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wen4003
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   Posted 11/23/2007 5:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I know this is a day late, but we can always think about this - because there are things to be thankful for every day.  Even when we are having bad days and can't see the good things through that bad "fog", they are there.  I have also posted this on the BP board in case it looks familiar for those of us who "travel" between the 2 boards.
 
I'll start off - I am thankful for:
 
1. The armed forces fighting to keep our freedom.
 
2. My 3 great kids who are extremely smart, silly, fun, a pain in the butt, and very loveable.
 
3. My wonderful, supportive husband.  Ed, thankyou for letting me rant and shed all those tears on your broad shoulders.  You have taken a lot on since July and you are so appreciated for everything you do.
 
4. My dad and stepmom who have always supported me, thank you dad and Ann.
 
5. My sister, we are trying ever so hard to revive our relationship and make it better.
 
6. My mother-in-law and the rest of her famly (it's a big family, so I won't name them all).
 
7. My silly pets (even the little rodent hamster) who give us so much joy.
 
8. My great neighbors and all my friends.
 
9. All the things in life that we take for granted - like our homes, having food every day, clothing, heat, electricity, vehicles, jobs (for those who work), having fun, laughing, and a great cup of coffee in the morning.
 
10. And most importantly, Love.
 
List as many or as few things as you would like, I just happened to come up with 10.
 
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving Day and was able to enjoy some time with family and friends without too much anxiety.
 
To the wonderful HW family,
 
Luvs,
Wen

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A slip of the foot you may soon recover,

but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.

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Junebug05
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   Posted 11/23/2007 9:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Wen,  I'm so glad that you posted this, I was just thinking about it this morning.  That even though some days are really rough, there are always things to be thankful for!
 
I am thankful for:
 
1.  Being so much better p/a wise than I was one year ago!
 
2.  For my amazing husband and daughter who are so supportive and patient with me.
 
3.  For my wonderful little dog Buster who keeps me smiling and is always there when I need a snuggle.
 
4.  That my husband has a good job, we have a home, that we have all the "needs" and many of the "wants".
 
5.  My sister, who I have a ball talking too.  She can always make me smile and laugh.
 
6.  That I have this place to come to, where the great people are always supportive and willing to give advice or a shoulder to lean on.
 
7.  That even though I don't always believe it (health anxiety), I am healthy...lol 
 
I know there's alot more, I could go on forever, as we all could if we tried.  But I'll stop here and let someone else have a chance.  thanks again Wen!
 
 
 

wen4003
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   Posted 11/23/2007 9:17 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Junebug,

I am so glad you liked this idea - I hope others do to.  We shouldn't be thankful for what we have just at Thanksgiving, it should be remembered all year long.  As you said, I too could have gone on with my list but just stuck to what I wrote, I may come back later to post more.  Please feel free to do the same.

Again, thanks for participating and liking the idea.

I too am so thankful for this wonderful Healing Well Family were I can come and say pretty much anything, get advice, inspiration, etc.

Hope others enjoy this thread.

Luvs and Hugs to all,

Wen


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Meds: Abilify, Ambien CR, Ativan, Flexeril, Lamictal, Neurontin, Nexium, Requip, Ritalin ER

 

A slip of the foot you may soon recover,

but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.

Benjamin Franklin

 


Howlyncat
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   Posted 11/23/2007 9:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Wen
Great idea

I am thankful for being able to watch my daughter grow into a young woman full of high spirits and goals for her future

I am thankful for the health I do have even with all that ails me ...I know others are worse off

I am thankful for being able to come here and know I can talk about just about everything and that helps for sure

I am thankful I had a wonderful role model in my life ...Mom ...........
And another with my dad

I am thankful they are making some headway with Alzheimers research and that maybe ppl wont be robbed so quickly of those they love

I am thankful I have roof over my head food to eat and a warm bed ..many out there do not ......

I am really thankful for all the friends like you and junebug I have met thru HW over the yrs

I am so thankful for my adopted daughter Michelle who is not with us very often on here but am sure she does check in ........

Thankful for Freezing, Dan and my lil sis they have helped me thru so much as most of you ...........

I am extremely thankful to Administrator for getting this site together for us all to come too in times of sorrow ........a/p panic ........happiness and all ........

I am just so very thankful for all HW and you's have given me .........

Luvs
LYN


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Twiggygal
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   Posted 11/24/2007 12:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm thankful for... (not in any particular order)

my freedom

my family

my fiance

my friends

HW family!!

the troops that keep our country free!!

My two dogs who keep me company and make me laugh

Living to see another day

Having plenty provided and never going hungry

God

My medication

My company

can't think of anything else right now.. .hehe

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wen4003
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   Posted 11/24/2007 9:17 PM (GMT -7)   

I am also thankful for the following things:

1. this absolutely wonderful family here at Healing Well.  Everyone is so accepting, helpful, sympathetic, and just willing to help in any way possible.

