired immune system. Tachycardia, tinnitus, low clotting factor= bruising. Tendonitis, Bursitis.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic. Nexium.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. First diagnosed at 14. Proud Aussie.
 
 


Nanners
Elite Member


Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 1/3/2009 8:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Well I have been off for the past 10 days and its been just me and hubby the whole time. I have loved it. We have been doing alot of honey do's around the house and have cleaned up alot of stuff, so the house looks so much better.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

percycat
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 1952
   Posted 1/3/2009 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow!

Sam, can I be your hired hand? I'd work for free (well, maybe a slice of venison and a peacock feather). Maz and Gail, I'm so glad you're enjoying the vacation time. And, Kitt, I'm glad the dog only makes lamps go bump in the night; my cats bring mice and other "gifts". I guess they go "squeak" instead of "bump" though.

My good thing is getting married very soon to a sweet and wonderful man. Spending quality time with my relatives over the recent holidays. Looking out my window at the snow-covered fields and woods. Seeing the wild hawks perched in trees whenever I drive along the roads.

percycat

percycat
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 1952
   Posted 1/3/2009 10:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Nikki,

WOW! Your post just made me smile from ear to ear. What an inspiration you are! And your little boy sounds like the sweetest thing - he'll grow up full of compassion for others at this rate.

I'm going to follow your lead and restart my commitment to taking a walk every day. Thanks for giving me that shot in the arm to do it again. It really does feel so much better when your body is getting what it needs.

Hugs,
percycat

Percy/Percycat

Co-Moderator, Anxiety and Panic Forum


Green Grove
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 2424
   Posted 1/3/2009 11:50 AM (GMT -7)   
You all have made me smile too :) Kitt, that is nuts you have to sell your Harley. I always wanted one, but never got around to it :) I will need one of the trikes if I wait much longer, lol. Maz, I hope things get better so you can enjoy your last four weeks to the max :) Gail, I love my house all clean too, plus it sounds like you have a great man also! You can come and work anytime Percy at that price, lol :) And congrats on the impending wedding! Nikki, my friend, I'm so glad things are turning around for the better in your life. Your son sounds like a true blessing. I know my siblings have been for me :)

Well, love all of you and I'm so glad for the positive things that are happening in your lives :) Please God, may they multiply throughout this new year!!!
Much Love, Hugs, Peace and Comfort!!!  Your Bro. . . Sam :)
 ~Co-Moderator Anxiety & Panic Forum~
 "When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on!"
~Franklin D. Roosevelt~
~Click on the Ads to help HealingWell.com~
Not a medical professional.  Seek your physician's advice before making changes to your meds or lifestyle :)


Junebug05
Veteran Member


Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 717
   Posted 1/3/2009 7:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I love to read about all the wonderful things going on in peoples lives, it's nice to have a reminder that even though what we all go through is difficult, we still have positives to enjoy. 
 
I am over the moon excited to be starting school on January 14th.  I'm in my forties and have had p/a for 19 years and never ever dreamed that this would happen for me.  I can hardly wait. 
 
My husband and I are also planning on taking a trip this summer, something we haven't done since 05 when we went to SD for 9 days, it was amazing.  It was our first ever family vacation and shortly afterwards I went into a bad downward spiral and didn't think I'd ever get to travel again.  For the first time in my life, I'm excited about every day and all the new things I can accomplish!
 
I'm also a teeny tiny bit excited to get my teeth pulled next Friday (insert shocked gasp here)...I know it sounds crazy, but this has been my biggest fear for a very long time, and once I conquer it, the relief will be amazing and I feel like there will be nothing I can't do. 

percycat
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 1952
   Posted 1/3/2009 7:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Junebug,

I read your other thread, and I salute you for being one of the finest examples of finding the positive in something negative EVER! Bravo to you for looking forward to the good in facing your fear.

