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Re: Giving up (*potentially triggering*) fleeting flutterby

Posted by Amelia_in_StPaul on May 15, 2009, at 18:29:55

In reply to Re: Giving up (*potentially triggering*) Amelia_in_StPaul, posted by fleeting flutterby on April 29, 2009, at 15:28:36

dear mandy, I read your post when you first posted it, and it touched me and did help me quite a bit. I am sorry that it took me awhile to post back, but I was even worse than when I originally wrote about my suicidal ideation, and wasn't much able to focus and say something positive.

And in my selfish depressive state, I did not see (or saw but did not remember) that you mentioned not doing too well either. How are you now? Are you doing okay?

I thank you for the gratitude exercise. I will add it to my repertoire of tools, some of which became a bit rusty for awhile there.

thank you ((((((mandy))))

> I'm sorry you are struggling so. It's a rough place to be when things seems so negative.
> I'm not much good at helping-- though, I'd like to say something that I hope might help in some way. and that is -- Please, please try hard not to compare yourself with others. (i know it's hard, I find myself doing it too) There will always be people that appear to have more, those that look better, those that seem happier..... it's like the dog chasing his tail..... it's a circle that goes on and on....
> I was told when I feel really low-- to make a list of things I can be thankful for.... maybe that would help you?? I know it seems a bit corny, but it may help.
> like-- I would write--
> 1.-- I can walk, see and hear.-- for that I am thankful
> 2.-- I have food in my fridge and dishes in my cupboard.-- for that I am thankful
> 3.-- I have a bicycle and can now ride it in the warmer weather.-- for that I am thankful
> .... to name a few.....
> things have been overwhelmingly upsetting lately for me also.... I don't think I'd be here today if I didn't keep the "thankful list" in my mind.
> I hope you will feel better about yourself and your present place in life real soon.
> thinking of you,
> flutterby-mandy




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