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I am glad these are helpful.

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Thank you Sheri for the encouragement regarding the PTSD. What you said was very helpful to me. I reread it and thought it over and will think it over some more. I think you are right.

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Just what I needed to read today. I sure hope others are reading these posts!!!

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I love this one. I have seen it before. It is great!!! emoticon

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THE OPTIMIST CREED

Commit yourself:

-To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

-To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.

-To make all your friends feel that there is something special in them.

-To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

-To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.

-To be just as enthusiastic about the success of otheres as you are about your own.

-To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

-To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.

-To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

-To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

©OPTIMISTS INTERNATION
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Karen, I am one with ACUTE PTSD and once you are able to forgive and free yourself from being handcuffed by anger to the person or thing that hurt you, believe me, you can look back without horror. I have 20+ horrors I could remember, but I don't because I chose to forgive those so I could be free from them continuing to torment my mind. It can be done :)

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Very thoughtful and whimsical. With some PTSD issues I think I want to be a little careful of some of it. But, there are many good suggestions. I don't want to be close minded. I am looking forward to trying a few at a time which seems quite appealing to me. I think I have to shake the victim approach to life and realize that my early life was not all bad and look for the safe and happy parts there. And take some comfort in those times and realize that I was stronger than I perceived myself to be. And it is really OK. I am moving on. And that I am not as worried about it anymore anyways. It is a long time ago. I need to forgive myself for not being perfect and for my parents not providing the safest place in their hearts for me to grow up in. I can take what I need and leave the rest. It really is OK. If I can see some good in my life instead of tripping over the uncomfortable parts I would be much happier and content as a human being. Really, I would.

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I'm pleased you all enjoy the lists. I hope to do one per week so you can enjoy the week. If, however, it seems to become boring before a week is up, I will up it to two posts per week.

Please note, do not post your own Encouragements here. I'm working on some Threads for Members and threads for just Leaders. :)

Have a wonderful day and remember at least 1 or 2 things from the list as you go about your day!

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read your post and went outside and sat on the porch for 30 min. listened to the bird and the cows. felt the breeze ( a little to cool for me but i got a coat) played with the dogs and now i am ready to face the day. thanks i am putting this on my to do list for daily practice

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Thanks for sharing the list Sheri.. It sure did make me feel nostalgic reminding me of certain memories.

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Thank You Sheri,
Just what I needed today,
I will be referring to this list a lot,
I love Chuck Swindoll, have that book, will have to dig it out.

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The first book I am going to work through is called LISTS TO LIVE BY: Simple Living, by Alice Gray, Steve Stephens, John Van Diest

INTRODUCTION

Stillness
Harmony
Gentleness
Peace
Just the sound of these words brings comfort. But in our fast-paced, co mplex world, how do we find the simple path? Or we might even ask if such a path truly exists. The wonderful answer is yes.

The gateway to the path of living simply is found in the collection you currently hold. The beauty of these thoughtfully chosen lists is that they use simplicity to brin you simplicity.

So sit back, put your feet up and enjoy a gentle pace that will...
Relax your body.
Ease your mind.
Calm your heart.
Enrich your spirit.

THINGS TO FEEL NOSTALGIC ABOUT
A barefoot walk along a sandy beach.

A quiet visit to the place where you were raised.

Listening to a rippling brook running over the rocks through a forest of autumn leaves.

Singing the song of your alma mater.

Looking over childhod photos in the family album.

Watching your now-grown child leave home.

Standing silently beside the grave of a close personal friend or relative.

The smell and sounds of a warm fire.

An old letter, bruised with age, signed by one who loved you.

Climbing to the top of a wind-swept hill.

Getting alone - all alone - and reading aloud.

Christmas Eve, late at night.

Certain poems...certain melodies.

Weddings...graduations...diplomas.

Saying good-bye.

Charles R. Swindoll
From GROWING STRONG IN THE SEASONS OF LIFE

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