Three cheers for Junebug!

percycat

Percy/Percycat

Co-Moderator, Anxiety and Panic Forum


Junebug05
Veteran Member


Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 717
   Posted 1/3/2009 7:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you so much Percy, what you said really means alot to me.

Mazfire
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 1683
   Posted 1/4/2009 2:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Junebug05 said...
 
 
I am over the moon excited to be starting school on January 14th.  I'm in my forties and have had p/a for 19 years and never ever dreamed that this would happen for me.  I can hardly wait. 
 
 
Junebug! that is so exciting- wow i am happy for you! not many people actually take the time to make their dreams come true, especially when you battle illness and all that jazz. congratulations on going back to studying, you should be so proud of yourself- your post made me smile from ear to ear! you are living proof that if you want something bad enough, you go get it. its awesome that you are showing your PA who is boss. now if you EVER need a hand with essays or stuff like that (im sure you wont, but just incase) please feel free to email me and i can maybe help? im a highschool teacher- English, art and special needs and writing is my thing. i know it might be really daunting for you, but you are grabbing the bull by the horns and doing it! and i guarentee you have the support of your HW family whenever you need us.
Junebug, you are so special, and to be honest, your decision to chase your dream and overcome adversity is nothing short of inspirational. i understand how draining it is to study when you are unwell. again- congrats and PLEASE keep us posted on how this new journey pans out for you!
Love
Maz XX
            'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)                  
 
Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibromyalgia, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, PCOS, Chronic E.N.T infections, Reactive Arthritis, GERD, Sinusitis, IBS,  Allergies, Glandular fever, Migraines, Anemia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, PTSD, Seasonal Mood  Disorder, OCD, Benign Vertigo,  Impaired immune system. Tachycardia, tinnitus, low clotting factor= bruising. Tendonitis, Bursitis.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic. Nexium.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. First diagnosed at 14. Proud Aussie.
 
 


stkitt
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 1/4/2009 9:25 AM (GMT -7)   

Congratulations to Junebug

I am so proud of you and happy for you.
Hugs galore and I know you will do well.

Kitt


kam#7
Regular Member


Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 125
   Posted 1/4/2009 11:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Great thread Green Grove!!!! I have always found that when I am living in gratitude, my stress is a lot better. I have always been told that when things are bad, try making a gratitude list.

Here is my current gratitude list:

1 - I married the man I love in October - he is so loving and kind. We laugh all of the time - he keeps me grounded

2 - I get to see my parents regularly and have a relationship with them-they are in their late 70's

3 - I have been walking in the neighborhood recently without anxiety. I have so much determination to be able to leave my house without thinking about it.

4 - I have soooo many wonderful friends who love me for me

5 - I have tools for my physical and mental health that I am learning to use

Thanks for letting me post my gratitude list.

PS - Go junebug - going to school is FANTASTIC
35 year old female (newly married) - Diagnosed w/Crohn's 2002 - Surgery 2004

Currently taking: Pentasa, Entocort, Imuran, Zoloft, Seroquel & Ativan as needed


Green Grove
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 2424
   Posted 1/4/2009 2:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats Junebug on going back to school. I have those plans also for the future but have not reached the point that you have :) You should be so proud :)

Kam, hi again :) Congrats on your wedding! I hope you all have a long, healthy, and happy life together :)

I really love reading all these positive posts. I'm glad we are all focusing on the happy moments even for a bit :) Love you all!!!


Take care and have a wonderful day! . . . Your Bro . . . Sam
 ~Co-Moderator Anxiety & Panic Forum~
  "When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."
~Franklin D. Roosevelt~
Not a professional.  Seek your physician's advice before making changes to your meds or lifestyle.
 

