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normalsnofun
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   Posted 1/18/2007 8:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Please share with us something...anything that inspires you...

A poem...

A quote...

A person...

Share with us what inspires you to press on and take things to another level...
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   Posted 1/18/2007 8:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone!! I just wanted to say that I really love this site and the support it gives to people like us who suffer from anxiety, depression, OCD, etc.

And as inspiration, I have suffered from panic attacks, GAD and depression since I was 12. Now, I'm 39 years old and I can tell you there is always a solution...whether it's support groups, medication, cognitive behavior therapy, psychotherapy. I have done it all. I also have been sober for 16 years from alcohol.

I presently take 225mg of Zoloft with 125mg of Trazodone, which until recently has worked great for me for over 8 years. Before that I was on Paxil, which I did great on for 4 years. Now, I'm preparing to try something else as the Zoloft is pooping out on me.

Keep the faith and remember God doesn't give us more than we can bear!
GEORGE

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   Posted 1/18/2007 8:52 AM (GMT -6)   

I hope this inspires someone to go ahead and do something they've not had courage to do before :-)

I will not die an unlived life.

 I will not live in fear of falling or
catching fire.

I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise.

 I choose to risk my significance; to live so that which comes to me as seed goes to the next as blossom and that which comes to me as blossom, goes on as fruit.


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   Posted 1/18/2007 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
That is great to hear always especially from new members
keep posting and being supported ...........


Sis
I love it it is just so awesome
Thanks for sharing
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normalsnofun
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   Posted 1/18/2007 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for sharing guys...
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   Posted 1/18/2007 6:33 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks for the beautiful poem Smiler.  I couldn't think of anything inspirational so I'll just say this:

Today I feel great yeah I am happy.  I am not panicking yeah I am smiling at everyone and will do my best to make their day as happy as mine.  I am positive and not feeling depressed.

This is a freaking miracle!!!! It can happen. :-) I hope you all have as blessed a day as me.


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   Posted 1/19/2007 4:59 AM (GMT -6)   
That is inspiring
What are you talking bout
keep feeling great k
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normalsnofun
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   Posted 1/19/2007 6:32 AM (GMT -6)   
WOO HOO meg..keep it up we will dacne with you...

yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
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   Posted 1/19/2007 7:14 AM (GMT -6)   

I found this - I think it's wonderful , truely inspirational...........................

There is an old Chinese tale about a woman whose only son died. In her grief, she went to the holy man and asked, "What prayers, what magical incantations do you have to bring my son back to life?"
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Instead of sending her away or reasoning with her, he said to her, "Fetch me a mustard seed from a home that has never known sorrow. We will use it to drive the sorrow out of your life." The woman went off at once in search of that magical mustard seed.

She came first to a splendid mansion, knocked at the door, and said, "I am looking for a home that has never known sorrow. Is this such a place? It is very important to me."

They told her, "You've certainly come to the wrong place," and began to describe all the tragic things that recently had befallen them.

The woman said to herself, "Who is better able to help these poor, unfortunate people than I, who have had misfortune of my my own?"

She stayed to comfort them, then went on in search of a home that had never known sorrow. But wherever she turned, in hotels and in other places, she found one tale after another of sadness and misfortune.

The woman became so involved in helping others cope with their sorrows that she eventually let go of her own. She would later come to understand that it was the quest to find the magical mustard seed that drove away her suffering.


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   Posted 1/19/2007 12:03 PM (GMT -6)   

Here's another brilliant one.........

Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.

Booker T. Washington


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   Posted 1/20/2007 5:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Sis
Those are both beautiful and the first so true and poignant
THanks for sharing

** words to EM ** on way to ya lol*

Luvs ya
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   Posted 1/20/2007 6:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I put this on Azheimers forum ...........so sad yet so beautiful a testimonial to real LOVE n Committment

There was a coulple together for over 68 yrs never apart
They both needed knee surgury but would not go in and have it w/o other
So the hospital arranged that '
They came thru it just fine recuperated and lived a few more happy happy loving years


Just a week ago ( about) they were travelling together of course
The weather not good and
They were killed instantly
Together

I cried and cried when I read this yes they were together but why did this have to happen ya know ......

Just wanted to share been bothering me last few days .........
Their family did say they would had wanted it no other way and I have seen ppl lose their loved one and die from Broken heart .........
Luvs and
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   Posted 1/20/2007 7:06 AM (GMT -6)   

That's so..............sad ..........yet I'm happy for them ya know? At peace , together :-)

I think a broken heart would be one of the worst ways to go sad

Looking fwd to EM lol.


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   Posted 1/20/2007 7:23 AM (GMT -6)   
She is just had to go babysit so I will have her send it later she emialed to me but did not come thu lol
Knows all the words lol
Yahooooooooooooo Then I wil really have it in my head now I got the Barney one


And for that couple '' It is sad yet like I said very poignant (sp)
Thats the way I would want to go if I really loved as much as they did ya know ........
Love ya sis
been forwarding your emails lol
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   Posted 1/20/2007 7:01 PM (GMT -6)   
They are together in a place we only dream of........sad for us...yay for them!!!! Happy yum.

