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Topic: Words of comfort, encouragement and wisdom

  1. Music_Freak
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    15 June 2018 in reply to Summer Rose
    I love reading all these...they somehow make me feel peaceful. Maybe it's because my mind can focus on something else other than what's flooding it, I don't know.
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  2. Summer Rose
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    16 June 2018 in reply to Music_Freak

    Hi Music_Freak

    I think this is a powerful thread, too. I come here when I need strength and I am never disappointed.

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  3. Birdy77
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    21 June 2018

    From Alice in Wonderland:

    When you can't look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark.

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  4. Speak Your Truth
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    22 June 2018 in reply to Birdy77
    Love that quote Birdy ❣️
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  5. SilverLinings
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    Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this beautiful thread...

    I am new, literally just joined, I have nothing to add at present but I wanted to thank you all sincerely for the words and encouragement I have found here. I found it at a time of great need and I finally feel well enough to sleep tonight.

    You are all doing a beautiful thing ❤️

    Thank you.

    Peace and Love x

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  6. Birdy77
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    25 June 2018 in reply to SilverLinings

    Dear SilverLinings,

    Thank you so much for being here.

    Wishing you sweet and peaceful dreams and a restful sleep tonight.

    Peace and love to you ❤

    🌻birdy

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  7. Birdy77
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    25 June 2018

    kintsukuroi (or kintsugi):

    is an ancient Japanese art form in which a broken piece of ceramic or pottery is repaired and put back together with gold lacquer to create a piece that is stronger, more beautiful, than it was before.

    The breaking is not something to hide.

    Kintsukuroi embraces every flaw and imperfection. The breaking and mending are honest parts of the history of the object, which should not be hidden, but are luminous scars that are considered a beautiful and solemn decoration.

    Our wounds and our healing are like kintsukuroi, an integral part of our beauty and strength.

    Think on this when you feel broken.

    You are this beauty.

    ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

    🌻birdy

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  8. Speak Your Truth
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    1 July 2018 in reply to Birdy77

    Quotes I’ve seen today ...

    “The mind is everything. What you think you become.” Buddha

    “As long as you keep searching the answers will come”

    “It’s never too late to start again. If you weren’t happy with yesterday try something different today. Don’t stay stuck.”

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  9. Music_Freak
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    1 July 2018 in reply to Speak Your Truth
    Love these...and can relate to them a bit too
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  10. Speak Your Truth
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    1 July 2018 in reply to Music_Freak

    More that I have read today ...

    1. The most important day is today.

    2. If you always do your best you will have no regrets.

    3. In spite of your best efforts, some things are out of your control.

    4. Sometimes a wrong turn will bring you to exactly the right place.

    5. Sometimes when you think the answer is “no” it turns out to be “not yet.”

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  11. Speak Your Truth
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    2 July 2018 in reply to Speak Your Truth

    😀SMILING IS INFECTIOUS😀

    😃Smiling is infectious, you catch it like the flu,😃

    😄When someone smiled at me today, I started smiling too.😄

    😁I passed around the corner and someone saw my grin.😁

    😆When he smiled I realized I'd passed it on to him.😆

    🙂I thought about that smile, then I realized its worth.🙂

    😀A single smile, just like mine could travel round the earth.😀

    😃So, if you feel a smile begin, don't leave it undetected.😃

    😄Let's start an epidemic quick, and get the world infected!😄

    😀Smiling Is Infectious😀


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  12. startingnew
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    Everything will be ok in the end. if its not ok, then its not the end- ed sheran
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  13. Birdy77
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    18 July 2018

    You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.

    C.S. Lewis

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  14. Tess2
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    18 July 2018 in reply to startingnew

    I can’t wait for the end for it to be ok

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  15. Birdy77
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    18 July 2018

    no matter
    how heavy
    the memories
    fall upon your heart

    no matter
    what has
    come together
    or what was
    torn
    apart

    there is still
    a reason
    you made it
    this far,

    and how, after
    everything
    that happened
    you are
    blooming
    as you are.

    Morgan Harper Nichols

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  16. Music_Freak
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    19 July 2018 in reply to Birdy77
    I almost teared up reading that Birdy...a stressful day
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  17. Birdy77
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    Everything you go through, grows you.
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  18. monkey_magic
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    11 August 2018 in reply to Birdy77

    I've been reading through some of this thread today and love it and would like to join in too- thx Birdy for starting it;

    Change your thoughts and you change your world.

