I'm sorry that the road to awakening had to be so painful, Fred. I'm not remotely surprised that you have a talent for helping others! We could have told you that. The compassion you have for your animals is a window into your underlying compassionate nature. 282 days is a great amount of time to make a plan for your life after retirement. Maybe also consider in the group therapy how to accept help as well as give it.
Willow ,'Conversations with Dead People'
Goodbye and Good Riddance 2017: That'll put marzipan in your pie plate, Bingo!
Every year we watch the Charlie Brown special, do the Snoopy dance, wish everybody a Merry Thanksgivukkahmas, and thank our Secret Santas in the good riddance thread. Which is this one, in case you were wondering.
Go away, 2017. You have a lot to turn around, 2018. Bring it on.
Fred, Laura said whst I was thinking. You are an amazing person.
Maybe also consider in the group therapy how to accept help as well as give it.
That was one thing I learned. Part of the program was making a safety plan, including who we can reach out to if things get so bad again.
I'm thankful to be here too, WS, and thankful for all of you.
I tell people about your Iceland experience more often than you would imagine.
Oh cool! Let me be the warning to all - pour out a libation for the fairies; they get testy if you ignore them.
People talk about me when I'm not there... I must really exist
Fred Pete, I'm so sorry about your lost kitties and about your breakdown. Glad Coco's doing so well, though. I sympathize with the "couple weeks of "partial hospitalization" in a classroom-type group therapy setting" - I did that a few decades ago, too. It helped, and I'm glad it helped you. I echo what Laura said, we've always known what a great person you are, and now that you know it too, I look forward to seeing what you do with yourself!
Ahh, retirement. The thought that buoys me up 8 hours a day.
Oh Fred, I'm sorry things have been so hard for you, and hope they continue to get better.
What a rough year, Fred. I'm glad you're finding ways through and some useful things enroute.
Fred, sorry that things got so bad, happy to hear that you are doing better. We will be counting down with you!!
My Seekrit Santa is sent!
And I just got it, Connie!
You got me a wee Japanese hedgie! With a tomato!
Also, a big ol' candle that is the perfect combo of woodsy & fresh.
Thank you, Connie!!
I got one of those candles for myself.