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   Posted 1/21/2007 3:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes they are and thats why I felt this story albeit so sad n trajic
"Inspirational"
Stay strong and laugh til your tummy hurts '
You will feel better
Loves
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   Posted 1/21/2007 5:59 AM (GMT -6)   

I love this one........it's so true.........it's not what ya got it's how ya use it.

A holy man was having a conversation with the Lord one day and said, "Lord, I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like."

The Lord led the holy man to two doors. He opened one of the doors and the holy man looked in.

In the middle of the room was a large round table. In the middle of the table was a large pot of stew which smelled delicious and made the holy man's mouth water.

But the people sitting around the table were thin and sickly. They appeared to be famished. They were holding spoons with very long handles that were strapped to their arms and each found it possible to reach into the pot of stew and take a spoonful, but because the handle was longer than their arms, they could not get the spoons back into their mouths. The holy man shuddered at the sight of their misery and suffering. The Lord said, 'You have seen Hell.'

They then went to the next room and opened the door. It was exactly the same as the first one. There was the large round table with the large pot of stew which made the holy man's mouth water. The people were equipped with the same long-handled spoons, but here the people were well nourished and plump, laughing and talking.

The holy man said, "I don’t understand."

"It is simple" said the Lord, "In this place the people have learned to feed one another." yeah


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   Posted 1/21/2007 10:55 AM (GMT -6)   

Awsome thread everyone.

Gees Welcome to HW you will be a great asset and a great friend.

Ok here is one I have on my refridgerater. I don't know where I got it or who wrote it.

Fear

How does fear start?
When we are so small,
Fear of being alone,
With our cries we call.

Then comes further fear,
Fear of things we can't see,
Fear of the dark,
“Please don’t leave me.”

Then comes more fear,
Fear of unacceptance,
Do they want to be my friend?
Will this fear ever end?

Then comes teenage fear,
Fear of growing up,
Is this all I will be?
Will anyone ever trust me?

We pass through,
So much fear,
We go through it,
Year after year.

In old age we come full cycle,
Fear in our old bones,
We return to the oldest fear,
"I don’t want to be alone."

Finally fear of death,
Comes with our last breath,
And that's when one comes to see,
Fear is reality.

Fear is the biggest test,
It never lets us rest,
So don't give fear a chance,
To hold you in a trance.

Take it by its toe,
In your heart, open a window,
Throw fear out and you will see,
Once and for all you can truly be free.


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   Posted 1/21/2007 12:53 PM (GMT -6)   
THanks for sharing both of you
Smiler ya get the email ??lol
Ms Kitty glad to see you around and feeling better
Luvs
sis
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   Posted 1/22/2007 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   
The people here wo keep trudging through day to day issues inspires me...They dont give up...That is highly commendable...Keep on fighting...
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   Posted 1/22/2007 4:44 PM (GMT -6)   
GIVE UP.....
NOT IN our VOCABULARY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Only those that dont want help or support will 'give up and give in"

Just my 1 and a half cents worth
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   Posted 1/22/2007 6:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I love (and collect) inspriational poems, thoughts, quotes etc and I love this thread! I would like to share something a friend sent me when I was feeling particularly blue:

MAYONNAISE JAR and TWO CUPS OF COFFEE

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and two cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.

He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.

He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with an unanimous "yes."

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the liquid into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

"Now," said the professor, as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things - God, family, children, health, friends, and favorite passions -- things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, house, and car.

The sand is everything else -- the small stuff.

"If you put the sand into the jar first," he continued, "There is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have! room for the things that are important to you."

"So...

Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partner out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first -- the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend."

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   Posted 1/22/2007 6:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh that's just beautiful neecy2K...thanks for sharing that and welcome to HW.  I'm going to go make a cup of coffee now!! Anybody want one?

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   Posted 1/23/2007 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I swiped this off the depression board because I thought it was lovely.
Beware if you're looking at this at work - it has music with it.
Enjoy :-)
 
Neecy2k , thats brilliant - gonna copy that to put on my wall yeah
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   Posted 1/26/2007 7:21 AM (GMT -6)   
If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you won’t.
If you like to win, but don’t think you can,
It’s almost a cinch that you won’t.

If you think you’ll lose, you’ve lost,
For out in the world you’ll find
Success begins with a person’s will;
It’s all in the state of mind.

For many a game is lost
Before even a step is run
And many a coward fails
Before his work is begun.

Think big and your deed will grow;
Think small and you will fall behind.
Think that you can and you will;
It’s all in the state of mind.

If you think that you are out-classed, you are;
You’ve got to think high to rise.
You’ve got to be sure of yourself
Before you can win the prize.

Life’s battles don't always go
To the strongest or fastest man
But sooner or later the person who wins
Is the person who thinks she can.

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