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#7097 - 11/08/05 12:02 AM Re: Things that make you feel okay. (triggers?)
The Seeker Offline
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Registered: 04/10/05
Posts: 141
Loc: Ohio, USA
To make problems seems smaller:

1. Find a pole sticking out of the ground.
2. Check that a dog hasn't been by lately.
3. Lay down at the base of the pole, staring up.

You should be able to tell the Earth is spinning below you. You are one person of billions, on a spinnning rock, in the middle of the universe. Somehow, it puts things in perspective for me.

If no pole, or pole is in populated area:

Kids laughing without worrying who can hear
Beautiful objects in nature or art, or just life
The sound of your own heart beating
The sound of your child's heart beating, or someone if you have no child (pets count)
Watch a really funny movie with no point
Bees - notice how they are so focused on work
Smiling dogs can be funny
Listen to rivers flowing, or waves/waterfalls
Swim underwater quietly
Count stars at night
Consider the sound of one hand clapping

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#7098 - 11/08/05 05:32 AM Re: Things that make you feel okay. (triggers?)
Derdlecar Offline
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Registered: 11/08/05
Posts: 1314
Loc: Ogden Utah, USA
I loved reading this one!

I like being a nurse. and seeing people get better.

I like listing to tunes

I like visiting my son and wife in Oregon

I like visiting my daughter and husband at Edwards AFB

I like playing with my dog, (Chahuahua)

I like the way my son's dog (black lab) thinks she is a squeeky toy.

I love life.

I love seeing joy in the eyes of my friends.

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If a man would get his life on track, he must first go back to the place where it was derailed.

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#7099 - 11/08/05 05:53 AM Re: Things that make you feel okay. (triggers?)
EGL Offline
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Registered: 06/19/04
Posts: 7821
1. balmy, windy days with breezes from the south
2. magnolia trees
3. wading in creeks
4. laying in the grass in summer
5. lemonade
6. fishing
7. good music
8. when my youngest daughter tells me a story she makes up out of thin air (she has a good imagination)
9. when my youngest daughter dances with me, doing the "crazy monkey"
10. when my oldest daughter tells me she loves me
11. when my wife lets me know I'm special
12. looking at Venus in the sky and wondering who else is doing so at the same time
13. the smell of cedar
14. remembering seeing my daughters draw in their first breath of life
15. thinking of people who have been kind to me

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Eddie

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#7100 - 11/08/05 07:51 AM Re: Things that make you feel okay. (triggers?)
Rivers Offline
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Registered: 11/01/05
Posts: 67
Loc: PA -USA
Love this thread!

Dressing up and going out to eat with my wife and children

Sitting in the sun (anywhere)

Taking walks down the bike trail along the river

Building a fire in the fireplace and reading a good book

playing chess (games) with my sons

Singing - playing the piano/keyboard

Seeing things bloom - flowers, trees, even weeds

Cooking - all kinds of food

Eating - all kinds of food \:\) especially cheese cake

Making things look nice

Going to the mall and watching people

Watching mystery movies or movies that speak something to me

COFFEE - Kenya or Colombian from Trader Joes!

Riv

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#7101 - 11/08/05 10:24 PM Re: Things that make you feel okay. (triggers?)
AuthenticMe Offline
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Registered: 10/10/05
Posts: 287
Vanilla and chocolate soft ice cream swirl (sometimes chocolate dipped)

A good steak

The fleeting feeling of love that I get for everyone in the world

The first rain of the season

Friends

My wonderful, beautiful girlfriend

Connectedness

Puppies

Kittens

Opera

Footrubs

Helping others

Affection

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#7102 - 11/08/05 10:37 PM Re: Things that make you feel okay. (triggers?)
FLRich Offline
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Registered: 06/21/04
Posts: 1404
Hey, this is great!


1. Hanging out with my son.

2. Walking, sitting on, fishing off of, or doing anything on Captiva Island, FL in the summers.

3. Eating Banana Split Ice Cream from Publix.

4. Drinking beers at baseball games with friends on hot summer nights.

5. Anything in water: swimming, sailing, fishing, surfing

6. Long bike rides

7. Driving fast!

8. Eating a sausage dog with onions and peppers at the fair, cooked on a dirty grill. (It's the only time I'll eat one)

9. Hiking in the mountains in NC.

10. Whitewater rafting or kayaking.

11. Derdlecar's quote:
"Real men accept and expect tears."

12. Androsh's quote can always make me smile:
"I am not going to live in fear. But I am not going to live in stupid either."


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#159760 - 06/04/07 04:54 AM Re: Things that make you feel okay. (triggers?) [Re: Ivanhoe]
demonboi Offline
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Registered: 05/14/05
Posts: 228
Loc: East Coast
just because everyone needs to feel okay. im gonna add some to this list

skipping rocks in the lake and having races
climbing in the tree houses and watching all the birds
sitting with my friends and not saying a word for an hour but saying so much in the silence
sitting with my house mom as we talk about our day
cooking with my house bros and house mom
having flour fights
playing board games

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Every corner, every city
There's a place where life's a little easy
Little Hennessy, laid back and cool
Every hour, cause it's all good
Leave all the stress from the world outside
Every wrong done will be alright
Nothin but peace, love
And street passion, every ghetto needs a thug mansion

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#159762 - 06/04/07 06:06 AM Re: Things that make you feel okay. (triggers?) [Re: demonboi]
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA
Nyjah,

I remember this cool thread from way back when! You have come so far since then. So have we all, I guess.

I saw my own list and I still agree with most of that. But here are two more that are a bit more personal:

- Waiting for my sister Cathie to show up. She could always make me giggle, no matter how bad I felt.
- Putting my hand on my best friend's chest and feeling his heart beating. That amazed me for some reason.

Much love,
Larry

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Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

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#159821 - 06/04/07 12:48 PM Re: Things that make you feel okay. (triggers?) [Re: roadrunner]
emptydreamer Offline
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Registered: 05/19/07
Posts: 276
Loc: Midwest USA
OK, some of mine to add too.

Hiking in the woods, with my wife, holding hands
Cooking, and eating outdoors, it always tastes better
Singing, I'm a karaoke addict
Reading and writing on this site

I'm sure as I heal, there will be more!

Love and best wishes to you all,
Scott

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#159935 - 06/05/07 01:24 AM Re: Things that make you feel okay. (triggers?) [Re: emptydreamer]
theatrekid Offline
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Registered: 06/03/07
Posts: 702
Loc: oregon
awsome list here is mine

-laughing for no reason
-being with freinds
-running
-working in my schools theatre


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