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Forums / Staying well / Happy 2022! Who would YOU like to thank?

Topic: Happy 2022! Who would YOU like to thank?

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  1. blondguy
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    24 December 2021

    Hi Everyone!

    Just a note of thanks to all the amazing Members on this National platform

    Its important to acknowledge the contribution that you provide on the forums. This can be a difficult and sometimes emotional time of the year for many that are experiencing any level of difficulty in their lives....(that includes myself too)

    Thankyou to all the members that have summoned the courage to post/or continue to contribute on the forums :-)

    If you wish to thank anyone on the forums you are very welcome to do so!

    my kindest always

    Paul

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  2. blondguy
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    24 December 2021 in reply to blondguy

    *Thankyou to the wonderful people that have supported me with my frail 91 year old mum being looked after by my antivaxxer sister...I have read and appreciate your heartfelt support ✔😊

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  3. On The Road
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    25 December 2021

    I want to thank myself and my family for supporting me, and all the friendly ppl I encountered this year🙂

    and of course the nice people here 😊

    Hey Paul, Merry Christmas!

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  4. mmMekitty
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    25 December 2021 in reply to blondguy

    Thank you to the people who have supported me, asked me questions which made me think, had fun with me when I wanted to play, who've given their care & kindness, their experience & understanding to me, to those who have forgiven me when I am too long-winded...there is so much I thank so many people here for, but most importantly, I thank those who provide these forums in the first instance .

    May you all have a wonderful, & peaceful, Xmas, & wishing us all a brighter & better 2022.

    & Paul, Please accept these ❄🍪🎶🥕🤶📦🍒🎍🥛💖🎄🌟🍭🎁🎼🎅🔔🍬⛄ ☮️ ❤️🍍 ❄🍪🎶🥕🤶📦🍒🎍🥛💖🎄🌟🍭🎁🎼🎅🔔🍬⛄ ☮️ ❤️🍍 ❄🍪🎶🥕🤶📦🍒🎍🥛💖🎄🌟🍭🎁🎼🎅🔔🍬⛄ ☮️ ❤️🍍 for your Thread.

    mmMekitty

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  5. geoff
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    25 December 2021 in reply to blondguy

    Hi Paul and Everyone, Happy Christmas to all of you and to thank anyone isn't easy, whether it's the person next to you in the queue who offered some great advice, but don't see them again, or perhaps it's a friend's spouse/partner who mentioned a different way to tackle your problem, or a previous friend who was right next to you, but for some reason, you don't see anymore but their knowledge and experience has helped you through your problems, but these problems may never stop for us, we have to be vigilant and we change over time.

    The number of comments made by many others comes and go, but all it takes is a couple of words they mention that stick with us and we are able to build on because they resonate with us, not with the person next to us, but to us personally, these are those we want to thank.

    If we aren't listening to someone then perhaps a little criticism is in order, but it shouldn't be constant, once it's made the point has been raised, that's what friends are for, not to agree with everything, that makes them a 'yes man'.

    There are lots of people to thank, disappointed in those who haven't, but life goes, but thank you to those many people who have and too many to mention.

    Geoff.

  6. quirkywords
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    25 December 2021 in reply to blondguy

    Everyone,

    Paul thanks for this thread and all your caring words on the forum.

    I agree with Geoff if you name people you may leave some out.

    So thanks to all those reading and writing and listening to others and offering support on the forums.

    Thanks to all those in helping profession who go the extra mile.

    Thanks to neighbours who reach out to lonely neighbours.

    Thanks to everyone who listens.

    Thanks to people who realise that every anniversary of a traumatic event is difficult.

    Thanks to people who say they will be there for you and are.
    Thanks to people who are struggling but find time to listen

    Thanks to Beyond Blue for these forums.

    Thanks to all those people who have no idea that they have helped others.

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  7. Guest_1643
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    25 December 2021 in reply to blondguy

    Thanks to all the users here who uplift others and are gentle and kind when things are rough

    Thanks for the support and cheers I received here from some generous and giving users. U have helped me so much.

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  8. Petal22
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    25 December 2021 in reply to blondguy

    Merry Christmas Paul and thank you for this beautiful thread.

    Thank you to everyone who contributes on this forum……. You are all making a difference just by being you…..

    LOVE, hope and kindness wished to everyone ❤️

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  9. blondguy
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    3 January 2022 in reply to On The Road

    Hi Everyone and all the Best for 2022!

    Hey On the Road...thankyou for replying with your super kind post and your best wishes too :-)

    Hey mmMekitty....thankyou soooo much for your great post..and your wonderful presents! Love your input ✔😃

    Hey Geoff....Thankyou for taking the time to reply with your post :-) Just my humble opinion Geoff..some people will always retain their own self centered traits and continue to be poor listeners whilst devoting their time to their own immediate concerns without caring for others...Im not sure I understand where you are coming from..This is a positive thread topic

    Hey Quirky....There are no names necessary lol so thankyou for your good vibrations and mentioning who you are thankful for!

    Hey Petal22.....Thankyou for your wonderful post..and for mentioning 'Thank you to everyone who contributes on this forum……. You are all making a difference just by being you…..Nice one Petal :-)

    Hey Sleepy21.....Really appreciate your super kind TLC in your post to everyone Sleepy :-) Thankyou for all the support you provide to so many people across the forums too

    my kindest always

    Paul

  10. blondguy
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    3 January 2022 in reply to blondguy

    Hi Everyone...and Geoff

    I did neglect to thank the after hours moderator in my opening post for the quality support/care on the Beyond Blue forums. This is a national mental health forum...and kudos for the support ✔

    my kindest

    Paul

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  11. geoff
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    3 January 2022 in reply to blondguy

    Hello Paul, I'm sorry, I beg to differ, talking on the phone for two or three hours is completely different than being on the forums, because actually talking on the phone you have to unnecessarily defend yourself about what is said and what I actually believe in.

    If you are told 'you don't like doing this or doing that do you' then you have to unjustly try and explain why, which you shouldn't have to do, especially to a newcomer to the site, which I never ever do.

    Everyone has their own personality and if you don't do whatever someone else does in life, then you shouldn't be condemned.

    Not all of us have the time to do what someone else does and should never be criticised.

    I do join Paul in his comments to those above, and also thank them very much for their support to many others on the site.

    Sorry, Paul.

    My best.

    Geoff.

  12. Summer Rose
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    3 January 2022 in reply to blondguy

    Hi Paul and everyone else

    Hope you all have a fabulous New Year and that we can continue to interact here and respectfully offer support to each other and others.

    I first want to thank all the Australians who donate to beyond blue. Their financial support is vital and it comforts me to know that so many people care about the mental health of their fellow citizens and are moved to act.

    I also want to thank our Community Champions for their ongoing efforts to ensure this is a meaningful, safe and helpful place to be. Ditto for our moderation team.

    Lastly, I thank everyone with the courage to post. It takes courage to share an issue, create a positive, fun or topical post and to do one’s best to offer support.

    I am so looking forward to this year on the forum because I trust the promised changes will make it an even better environment. So a big shout out to that redevelopment team too.

    Kind thoughts to you

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  13. blondguy
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    4 January 2022 in reply to Summer Rose

    Hi Summer Rose!

    Thankyou for your heartfelt and caring post ✔

    Happy 2022 to you Summer Rose...Lets hope its a good year :-)

    my kind thoughts

    Paul

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