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I’m Handing out Sticks
Depression has been beating you up for years. It’s called you ugly, and stupid, and pathetic, and a failure, for so long that you’ve forgotten that it’s wrong. You don’t see good in yourself, and you don’t have any hope. Your thinking about suicide, you have a plan; you just need a reason not to do it. 
 
But   you’ve come over to me, and said, “HEY! Staying alive is REALLY HARD right now! Just give me something to fight with! I don’t care if it’s a stick! Give me a stick and I can stay alive!”
 
Is that helplessness? No, I think that’s incredible. You’re like the marine that’s been trapped for years behind enemy lines, your gun has been taken away, you’re out of ammo, you’re malnourished, and you’ve probably caught some kind of jungle virus that’s making you hallucinate giant spiders.
 
But you tell me  “Give me a stick! I’m not dying out here!”
 
“A cry for help” Makes it sound like I’m supposed to take pity on you. But you don’t need my pity. This isn’t pathetic. This is the will to survive. With NO hope, running on NOTHING, you’re ready to cut through a hundred miles of hostile jungle with nothing but a stick, if that’s what it takes to get to safety.
All I’m doing is handing out sticks. You’re the one staying alive.
 
I saw this on a therapist wall and wrote down so I could remember in troubled times that I knew would plague me.

 

I'm running out of sticks. 

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Then just ask your friends to lend you theirs. There's almost always someone around whose willing to share. :) 

 

:hug: and :kiss: for you my friend. 

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The only advantage I can think of to a bad knee day - I have my cane 

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I'll join Kitt and give you my cane too.

 

Several months ago I crashed my motorcycle. The doctor who operated on my hand didn't understand why I didn't want the scar reducing cream. Scars proved you did more than watch life go by, you lived. Even if those scars are inside and only you can see them. 

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3 hours ago, Dennis191 said:

Need a stick?! You`re in a jungle, just break one off of a tree soldier! (ok gettin serious...)

 

When the darkness creeps onto me, and roars that I`m a failure, I just say: "WARRRRRGGHHHHHGGGGGG! I`m gonna f`ck you, and everything you say!"But seriously...Guess I found my way of recharging my energy every time someone or something drains it(or it`s just that teenager hot headed stuff...lol.)

thanks. i'm glad you found you way. gives hope to others

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2 hours ago, Caz Pedroso said:

Then just ask your friends to lend you theirs. There's almost always someone around whose willing to share. :) 

 

:hug: and :kiss: for you my friend. 

thanks caz :hug:they're probably hiding from me:unsure:

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1 hour ago, Kitt said:

The only advantage I can think of to a bad knee day - I have my cane 

 

39 minutes ago, DynoReads said:

I'll join Kitt and give you my cane too.

 

Several months ago I crashed my motorcycle. The doctor who operated on my hand didn't understand why I didn't want the scar reducing cream. Scars proved you did more than watch life go by, you lived. Even if those scars are inside and only you can see them. 

 

thanks kitt, dyno, now i have 3  and a walker:P i won't fall now,  but i'm not sure i'm up for swinging back, 

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6 hours ago, DynoReads said:

Several months ago I crashed my motorcycle. The doctor who operated on my hand didn't understand why I didn't want the scar reducing cream. Scars proved you did more than watch life go by, you lived. Even if those scars are inside and only you can see them. 

 

and gray hairs are just wisdom highlights:rofl:

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