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Forums / Staying well / A Bouquet for Pearls - share your appreciation for other members

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

  1. startingnew
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    26 August 2017

    Id Like to give Peppermintbatch (Pepper) a big bunch of mixed flowers.

    she sat up with me half the night while i was having a panic attack and yet shes struggling herself

    lots of love

    little Butterfly

    xoxoxox

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  2. startingnew
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    26 August 2017 in reply to startingnew
    oops sorry i jsut realised my phone had auto correct and spelt your name wrong- sorry!
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  3. white knight
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    26 August 2017 in reply to Peppermintbach

    This bouquet goes to Dory

    A short story first

    Once I worked in a factory. I didnt like my boss that I knew for only 2 weeks. He asked me "what do you think of me"? I replied "well now that you've asked I think you are an "....then I asked him "what do you think of me"? He said "I'll let you know in 6 months"

    6 months went by. He said "so now what do you think of me"? I replied "I think you are a good man, funny and kind"

    He said "and so is the lesson...I never judge others for 6 months as first impressions often reverse themselves.."

    And so that applies to Dory.

    As Ive found Dory has a wicked sense of humour that has taken time to get to know. Now I'm always looking out for it ready for a laugh.

    But her kindness is huge. Considering her life of sad and disappointing events she has remained a compassionate person.

    As a member of bb forum, what else could we want?

    Thankyou Dory. This bouquet is for you! You're a kind, considerate and funny person

    Tony WK

     

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  4. startingnew
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    26 August 2017 in reply to white knight
    very well said Tony WK!
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  5. CMF
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    26 August 2017 in reply to white knight
    Well said Tony!
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  6. Guest_9809
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    26 August 2017 in reply to white knight

    Beautifully said Tony WK. All so true, and Dory you very much deserve this bouquet.

    Taurus xx

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  7. Quercus
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    26 August 2017 in reply to Guest_9809

    I would like to say thank you to Corny (Cornstarch) for her honest words which are helping me in ways I do not have the words to explain.

    One example I would like to share is her words about confiding in another and asking for help....

    my opinion on when are people at the greatest risk to themselves in their journey, I would list when telling the family/significant others as #1.

    I can never forgive some of the things family have said to me. I don’t see myself as a bitter person, but they were absolutely soul destroying, and on bad days leave me wanting to divorce the entire family. I don’t give a damn about their rational and logical thoughts, it only makes me feel even more alone.

    Honest words. Hearfelt words that I feel privileged to have read.

    Corny I would like to give you a bouquet of irises. My Grandma used to say they are symbolic of hope.

    Thank you.

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  8. Guest_9809
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    26 August 2017 in reply to Quercus
    I agree Quercus, Corny is full of wisdom and honesty. I feel privileged every time I come across her and her wise and thoughtful posts.
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  9. Peppermintbach
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    26 August 2017 in reply to Guest_9809

    Butterfly Wings,

    Thank you so much 💞 I am moved. You bring so much light and love to the forum.

    Love you,

    Pepper xoxo

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  10. Guest_128
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    28 August 2017 in reply to white knight

    To my dear friend Tony

    I have been swimming around looking for this chest of gold,sea I never been in here before.

    So what you saying is you thought I was a smelly pike but turns out I'm a rainbow trout.

    Yes I do find it so hard to tackle complements,maybe it scares the bubbles out of me.

    Thankyou so much you are a wonderful man, and I don't know how you get everything done.

    Dory , it is warm in here.😘

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  11. quirkywords
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    28 August 2017 in reply to Guest_128

    Dory

    Enjoy your well deserved bouquet.

    You make me smile you make my day.

    Keep on being you.

    Quirky

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  12. Guest_128
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    28 August 2017 in reply to quirkywords

    Thanks Quirky,you are very kind.

    I don't feel worthy of any kind of love and well wishes.

    I need to post in my thread me,just trying to put words together.

    thank again Quirky is AWSOME

    Dory

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  13. Just Sara
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    28 August 2017 in reply to Guest_128

    Hey Dory!

    Yes you are a pip! Bubbles...bah ha ha ha...

    Tony...good on you. Well deserved kudos for Dory and a cracking anecdote!!

    Corny...mega congrat's; you're making a difference :-)

    Pepper...awesome girl! Working your magic...

    Thanks also to those who offered up their amazing bouquet's! Aren't we a great bunch!

    Sez xoxo

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  14. Guest_128
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    28 August 2017 in reply to Just Sara
    What sort of food is anecdote 😳
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  15. Just Sara
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    28 August 2017 in reply to Guest_128

    I think it's a neck of some sort?

    Though it could be a personal experience told as a story that highlights meaning or morals.

    You make me smile Dory...thankyou hun ;-)

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  16. Guest_128
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    28 August 2017 in reply to Just Sara

    Your welcome,hun😂Sorry about that.

    I don't need a run down but are you ok?

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  17. white knight
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    28 August 2017 in reply to Guest_128

    Dory,

    You're welcome.

    I took up fishing once. Bought my rod, hooks, sinker and thtew the line in.

    Caught 60 big fish in one hour...true.

