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Old 11-06-18, 02:31 AM
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Hi. I've been having some deep thoughts lately and have wanted to share this for awhile.
To anyone who feels like they can not take one more painful thing...you will get through this. Being in pain is terrible but life is full of lessons. Its all practice as we learn how to be better humans to ourselves and others. I promise you if you stay centered on yourself and grounded (whatever works for you...meditation, grounding, visualization, accupuncture, clean eating...whatever)- if you just open your mouth and breathe deep breaths, like you are breathing for the first time in your life..you can push through the pain. Everything is temporary and all the baby steps you take do lead to fulfillment. If something bad happens and the next time the same or similar something bad comes along...if you just make one small change in how you react THIS time vs the last time you are successful. Small changes mean big growth.

I am not trying to preach. I am not someone who thinks they have all the answers but in the last 2 years...(death, almost losing my house, daughter running away, coming back and going to rehab, 3 surgeries, financial troubles, college bills, insurance issues, daughter living in a sober house and reintegrating into the family..) I never thought I would see the other side. Especially the pain of my daughter leaving and returning an addict. My heart literally hurt. And now that she is back it hurts a little differently. For me my self focus involves something akin to prayer and meditation mixed up into one thing because I am not religious. But it can be whatever works for you as long as it is self care. I don't care if playing a video game or online game or group is your thing, or cuddling up on the couch with netflix. Whatever your thing is to get you through it, I promise you it will work.

You are worth it. You deserve it. You are loved.

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Thanks so much for this. I've been going through some epic crap lately and I'm glad I found this. Thanks so much again.
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Well said, sarah, thanks for this
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Thank you, wise words of motivation
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