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Re: Positive Thinking and Positive Thoughts

Post by DannyD » 04 Oct 2012 10:42

thanks Lee that's really thought provoking

and thanks Miss blue - might have missed it...
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Post by slingy2 » 04 Oct 2012 13:21

hey carrot girly.i like the ideas but i think i would have trouble with number 11 as working an hour or two a day would not feed me let alone put a roof over my head.on the positive side i would get to see daybreak from a piss stained shop doorway.my positive thoughts are when i am dead i wont have to get up at six to go work.

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Post by DannyD » 04 Oct 2012 19:00

slingy2 wrote:my positive thoughts are when i am dead i wont have to get up at six to go work.
Depends where They send you Slingy.....
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Post by slingy2 » 05 Oct 2012 01:57

DD do you reckon when i,m brown bread Them may send me to a factory up north taking giblets out of battery chickens.if that's the case give me the quran 75 virgins is a much better option

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Post by DannyD » 05 Oct 2012 05:13

slingy2 wrote:DD do you reckon when i,m brown bread Them may send me to a factory up north taking giblets out of battery chickens.if that's the case give me the quran 75 virgins is a much better option
You mean you haven't had the virgins yet Slingy? Might be too late for you now...
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Post by MsTique » 14 Oct 2012 21:11

Go for it, MountainHare. Do everything you can to make it happen!

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Post by MissBlue » 21 Oct 2012 09:40

Alcohol emancipation ;)? I like that idea :D

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Post by enoughisenough » 24 Oct 2012 08:11

Hi Mountain Hare

I love reading this thread and you write some very insightful comments. Have you read Viktor's book - Man's search for meaning or purpose - something like that? I read it a few years ago and lent it to someone ( hence not being able to remember the title) but it has always stayed with me and in any dark times, I reflect on some of the passages that I can remember and it always helps. I think it should be compulsory reading and yet few people have even heard of him :(

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Post by MsTique » 24 Oct 2012 09:18

Thanks for those positive posts, MountainHare! Your outlook will never let you stay down for long and your good vibes reach out to others too. <:)> I've ordered the Victor Frankl book from the library.

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Post by Topcat » 11 Nov 2012 08:49

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Post by chick dip » 11 Nov 2012 14:52

Mountainhare wrote:Life is short.

Smile while you still have teeth :D

I dare you to put that on the 50 thread :o :o

....*scuttles off quickly :)
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Post by Sheila » 11 Nov 2012 15:02

I'm watching MH & Chick ;)
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Post by MissBlue » 11 Nov 2012 16:25

Mountainhare wrote:Life is short.

Smile while you still have teeth :D
I like that one ;)?

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Post by koalaBear » 25 Nov 2012 14:57

I’m a big fan of Paul Garrigan’s blog and a couple of his posts/vids in particular are worth a look ‘How to be positive in the middle of a shit storm’ and ‘Goodbye shitty life – reasons to be cheerful’ brilliant :D

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Post by MissBlue » 28 Nov 2012 10:34

Joop I had a nice juicer ( expensive ) and the motor burnt out so I bought a real cheapy to tide me over until I saved enough to buy a new one. Tesco £6.99 about 7 years ago and it is still going strong. It does fruit and veg but not wheatgrass or anything too hard. The trick to cleaning the juicer is to put the sieve part in a bowl of water whilst you rinse out the other parts and then use a nail brush on the sieve part under running water. MH is right it takes no time at all.

Good fruit is lovely and cheap at the mo. Morrisons are doing a GIANT pineapple for £1 ( does 3 days ) and 8 kiwi for a £1 ( does 4 days ) So a nice combo is; 1 apple, 1/3 pineapple and 2 kiwi :D Now is the time to pump your body with vitamins to fight off those winter colds ;)?

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Post by DannyD » 28 Nov 2012 10:41

I'm positive that it takes 2 minutes to drink, but at least 10 (each) mins to prepare the fruit and clean the machine. I like to drink the stuff, but it's awfully time consuming. Bowl of muesli and a banana. Done.
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Post by DannyD » 28 Nov 2012 14:08

I'm thinking peeling pineapples and other citrus fruit. And ginger (or does that all go in?).

I'm at work and the doors are open and I'm COLD. So much for my resolution to smile at work.
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Post by koalaBear » 28 Nov 2012 18:43

I’m gonna have to get down with this juicing lark. I’m a committed fruit dodger, but given my habitual liking for things in liquid form :? juice could be the way forward….

MH, that Lance Dodes book is the business, it helped me enormously. This is a bit messed up but whenever I spoke to my mum on the phone it was followed by an overwhelming urge to get pissed, I couldn’t work it out. I won’t bore everyone with the ins and outs but thanks to Heart of Addiction I’ve worked out why that was happening and I no longer have the same problem - which is kinda handy seen as I speak to her most weeks.

Not sure about juiced cabbage MH, I mean yeah it's good for you but be careful, too much and you'll be on the toilet all day :o

Joop, Garrigan is great isn’t he. I really love ‘how to quit being a drunk, the problem with ambivalence’. I’m like you with the spirituality, not feeling it at the moment but it tends to come and go.

Happy juicing people <:)>
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Re: Positive Thinking and Positive Thoughts

Post by koalaBear » 29 Nov 2012 20:23

I know it’s rather trite, but I thought this would be a good place to wheel out the ‘Don’t Quit’ poem:

When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh.
When care is pressing you down a bit.
Rest, if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns
As every one of us sometimes learns.
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out:
Don't give up though the pace seems slow -
You may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out -
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt.
And you never can tell how close you are.
It may be near when it seems so far:
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.

Stay positive everyone <:)>
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Re: Positive Thinking and Positive Thoughts

Post by enoughisenough » 07 Dec 2012 08:27

hi MH

I dont post often although I read everyday but I just had to say what a fabulous, beautifully written piece of hope and dreams. Hold on to that dream, it is so powerful and seems so close it must feel like you can actually hold it and sure enough one day, live it.

Eie
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