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Topic: Three things to be thankful for today

  1. Ggrand
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    14 April 2021 in reply to missep123

    Today I’m thankful for..

    1...being discharged today and going home.

    2...being able to give my furs some much needed cuddles and pats..

    3....For the hospital nurses, Psychiatrist and peer workers..for the care they gave me..

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  2. IreneM
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    14 April 2021

    Today I am thankful for:

    1. Courage to keep going in the face of many dramas

    2. Resiliance to stay calm in the midst of an environment that has it's problems

    3. Having the basics in life, clothing and food, mostly at my fingertips with minimal cost

  3. Boudica
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    15 April 2021 in reply to IreneM

    Good Morning All

    Today I am grateful for:

    1. Home - I have been away for a week, so I appreciate it more than ever

    2. The tree outside my bedroom window, the movement of it's heart shape leaves really give me pleasure.

    3. Ugg boots - aaahh the bliss of boots, when your feet are cold!!!

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  4. missep123
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    15 April 2021 in reply to Ggrand

    Today I am grateful:

    1) That I have been feeling positive today

    2) That my partner has a job despite COVID being a very difficult labour market

    3) That I am able to study

  5. Guest 05
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    16 April 2021 in reply to missep123

    I HAVE RETURNED TO DOING MY VOLUNTARILY WORK

    SO REWARDING

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  6. Boudica
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    16 April 2021 in reply to Guest 05

    That's great, I am happy for you Guest 05!

    Today I am grateful for:

    1. getting through all my jobs even though I felt gloomy today.

    2. tomorrow I get a fresh clean shiny new day

    3. my cosy bed

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  7. Guest_1643
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    16 April 2021 in reply to Boudica

    love these

    today i'm thankful for:

    my doctor

    roasted potatoes for dinner :)

    sitting in a warm room today on my lunchbreak, under a very soothing heater

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  8. PsychedelicFur
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    16 April 2021

    Today I am grateful for :


    1. Comforting warm cups of tea that make me feel refreshed and happy.

    2. The written artistry of Neil Finn as his music has really truly helped me get out of a dark place. So glad the beautiful lyrics from his masterpieces are a reminder of how beautiful the world can be if we pay attention to the little things. Pain can be beautifully dreadful. If we did not feel sadness then we truly would not know what it means and feels to be happy.

    3. I am lastly grateful for my slippers. Keeping my feet toasty and warm in these freezing seasons.

    PF xx

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  9. Guest 05
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    16 April 2021 in reply to PsychedelicFur

    Today I was thankful for

    Hot cups of tea.

    Good healthy food.

    A caring kind girl in the local chemist came to my assistance.

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  10. Boudica
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    17 April 2021 in reply to Guest 05

    Today I am thankful for:

    1. the cheerful chattering of the lorikeets

    2. my kind neighbours who gave me lemons from their garden

    3. one of my professors, who's encouragement gave a much-needed lift to my confidence and motivation

  11. quirkywords
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    17 April 2021 in reply to Boudica

    Thankful for

    rain

    friends

    boxes

  12. Boudica
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    17 April 2021 in reply to quirkywords
    Ha ha, Quirky......boxes, I love it. You are absolutely right, boxes are awesome and I have never thought about this before. Thanks for that thought. There are so many little things that can contribute to our happiness.
  13. Guest 05
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    18 April 2021 in reply to Boudica

    Thankful for,

    healthy food to eat.

    natural spring water

    Warm bed

  14. Croix
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    18 April 2021 in reply to Guest 05

    Being welcomed when I was unsure

    Arriving safely after a very long drive

    Having a friend contact me unasked when I needed bucking up

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  15. Guest_1643
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    18 April 2021 in reply to Croix

    thankful for:

    chopped up vegetables ready to eat

    not being in tooth pain

    spaces i can go and be myself without feeling self-conscious

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  16. Guest 05
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    19 April 2021 in reply to Guest_1643
    Hello All. Thankful for able to walk in long back yard among the trees. Cleaned the birdbath and put in fresh water. Hearing in the distance the sound night birds in flight going somewhere. Regards.
  17. PsychedelicFur
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    19 April 2021

    Three things I am incredibly grateful for :

    1. Beginning to learn that my toxic ex partner’s behaviour was a reflection of them. And I am slowly but surely learning how to not hold detest or anger anymore. The ways, in which they treated me were all a true reflection on who he is/was as a human being. Beginning to realise it was really was a lesson and a blessing in disguise that we did not work out together. I want someone who I grow and flourish with. And I don’t think, honestly I could have ever done that with someone like him. Grateful for videos, online forums (LIKE THIS ONE) and articles but also books that share insight on what narcissistic abuse looks like and how to overcome it. A narcissist is a very insecure and depressed individual. And in order for a narcissist to feel ‘worthy of’ or ‘loved’ they need to act in a fake manner in order to lure in and attract their empathic and usually incredible victims. The thing you’ve got to understand is narcissists never EVER chase someone who is ‘dull’ or even ‘boring’ for that matter. They chase intelligent, creative, insightful, talented and thoughtful individuals.

