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Topic: Words of comfort, encouragement and wisdom

  1. baet123
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    16 October 2018
    It always seems impossible until it’s done :)
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  2. Music_Freak
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    16 October 2018 in reply to Birdy77

    Birdy and Grandy...I loved these and they are both something I need to remember! Thank you for posting :)

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  3. Music_Freak
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    16 October 2018 in reply to baet123

    Very true baet123 :)

    I'm in the middle of this very thing with having started uni this semester

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  4. Birdy77
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    16 October 2018 in reply to Peppermintbach

    Just letting someone speak their truth can sometimes be the biggest gift you can give them, to just hold the space for them ❤

    - Amanda Palmer

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    17 October 2018

    I am learning every day
    to allow the space
    between where I am
    and where I want to be
    to inspire me and not
    terrify me.

    Tracee Ellis Ross


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  6. baet123
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    17 October 2018 in reply to Music_Freak

    Hey Music,

    The amazing thing about university is that yes it is tough and may seem impossible sometimes but its so rewarding and in the end, that small piece of paper is worth it. All the best with your studies and your exams coming up shortly. Crush em!

    Nick.

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  7. Music_Freak
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    17 October 2018 in reply to baet123

    Thanks Nick :)

    I'm constantly stressed with uni, but I'm doing it to improve my life (buy a house etc.), so hopefully all the stress and tears are worth it. As for exams...I don't have much confidence, but we'll see. I'm all done by the 24th of November, having only two.

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    18 October 2018 in reply to Birdy77

    On growth and learning:

    I wish for a world where everyone understands that discomfort is the price of legendary. And fear is just growth coming to get you.

    - Robin S. Sharma

    The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

    - Confucius

    P.S. and beautiful birdy, a heartfelt thank you xoxo

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    19 October 2018 in reply to Birdy77

    For anyone struggling with the distance between where they are now and where they would like to be:

    Some days doing

    “the best we can”

    may still fall short of

    what we would like to be able to

    do, but life isn’t

    perfect on any

    front - and doing

    what we can with

    what we have is the

    most we should

    expect of ourselves

    or anyone else

    - Fred Rogers

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  10. Birdy77
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    19 October 2018 in reply to Peppermintbach

    do not fast forward
    into something
    you're not ready for

    or allow yourself
    to shrink back
    into what's comfortable

    growth lives in the uneasiness
    the in-between
    the unfinished sentence

    you are a season of becoming

    ~ Danielle Doby

    P.S dear Pepper, I love: discomfort is the price of legendary ... fear is just growth coming to get you. Thank you so much xo

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  11. Music_Freak
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    19 October 2018 in reply to Birdy77
    Thank you Birdy and Pepper, I love both of these and needed to read them...struggling a bit lately...
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  12. Birdy77
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    19 October 2018

    If the finish line feels too far away, don't look at it. Just look down at your feet and take your next, best step.

    from TooMuchOnHerPlate dot com

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  13. Music_Freak
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    19 October 2018 in reply to Birdy77
    This one is perfect for me right now, Birdy. Thank you for posting it :)
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  14. Birdy77
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    21 October 2018

    Don't place your mistakes on your head, their weight may crush you. Instead, place them under your feet, and use them as a platform to view your horizons.

    Unknown author

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  15. Music_Freak
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    21 October 2018 in reply to Birdy77
    Another very relatable one. Thanks Birdy :)
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    21 October 2018 in reply to Music_Freak

    It's a beautiful thing when you
    realise your happiness doesn't
    lie in changing yourself but just
    allowing yourself to be, that the
    people who are toxic in your life,
    you don't need anyway, that when
    doors shut in your life, it's because
    there is something more true to
    your heart waiting for you around
    the corner, and that it's the small
    moments and gestures of life that
    matter and we can all find
    some of those.

    S.C. Lourie


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  17. Rainbow Hunter
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    21 October 2018 in reply to Birdy77

    Hi everyone, this is my first time on here and just had to say thanks Birdy77 for your post! It was exactly what I needed to hear and which allowed me to get off my own case for the first time today, yay!

