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

  1. ecomama
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    11 May 2020 in reply to geoff

    Thank you all for being here. I appreciate this space so much and can see how much it helps people.

    Sophie Moderator (is that you last name? lol) is so sensitive and kind in her words. She allays any fear we may have for the safety of other members by saying they have emailed or phoned them. I go 'phew'. So thank you to Soph.

    Croix you shone a guiding light JUST a step along my path. You were gentle in your approach and wise in your words. The decisions I made to take a new path in helping to heal myself is 50% on you. Thank you. My children and grandchildren thank you too. You have made a huge difference and made me laugh too.

    Sarah you are so sweet! Thankyou for being one of the first to welcome me. Thankyou for your being so warm and gentle and kind and supportive.

    TonyWK man... what an amazing guy. I am in awe of you. If I could have just 5% of your literary genius when I grow up then I would be SO HAPPY. Thankyou for sharing your poetry with us. It is so beautiful.

    Neerja beautiful girl. Thankyou for coming to BB and sharing your journey. I'm so grateful for meeting you. I respect and value you. You've given me faith that there are intelligent, thoughtful, insightful young people who are equipping themselves courageously for the future. We love you, our younger generations. We've got you and will hold on tight till you learn to fly. xxxx

    EM

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  2. white knight
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    11 May 2020 in reply to ecomama

    Hi EM

    That was so nice, made my day

    TonyWK

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  3. hello, hi, 😀
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    11 May 2020 in reply to ecomama

    Hi Ecomama,

    Thank you for your kind works and thank you for your kind and generous words and support. I really appreciate it.

    Thank you again,

    Neerja

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  4. Doolhof
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    12 May 2020 in reply to ecomama

    Hi EM,

    Such a beautiful post.

    Cheers from Dools

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  5. hello, hi, 😀
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    I want to deeply thank all of the people you have helped me out, gave me hope and kindness, through the storms these people were the rainbows to me and said things that I never expected people to say to me.

    Ecomama: you have made me laugh so many times, given me so much support, kindness and hope. Thank you for being there for me and sharing your own experiences.

    TonyWK: you have shared beautiful poems, given me so much kindness, advice, support and helped me see things in a different perspective. Thank you for being there for me and sharing your experiences and poetry.

    Aaronsis, Sarah: you have given me so much kindness, advice, hope and support. Thank you for being there for me and being so sweet and caring and sharing your own experiences.

    You have all made me feel better since the first time I posted, I don't feel that alone anymore. I feel like that I got my first best friends. I can't thank you all enough. I really appreciate that you all have done for me.

    Kindness and support can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.

    We need more people like you in this world! 😄

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  6. white knight
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    12 May 2020 in reply to hello, hi, 😀

    Hi Neerja

    We actually need more people like you.

    In a few years you could easily advise young people through the same ordeals. You have that gift.

    TonyWK

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  7. ecomama
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    12 May 2020 in reply to hello, hi, 😀

    Dear Neerja

    Wow thankyou and I made you laugh?? lol ummm great! ;-)

    You are a very sweet and kind person and I agree with TonyWK, with your life experiences even this far, you would make a wonderful support person for other young people. We most DEFINITELY need more people like you in our world.

    But for now, you are in 'our world' here and we are happy for that! One day you will be freer, have more choices and opportunities. I hope you can share that journey with others too one day.

    And you just made entries into your 'Gratitude Journal' right here! Wow girl, you are really smashing this self-care jive.

    Love
    EM

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  8. ecomama
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    18 May 2020 in reply to ecomama

    Thankyou to everyone in the forum who extends their helps to others, thankyou so much for helping me.

    I have reached out more to my IRL friends since joining and I can only attribute this to the members of this forum. I had mostly closed down from everyone outside my immediate family.

    As I read more and saw more people interacting, I realised there are kind and thoughtful people in our world. Most of them are here lol! But I knew I had been neglecting my IRL friendships very badly.

    So I have made more calls in the past few weeks than in the past year or more to my friends. And they have been so happy to hear from me. Some have offered to meet that I actually agreed to, surprise surprise. Tonight I even laughed & felt happiness and I can't thank BB enough for being a major factor in changing my life.

    The helpline was there when I needed it too. I made my first appointment to see a new psych and I had been over the top with anxiety every step of that path, if you couldn't tell. Almost there. Getting there. I know tough times won't disappear but being able to cope better is my goal.

    I love how we can explore things outside MH issues to wellbeing offerings.

    Thankyou Moon and Mara for sharing your lives with me / us. I wanted a feeling of belonging and I feel that I have it now.

    Heartfelt thanks to everyone who makes this forum the wonderful place that it is. You are changing so many lives for the better. My children, grandchildren and I thank you.

