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Celebrate your successes!

Discussion in 'Positive Feelings and Motivational Messages' started by Hazel, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. Hazel

    Hazel SF & Antiquitie's Friend Staff Alumni

    Thanks to a suggestion from 'Nobody' we are inviting people to post about their successes in their day to day battle with their mental health issues, no success is too small to celebrate.

    NB: We ask that you do not reply in a negative way to posts, if you do your reply will be deleted.

    We look foward to hearing your success stories.

    :grouphug: Hazel
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  2. Falcon0006

    Falcon0006 Well-Known Member

    Getting a boy in my school who would of been classed as a looser in primary school to be friends with everyone in my school, and be popular in secondary school. that made me feel kind of good. I did the same in secondary school to three people next time, but it kind of sacrificed my own popularity as I left what would of been classed as the cool people. But heck can't put away the feeling of pulling the good people out of the gutter.
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  3. Clockwork Reality

    Clockwork Reality Well-Known Member

    I competed in a ten mile road race this morning. I didn't do as well as I would have liked but I completed the entire thing and received a T-shirt and free barbeque for my effort.
  4. Clockwork Reality

    Clockwork Reality Well-Known Member

    I broke up a fight today. I was going to a music store to price saxophones when a customer started threatening to sue the music store owner. The music store owner bowed up on the guy and was about to take a swing. I grabbed the customer by the shoulder and pushed him out of the store, then I talked with him and got him to calm down.

    It's really weird, because I don't typically act like that, and I'm lucky that the customer didn't try to fight me instead. But everything seemed to work out fine and I feel pretty spiffy. :laugh:
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  5. Elle.

    Elle. Well-Known Member

    coooool! good job ;-) wouldn't have dared to do that..
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  6. cinZamurai

    cinZamurai Well-Known Member

    Nice work Clockwork Reality that was awesome, not many would care to step in like that :smile:
  7. Alexpt2

    Alexpt2 Well-Known Member

    I just advanced to the final round of an online chess tournament i'm playing in. I'm kicking some major ass. :biggrin:
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  8. poison

    poison Well-Known Member

    7th and 8th grade i was really suicidal and depressed... stuck it out and i'm here now in 9th grade. some things are going bad but i'm happy, i can't complain. school sucks and i'm doing crappy but i still have some time left in school... plus three more years of high school after freshman year. to all those people around my age group... just stick it out. things do get better and you'll be glad you didn't do it. there's no reason to kill yourself, no one truly wants you dead. i'm not saying live strictly for those around you, but things can always be worse just as they can always be better.
  9. fromthatshow

    fromthatshow Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    I started work again at the same place before I went into the hospital in Februrary. It's a family owned store so they had me back. I have split hours and don't work as much as I used to (9-14 hrs/week, 2-3 days a week). But still, I love this job. I only have to answer phone calls and take payments, but mostly just come and post on SF. How do you think my post count got so high? :laugh: Half of them are probably from being here at work.

    But the better part of this story is the way that the teachers here have made me feel. Before the hospital, I had very long hair in my face and a huge beard. Recently, I got a haircut and shaved. So at first a couple teachers were like... Spencer? All surprised. Then they said how great it was to see me. One teacher in particular was always really nice, he gave me the biggest smile on my face when he expressed how good it was to see me back.

    Being in a constant crisis I don't know how long this job will last. I never know how long anything will last. But for now, I am glad I'm here. I am also starting a partial hospitalization program next week that lasts 6 weeks so hopefully in that time period I can find out what I'm going to do with my life and if I'll be staying here. But anyway the main point of my post was that a teacher gave me a really big smile :D
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  10. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    :laugh: spencer!! Get me a job there, I wanna get paid to post on SF :giggle:
  11. fromthatshow

    fromthatshow Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    :laugh:! I know! I hate that I had to leave! Otherwise I'd be making more money posting on SF :laugh:

    If you move to CT you can have my job when I leave :tongue:. But until then... you can be jealous that right this very second I am making money while getting my SF post count higher :rofl:
  12. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    I have managed to finally trust my T. and go on medication. I tried before but my mind kept fighting it. My mind is behaving now and the medication has calmed me down some. Trusting someone a big step for me but my doctor has proven to me he is trustworthy again and again. thanks for being patient and kind.
  13. christian_1990

    christian_1990 Well-Known Member

    cool i used to play chess i had a few books and i would study a little
  14. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    My identical twin has been doing well for 6 mths now. She is in treatment and has stayed sober and she will be coming home soon. I pray when she comes home she will be able to stay well with just my support.
  15. fromthatshow

    fromthatshow Staff Alumni SF Supporter

  16. SplinterStar

    SplinterStar Well-Known Member

    I havent wanted to die all day! :p
  17. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    Opening up more in sessions trusting t to lead the way.
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  18. Clockwork Reality

    Clockwork Reality Well-Known Member

    I'm trying to be a nicer person.
  19. Ranxerox

    Ranxerox Well-Known Member

    Ive finally built up enough upper body strength to do a pullup, i guess perseverance is the key.
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  20. *sparkle*

    *sparkle* Staff Alumni

    over the last year i have learned more patience, understanding and empathy both with myself and the people and world around me
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