come into my closet, come under my bed, where you'll find me hiding,
the fear in my head.

abuse in the past, now, where do i start, making my future,
healing my heart.

crushed, and broken, falling fast-
needing comfort, make it last.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

thanks ....then giving

my friends who read me:

this award is for all of you, from me.
please copy it and put it on your blog!
as well as the star commenter award below.
and thanks!

hope that this finds you having
something to give thanks for
....then find a way to be giving.

even if it is just giving a comment
to someone out here in cyber world
who needs to know you are there.

that they are not alone.
i really believe we can make a difference.

i know you have in mine.

so find 11 people today (i like odd numbers),
11 bloggers who are hurting or lonely, trying to heal.

comment in a way that you can cheerfully say i care.
the way you do for me.

thanks, and let the giving be the best part of your thanksgiving.

today i am thankful for.....YOU!

thanks for being here for me.


Shadow said...

i agree with you. a lifeline without even knowing it. that's how i feel about all you bloggers out there...

happy thanksgiving!

AlkySeltzer said...

Dear Loive, (see below for explain)

Me too, Mile-Marker 191, here with ya. Thanks for those neat-o "pretty thangs" to put on my blog--and I will!

Seems like you've been 'logging a blong time--you know how to "do" things. Keep doing them, too. That's another part of recovery (IMO), being busy at things I enjoy. Hours of spare, do-nothing time is my real enemy...unless I am praying or meditating...and THAT is "doing something", after all.

Write several times today if you get "those" moments of unbearable hurt, or even if you do not.

Sure wish I (we) had a first name to put on you. WARNING: I've been known to "name" people, if they do not name themselves!

Your name could be:

Or just "Loive" (That's a combination of "Live and Love", BTW)

Whatever! I do not own a laptop, so see you sometime Friday Please stay safe--but, I'll be Bach (That's the punch line to a joke.)

It just occurred to me, maybe one of those "children" has a computer I can use to blog--would that go over big? Everyone doing the "family" thing,. and me blogging away...HA! I would soon join the ranks of "Single Blessedness"!

My name is Steve, and before EVERYTHING ELSE--I AM an alcoholic!

Anonymous said...

I try to do just that EVERY DAY, I hope you have the best thanksgiving ever! I am off to see my daughter! Yippy! *hugs* See you tomorrow hon!

LulaBelle said...

Have a wonderful, wonderful day!!

Psych Client said...

Hey mile, I hope you are enjoying/relaxing today.

I know I am trying to do that. Just want you to know I'm thinkin' of ya!

AlkySeltzer said...

Hope (that's your "new" name) -'hope' you like it, until you feel safe enough to reveal your first name, or any name you prefer. OK?

We just got home from Tampa FL, an hour ago. On the way up this morning, at mile marker 191 I said a prayer for you. I hope God caught it, because I was driving at 85 mph.

Upon returning tonight, we passed the other direction, going South on I-75, and at Mile 191 again, a prayer came your way. Mile 191 here in s FL, is just south of Venice.

Just thought you'd like to know we were thinking of you, with hope, with love.

Anonymous said...

I just got done reading sereral of your posts and the similarities between us are many. I can relate to everything that you have written(unfortunately) I love what you wrote about about faking your healing and then going numb again. I am so afraid to let go of the numb. My fear keeps me stuck, but all in God's time I say. One step forward, sometimes two steps back. No one can ever hurt us again. Thanks for being here and for the comments you have left on my blog.

who I was, who I am, who I plan to be...

i am trying to heal from severe childhood sexual, emotional,
physical, and mental abuse; and abandonment.

this is my story.

i have good and bad days, and some days the odds seem insurmountable.
i cling to the hope that healing will come to mend the shatter pieces of my heart, mind and body.

mile 191, well, you will understand as you read along.
mile 191, portions of my past have a link on the top right.
mile 191, bottoms up. hears to you and to me.

please, if you know me, just let me know you found me. i need honesty. (and please do not use personal names)
if you want to follow my story, please try to heal with me.
if you want to share with me, please do.
i will post bits of my pain as i can, and leave it here.
i once thought that i would publish...i haven't had the courage.

this is my closet, you are welcome to come in.
just know this is my refuge, healing takes place here,
maybe it will be a refuge to you too.

Quotes from Suvivors United - Standing Strong Together Against Abuse

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.
Eleanor Roosevelt

When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
Helen Keller

Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington

When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard, ' I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?'
Sydney Harris

Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans

Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thanks CORNUT32! ♥

What a sweet award....and thanks for creating something so wonderful that can be passed along to bloggers who are indeed making a difference by sharing their lives.

I invite all my faithful and dear blogger friends to take this award. You indeed have made a difference in my life.

Thank you so much for being with me on my journey to heal....mile 191