    Love EM

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  9. blondguy
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    19 May 2020 in reply to ecomama

    Thankyou to you EM for being a part of the Beyond Blue forums and your super kind post :-)

    you are stronger than you know

    my kind thoughts

    Paul

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  10. Just Sara
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    20 May 2020 in reply to hello, hi, 😀

    Dear Neerja;

    As others have stated, every now and then someone shares 'their heart' in words that touch our own.

    Your post is a beautifully written and gracious example of gratitude for the support you've received from members on this forum. Reading it was a gift...thankyou

    You wrote:

    "Kindness and support can reach a wound that only compassion can heal"

    I've been the recipient of such compassion since joining in 2015 and would not be who I am without it. So I reiterate your sentiments and shout them from the mountains for all to hear.

    Sending you a bouquet of pale pink tulips to place in your home as a gentle reminder of how you've helped me remember my own gratitude.

    Warm thoughts;

    Sez x

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  11. SapereAude
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    20 May 2020

    Thank you to everyone on this forum for a myriad of reasons:-

    — for reaching out and seeking help - this forum is a great first step - and one step taken helps others to take the get help path too.

    - to our volunteers and moderators for their tireless work in helping others and providing guidance and resources on where to seek professional help.

    - to fellow contributors offering support and a lending hand. Also at times sharing their own experiences, which for some is useful for seeing that is possible to surmount life’s hurdles no matter how hard it seems at the time.

    Thank you all. Keep up the great work in supporting one another.

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  12. hello, hi, 😀
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    21 May 2020 in reply to Just Sara

    Good morning Sez, TonyWK and Ecomama

    A heartfelt thank you for all that you’ve done. You made my day!

    Sending you all fresh peony bouquets in white, cream, yellow, pink and red.

    Thank you Sez for the beautiful bouquet of pale pink tulips, I loved them! It was a wonderful idea of starting this thread.

    Kindness is a language which is felt, that makes someone's day no matter how big or small it is and will never be wasted. Every action filled with kindness has a positive impact.

    May everyone's day be filled with the warmth of sunshine, the happiness of smiles and the feeling of kindness,

    Neerja

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  13. Just Sara
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    21 May 2020 in reply to hello, hi, 😀

    How lovely Neerja, many thanks and you're so welcome!

    Mwah!

    Sez x

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  14. CMF
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    25 May 2020 in reply to Just Sara
    A bouquet for Quirkywords.

    Bushfires, covid and still here supporting others.

    An amazing, selfless, thoughtful gem who has listened encouraged me to think, look for patterns, challenge my thoughts and feelings.

    Appreciate you Quirky.

    Cmf x
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  15. white knight
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    25 May 2020 in reply to CMF

    Dear Neerja

    Thankyou sweet girl. Lovely words

    CMF- yes Quirky is irreplaceable

    TonyWK

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  16. quirkywords
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    25 May 2020 in reply to CMF

    CMF

    thank you so much. It made my day,

    As you know when we help others it helps us even more,

    I admire your willingness to share your experiences with others and offer insights.

    so many here have many struggles and give support to others,, Thats why this is a great forum.
    Thanks fir the bouquet. The smell is so fragrant and uplifting.
    quirky

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  17. ecomama
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    3 July 2020 in reply to hello, hi, 😀

    Dear sweet Neerja, you are the sweetest thing 💙💚💜💛

    THANKYOU for the beautiful flowers! They kept well! 😂🤣
    I really hope you're enjoying your holidays?

    Thankyou Paul, you're very kind. Thankyou for all the work you do here for all of us.

    Thankyou Matchy for being my best friend in the gardening and cooking threads! I want sweet potatoes and banana bread JUST LIKE YOURS lol. Thankyou for teaching us all your wonderful skills perfected over generations.

    Tbh I love yous all lol.

    I wanted to thank Sleepy 21 for her gentle nudges in wellbeing for me. A gentle nudge from her made the world of difference and gave me great YouTube company in the bath! IE Kristen Neff is amazing... then a great Workbook and a much lovelier life. THANKYOU Sleepy21😍😍😍😍

    I'm experiencing Mental HEALTH for the first time in a very long time (if at all). It's a challenging transition period and one I'm not taking for granted at all. Sometimes it's scary. But mostly I'm so grateful.

    The loveliest thing is that my youngest D asked for the therapy I'm having. So the difference is observable for my family. I Pray for her healing and for everyone's healing. 🙏🙏🙏🙏

    YOU ALL truly deserve to be healed.

    Much love EM 🐸🐸🐸🐸 just because frogs are awesome lol!

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  18. hello, hi, 😀
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    4 July 2020 in reply to ecomama

    Hi Ecomama,

    Thank you for being part of the forums and brightening everyone's day!