2. for my doctors, therapist and the facilities that are out there when we need them so desperately some times.

3. to be able to learn about these illnesses via HW, friends, the internet, books, etc.

4. that I am able to help people know and then, no matter how small it may be - even if it's just listening.

5. that my husband will allow me to have a huge meltdown and then be able to get me calm again.  Even though I tell him all the time how much I appreciate him, I don't think he fully gets it.  But he is very much appreciated.

Wen


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Meds: Abilify, Ambien CR, Ativan, Flexeril, Lamictal, Neurontin, Nexium, Requip, Ritalin ER

 

A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.

Benjamin Franklin

 


Howlyncat
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   Posted 11/27/2007 9:30 AM (GMT -7)   
I am thankful to be alive and to have all of you to come too ..........

I am thankful for my freedom and for

Our Troops over fighting for us

I am thankful for TRYING to give my story to HW on my sobriety.........
I am so thankful that both
 Meg and Twiggy found the inner strength to grasp life in sobriety.........

I am also glad Wen and I are so alike it is sometimes uncanny ( maybe mom had twins and we were seperated lol).......Harlequin Book in the making roflmbo

I am Thankful for Kitt my Lil sis .........
I am so thankful for my Cowboy as well ..........

HEY.......
I am just Thankful.........Luvs Lyn and not only at Thanksgiving........ yeah


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           Wishing all a Better and Healthier New Year in 2008  
 
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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 12/30/2007 4:15:13 AM (GMT-7)


Sadsong
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   Posted 11/27/2007 7:27 PM (GMT -7)   
After having a particularly tiresome day, I am thankful for:

1) A paycheck that allows me to pay my bills and some "treats" for myself when I'm down (scented candles).
2) Having motivation to wash my dishes after making myself dinner rather than letting them stack up!
3) Being fully mobile, able and willing to work for what I want.
4) Friends who call to say "hi."
5) A brain that works (most of the time)! :)
6) A warm bed, cozy p.j.'s and hot coca.
7) Being able to see that when compared to others I really don't have it that bad.
8) My laptop with wireless internet! :)
9) Clean clothes.
10) Mostly clean apartment (every room, but the living room)!
11) That my small contribution to support others on this board has a ripple affect in my life.

stkitt
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   Posted 11/28/2007 11:34 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Afternoon

I am thankful for all of you.

I am thankful that I am at home and not living out of a suitcase.

I am thankful for my wonderful children and the way they rearranged their schedules to be in North Dakota to support me.

I am thankful for the happy memories I have of all the good times in my life.

I am thankful there is a higher being that watches over me.

Kitt


 
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 12/30/2007 4:24 AM (GMT -7)   
I wanted to bring this back up today as there is so much to be thankful for EVERYDAY......for me ........and I am sure for others too
 
 
  I am THANKFUL for the OHIP coverage in Ontario........
 
  I am thankful for my Health this yr........getting thru C and being here with my Children and all of you
 
  I am so thankful that I have learned I CAN AND DO have the ability to make CHOICES.....they may not always be the right ones BUT I can honestly say I love being able to CHOOSE my desires and wants in life
 
  I am also so thankful for being a STRONG woman ......a/p has tried its best to keep me down and dont get me wrong it does at times BUT.........I get it back too .......fair play turnaround ya know
 
  I am also so thankful to see all of you and your steps and changes the way you support and continually give......
 
  I am also very happy and Thankful we have a new moderator ...Wen..........now we have Freezing .......Myself Kitt and Wen....Great team...........IMHO
 
  BUT in this forum we dont have to do much editing or deleting all in all we have a great family here and for that I
 
                                AM TRULY THANKFUL FOR
 
How bout anyone else.................
 
Great thread Wen
 
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           Wishing all a Better and Healthier New Year in 2008  
 
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                        Luvs and God Bless..LYN
 
 
                            


stkitt
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   Posted 12/30/2007 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   

Here it is the end of another year and the beginning of a New Year..........how far we have all come :-)

I am thankful for Peter for providing a place for people to come and share.

I feel like I have learnt a lot from my interactions with the members of Healing Well and for that I am thankful.

I am grateful for the opportunity to make someone feel better simply by being empathetic and providing support.

I am thankful for every day I can make a difference in the lives of others.

Oh yes, Big Sis, Cowboy and Wen are the best, I am thankful for them. They make me laugh. devil

Abundant Blessings to All and Happy New Year 2008

Gentle Hugs,

Kitt


 
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 12/30/2007 6:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Lil Sis

Luvs ya too
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TeNNiSd0C09
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   Posted 12/30/2007 8:13 PM (GMT -7)   

I hear what all of you are thankful for...and I think...."how can you name the things you are thankful for"...."is that possible".... Each of you made a list....but I think I want to sum it up....I feel bad if I make a list and leave something out. Its not possible to make a list of everything you are thankful for...unless you are an angry person whom is not thankful for anything....

