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

  1. Quercus
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    19 April 2017 in reply to quirkywords

    I have lots to be thankful for today...

    For kanga_brumby a huge box of seeds for the social thread Kanga's virtual garden. I was so pleased I burst into tears (happy ones) because you made exactly the place I needed. Thank you.

    And to Croix an enormous bunch of sunflowers for the thread store your happy memories here... I love that you've given everyone a place where they can go and get a reminder that life has glorious moments. And I appreciate the time you take to respond personally when you read a posted story. Thank you.

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    20 April 2017

    Thankyou so much Quirky!

    Bouqet Garni is a great gift...I cook with it at times which always makes for a nice meal.

    I'm so glad people are finding wonderful examples of excellence to share on this thread.

    Keep up the good work!

    Sara x

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    24 April 2017 in reply to Just Sara

    Hi everyone,

    Today I'd like to give a bouquet of daisies to Blondguy (Paul) to say thank you for the thread in Staying Well "Do you love yourself".

    I've been following the discussion and it's been very helpful for me. Some of the posts led me to realise I need to make an effort to try love myself or at least accept and respect myself if I'm going to stop letting hurt in the past have power over me.

    So I've started making baby steps in the right direction. My heartfelt thanks to Paul for starting the thread and to everyone who has contributed to it.

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    24 April 2017 in reply to Quercus

    Quercus

    I will add daisies to your bouquet as blond guy has made me feel very welcome here and he has really read my somewhat confusing quotes, carefully.

    quirkywords

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    24 April 2017 in reply to Quercus

    Well done you guys!

    And kudos to you too Paul!

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    24 April 2017 in reply to Quercus

    Hey Quercus Quirky and Sara

    I just want to say huge thankyou for your super kind feedback that you have provided on my 'Do You Love Yourself' thread.

    You have made my day in more ways than you know :-)

    I originally posted that thread topic ages ago as I was tired of reading (books) that said 'I should Love Myself' to heal. Those words are still meaningless to me. Its just so much easier to like myself instead....

    Mega Hugz :-)

    Paulxo

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    1 May 2017 in reply to blondguy

    Hi everyone,

    Today I think the bouquet will be made up of orange blossom (such a beautiful smell) and it's to say thank you to Quirkywords.

    Quirkywords started a discussion (on the thread do you love yourself?) asking how can you forgive yourself if the person you hurt won't forgive you?

    This question has been on my mind and stirred up lots of thoughts (good and bad) and made me sit down and think through a lot of my problems from another perspective.

    So thankyou Quirkywords 😊

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    1 May 2017 in reply to Quercus

    Hey Quercus

    You are spot on..that was a brilliant discussion topic by Quirky. Great to hear the feedback from you on how you have found benefit from it :-)

    Paul

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    1 May 2017 in reply to Quercus

    Quercus

    Thank you so much, it has made my day.

    I want to thank you for your great response to my question which I am still pondering.

    Thanks Paul for your kind comment.

    I used to have trouble hearing no receiving positive words, but now I say thank you with appreciation.

    quirky

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    2 May 2017 in reply to quirkywords

    A huge bouquet of white crysanthemums (the spiky ones that look like white stars) especially for star76 today.

    Thankyou a billion times. I've never heard of the wheel of power and control until you mentioned it on another thread. I googled it and it's answered so many questions for me. The key one being was it abuse or am I overreacting?

    Thank you star76 for giving me the exact information I needed today.

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    2 May 2017 in reply to Quercus

    To Croix:

    Thanks for being yourself and saying the one thing guaranteed to make me laugh!

    You've helped me climb out of the pit I got myself into today.

    I'll give you a pot of snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis 'Walrus'). Yes they exist!

    Thanks Croix.

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    4 May 2017 in reply to Quercus

    Hey Quercus;

    Congratulations on 200 posts! All worthy and very readable!

    I'm sending a compilation of English wild field flowers tied up in a garland of entwined posies.

    Well done!

    Sara x

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    4 May 2017 in reply to Just Sara

    Oh! I love coming on this thread it makes me feel good... And then I saw your post Sara and I'm blushing, overwhelmed and really pleased.

    What a lovely surprise. Field flowers are perfect they remind me of my wedding bouquet. Thankyou Sara for your post. You've made my day!

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    Today, a bouquet goes to RandR for initiating the inspiring thread "NOTHING CHANGES IF nothing changes".

    Here's a bunch of sunflowers because they keep turning towards the source of Life as it shifts along.

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    5 May 2017 in reply to Starwolf

    Totally in agreement with you Starwolf! RnR's thread is inspirational. Best thing I've read on the forums in a while.

    Thank you RnR I'll add to the sunflowers too 😊

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    7 May 2017 in reply to Quercus

    You're welcome Quercus!

    Sounds like a beautiful wedding bouquet.

    Star...I've yet to read R&R's thread, but will endeavour to asap.