Post Edited (Green Grove) : 1/4/2009 7:13:29 PM (GMT-7)


Howlyncat
Elite Member


Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 24909
   Posted 1/4/2009 3:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats Junebug
I am so proud of you

Bro.....I too am a biker momma and I am thinking real hard that with the economy the way it is I am going to be selling my harley
Lil sis and I have talked about this a couple of times...
IT is a hard thing believe me to part with she is my babe...........my freedom ........I love being on the bike........
BUT
I have to think of my age and Caits education

AHHHHHHHHH just another thing lil sis and I will ride out together ........

THe good things happening is seeing the STEPS ppl are taking and not seeing so much sad posts about how they cannot get over the anxiety ..........that makes me proud

Having this family here where I know I can come to
Lil sis is my kindred spirit...............

Good Thread Bro
 DX: Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum,Anxiety/Panic,
Fibro & Other DD

Donate at  www.healingwell.com
 
                               Moderator@Alzheimer's..
              CO Moderator @ Anxiety and Panic........Co Moderator   @ Crohns                    
                            Keep The Fight Going..Or YOu Will Lose
               Look For The GOOD, Even At Your Lowest
  We Have Anxiety and Panic...................Anxiety and Panic DO NOT Have us         
   
                                     LYN


Junebug05
Veteran Member


Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 717
   Posted 1/4/2009 6:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all so much, all of your wonderful posts are making me cry!  It makes me feel very good to be so supported by so many and I am truly blessed to be a part of the amazing group of people.  Thank you!

TeNNiSd0C09
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 1303
   Posted 1/5/2009 1:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Although Im really sick right now(some type of flu thing) , I am happy. I am doing alot better with stuff. I got a puppy and she's my medicine. She gets me up and outside. She cuddles when Im sad and licks me in the face! I only have about 5 months until I graduate from high school and Im excited about going to college. I feel like I will be able to branch out alot more and I will be able to get involved with clubs and stuff like that! Im also dating a guy. My last relationship ended a little over 4 years ago! So, its been a long time for me and he's SO incredibly sweet, he's writing me a song right now...he lives a state or 2 over but we are committed. Its very ironic though because he's my ex sis-in-laws brother! lol There drama there! lol

So, things are going good despite my strange illness!
Lyrica and Paxil (both working quite well might I add!)
   "Cracks in the concrete are just reminders that you fall apart no matter how strong you are"
    "Sometimes it is best to forget what you feel and remember what you deserve"
    "Im going to smile like nothing is wrong, talk like everything is perfect, act like its all a dream, and pretend its not hurting me."


Julie1014
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 1245
   Posted 1/5/2009 3:24 AM (GMT -7)   
What a wonderful thread! I have been divorced for two years, and just started the "dating scene" again!!:-)
Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2006, Fibromyalgia November 2008
Asacol 3 times a day, Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks, Prednisone 12 mg, Miralax,  Prevacid 30mg, Vit B12, Vitamin D, Slow-FE (Iron), Hydrocortisone enemas
Imuran stopped 9/8/08 (possible Pancreatitis)
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg as needed (for anxiety attacks)
 
 
 
 
 


Green Grove
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 2424
   Posted 1/6/2009 3:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Tennisdoc09 and Julie :) I'm glad for the happy things happening in your lives right now. May they always outweigh the negative :)
Take care and have a wonderful day! . . . Your Bro . . . Sam :)
 ~Co-Moderator Anxiety & Panic Forum~
  "When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."
~Franklin D. Roosevelt~
Not a professional.  Seek your physician's advice before making changes to your meds or lifestyle.
 


nervymeg
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 2721
   Posted 1/6/2009 9:18 PM (GMT -7)   
What a fabulous thread. It is so wonderful to celebrate all the good things in our lives..it helps when we share our sucesses no matter how big or little. Thanks Sam, and congratulations to everyone who took the time to share their happiness with us. Kudos to you all.
 
Meg
Co-moderator Anxiety/Panic
Panic Attack Survivor
 


P-Fit
Regular Member


Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 419
   Posted 1/7/2009 9:54 AM (GMT -7)   

Happy New Year Everyone!! Here are some of the good things going on right now:

1. I've started my new LESS STRESSFUL job. I also decided to withdraw my name from consideration for a management position for this job becuase of the travel/stress tied to it.

