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#125845 - 12/23/03 11:58 AM Peace for the holidays
crisispoint Offline

Registered: 09/24/03
Posts: 2154
Loc: Massachusetts
For many on this board, the holidays are a time of sadness and depression, but for me, I will do my damndest to remember what the holidays are about.

Holidays are about family. If not the ones by blood, then by choice.

Holidays are about hope beginning.

Holidays are about grace, not because we deserve it, but because we simply are.

Holidays are about letting go of the pain and accepting peace.

Holidays are about the best in humankind.

May we all, in our own way, enjoy what the holidays mean, and should mean.

God bless all who come here. Happy Christmas. Happy Chanukah, Happy Kwanzaa.

Shalom. Salaam. Peace.


Scot \:\)

There are reasons I'm taking medication. They're called "other people." - Me, displaying my anti-social tendancies

#125846 - 12/23/03 10:11 PM Re: Peace for the holidays
Ken Singer, LCSW Offline
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Registered: 08/24/00
Posts: 5781
Loc: Lyons, CO USA
Well said, Scot.

Happy holidays to you.


Blissfully retired after 35 years treating sexual abuse

#125847 - 12/24/03 09:38 PM Re: Peace for the holidays
Lloydy Offline
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Registered: 04/17/02
Posts: 7071
Loc: England Shropshire
Have a good, and peaceful, holiday Scot.


Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.
Henry David Thoreau

#125848 - 12/25/03 01:16 PM Re: Peace for the holidays
Leosha Offline

Registered: 06/18/03
Posts: 3614
Loc: Right here
My holiday blessings:

My family, those who are still here, and those who have returned home already, I still feel them with me.


My friends, everyone who has been kind and supportive of me during my healing times, online friends, 'real world' friends, it is no matter, a friend is a friend.

People who truly understand what I have been through, and do not judge me because of it.

My life.

My health.

The ability to do something I enjoy for a job.

Tomorrow. And the next day. And the continued future that is mine. Today is the memory of tomorrow. It is my power now to make my future memories better then the past.


Avatar photo in memory of my younger brother Makar.

"Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted."~~~Martin Luther King Jr., 1963

#125849 - 12/25/03 02:48 PM Re: Peace for the holidays
Mike Church Offline
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Registered: 01/23/03
Posts: 3439
Loc: Toronto, Canada
I can add no more to what has already been said.

May 2004 give us all the joy possible.



#125850 - 12/25/03 03:24 PM Re: Peace for the holidays
Ivanhoe Offline

Registered: 03/19/03
Posts: 1907
Peace, courage and strength to all who read here.
May the new year bring us some of the happiness that we missed as children and may we bring some happiness to those others who need it, too.
You all have become important to me, take care of yourselves this next year. May we all realize some of those things that will bring us closer to whom we were meant to be.


"No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence."
George Eliot


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