    We are really lucky to have such a good friend like you. :)

    I hope you and your family are doing well.

    Warm wishes,

    Your friend,

    Neerja

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  19. Sleepy21
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    4 July 2020

    Hi EM thank you so much for your post and for appreciating me as I am

    I'm so glad you enjoyed the Kristen Neff recommendation and I had a hunch you might enjoy it and wanted to share. It gives me strength and hope to have people like you here. I'm sending you pearls and jewels and everything shiney for your beautiful and warm personality that gives us all so much

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  20. ecomama
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    2 August 2020 in reply to Sleepy21

    Dear Sleepy21

    I know we often teach best what we most need to learn ourselves lolol.

    You have helped me so much and continue to connect with me & others here in such valuable ways. I really appreciate your posts and miss them when they're not there!

    You are valued very much. I wish you the best in your wellness journey.

    Love EM

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  21. ecomama
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    29 September 2020 in reply to ecomama

    I appreciate.....

    Sleepy21 for coming back to the forums...

    Neerja for coming back to the forums...

    Matchy Mark for coming back to the forums...

    Welcoming Croix back after his well deserved hiatus lol.

    I appreciate the shining light that monkey_magic has shone upon us all with her recent grand achievements.
    Mr Paul also for his long awaited achievement & thankyou for your support of others going through same.

    Thankyou for always reaching out with the kindest of words Grandy, you make my heart warm with every word.

    Loving the chatter of Bluberry and mocha delight too... always lovely to be authentic.

    Thankyou also to blondguy Paul and TonyWK... no words to describe your patient support and understanding.

    I've missed hundreds lol. Hugs to you all.
    EM

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    29 September 2020 in reply to ecomama
    💐🌹🥀🌷🌺🌸🏵️🌻🌼💮🌴🌳🌲🌾🍂🍁🌱🌿🍃☘️

    Here are some things for your garden Em.

    And we appreciate you!
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  23. Sleepy21
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    welcome back mark and neerja :)

    appreciation to you so much EM for being so kind here and for helping me sort through my thoughts

    lights and sparkle to you Monkey Magic for your great contributions here always

    appreciation for the uplifting comments on the "thankful today..." thread, loved the posts PatienceBay, Gambit and so many others redirecting us all the amazing blessings during a admittedly challenging time....

    keep shining, all you beautiful diamonds :)

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  24. Sleepy21
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    I would like to send a box of chocolates to celebrate and thank Tony (White Knight)

    Your posts are so caring, thoughtful and thought-provoking -

    I always learn so much and get a new nugget to think about on my own personal recovery journey and I am sure others would say the same

    I love the stories you tell which bring your points to life and normalise my own experiences - you show empathy, kindness and compassion.

    Thank you for shining your light in these forums. You are helping us all.

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  25. Sleepy21
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    I also want to shout out to Quirkywords for sharing such interesting and kind, affirming posts... and for always been easy to talk to and open to all discussions. You have a really lovely way of connecting to people here and I'm so grateful to have your presence.
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  26. ecomama
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    30 October 2020 in reply to Sleepy21

    Sleepy, you're so kind. You mean the same to me and have always come in with kind, supportive and affirming words.

    Thankyou
    xxxx EM

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  27. quirkywords
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    30 October 2020 in reply to Sleepy21

    Sleepy21 thanks for your kind words to me EM and Tony.
    it really shows your kind nature.

    your words mean a lot to me . People like you make the forum a supportive place.

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    8 November 2020 in reply to quirkywords

    Hello Everyone...

    I want to thank Geoff..our community family’s Home improvement person...He has helped me fix a few things around my home with his patience and understanding...

    Geoff you put a lot of your time to helping us apprentice diy people...and also helping others with there mental health...

    I would love to give Geoff...a thank you card with a large box of caramel fudge and a beautiful bunch of our lovely Australian Waratah flowers..

    My kindest thoughts Dear Geoff, with my respect and admiration for all you do here at Beyond Blue...

    Grandy....

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  29. white knight
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    8 November 2020 in reply to Ggrand
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    Wow, thankyou so much, I feel humbled.

    And thankyou for being a growing member

    TonyWK
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  30. ecomama
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    8 November 2020 in reply to Ggrand

    I second Grandy's nomination for Geoff.... SO HELPFUL!

    Thankyou SO MUCH GEOFF!

    And thankyou so much GRANDY.... omg you are a born writer. Your words are so eloquent and gentle just like your beautiful soul I'm sure.

    Thankyou for the Nature thread, it's a breath of fresh air to go in and read the descriptions of nature around our members.
    Nature IS so healing and you've brought this powerful healing thread to our lives.

    Thankyou Grandy. Love you,

    EM

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