Reflections

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  1. Malag

    Am currently physically supported by my feet on a tiled floor. I’m in someone else’s house, their tiled floor. It’s made and laid by unknown craftspeople (at least unknown to me). And when I look up from the floor I am taken by a stunning view of nature. 

    1 year ago
  2. Don Jones

    If I was to pick one (out of a crowd), I think I would pick trees. What they have done in the history of this planet is truly remarkable. I love their presence, their inspiration, their generosity and Grace. What a wonderful blessing they are!

    1 year ago
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    sb

    A great question for raising awareness and making me pause to be grateful and to thank people – otherwise, gratitude simply sits on the back burner. My wonderful husband who supports me in EVERY way; my teaching assistants who are always there for me and the children; my Mum who never lets me down; God for walking with me; nature for keeping me sane, grounded and happy – and, of course, this website for all the advice, ideas, thoughts that I value every day as I read through the comments.

    1 year ago
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    dcdeb

    My ex is helping me a great deal by providing me with work and company. I have other friends that are providing me with much needed conversation.

    1 year ago
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    Ramya

    my friend, who stays with me through and thin. He knows when I am sad. He belives the situation and guides me through that, irrespective of anthing. I feel more than lucky to have a friend like that. evry one should have someone who understands us no matter what.

    He just makes things simple for me … in the whole mess I find my self in.

    1 year ago
  6. Antoinette

    I’m being supported in every way possible and I’m so grateful. The universe is amazing and I am humbled by all the kindness that surrounds me. Thank you so much. 🙏♥️

    1 year ago
  7. Linda

    By my wonderful circle of loving friends and family. I am deeply grateful for all of them.

    1 year ago
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    Lauryn

    I don’t drive and I live in a place where there is not much public transportation available. I rely on my partner to drive me places – this is only one of many ways he supports me.

    1 year ago
  9. SK

    In my Noom journey I have an entire support system on-line with words of encouragement and the sharing of our struggles with weight loss and remaking our habits into healthy, life sustaining habits. In my home I have no support- only depression, anger, self-destruction with Dennis as he dives deep into his own world of food. I have risen to the surface with the help of my new Noom friends and coach and will live to breath the clean air of health and vitality once again.

    1 year ago
  10. Mica

    Quite well, thank you. I also have an online therapist to whom I can post concerns. My immediate need for her disappeared with her first piece of advice, but it’s fun to have someone there, just for any little concerns I have, for a couple more months.

    1 year ago
  11. Carol

    Over the years, I’ve read several books on spirituality and they all seem to agree on the fact that our first experience of God comes through the compassion of another human being. I saw this play out many times in 12-step gatherings and was definitely true in my life. I was raised with a very strict religious man-made dogma but that was not where I found God. I’ve been blessed with many mentors but one stands out as my Moses. He definitely led me out of the dessert. Another discovery over the years that holds tremendous sway on me is the relationship I’ve nourished with my ancestors. Most of whom I never had the privilege to meet. I call on them; I claim their strength when I’m struggling. Some indigenous cultures teach that when we call on our ancestors, they have to come. For me, this has proven true. I feel their presence and I feel their strength and I find it helpful. In my immediate circle, I’m blessed with next door neighbors who check on me regularly, pray for me religiously, and help me take care of my yard. I’m blessed to have a son living nearby and if I call in need, he’s Johnnie on the spot! I also have a sister in the area and we check on each other daily. I moved to this area just before COVID hit so have not had the opportunity to meet many folks and the isolation of the past year has been very hard for me. I’m missing the close friendships that sustain one’s daily life but I do enjoy phone conversations with the folks back home. I understand that this is my home now and I’m hopeful that the future will produce local friendships. In the mean time, I feed the birds, chipmunks and squirrels that frequent my yard. I surround myself with flowers and potted plants and spend time watching the cycles of life through their daily rituals. Mother Nature teaches us that birth, death, resurrection is going on every where and I’m doing my best to birth the peace I seek; to die to what no longer serves that purpose so I can rise to every occasion that crosses my path. Thanks to all of you for listening.

    1 year ago
  12. Nelson

    Last night, my partner and I had date night. It was a nice downtown evening dinner. He was looking at the menu, and I was looking at the sunset. And I said, “Thank you.” He looked up. I continued, “Thanks for helping me out. I can go days not stepping outside the house. But uhhh, yeah. Thanks. You take good care of me.” He said, “Of course, babe. Always.”

    Like many people, the last year has taken its toll on my finances and career. Leading up to bouts of anxiety and depression. My partner has been my rock, helping me out with money and all aspects of health. He’s a great man, and I’m so blessed to have him by my side. I’ve been doing a lot better nowadays. 🙂

    1 year ago
  13. Katrina

    I acknowledge the support I have from unknown thousands in making my life safe, secure and comfortable. I am fully aware of the support I have from God, prayers of those near and far, and social media communications that prop me up with everything from book recommendations to funny memes, to newsy catching up texts, emails and posts. However, what I am really missing right now is someone to just have coffee with, someone I can sit across a table from and laugh with, cry with, listen to and be heard. Someone to go shopping with, take a class with, take a road trip with. I haven’t had that in a really long time and it’s a real hole in my well-being.

    1 year ago
    1. Carol

      I hear you and I can identify with your need. It’s my need, too.

      1 year ago
  14. DeVonna

    My friends are all so overwhelmingly happy for me about me finding my family… It is truly humbling. I’m meeting my Bible study group for lunch today ( we agreed to take a break from group study for the summer ) and the women in my group have been emailing their happiness to me. I love my Community!

    1 year ago
  15. O.Christina

    Lovingly! As I am still off sick and due to heavy pains unable to go outside, my friends and even colleagues call and ask how I am, or if I would need something, which they would bring then. My friend even brought a homemade soup! Such a gift, and so much of unexpected care in a moment when I feel hardly able to do anything but lying on the sofa, sleeping due to constant painkiller medication. I am so grateful for this unexpected and very kind support.

    1 year ago
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