Affirmations

Discussion in 'The Coffee House' started by Godsdrummer, Nov 3, 2009.

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  1. Godsdrummer

    Godsdrummer Guest

    Sometimes life gets hard. Really hard. They say that life will sometimes will throw a curveball. But there are those days when it seems that it's not just a curveball being thrown at us, but a whole case of baseballs, a few basketballs, the kitchen sink, and a semi tractor trailer.


    Now for 'normal' folks, they can deal with those bad days. They know how to. But for those of us suffering from varying degrees of mental illness, when we have one of THOSE days, we can spiral out of control, very, very quickly and for many of us, that means suicidal ideation.

    Which is why, it is important from time to time to reflect on what good things we have and who we are as an individual.

    So I thought it would be cool, if we had a thread of affirmations, where we can say to the world, what we have and who we are that is good. And in the process, remind ourselves of that as well.

    I'll start us off.

    I am a damned good father.
    I have 2 great kids.
    I have a wife that took me back in, even after all that crap I put on her with my alcoholism.
    I am a really good drummer.
    I am a member of the best Praise band in the county, at a really cool church.
    I not only have a job, I have 2 jobs.
    I have a roof over my head, and food in the fridge.
    I still have my hair! lol
    I have many, many great friends here that know completely what I am going thru and pray for me every day.
    I have recently rediscovered friends on the outside, that I had forgotten over the years.

    I am sure if I thought about it further, I could come up with more, but you get the idea.

    Time to affirm your life.
    Time to remember what good things you do have, and who you are.
    They may be buried in the past, but dig down thru that mental illness and remind yourself how cool you are!
     
  2. Ordep

    Ordep Well-Known Member

    Ok, lemme try:

    -->I have a caring mother
    -->I have food and a roof under my head (even though the physicological price I pay for that is huge)
    -->I have a friend who cares for me (even tough he never talks to me)
    -->I have a bird and he's funny
    -->I'm a good guitar, bass and piano player (even tough that doesn't do me any good since I can't find a band even if my life depended on it... oh wait, it kinda does...)
    -->I have SF.

    Gawd, that doesn't sound quite as good as Bill's, but it's the best I could think of...
     
  3. Scully

    Scully Well-Known Member

    Very positive I love.



    I am honest, loyal and have an integrity above suspicion.

    I genuinely care for people's pain and miseries, and I really want to improve the world for all.

    I can write novels. I can sing. I'm good at languages. I'm creative.

    That's true I rant... but I'm also the one who gives a hand, and forgives.

    I'm a good friend and a good ear.

    I'm not doing good and I try to improve myself. I want to believe. And most of the time I try to be as hopeful as possible.

    I have a unique partner.
     
  4. bubblin girl

    bubblin girl Well-Known Member

    1.Iam so positive in my good days
    2. I can feel people mesaey
    3.Im so prave that i can go to uni and walk alone & walk when people just through me bad words
    4. I have job contact before i finish college.
    5.i have protactive family
    6. and the most important one: i cant teach myself the life,how can be happy & positive & sweet.
    7.i live in save secure contry
     
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  5. Little_me

    Little_me Well-Known Member

    1. I have a caring family that I love, and I have a dog
    2. I have the best shrink
    3. Obviously I look good
    4. My family has some money
    5. I travel a lot with my parents/family, that is fun
    6. I'm not bullied anymore
    7. I still have very long hair hehehe :p
    8. I'm alive...
    9. I go to school, I'm doing good in everything except in the most important :doh:
     
  6. sammakko

    sammakko Banned Member

    Outside of me is things I have not done anything to get them. Inside of me nope. No any skills.
     
  7. morfea

    morfea Antiquities Friend

    this thread reminded me of some things that I take for granted:

    I can see, hear, speak, walk and use my hands, so I'm pretty sure that I'll always be able to get a job, at least cleaning someone's house
    I have two kids who need me
    I have a caring best friend
    I have a dog that I adore
    I have my own home
    I have a car
    I'm very good at English and Italian
    I taught myself how to use computer and internet, youngsters please don't :laugh:, it's not so easy for us in the best years of our lifes :)
     
  8. nagisa

    nagisa Chat & Forum Buddy Staff Alumni

    - I'm a pretty nice person
    - I'm a good listener
    - I like to help people
    - I'm compassionate
    - I'm good with animals
    - I'm a hard worker
    - I'm responsible
    - I'm honest
    - I'm generous
    - I'm genuine
    - I have a big heart
     
  9. DrivEthermissIon

    DrivEthermissIon Banned Member

    I'm a hero and a slave to my path and singular objective, **** the rest of me, it's ash
     
  10. Little_me

    Little_me Well-Known Member

    1. I have a caring family that I love, and I have a dog
    2. I have the best shrink
    3. Apparently I look good
    4. My family has some money
    5. I travel a lot with my parents/family, that is fun
    6. I'm not bullied anymore
    7. I still have very long hair hehehe :p
    8. I'm alive...
    9. I go to school, I'm doing good in everything except in the most important :doh:
    10. I'm a good pet owner (my dog claims, ehehe)

    Edit: added a tenth one
     
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