I am thankful for LIFE! And everything in it!

Life is what I am thankful for! I dont know how to list everything because I am thankful for so much. I love life and everything in it. I am thankful for everything I have. I am thankful to be here. I am thankful that I am here. I am thankful that you guys are here. I am thankful for family, friends, and even strangers.

I am just happy to be here. One of you said that we should be thankful all year, not just at Thanksgiving.....that is so very true. We should be thankful for what we have all year long....we never know when all of that might change.

I hope this year is the best year for all of us. We have all had such a hard time and I think we deserve a break! yeah   I wish everyone the best! Dont anyone celebrate to much! tongue

 


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   Posted 12/30/2007 9:35 PM (GMT -7)   

TeNNiSd0C09

You said it best, it is hard to make a list as you could write forever and never cover all the blessing you have had in a lifetime. There are so many things; the sun on my face, the wind in my hair, the smell of fresh mown lawns, the taste of cotton candy melting in my mouth,  the memories of a liftime held in my heart.   I have all those things and that barely touches the surface.

Bette Midler sang it so awesome...............and for me I can hear her words and I am grateful for the wind beneath my wings.

Bless you and your words moved me.  Thank you. I am thankful to have you in my life.

Gentle Hugs

Kitt

 


 
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machelle
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   Posted 12/30/2007 9:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I happy my family is healthy, especially my children , my cats for making me laugh, my friends on here, for being there when i was so scared at first and listening , and not judging, too much to list it will take a life time, you guys be safe and have a Happy New Year.




machelle tongue

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TeNNiSd0C09
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   Posted 12/30/2007 10:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Kitt,

It was just earlier today, my mom was watches....Beaches...I think...and that song came on and we turn it as loud as it will go...and all of my family cam eout of there rooms and we stopped everything and sat in the livingroom listening to that song. I cry every time I hear it...

I just had to say that when I read your post! Take Care!
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Not Dx: Depression, Anxiety/Panic Attacks, Social Phobia, Mild OCD

Meds tried: all the OTC stuff, Mobic, and Lyrica.
"Healing is an energy phenomenon. Hope is another word for Healing.
"Cracks in the concrete are just reminders that you fall apart no matter how strong you are"
"If I talk and laugh too loud...its because I am trying to forget that I am sad."
"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."


mynameis
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   Posted 1/1/2008 3:54 PM (GMT -7)   
1. Having a roof over my head
 
2. All my favourite songs. Music really helps me through some bad times.
 
3. Having a full-time job
 
4. Knowing that although she's gone, I once had a wonderful, beautiful, kind mother and that whatever happens I am half of her and this alone makes me worthy of happiness

Howlyncat
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   Posted 1/2/2008 10:35 AM (GMT -7)   
MNI

I too am thankful I have come to realize that Mom is no longer in Pain and suffering she is in a better place...........I miss her hades yes BUT....Like you did say
I am part of her and my daughter is as well

I am so thankful for all my Blessings.......
Lil Sis
S.I.S. Cowboy and all
THE HW Butt kickers........
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           Wishing all a Better and Healthier New Year in 2008  
 
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                        Luvs and God Bless..LYN
 
 
                            


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   Posted 1/4/2008 9:20 AM (GMT -7)   
tongue  ello All,     Well I am thankful that I woke up this morning!!!!   I am thankfull for my family and friends..   I am thankfull that I have a husband that has never givin up on me..  I am thankfull for our troops keeping us safe..   I am thankfull for my daughters smile everyday..  There is one thing that I am really thankfull for..   You all know him as Debaser..   He has been my lifesaver the past 6 months..  Helped me when I did not think there was help...  Talked to me at all hours of the night..  Let me cry and tell him I did not think i would make it thru the day..  I also I hoped have helped him thru some things..  I met him on healingwell.   So most of all I am thankful for healingwell..  This site saved my life..  I am not kidding..  So everyone Thanks!!!!!  tongue

Ryleigh


Howlyncat
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   Posted 1/4/2008 10:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I am so glad Debaser has been there for you
He is one SPECIAL guy IMHO and I know he has alot to give

Kudos on your post

Luvs
LYN
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                        Luvs and God Bless..LYN
 
 
                            


Howlyncat
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   Posted 1/5/2008 6:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so bleeding thankful my DAD is okay after the fall yesterday ....


I have him home with me after a big fight with on call doc so I got my doc involved ...........Cheif of staff at both Hospitals ................

I am thankful he is comfy and feels so much more happy and secure here with us all ......and I know he is being looked after properly........he has Alzheimers and he is so lost w/o me or Cait ......since mom passed
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           Wishing all a Better and Healthier New Year in 2008  
 
        We have Anxiety ..Anxiety Does NOT have US........FIGHT
 
                        Luvs and God Bless..LYN
 
 
                            

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