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Topic: A Bouquet for Pearls - share your appreciation for other members

  1. blondguy
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    12 November 2017 in reply to Peppermintbach

    Tulips for Meercat and her great post Does 'Life begin at 60'

    Nice1 Meercat :-) and thankyou Sara for the great thread too!

    Paul

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  2. white knight
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    14 November 2017 in reply to blondguy

    Snap dragons are out! And they all go to

    Mrs Dools

    She reminds me of my favourite aunty.

    My Auntie was soft, warm and spoke to me lovingly. She had a hard life but that didnt stop her giving. For giving was her.

    She wore long dresses and there was always at least one child hanging onto it. She baked cakes and biscuits.

    She'slikely much younger than I. But that doesnt matter, she has that warmth.

    Mrs Dools

    Off all lifes gifts

    One stands bare

    The gift of nurtre

    The gift of care

    For one can touch

    And one can live

    But you Mrs Dools

    Your gift is to give

    I no longer have a mum

    Good mums are few

    If I could choose my own mum

    I'd model her on you...

    Tony WK

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    14 November 2017 in reply to blondguy
    hi Paul and Tony, ticks for both your comments to Meercat, Sara and Mrs. Dools all deserved, isn't it lovely to be able to do this and to appreciate what we all have to say, a compliment is worth a million bucks. Geoff.
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    14 November 2017

    WTG mrs D!!!

    ive got very limited time on here for the moment but would like to give a big bunch of flowers and big box of chocolates for demonblaster, peppermintbach (pepper) and Sez For their ongoing support. love and care while ive been in hosiptal in both psych and general ward

    thank you so very much!

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    14 November 2017 in reply to white knight

    Dear Tony,

    Thank you so very much. Your kind words have me in tears, tears of joy for the precious memories I have of children, so many children belonging to others, who over the years have shared their laughter and joy with me.

    Some of those children I still see as young adults, and it makes my heart melt with happiness when they still call me "Aunty".

    For some of us, the tough times help us to flourish and to show love and care for others.

    Thank you for your words, the snap dragons and the beautiful sentiment.

    Cheers from a very gracious and thankful Mrs. Dools

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  6. blondguy
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    14 November 2017 in reply to white knight

    Hi TonyWK....

    What a beautiful post that reflects the gold heart that MrsDools possesses

    I am peaceful that MrsDools is with us. I can only wish I could have the energy and kindness she has TonyWK

    You are an angel MrsDools....Paul xo

    A bouquet of tulips for you....

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    14 November 2017 in reply to blondguy

    Hi Butterfly Wings (Startingnew),

    You are very generous and kind. Thank you.

    There is no need to thank me although it’s very nice of you :) The privilege is mine to be some sort of small support 🦋 Thanks for being such a blessing in so many people’s lives.

    Congratulations Doolhof! Clearly, you have moved and made a difference to so many people here. Well deserved.

    Pepper xoxo

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    14 November 2017 in reply to startingnew

    Starts you dear girl, thanks so much

    Thinking bout you often

    Very sweet

    Good recovery hun xxx & our (( souls ))

  9. Doolhof
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    15 November 2017 in reply to demonblaster

    Thanks again for the very kind thoughts.

    We may never know how timely a kind word is or a smile to a stranger on the street can be.

    Each of us here help to make this community what it is. We all have our own stories, our own journeys and ways of thinking and behaving.

    When I first joined this forum, there was a lady whom I desired to be, her words to others seemed so inspiring. I soon realised that I was not her, I am me.

    Some people here are very witty and intelligent, some can write such poignant one line responses that have me in awe, some are descriptive, inventive, outside of the "usual box" (what ever that it) in other words, we are all ourselves and we all add to the community here.

    Sending our a huge Cheer to All who make this forum what it is.

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  10. demonblaster
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    16 November 2017 in reply to Doolhof
    Doolhof said:

    We may never know how timely a kind word is or a smile to a stranger on the street can be.

    SotrueDools,

    Recently in one ofmy extreme lows I was desparate for help, sitting having durry & an elderly man smiled & made a comment to which i reciprocated, it didnt take away the pain but eased it slightly & took me temporarily outta the deep chasm.

    He'll never know what a difference his smile & cheery comment did for a stranger but I'll never forget that

    it's a lovely connection smiling with people & scientific fact it does lift spirits, I've had some beautiful moments with people, 3 blokes in particular on separate occassions, not a sexual thing just a moment in time.

    Doesn't take much aye

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    17 November 2017 in reply to demonblaster

    A single beautiful gentle Pink Rose to Romantic_thi3f

    I have enormous respect for the community champions here & have recently read a few posts from Romantic a youth champion, who in a short time has blown me away with their compassion, support, gentleness, well articulated informative posts

    Pleasure to read

    Thankyou for helping people as you do so well

    Gold 😊

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  12. blondguy
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    22 November 2017 in reply to demonblaster

    Hello everybody :-)

    Mathy has shared a ton of life experience and wisdom to new posters on the forums...No Pearls or tulips for you Mathy....just a huge THANKYOU for being a part of the forum family :-)

    My Best and Good on You!!!

    Paul

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    23 November 2017 in reply to blondguy

    Absolutely 100% agree

    Mathy its a pleasure knowing you.

    Yes wisdom, support, excellent input great communicator.

    Well deserved 🤗

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    23 November 2017 in reply to demonblaster

    Congratulations Mathy :)

    Well deserved recognition by Paul.

    Pepper xoxo

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  15. Mathy
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    23 November 2017 in reply to blondguy

    Hi Paul, DB and Pepper,

    Well, thank you, what an honour to receive those compliments 😊

    I’m happy I’m able to do my bit and contribute, for I have received help.

