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Comfort - need it - having panic attacks.....

 
 
mismi
 
Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 07:24 pm
Maybe I put too much stock into what you fine folk think. But I do think that you are all such realist...let me just say - you are bottoming out my balloon.

Is there anything that can be said that is good? Not about food either. What is good about life? About the World in general. What things are happy things?
 
shewolfnm
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 07:29 pm
@mismi,
i share your thoughts.

There are many nice things in the world and even more wonderful people.

I just gave my cats some kittynip. It makes their world a wonderful place for about an hour.
Watching them roll around in it, and hearing their happy purrs is enough to make me feel content no matter what is going on with me.

Maybe we should sprinkle some kitty nip every where..
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 07:31 pm
@mismi,
I just saved a bundle by switching to geico.
shewolfnm
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 07:39 pm
@Bi-Polar Bear,
i can now keep it up , thanks to viagra..
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 07:41 pm
@mismi,
I still love you and yours, Feather.

Have a stiff drink, and go bed.

We ain't fixin' this tomorrow, or the day after...

Wink
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 07:44 pm
@mismi,
I figured that one out a long time ago; I think about five lifetimes ago when I was still in my early twenties.

A positive outlook is important for your own good health - that's both physical and mental. I have also learned from my many travels that most people on this planet are "good" people. Happy things are things you have some personal control over, and they include goals that you set out for yourself like completing college, and being lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time for opportunities that just seem to fall your way. It's also about family and friends, and how one relates to them. I've been lucky here too! I'm very proud of my siblings and their children who have exceeded my greatest expectations. I never used to get along with my older brother, but we have sibling get-togethers three or four times a year. I also have many friends in the US and around the world that I communicate with at least once-a-year mostly during the holiday season. The other things that makes for a happy life is good health. I've enjoyed good health for most of my life, but was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year and treated with radiation. I'm now suffering from the after effects of the treatment, but most of the bad stuff is now over. I'm 73 years old, so medical problems are prone to increase as I age. We have two great sons, both are intelligent and sensitive, but most importantly they are good humans.

NO matter how dismal things may look, always realize that they will be short-lived, and it's up to you to pull yourself out of them with positive thinking - and effort. Nothing comes us to on a silver platter; we must work for them.

Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 07:50 pm
you can realize that life is mostly **** without having a bad outlook or letting it get you down....don't expect anything and make the most of what you have....
mismi
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 07:55 pm
@cicerone imposter,
RH - I am blessed to know you - you're too dang much of a realist though...stiff drink where is it?

dammit - I was looking for the silver platter...

okay - you all made me smile - this is good stuff. I thank you.

C.I. - I hope the after effects wear off soon. My Daddy may have to go through chemo again soon -he has testicular cancer - but like you he has a good attitude. I will try to keep my chin up and work hard and be positive - in spite of what I read and hear. Thanks

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mismi
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 07:56 pm
@Bi-Polar Bear,
Quote:
you can realize that life is mostly **** without having a bad outlook or letting it get you down....don't expect anything and make the most of what you have....


Can you really? I find that statement really depressing Bear.
Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 08:00 pm
@mismi,
sure you can... you rise above it and do the lemonade out of lemons thing... look it in the eye and laugh...sometimes with it....sometimes at it.... and sometimes life laughs at you.... but everything is funny and you can laugh and then you feel better....life is what it is.... you can only control your viewpoint....
Shaunnas Dad
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 08:02 pm
@mismi,
You are conscious thinking person in an amazingly beautiful and complex
universe. This is a gift. What did you do to earn being born? Every minute,
every second is a bonus. Do you love? Are you loved? Another bonus! Have
you looked at a sunset, a tree, a baby's tiny fingers? Beauty, pure beauty. You
can enjoy that beauty and be moved by it. You can't explain why some things
are beautiful, but you know that they are.

Don't let lies deafen you to truth. Don't let ugliness blind you to beauty. Don't
let evil take away your taste for good.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 08:10 pm
@Shaunnas Dad,
SD, First off, welcome to a2k. I like what your wrote about enjoying "beauty" that's accessible to all. I enjoy all forms of music, amazing landscapes, the wonders of the world, beauty in all forms including art, nature, animals, museums, zoos, the oceans, lakes, railways, trains, antique, architecture, all peoples and their children, parks, movies, theater, and travel.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 08:11 pm
I don't have anything sparky to say, Mis.

The smallest bits of life are, uh, miracles (I don't believe in miracles, but you can imagine what I mean) when life is precious. Life is really spectacular in its convoluted way.

I remember having blue moods - I suppose associated with pms but not necessarily - and thinking later that I was always right in those analyses - it was then that I was thinking clearer. And much later, thinking I was right in my observations.

Being blue is normal for a thinking observing human.

I won't tell you to enjoy it, but the observations are part of yourself.
Must you always be sunny? (that's not a dig.)

ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 08:13 pm
@ossobuco,
On the panic attacks - seriously - breathe deeply, slowly. Google panic attacks and what to do.
kickycan
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 08:27 pm
@Bi-Polar Bear,
Bi-Polar Bear wrote:
life is what it is.... you can only control your viewpoint....


You can do that? Can everybody do that!? Oh, that's just GREAT! Another thing I can't do! Dammmit, everything SUCKS!
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Shaunnas Dad
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 08:30 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Thank you, CI. You may know me already as a soccer-playing dog. I use this
ID when I log in from home.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 08:30 pm
Mayo clinic on panic attacks..

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/panic-attacks/DS00338

Nice, but it doesn't tell you what to do.

Have to google some more.
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mismi
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 08:31 pm
@ossobuco,
breathing deeply - I'm ok Osso...thank you

These are great things guys...I do feel better.

Not always sunny Osso...would like to be.

edit: No, need the rain to appreciate the sun - I do know that. Like rainy days too...

mismi
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 08:33 pm
@mismi,
Thank you Shauna's Dad - those are great things...

and Bear - I see what you are saying. I will try Wink
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2008 08:37 pm
@mismi,
I love to clear my mind of all sound and images,
and then contemplate FREEDOM, JOY AND BEAUTY in the abstract;
then contemplate FREEDOM, JOY AND BEAUTY incarnated into
the essences of the events and objects of my Environment



Enjoy the FINE MIND CANDY



David
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