    That is going on my bathroom mirror for me to read every day.

    Thank you.

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  18. Rainbow Hunter
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    21 October 2018 in reply to Birdy77

    Love this, thanks for making me feel special, like a new season dawning, and like I am somewhere and not nowhere.

    I should have logged onto this sight a long time ago!

    xo

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  19. Birdy77
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    21 October 2018 in reply to Rainbow Hunter

    Welcome Rainbow Hunter.

    You are special.

    You are enough, as you are, right now.

    You are right where you need to be.

    You are worthy.

    Thank you for being here.

    🌻birdy

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    22 October 2018

    Your journey has moulded you for the greater good. It was exactly what it needed to be. Don't think you've lost time. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time.

    Asha Tyson

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    22 October 2018

    I appreciate that this next one may not be for everyone, and that’s okay...

    But it’s personally meaningful to me. So I still wanted to share it...

    On personal growth, especially compassion and self awareness plus awareness of the “other”:

    There is a price to be paid for every increase in consciousness.

    We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain.

    - Alan Watts

    Thank you :)

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  22. Birdy77
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    22 October 2018 in reply to Peppermintbach

    Tonight, you may
    be sorrowful or
    silent, empty or
    alone, but you
    have the moon, and
    you have your
    breath, and in
    inhaling the
    wonder of these
    alone, you might
    find yourself
    wrapped in the soft
    shawl of gentle
    relief that this
    very moment is
    beautiful, and is
    more than worthy
    of perfect love.

    Victoria Erickson

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  23. Peppermintbach
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    23 October 2018 in reply to Birdy77

    On making positive changes and showing compassion in our behaviours and actions:

    It is not enough to

    be compassionate,

    we must act.

    - Dalai Lama

    P.S. as always, a very grateful and loving thank you, dear birdy :) Also, I’m pleased that the earlier quote about discomfort and legendary and fear and growth resonated xoxo

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  24. Birdy77
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    23 October 2018 in reply to Peppermintbach

    i am drawn to the light in others.
    it is how i know i am not alone.
    to be a seeker of the light is to be
    connected to the very truth itself
    --- the way out of the darkness is when
    we can look across the table and find
    our face in another's. when we let our
    stories exist we invite others to
    see more clearly in a space where pain, struggle, stunning resilience and belonging are not unique to just one person,
    they live in each of us, proving we are
    not on our own. i heal. and you heal. and when we heal, the world heals with us.
    an open heart is the key that unlocks hope's reach. the sun is here within you now open your eyes.

    - danielle doby

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  25. Peppermintbach
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    24 October 2018 in reply to Birdy77

    Surround yourself with people

    who add value to your life.

    Who challenge you to be greater

    than you were yesterday.

    Who sprinkle magic into your

    existence, just like you do to

    theirs.

    Life isn’t to be done alone.

    Find your tribe - and journey

    freely and loyally together

    - Alex Elle

    P.S. dear birdy, your latest quote brought a tear to my eye. Thank you so much for sharing :) xoxox

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  26. Peppermintbach
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    On daily life and survival:

    You’ll have good days,

    bad days,

    overwhelming days,

    “too tired” days,

    “I’m awesome” days,

    ”I cann’t go on” days,

    And every day,

    you’ll still show up.

    - unknown

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  27. Birdy77
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    26 October 2018 in reply to Peppermintbach

    be messy

    and complicated

    and afraid

    and show up anyway.

    Glennon Doyle Melton

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  28. Birdy77
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    27 October 2018

    Sadness has taught me
    things that happiness just
    can't, like in the same
    way the daylight can't
    teach me about the stars.

    S.C Lourie

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  29. Peppermintbach
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    On having an inquisitive mind, an open heart and seeking eyes...

    Develop a passion

    for learning

    If you do, you will

    never cease to grow.

    - Anthony. J D’Angelo

    He or she who

    has the greatest capacity

    for discomfort

    rises the fastest.

    - Brene Brown

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    1 November 2018 in reply to Peppermintbach

    allow yourself to transform as many times as you need to be fully happy and free.

    yung pueblo

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