My Motto: Keep Smiling
--by chips, posted Dec 19, 2008
I was hurt as a child, mentally and physically and I suffer from it today. When I was in the UK I was a the chairman (after 2 years of volunteering) of a charity that helps people cope. My life motto is "keep smilin." I have my down days, more so than up days. But I keep smilin and I get by. Never, never, never give up! I always let the paper boys keep the change when I buy a paper from them when they sit outside all day. I was a paper boy once. And I appreciated all the change I could get. I always buy the big issue, then hand it back to them to resell. I can't save the world. I don't want to either. But I can raise a smile. I love to smile. I only wish I could from the inside.
thanks for the cards ;)
Many of us have had/have trauma. Learning how to deal with it & move on has made/makes us stronger, more contented & fulfilled. I am so happy that you have found how to deal with your issues.
I wish everyone a day of turning all negatives into positives. I have foun that this enriches & brings inner peace.
thanks junebug :)
I am proud of your attitude, you will give courage and hope to others. Keep on Smiling, it will eventually reach inside....jaydeebug
The one thing that I have learned about myself over the years, is that I have the ability to bring comfort, and smiles to people around me. Which is why I think I worked for the NHS for over 15 years, till I had to early retire.
You may not feel you're smiling from the inside, but it could be you are afraid to, as for so long it has been out of your reach, but I think now is your time to bring out your inward smile, because your story made me not only shed a tear, but smile for the wonderful person you obviously are XX
there's more to my situation but as and when for that.
lovebug, thanks for the bleesing.
wotserface, thanks for the xx's
jaydeebug, sorry you had to spill a tear.there's always someone worst off then you. but its ironic that knowing that, should make you feel any better. i'll source the book and have a read. a book i read was toxic parents. by susan foreward. my folks where toxic. and the book helped a lot. with dealing with confrontation.
& junebug- keep that faith.
can i ask why so many bugs? on all the names.. should i be chipbug?
Tell yourself that how you react to the things that happen to you is your choice. That's not to blame you for what's happened to you, it's so that you can take control of it.
And hang around here, there's always a smile somewhere!