    We must let go of the life we planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.

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  19. Birdy77
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    11 August 2018

    ❤❤❤❤

    So far, you have survive 100%of your worst days. This too shall pass ...

    ❤❤❤❤

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  20. startingnew
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    "I fight for my health everday in most ways people dont understand. I am not lazy. I AM A WARRIOR"
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  21. Birdy77
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    You can be shattered and then you can put yourself back together piece by piece. But what can happen over time is this: You wake up one day and realise that you have put yourself back together completely differently. That you are whole, finally, and strong - but you are now a different shape, a different size. This sort of change - the change that occurs when you sit inside your own pain - it's revolutionary ... there is suddenly one day: New Life. You are different. New. And no matter how hard you try, you simply cannot fit into your old life anymore.

    Glennon Doyle Melton

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  22. White Rose
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    23 August 2018 in reply to Birdy77

    I haven't written on this thread for a while so it has been good to catchup with new quotes. I love C S Lewis in almost everything. You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.

    Thanks Birdy. Trying to change the past is futile but I know I keep trying. Better do as C S lewis says.

    Mary

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  23. Ggrand
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    6 September 2018 in reply to White Rose

    Hello Birdy...

    I have a question that I like to ask because I can get really concerned about people who I have gotten to know and care about here, Then when I realise I havent seen them around the forums for a week or more I need to say those very famous words to you...

    Birdy...RUOK? and I must also put,..no pressure at all, only when you feel to reply....

    Thinking of you...Oh something else I like as well.....

    ”If you think your a winner you’ll win,

    If you dare to step out you’ll succeed,

    Believe in your heart have purpose to start,

    Aim to help fellow man in his need,

    Thoughts of faith must replace every doubt,

    Words of courage and you cannot fail,

    If you stumble and fall, rise and strand ten feet tall,

    You determine the course that you sail.”..

    Anonymous..

    Grandy....🕊🕊.

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  24. blondguy
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    7 September 2018 in reply to Birdy77

    Hi Birdy

    Good on you and Congrats re your appointment as a Valued Contributor :-)

    my kind thoughts

    Paul

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  25. geoff
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    7 September 2018 in reply to Birdy77

    Hello Birdy, to become a Valued Contributor is a tribute for you to always remember, well done.

    Geoff.

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  26. Peppermintbach
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    7 September 2018 in reply to geoff

    Hi lovely birdy,

    I completely agree with Paul and Geoff. Congratulations on your new VC status :

    Also, no rush or pressure...but when you’re free, maybe check out the “A bouquet of pearls” thread.

    There are multiple posts from different posters there that you might like to read ;)

    Love,

    Pepper xoxo

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  27. Proud Dad
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    7 September 2018
    Hi all, new here. A friend sent me this, hope it will be helpful for someone. "If you focus on the hurt, you will continue to suffer, if you focus on the lesson, you will continue to grow."
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  28. demonblaster
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    7 September 2018 in reply to Proud Dad
    Hi Proud Dad welcome to BB :)

    That's fantastic, just in the throws of learning that one. I'll copy and read it often

    Thank you for adding to an incredible thread tweety girl :) (Birdy)


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  29. Guest8901
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    7 September 2018 in reply to Birdy77

    Dear Birdy (our newly appointed Valued Contributor). Much deserved honour too, my dear friend. Here are some more words of wisdom to add to your lovely thread.

    Walk away from arguments which lead you to anger. Walk away from people who deliberately put you down. Walk away from pleasing people who will never see your true worth. Walk away from any thing or thought which undermines your peace of mind. Walk away from judgemental people who do not know your struggle or what you have been through. Walk away from your mistakes and fears, as they do not determine your fate. The more you walk away from things that poison your soul, the healthier your life will be.

    Unknown author.

    Amanda ❤❤❤

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  30. Birdy77
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    8 September 2018 in reply to Guest8901

    Thank you everybody for your kind and supportive words of encouragement that you have left here.

    Welcome Proud Dad 😊.

    Grandy, thanks so much for your signature care and concern. I am ok. I have been having a rest, my mind and heart have been left drained and tired due to some hassles, but I will be back on deck shortly.

    Thanks everyone for being here and leaving your words of comfort, encouragement and wisdom to share with all.

    Love,

    🌻birdy

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