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, January 22, 2009

making lemonade out of lemons

Thank you Shadow for the award! Now I get to pass it along :)

Instructions for awardees:
please share this opportunity with your favorite bloggers by doing the following:

  1. put the logo on your blog or post
  2. nominate at least 10 blogs, which show great attitude and/or gratitude!
  3. be sure to link to your nominees within your post
  4. let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog
  5. share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.

so, who's got a great attitude and gratitude out there? I agree with all the choices made by Shadow, excellent bloggers! Beyond those amazing people I nomitate these blogger fellows

[nominations in no particular order]:

1. Stepping Stones: A path to healing after the loss of a child. Definitely inspiring.

2. NieNie Dialogues. If you haven't read, you should.
3. Trying to Stay Calm and Tigger, an excellent friend to have.

[click above for the 12 step recovery program]

4. 1427.17, my friend in 12 step, my sister for life.

5. amysplash, me still hoping she is out there somewhere doing her beautiful artwork.

6. Hope, a Song Not Scored for Breathing. Thanks for all your words.

7. Colleen, Surviving by Grace. THaNks for the support. the Third Floor Window is her new book.

8. V, A Rather Intolerable Pain in the Head. Someone who has been through so much more than I can ever imagine, who writes me some of the most uplifting comments, kind, and yet, is hurting beyond my own belief. You are amazing.

9. LarryG: Yesterday, Today and Forever, very inspiring rhet

10. Psych Client, The Therapy Buzz, always something to read that is uplifting to me.

11. Never forget Gabriella Moonlight: All Who Wander are Not Lost.

12. Lady Bug. I have enjoyed the attitude with gratitude on her site.

13. Always finding optimism and something to heal by in the Thrivers Toolbox. Thanks April!

14. Child Abuse Survivor, thanks!

15. Alanis Rae: Who won't be silenced by the violence and is finding her voice; finding beauty in the rain.

16. Mena, who believes in miricles. The Truth about Pain. And wishes for the sunrise.

17. Marj aka Thriver, who lost all her awards, but keeps writing for us. Here is a new one, and thanks for everything. Survivors can Thrive.

18. Cat, it is the little things that are so big to me. Like her http, which is up for more, did anyone else notice that??? I love Wait. What? it says so much. THANKS!!!!

19. Winivere, thanks. A beautiful lady, beautiful words. always calm feelings when I read the Woman in the Glass Box. Just so real.

20. I feel like this is the academy awards, so I have to mention Steveroni, Prayer Girl, and Patty at Calm Acceptance, although they were awarded by Shadow. Great minds think alike.

21. Christy at Color me Healthy. Taking life by the horns. What a ride.

22. Lulubelle, who has been with me from the beginning and is beautiful. thank you. Thanks for the reminder that there is beauty in the breaking. Thanks for your random thoughts...

23. A beautiful Disaster. thank you for writing. even when it is hard. You sparkle indeed.

24. Broken Child. Please take care, and Tamera at Desire to HeAL.
25. Lady in a Net, i am new to you but i find your inspiring.

26. Two glasses half full, is definitely a place for peace, and some good thoughts to get you buy. How about half full of lemonade. thanks!

27. and Courageous Steps. A great blog, and a great euphemism. you may be clinically clueless, but have clued me into some healing thoughts. thanks.

I do hope the you all enjoy reading and reaping from these friendships as well. Ta ta for now.


LarryG said...

this is lovely !
i post awards on my sidebar.
thank you mile!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Mile! I am keeping Amysplash in prayer.

Cat said...

Thank you - Thank you - thank you!

My codie me is being quiet in the background because I really am grateful for this!


Tigger :) said...

awww... how SWEET~! Thank You for the award :) L♥ve and Hugs :)

April_optimist said...

How lovely! Thank you. Will try to get this into my next post.

Mena said...



Alanis Rae said...

Thank you so much for the award, and for your kind words. I'm so thankful to know you're here and reading along with me.

I'm definitely going to take a look at the others for inspiration. <3

Tamara (TC) said...

What a wonderful post! Thank you so much. You also turned me onto a couple of blogs I didn't know about.


mile191 said...

your welcome. yes, please support them, they are wonderful people, you all are. love and hugs. ♥

LulaBelle said...

The love and healing you share is inspiring. Thank you!

Emily said...

Thank you so much! I love finding friends I never knew I had. I appreciate it so much. I posted it today. ((hugs))

Anonymous said...

WOW, thanks hon for the award, it humbled me and made my day. I sure needed the smile! *safe, gentle hugs*

Marj aka Thriver said...

Aaawwww! Thanks! Now if I can just figure out how to get the graphic on my newly-formatted blog! (Or I might just revert back to my old one.) I do want to pass along the linky love. I may not be very grateful for Blogger lately, but I am so grateful for the bloggERS I know out there! :)

LADYBUG said...

Thank you sooo very much. I really care for your healing, I learn from your strengh. please continue to get better and enjoy to the fullest each God's day.

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