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#50859 - 07/04/03 01:48 PM One Good Thing
al Offline
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ok now don't shoot me but i want to try something diff. i want everybody to say one good thing they like about themself. It doesnt require explanation or justification, unless of course you want to share \:\)

I'll go first
One good thing i like about myself is i think i have a good sense of humour :rolleyes:

next....

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#50860 - 07/04/03 01:50 PM Re: One Good Thing
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O what the hell I will go next.

I like........ My caring nature for others and animals.

this is fun

Who's next.......


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#50861 - 07/04/03 01:53 PM Re: One Good Thing
Lloydy Offline
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I like that I care about others, because I never did before.

Dave

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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

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#50862 - 07/04/03 02:01 PM Re: One Good Thing
The Dean Offline
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Posts: 2080
Loc: Milwaukee, WI
I like it that I am a faithful friend--I never desert my friends.

Bob

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#50863 - 07/04/03 02:02 PM Re: One Good Thing
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Loc: canada
I like that I've learned my limitations and this has saved me from a great deal of frustration. Peace, Andrew


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#50864 - 07/04/03 02:26 PM Re: One Good Thing
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I like that I'm open and honest with my friends.

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#50865 - 07/04/03 04:38 PM Re: One Good Thing
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Sleepy - what you like, I like and prize greatly - I like my openness and honesty with everyone I meet; \:D and, if I might add, my positive approach to life!! \:D \:D

Hey guys! Let's keep what we like about ourselves rolling!

Howard

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#50866 - 07/04/03 04:58 PM Re: One Good Thing
tallsteve Offline
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Posts: 404
Loc: Boston, MA
Hey all,

Great thread here. Thanks mucho Al for starting it.

What I like about my self is that I am perservant.

Okay who's next?

----Steve


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#50867 - 07/04/03 05:37 PM Re: One Good Thing
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OK Al,

I like that I find it easy to dwell in the realm of possibility

Ron

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#50868 - 07/04/03 06:20 PM Re: One Good Thing
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Loc: nowhereland
Ok, I like to think I am a nice guy, a complete nut, but a nice guy anyway.

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#50869 - 07/04/03 06:53 PM Re: One Good Thing
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Posts: 1332
Loc: Wyoming
I like the way I've learned to love.

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#50870 - 07/04/03 07:08 PM Re: One Good Thing
Wuamei Offline
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Al thanks for starting this magnificent thread!

One thing I like about myself is the way I'm learning to quit being silent, to speak up.

Victor

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#50871 - 07/04/03 11:31 PM Re: One Good Thing
martin Offline
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Cool! Good idea!

I like my honesty.

Great thread \:\)

Aaron

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Its times like these we give & give again,
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#50872 - 07/05/03 01:02 AM Re: One Good Thing
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Great thread.

I like my sense of humor.

Who's next?


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#50873 - 07/05/03 04:14 AM Re: One Good Thing
Marc Offline
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Loc: Tucson, AZ
I like the fact that I am still alive after thirty-eight years. When my own self-defeating behaviors said that I should quit a long time ago. When so many of my friends have succumbed to HIV or cancer...

I like the fact that I am still here able to enjoy another day with you ruffians! \:D

Most of all... I like that I can say from my heart that I love someone and truly mean it \:\)


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#50874 - 07/05/03 01:39 PM Re: One Good Thing
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Loc: Michigan
Thanks Al for starting this string!!!
What I like about myself is I try to search for the inner beauty that we all have within us. I look for the good in mankind not the evil. The good is what I use to try to make myself grow. I use this goodness to try to achieve my own inner peace. ;\)

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#50875 - 07/05/03 02:29 PM Re: One Good Thing
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I never give up. Not sure why, but I just keep going like the energizer bunny!

Don

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#50876 - 07/05/03 05:43 PM Re: One Good Thing
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Thanks for starting this tread Al it's great.

I like that I am able to see other people's point's of view when there is a conflict. It helps me to be less judgmental.


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#50877 - 07/05/03 06:01 PM Re: One Good Thing
guy43 Offline
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I like that I've survived and am now growing past being a victim!

Great thread Al.

next please...


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#50878 - 07/05/03 06:04 PM Re: One Good Thing
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Loc: NJ
I'm learning to like myself - I think
No you don't
Yes, I think I do
No way, you still screw-up things
No, I don't
No you don't
Yes I do

See, but I'm working on it with you all there to guide me.

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#50879 - 07/05/03 06:22 PM Re: One Good Thing
Bill_1965 Offline
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Loc: Flint, Michigan
I like that I'm still a good person, despite my problems.

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#50880 - 07/05/03 06:45 PM Re: One Good Thing
chuck Offline
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Loc: mid atlantic
Al great thread.

I like about myself that I am more aware of who I am and I can live with myself even if I can't run a mile or ride the roller coaster without losing my lunch.

Chuck


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#50881 - 07/05/03 08:15 PM Re: One Good Thing
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I like that I'm slowly becoming willing and able to look at the parts of me I don't like. When I learn about them I can decide what to do next; when I hide from them they get to decide too much.

Thanks, Al and eveyone.

Joe

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#50882 - 07/06/03 03:06 AM Re: One Good Thing
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I like that I am kind and understanding toward others and am learning to be that way toward myself.

Great thread! ;\)

Jeff

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#50883 - 07/06/03 04:28 AM Re: One Good Thing
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What I'm liking about myself these days is what I am here. I like the atmosphere that you guys create here that allows me to speak from my heart.

