I've not been on here for a very long time. Some people might have thought that I'd given up and killed myself. Well today I'm back to tell you that there is hope for all of us. Maybe you are in a situation that you feel has no solution, and that's how I felt and to be honest it had no solution. But I had a few precious friends here, one had commited suicide since, but they had pulled me through. Today I'm happy and I'm through it all. I've lost a very dear friend in the process and I thought I could never go on without her and kept telling myself that no one could replace her. I'm still not dating, but I'm flirting again and having friendships and stuff with other ladies. I've still got a long way to go, but time has given me clarity of thought. I can now look at the future without worrying that everything will go wrong because I know it's never the end no matter how bad it hurts. With time comes healing for the heart and what don't kill us makes us stronger. I'm honestly a stronger and better person than before and I'm gratefull for what had happened. Truely there may be no return to my old life, but I've got something new and exciting going on now and so will everyone of you if you just lookj past the bad. Sure chemicals have a effect on our brains, I have OCD and GAD, but I've kept hope and it all got better by itself. I still get anxious everyday, but I have actually come to love the feeling because it gives me something new to overcome. Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to? Be thankful when you don't know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn. Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow. Be thankful for your limitations, because they give you opportunities for improvement. Be thankful for each new challenge, because it will build your strength and character. Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons. Be thankful when you're tired and weary, because it means you've made a difference. It's easy to be thankful for the good things. A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks. Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive. Find a way to be thankful for your troubles, and they can become your blessings.