    Well done everyone!

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    8 May 2017 in reply to Just Sara

    OMG SARA

    oh ive missed you! how are you going? ive been very worried about you and youve been in my thoughts alot! oh god im glad to see your name pop up!

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    19 May 2017 in reply to Just Sara

    Hello everyone,

    Well I could give flowers left right and centre lately but there are two things that have happened on the forums that were particularly awesome.

    So....

    To JessF

    A posy of violets. They seem appropriate... Unobtrusive but absolutely beautiful with a lovely fragrance. Thankyou for your words on a thread I write on. They were so incredibly helpful to me.

    I suggested the usual... what would you choose to do if you won lotto and money wasn't an issue...

    Then out of the blue you've related it into a practical way of accepting dreams that aren't achievable and working them into a realistic goal. It was very beautifully written. And thought provoking.

    Thank you JessF.

    And to Stressless,

    A bouquet of honesty flowers to say thank you for your thread about embarrassing/funny things that happen in therapy. I've already told you about how I think talking honestly about therapy might encourage others to be less fearful of opening up in therapy. But I wanted others to know this too and hopefully to join in!

    So thank you for this thread and a place to make therapy a bit more fun and a bit less scary 😊. You made my day when I came online and saw your posts.

    Thank you Stressless 😊

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    20 May 2017 in reply to Quercus

    Bouquet of Country Music Festival CD's to CMF

    Great support to a young guy in pain and bringing him some much needed peace!

    Also for supporting new posters in a caring & heartfelt way :-)

    Nice1 CMF :-)

    Paul

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    20 May 2017 in reply to blondguy

    Thanks Paul,

    Feeling a little low this morning so to see your post was lovely.

    thanks again

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    20 May 2017 in reply to CMF

    Morning all;

    It's lovely to see people acknowledging our greatness and caring.

    I'd like to throw rose petals from the hilltops on the parade of amazing people on this thread. Pearls of wisdom and heartfelt intent with kindness and warmth. It doesn't get any better you guys...

    Mwah!

    Sara xo

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    20 May 2017 in reply to Just Sara

    Kindness, empathy and compassion, the reasons we exist on this planet.

    I could also add the amazing quality of humility.

    Humility, to help another petson or several and withdraw knowing you have contributed positively to their lives but not expect feedback or reward for the deed is an amazing feeling of soul cleansing like inner warmth.

    Yes we get feedback anyway just like this great thread. A flower for praise and thanks. Its great. But if we dont get it thats ok to.

    Without this inner drive to hold the hands of those struggling we are hollow.

    A daisy chain for you all.

    Tony WK

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    20 May 2017 in reply to white knight

    Oh Tony!

    When you're in the zone, you're right there! Reading your words warmed my soul; good to see you on here sharing that beautiful heart and mind of yours.

    I'm smiling...I'll give you a daisy a day dear

    Sara x

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    25 May 2017 in reply to white knight

    A beautiful & heartfelt post by TonyWK (Above)

    Daisy a Day....Memories....ahhh...Jud Strunk 1973...

    Paul

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    25 May 2017 in reply to blondguy

    I'd like to show appreciation to Tony WK too. His thought provoking threads dispense wisdom. I always benefit from them, whether I post or not. I gained from one again only yesterday.

    This time, instead of a pot of blooms, may I suggest a pot of paint (with choice of colors of course) for his caravan?

    Croix

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    25 May 2017 in reply to Croix
    A bunch of sea-pearls for Mr Croix who has been a busy walrus tonight and has been a ray of light with his quiet wisdom in every thread feed I have clicked on tonight.
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    25 May 2017 in reply to The Abyss

    Dear blondeguy and Criox

    Thankyou. The "team" effort here is alive and growing. The humility of helping others with no knowledge of its positive result is satisfying.

    Glad I could help Mark.

    I'm also glad I'm in good company.

    Tony WK

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    26 May 2017 in reply to white knight

    We're all 'Quiet Achievers' are we not?

    It's beautiful to read the continuing input on this thread. Deserving souls who care deeply about each other in our recovery.

    My mood today was improved just by reading this thread and moving among posts that inspire and encourage. Well done to us all!

    The sun's shining and skies are blue; sending this feeling out into cyber space for all to enjoy.

    Sara xo

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    29 May 2017 in reply to Just Sara

    Well, Tony WK's done it again!

    Tony; your formula for finding a soul mate on my thread 'Getting to know you...or is that me?' this past week has not only encouraged great discussion, but has motivated me and others.

    It's thought provoking, pragmatic in nature and wise beyond words. Passing on insight and experience is what BB is all about. I for one am grateful and relieved...

    Sending you a fully decked out workbench used in the test labs at Formula One sports headquarters! Play till your hearts content!

    Sara xo

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    29 May 2017 in reply to Just Sara

    Thankyou Sara.

    I'm a closet matchmaker...

    Tony WK

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