David

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#50884 - 07/06/03 09:38 AM Re: One Good Thing
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I like the fact that I have three beautiful daughters who adore me. Despite the fact that I am not worthy of their adoration, they do. I hold onto that and it has kept me from taking a leap.

Jim


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#50885 - 07/06/03 11:12 AM Re: One Good Thing
blacken Offline
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Loc: Northern Ohio
I have not lost all Hope. I still have hope that others will cross the threshold from Survivor to Healed. I even Think & Feel its possible for me.

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#50886 - 07/06/03 12:25 PM Re: One Good Thing
Nathan LaChine Offline
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Brothers,

Do know that their is always hope for us their is always that light at the end of the tunnel. No matter how dark the tunnel seems their is always an end to it their si always light at the end.


lots of love, Nathan


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#50887 - 07/06/03 09:08 PM Re: One Good Thing
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Loc: Ohio
I like the fact that most days I like being me.


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#50888 - 07/07/03 04:38 AM Re: One Good Thing
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I like the fact that I have always been open min ded and understanding of other people. I have always been willing to fright for the human rights of others. Thanks everyone your words have helped me today, Muldoon

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#50889 - 07/07/03 08:35 AM Re: One Good Thing
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Loc: Portland, Maine
I like the new me, the kid that I didn't have a chance to be. I like the fact that my SA does not have to dominate my life anymore, I like the friends I have met here..............

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#50890 - 07/07/03 05:20 PM Re: One Good Thing
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Posts: 388
Loc: Chicago IL
I like that I am starting to quit feeling sorry for myself, and doing something to get better.

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#50891 - 08/14/03 11:24 AM Re: One Good Thing
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I like it that I am able to function as well as I do despite my past.

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#50892 - 08/14/03 12:02 PM Re: One Good Thing
Mike Church Offline
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Loc: Toronto, Canada
I like it that I have to capacity to learn

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#50893 - 08/20/03 09:37 PM Re: One Good Thing
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Registered: 07/13/03
Posts: 115
Loc: NYC, NY
I like that I am surviving despite it all.

Green


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#50894 - 08/23/03 08:16 PM Re: One Good Thing
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This thread is haunting me because I had to go for a long walk in order to come up with something good about myself. I know that it is stupid, but the more I accept the fact that I was abused, the less worthy I feel.

I feel awful about myself.

Green


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#50895 - 08/23/03 08:38 PM Re: One Good Thing
Lloydy Offline
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Green
long walks are good.

I use the same route, and halfway round I stop at a look-off and admire the view over the worlds first iron bridge. Surprisingly it's a very quiet spot.
But I can see for miles, watch ant like people way below me, and chill out.
I carved my name in the fence there about 5 years back, and it somehow draws me back. It was a real shitty day when I did it, and it's good to reflect on where I am now.

I like to think as I walk, and this familiar route somehow comforts me. It's like an old friend.

Dave

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#50896 - 08/23/03 09:30 PM Re: One Good Thing
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Loc: NYC, NY
Dave,

I constantly walk the streets of Manhattan which are my old friends. Virtually every block speaks to me with memories. In order to get to my T, I have to walk through beautiful Central Park. It is a nice experience.

Green


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#50897 - 08/24/03 12:06 AM Re: One Good Thing
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Loc: Roswell, GA
I like the fact that at this moment in time I feel I have just a small bit of courage to be who I am, not someone else that others want me to be.

I have courage to believe just a little, like poking my head from underneath the covers, that I'm ok. That I'm going to be ok. That it's ok.

That I can dream of being a cute little puppy lying in a hammock with my best friend. That's what I like right now about myself.

Jim


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#50898 - 08/25/03 04:01 AM Re: One Good Thing
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Loc: Canada
Some time ago I couldn't reply to a post like that, I had nothing good to say about me. The fact I have something to say today is a huge step for me. I like that I am doing something to get better, that I'm trying really hard to be able to live my life not merely pass through it.


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#50899 - 08/30/03 07:06 PM Re: One Good Thing
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I like the part of me that is so curious about this world that we live in. Amazed by the beauty and awsome power of the natural world.

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#50900 - 08/30/03 07:57 PM Re: One Good Thing
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Mark, your comment about living life and not just passing through it, rings all to true for me. I usually say that I think life is happening to me, but I am not directing it as well as I know that I can.

I can give some really good talks on how to live your life with a decent amount of serenity and sense of direction, rejoicing that we can determine who we want to be. Most days, I do not practice it though. That is when I forget that I have lots of control of things, but I choose to sit back and watch what is going to happen. For me, that is rather maddening.

Bob

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#50901 - 08/31/03 02:21 AM Re: One Good Thing
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This is thread I have read before, and I was not able to reply at it. So now I try. I think one good thing of me is that I am starting to learn more, and allow myself to recover some. That is what I try to do now.

Leosha

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#322805 - 02/21/10 12:14 AM Re: One Good Thing [Re: al]
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Posts: 562
I realize this is rather older topic, but I've been discovering so much good stuff from the past here at M/S. Very excited for it.

I will add my thoughts to to this topic.

I like that I'm also a great guy, a very kind, caring, compassionate, and personable person.

I like that even though I was abused, I'm still a decent and caring guy.

I'm slowly learning to love myself.

Thank Al for this topic and for letting me share. Great topic guys.

Charlie.


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