    2. I may have a good willpower to when it comes to not interacting with toxic individuals but my willpower, sometimes to sweet things like chocolate is very small. I love chocolate and I’m grateful for it because sometimes it’S good to just eat some and feel good about your world. Milk is genuinely my favourite flavour, plain milk.

    3. Grateful for the fact that I am studying at the moment. And that I have the opportunity to study. To think about the fact that I have even made to a course shocks me. If you told me three years that I would graduate secondary school and eventually end up going to university I would have laughed and not at all believed you. Even though I made a promise to myself when I was in grade prep of primary school that I was going to graduate no matter how much it took for me to do so. And I did it!!

    All the best, lots of love,

    PF xxx

  18. Boudica
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    19 April 2021 in reply to PsychedelicFur

    Hello everyone,

    Today I am grateful for:

    1. My electric blanket - it makes a huge difference to me, as without it I get achingly cold.

    2. BB forum - Maybe does not change the sadness, but makes me feel less alone, so many nice peeps.

    3. Morning coffee - I let myself have only 1 cup a day so I look forward to it each morning.

  19. Guest 05
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    19 April 2021 in reply to Boudica

    Hello All. Today I'm thankful for - positive friends.

    good healthy food

    had enough energy have a a different outlook if life

  20. Boudica
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    21 April 2021 in reply to missep123

    Hello BB world,

    Today I'm thankful for:

    1. I graduated from my degree, glad that I made it despite the turmoil of the last 3 years (I am continuing study though)

    2. All the other students had family to support them and cheer at graduation but I had nobody, but the other students & their families were really warm, supportive and lovely and we took photos together, and made me feel included.

    3. I felt okay today. I have been really down this last week and barely making it out of bed (which is not like me), but today was better, I feel a bit lighter.

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  21. CalmCat
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    21 April 2021 in reply to Boudica

    Hi Guys,

    Today I'm thanksful for:

    1) Mum and Dad and the love that they give me

    2) My apartment

    3) Friends that feel comfortable reaching out

  22. Gambit87
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    21 April 2021

    I am thankful for catching up with friends over a dinner

    coffee

    life.

  23. quirkywords
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    21 April 2021 in reply to Gambit87

    Thankful for

    lunch with friends

    people who listen

    a sunny day

  24. Ggrand
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    21 April 2021 in reply to quirkywords

    Hello everyone....

    Today I’m thankful for..

    1...Rodent free home....we have a plague where I live..

    2...The big gum tree opposite my home..

    3...Beyond Blue’s wonderful community..

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  25. missep123
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    22 April 2021 in reply to missep123

    I'm so glad that you think the BB community is wonderful @GGrand!

    Today I am grateful:

    1) That I made friends at uni and we have been supporting each other. This semester has definitely been challenging.

    2) For my family and partner for always supporting me

    3) That I could be strong today and have been trying to be positive

  26. Boudica
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    23 April 2021 in reply to missep123

    Hello BB peeps,

    Today I am thankful for:

    1. A clean house (I feel so much more at peace and in control when the house is correct)

    2. The lake near my house. It is only 2 minutes walk and is like another world so it gets me out of my head a bit. I see ducks and seagulls mostly but sometimes pelicans, herons, oystercatchers, terns and lapwings.

    3. Chocolate (naughty but worth it)

  27. Ggrand
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    23 April 2021 in reply to Boudica

    Today I’m thankful for..

    1...Hot running water...hot shower..

    2...My veranda...

    3...A Doona I found, hiding in my spare wardrobe...

  28. missep123
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    25 April 2021 in reply to missep123

    today I am grateful:

    1) That I have the day off so that I can study

    2) That my parents always cook for me or provide me with food!

    3) That I am able to spend the day with my partner

  29. Boudica
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    26 April 2021 in reply to missep123

    Hello,

    Today I am thankful for:

    1. I have dainty swallowtail caterpillars on my lemon tree, so I can look forward to the prospect of butterflies

    2. Milo - I have rediscovered a childhood treat

    3. Stairs - going up and down the stairs at home gives me accidental exercise.

  30. Guest_1643
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    26 April 2021 in reply to Boudica

    hi Boudica -

    beautiful observation there regarding Milo, love it!

    - people here who listen to me and accept me as i am

    - that i did't bring my plant in to my home immediately because it has gnats! better outside my house than in

    - For my car

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