    Fish farms are great

    Tony WK

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    28 August 2017 in reply to white knight

    Hi everyone,

    I would like to award a huge garden complete with vegetables and flowers for one of the CCs, Geoff :) I see him as a quiet achiever who helps out a lot :)

    I am something of an insomniac and so I sometimes post at really weird early to early-ish hours (lol). In my early hour posting, I've often stumbled upon his posts where he tirelessly responds to many threads (especially newcomers to the forum). He shows immense commitment and dedication.

    I'm not sure if he follows this thread so I'm not sure if he will see this but I sure hope he does! Thanks Geoff for your hard work, compassion, wisdom and dedication :)

    kind thoughts,

    Pepper xo

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    28 August 2017

    Aw thanks Sara :)

    Love,

    Pepper xoxo

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  20. Cornstarch
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    28 August 2017 in reply to Quercus

    I have never looked at this thread before and only pressed on it because I mistakenly thought it was Sara’s ‘getting to know you’. How sweet guys, thank you Sara and Quercus and T, you are so lovely.

    It’s the 1980s and I am on my way home from school. Every day I see these sweet retirees slaving away making their Leura gardens immaculate and perfect with their prize-winning flowers for all the yuppies from Sydney to come and enjoy once the cherry blossoms flower and the Spring festival begins. I’ve just scaled the dry stone walls, taken a chunk out of both knees, swooped down, scooped up the most beautiful, immaculate perfumed smelling bunches of flowers. But they’ve seen me and yell out. Busted. I bolt to the back drain and nose dive into the dark, wet musty hole, only to come out the other side and realise I don’t want to go home to the sadness just yet. So I scoot down to the waterfall and pick you some mountain devils. I have some of my Dads pipe cleaners in my pocket and I make you Little Mountain Men. I leave the 3 bunches of flowers and the 3 mountain men in our secret cave for you to find when you’re passing through home from school after me.

    .......I have a really busy week and can't reply to the other threads just now, but I hope that everyone is keeping as well as we can given our own circumstances and health. I hope to be a little freer next week.

    Big hugs xxxx

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  21. startingnew
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    Well done Geoff!
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    28 August 2017 in reply to Peppermintbach
    hi Peppermintbach, a huge thank you for your kindness, I was actually told that you had written this for me by another great member of our group, and I do really appreciate it so much, probably more than anyone can imagine.
    It's not often we get compliments, because most times we are just expected to be there responding to other people, so getting a compliment like this means the world to me, and I can't thank you enough. Geoff. x
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  23. Peppermintbach
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    29 August 2017 in reply to geoff

    Hey Geoff,

    Aw you're welcome :) I am glad my "bouquet" (technically a garden) meant something to you. You deserved the praise and mention.

    Also, shout out and thank you to the other CC who told Geoff!

    Hope you have an awesome day!

    Pepper xo

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  24. Just Sara
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    29 August 2017 in reply to geoff

    Oh Geoff;

    Startingnew wrote this earlier a few months back; I'm repeating it in your honour.

    "The most beautiful people we've known are those who've known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss and have found their way out
    of the depths. These people have an appreciation, a sensitivity and
    understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness
    and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people don't just happen"

    Congratulations Geoffrey!

    Sara xoxo

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  25. Just Sara
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    29 August 2017 in reply to Cornstarch

    Big grateful smiles from me Corny;

    1. For mentioning me and others who appreciate your spectacular words.
    2. For being here again and sharing your wisdom born of pain.
    3. For the 80's anecdote that made me laugh and say "Awe.." with a gentle smile.
    4. For the flowers...little mountain men tied up with your dad's pipe cleaners.

    You're a gem...

    Sez xoxo

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  26. startingnew
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    I would like to give Pysis a bunch of flowers, a box of chocolates and also a big bag of carrots for his pets.

    Since meeting Pysis despite his own troubles he has been helping me out and encouraging me all the way and last night was no exception. He helped me work through a flashback and panic attack so thank you so much for that. Not only has he been helping me ive also seen him around the forums helping where he can and offerring aupport to those in need.

    So heres to Pysis!!

    Thank you so much!

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  27. geoff
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    31 August 2017 in reply to Just Sara

    hi Sarah, just popped back in and thankyou for providing that post for me, many times we just go on doing our job, well it's not a job because it's volunteer work, but comments are made that I'm sure I have missed, so it's lovely people has been able to let me know.

    A compliment shouldn't go unnoticed, it's part of having a good self esteem. Thank you. Geoff.

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  28. Pysis
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    Oh gosh thanks star I'm sure me horse will love the carrots, haha.

    um I'm not really sure how to respond to this,haha. I'm sure any of the other people would do the same and they do and I'm sure you would do the same for me. But thank you star.

    and your very welcome I just hope I helped in some way your very strong.

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  29. startingnew
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    1 September 2017 in reply to Just Sara

    OMG Sez you remembered that!

    and what a coincidence, i found that quote the same day you wrote that on here to Geoff on my phone and thought of you and how much you mean to me!

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    1 September 2017 in reply to Pysis

    thats ok Nath

    you dont really have to say anything

    im grateful all the same :)

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