    It’s my pleasure to be able to offer something back, cheers M :)

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  16. Ggrand
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    24 November 2017 in reply to Mathy

    Hello WhiteKnight,

    trying poem distraction.

    A white man sits apon a white horse, WhiteKnight is the name of that man of course, steel armour all over his body even his hat, but under the armour, he's different then that, he is thoughtful & kind with a heart so soft, just like an egg that's been boiled so soft, your helping me along some journeys of mine, you've given me the greatest gift of all, time, so here are some roses tied into a bunch, I want to say thank you it means so much.

    Thank you WK.

    GG

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    24 November 2017 in reply to Ggrand

    Gg

    What a lovely poem , hope the writing of it helped you.

    He certainly deserves it.

    Quirky

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    24 November 2017 in reply to Ggrand

    Hi GG,
    Love the poem and the sentiments. Such a wonderful accolade to our White Knight who has helped so many.

    Three cheers for the White Knight!

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    24 November 2017 in reply to Doolhof

    Totally in agreement!

    Hip hip Hooray for Tony the White Knight with 5000+ posts to his name!

    Thank you Tony for all the good you do and the care and support you continue to give freely.

    Congratulations and so well deserved.

    ❤ Nat

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    24 November 2017 in reply to Ggrand
    Well deserved White good on you and thanks for your help, you're making a difference :)

    Grandy ... well who's the new resident poet in the house, that was fantastic good on you, as Quirky said hope it helped get outta the head for a while. Talent lovely lady xx
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    24 November 2017 in reply to demonblaster

    Hello and thank you DemonBlaster,

    badly needing distraction from next Thursday, looks like poems and flowers are my distraction today. I hope I'm not to annoying

    Demonblaster,

    You have a colourful face with a great big smile,

    Mh issues dropped me into a sad pile,

    you answered my call with your heart and arms open wide,

    how lucky I am to have found you, please stay my side,

    your such a special lady full of love and compassion,

    your gentle & kind, but the beast, you hate with a passion,

    In my deep tunnel I was saved by you, an unseen friend,

    You say their is hope in life, my life that I wanted to end,

    I believe in your words, their full of encouragement,

    youve given me hope, and a safe place with no judgement,

    I hope I make it to the end that's good,

    with you by my side I hopefully should,

    daffodils & butterflies I'll tie in a bunch,

    to say a big thank you ever so much.

    GG

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    24 November 2017 in reply to Ggrand

    Ohhhh Grandy, my smiles bigger than my avi (avatar)

    Thankyou thankyou thankyou, what a beautiful poem, jeez you've got it happening lovely lady

    It's an absolute pleasure being there for you, and YES you WILL make it, we will together, I'm not going anywhere

    Thanks sooo much, gunna keep that and treasure it.

    Haven't got the cutey emotes, I'm on PC atm so ((( soul hugs xx )))

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  23. CMF
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    24 November 2017 in reply to Ggrand

    This is a group one. The biggest bunch of succulents to Velvet, Jay, Stressless, Paul and Quercus who all jumped on board today when I had a big melt down. Each one of you reached out, which you do anyway, but today I couldn't take anymore, I was at braking point and you all stayed with me, to keep talking, to be there for me.

    I chose succulents because they are hardy, they can withstand tough conditions, they are survivors just like all of you.

    love you all

    cmf x

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  24. white knight
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    24 November 2017 in reply to demonblaster

    Well, what can I say?

    its 12:40am, my wife and I left home in country Victoria Melbourne bound to visit her mum that is unwell. We just got home, exhausted.

    Then I read your poem amd then read it out loud Grandy. Oh boy, my eyes welled up. So nice, that soft egg melted.

    Thankyou GG

    And Im flattered by you using distraction to even a minor degree. Wow, you adopting some ideas has been so fulfilling to me. Three steps up two steps down, eventualy you climb the ladder.

    Thankyou to others that endorsed the bouquet

    :)

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    25 November 2017 in reply to white knight

    beautiful poems guys :) i think they should go on the poetry thread too so others can appreciate them ! (only if your comfortable doing that of course )

    well deserved to all those who are recieving :)

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    25 November 2017 in reply to CMF

    Hi CMF,

    Thank you for the succulent 😊

    Funny I was in what one day will be my succulent garden this morning. You are most welcome. It was a shock to see you hit that point yesterday but we do 'get it'.

    I admire how you pick yourself up and try again. Days like yesterday are horrible and yet you are here to make changes and protect yourself. You must be a succulent too CMF 😊. Which is your favourite?

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    25 November 2017 in reply to Quercus

    Thx Nat,

    The haworthia is my favorite by far.

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    26 November 2017 in reply to CMF

    Hello everyone...To anyone who struggles with feelings of low self esteem and self worth this post from Sad_Mushroom is POWERFUL! Well worth the read in full on Quirkywords thread.

    Many years ago I was a compulsive apologiser. I felt like I was a stepping stone for everyone and I couldn't get up. Like a lily pad on a pond that everyone was stepping on to cross the pond and with each step I was being pushed under. It's one of those smaller things that seems harmless until it's too late. One minute you are just trying to keep the peace and avoid conflict and the next you're just a stepping stone for everyone else.

    Beautiful and the imagery of the lily pad was perfect in my mind.

    Thank you SM. Your posts are a very welcome new addition to the forums and I'm grateful you decided to share. What are your favourite flowers?

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    26 November 2017 in reply to CMF

    This bouquet is for Mary who is very unwell at the moment.

    These are traditionally know as healing flowers

    African violets, lavender, gardenias, daisies, and lilacs

    Hope you are feeling better soon my dear friend

    Stressless

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    26 November 2017 in reply to Guest_3712
    Thank you.

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