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Topic: Words of comfort, encouragement and wisdom

  1. Peppermintbach
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    This personally brought me a lot of comfort when I stumbled upon it recently. I hope it also brings some of you comfort too :)

    But the truth is there’s nothing wrong with you. You need what you need. And those needs are real and important and valid.

    Your needs are allowed to look different than other people’s. Your limitations and boundaries are allowed to look different. Your reactions and abilities and how show up in the world - it’s allowed to be different.

    Daniell Koepke

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  2. Birdy77
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    3 October 2019 in reply to Peppermintbach
    “Even now, as broken as you may feel, you are still so strong.
    There’s something to be said for how you hold yourself together and keep moving, even though you feel like shattering.
    Don’t stop.
    This is your healing.
    It doesn’t have to be pretty, or graceful.
    You just have to keep going.”

    ~ Maxwell Diawuoh

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    3 October 2019 in reply to Birdy77

    Hello everyone...I hope your all doing better then okay..

    “The mind, properly controlled, can do just about everything. You can think your way through adversity, you can think your way through problems. It is a superpowerful instrument which so few use to maximum. And if the mind thinks with a believing attitude one can do amazing things.”...........~ Norman Vincent Peale

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    4 October 2019 in reply to Ggrand

    Hi all ☺

    Hey Grandy 👩‍❤️‍👩

    I strongly believe this to be true. (Your above post).

    we all have intelligence and are capable of learning.

    We can learn to take control and reach our goal of happiness and peace.

    Best to all ☺

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  5. Peppermintbach
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    5 October 2019 in reply to Birdy77

    For those of you who might be struggling, I feel there’s a strength in your persistence in getting through each day, from resting to finding the motivation to wash the dishes (or anything really). It all counts:

    I have endured pain and loss. I have felt broken. I have known hardship, and I have felt lost and alone.

    But here I stand, trying to move forward, one day at a time. I will remember the lessons in my life because they are making me who I am. Stronger.

    A warrior.


    - unknown xoxox

    I don’t know if the next one is as relatable (?), but it’s how I personally get through life, so I wanted to share it. Sheer grit:

    You just do it. You force yourself to get up. You force yourself to put one foot in front of the other...

    You fight. You cry. You curse.

    Then you go about your business of living. That’s how I’ve done it. There’s no other way.


    - Elizabeth Taylor

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  6. Peppermintbach
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    13 October 2019

    Hi all,

    I thought that I wanted to share some small wisdom. After all, this thread is called Words of comfort, encouragement and wisdom...

    I’ve learnt certain things the hard (painful) way. So it was well timed that I stumbled upon the following today:

    Having feelings for someone and knowing if they’re good for you are two different things. Don’t get them confused.

    - unknown

    When a person goes into a relationship emotionally needy, they are not going to have discernment in choosing people.

    - unknown

    Thank you for reading :)

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    28 October 2019 in reply to Peppermintbach
    When you reach
    your edge, soften.
    Soften until you
    slip through the
    constraints and
    can create a new
    rhythm, a new
    route, a new
    release. Water
    is soft yet powerful.
    Reach your edge
    and soften.

    ~ Victoria Erickson
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    28 October 2019 in reply to Peppermintbach
    Do not be hardened by
    the pain and cruelty of
    this world.
    Be strong enough
    to be tender;
    to be soft and supple
    like running water,
    gracefully bending around
    sudden turns,
    lithely waving
    in strong winds,
    freely flowing
    over sharp rocks,
    quietly sculpting
    the hard world
    into ever deeper beauty,
    gently eroding rigid rock
    into silken sand.
    True strength is not
    found in the stone
    but in the water
    that shaped the stone.

    ~ L. R. Knost
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    28 October 2019
    Sometimes i shock
    myself with the
    awesome stuff i do or say.
    Other times i try
    to get out of the car
    with my seatbelt on.

    ~ unknown
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    2 November 2019 in reply to Birdy77

    Some very simple words of encouragement about allowing space for the full range of human emotions, both the beautiful and the painful...to do that is so brave in my eyes. So very brave...here’s to courage :)

    The thing is I know I’ll be okay. But for now, I just need to feel the way I’m feeling.

    - unknown

    Also, for anyone who is struggling or hurting, some more words of comfort for you:

    There’s a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.

    - Leonard Cohen

    xoxox

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    2 November 2019 in reply to Peppermintbach

    Thanks Everyone for your wonderful, thoughtful and inspiring words.

    On Facebook today I read the following, I do not know who wrote it.

    Just because you are struggling doesn't mean you are failing!

    Cheers all from Dools

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  12. monkey_magic
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    2 November 2019 in reply to Doolhof

    Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think , I'm not going to make it, but you laugh inside remembering all the times you've felt that way.

    ~♡☆♡☆~

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  13. Peppermintbach
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    9 November 2019

    As Dools said, thank you all for generously sharing :)

    This has been something that I’ve been working on, and perhaps in hindsight, not always consciously either. I hadn’t realised what I was doing till I stumbled upon the following words. I had been trying to build resilience:

    He explained that our amount of resilience isn’t fixed, so I should be asking instead how I could become resilient. Resilience is our strength and speed of response to adversity - and we can build it. It isn’t about having a backbone. It’s about strengthening the muscles around our backbone.

    - Sheryl Sandberg

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    12 November 2019
    "My current situation is not my final destination. My now is not my forever"
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  15. Peppermintbach
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    12 November 2019 in reply to Birdy77

    Some gentle words of encouragement for anyone who might be going through a hard time: one is about self nurturance/compassion and one to help you celebrate any and all achievements :)

    When you are struggling, wrap yourself in a blanket of compassion and tenderness (instead of a self loathing shame blanket).

    - unknown

    Feeling discouraged? Do something easy: wax the car, cut the lawn, etc. Even small tasks work towards building real momentum.

    - unknown

    xoxox

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