2. I've been exercising without too much Fibro pain. Lost about 5lbs so far. My physical therapist is awesome and knows how to treat me.

3. Slowing weaning off Lexapro (down from 3/4 of a pill to a bit more than a half by crushing the 1/4). Having some side effects but dealing with them without any panic attacks so far :-)

4. I have set up boundaries for myself!!! I'm learning to take time for me, stay away from trigger foods and caffiene, not overload my schedule and let go of the things I CANNOT or SHOULD NOT control.


Dee-38yrs old 
Diagnosed with UC in 2004-PTSD/Panic Disorder/Depression in 2007 & Fibromyalgia 2008
750mg colozal 3 pills 3x a day, .625mg clonazepam, 7.5mg Lexapro
1,000mg canasa suppositories (PM),
 Fioricet-Migraines, Prilosec-Not sure(Heartburn/GERD), Fish Oils
Colonoscopies-4
Upper GI and Bowel Series 11/08


Green Grove
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 2424
   Posted 1/7/2009 3:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Megs and P-Fit! Glad to hear from you all and the great things going on in your lives :) I really love this thread because it puts a smile on my face :)
Take care and have a wonderful day! . . . Your Bro . . . Sam :)
 ~Co-Moderator Anxiety & Panic Forum~
  "When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."
~Franklin D. Roosevelt~
Not a professional.  Seek your physician's advice before making changes to your meds or lifestyle.
 


ocean1
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 707
   Posted 1/7/2009 4:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I was sitting in an area at work with just me and my best friend at work and another newer co-worker and we were working and talking at the same time and we had a couple times today where we were laughing so hard we were crying - AT LEAST TWICE TODAY.  It felt so good to laugh out loud and was funny for all of us.  Just a simple little good thing in my life.

Diane
LET US BE GRATEFUL TO PEOPLE WHO MAKE US HAPPY. 
THEY ARE THE CHARMING GARDENERS WHO MAKE OUR SOULS BLOSSOM.

Anxiety 2007; IBS 2004; Chronic Hives 2002.  Medications:  Allegra, Zantac, Xanax, Darvocet.


Green Grove
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 2424
   Posted 1/8/2009 1:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I love laughter too Diane :) If you have not noticed I'm a bit of a jokester and love to smile, lol. I'm sure some people think I'm nuts (and they are probably right:) but I don't care. I would rather stay postive because I love myself and it is a big part of my self esteem and whom I am :)

Just can't beat those great moment like that!
Take care and have a wonderful day! . . . Your Bro . . . Sam :)
 ~Co-Moderator Anxiety & Panic Forum~
  "When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."
~Franklin D. Roosevelt~
Not a professional.  Seek your physician's advice before making changes to your meds or lifestyle.
 


SleepyBug
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 1097
   Posted 1/8/2009 8:30 AM (GMT -7)   
my sister is having her first baby this june, so right now one of the best things going on in my life is baby shopping! i LOVE to shop for baby stuff, and i'm finding it's especially fun when the baby i'm shopping for isn't my own lol. i get to spoil this little peanut like mad and then send her or him home to mommy and daddy :-)
love and hugs
~danielle

this being human is a guest house.
every morning a new arrival-a joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awarenewss comes as an unexpected visitor.
welcome and entertain them all!
even if they're a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably
he may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
~rumi

New Topic Locked Topic Printable Version
35 posts in this thread.
Viewing Page :
 1  2 
Forum Information
Currently it is Friday, December 02, 2016 1:18 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,731,736 posts in 300,955 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151128 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Diane82256.
277 Guest(s), 8 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Artist Mark, Tirzah, Mrs. Brady, Girlie, Hilander64, Mustard Seed, 5678, Myself 09


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer