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#246681 - 08/26/08 10:21 PM Re: Challenge: HERE'S the good stuff!! [Re: ak]
EGL Offline
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Registered: 06/19/04
Posts: 7821
Great thread, Andrei, and it's really good to see so many positive things happening in the guys' lives here.

Here's a few of mine:

* My wife and daughters are my life, and I am blessed beyond belief to have them.
* My health is good and I am able to get up each day without major complaint.
* I have a good job doing something I really enjoy, and have a boss that is beyond measure.
* I have been blessed to be able to recovery from the past, although I am still a work in progress.


#246802 - 08/27/08 04:21 PM Re: Challenge: HERE'S the good stuff!! [Re: EGL]
FLRich Offline

Registered: 06/21/04
Posts: 1404
Positive things this week:

1. It is finally sunny!
2. No rain!
3. I have managed to live to 52 yrs.
4. I am healthy...lazy, but healthy.
5. I have a super son!
6. I have awesome friends here, whom I love as brothers. They
know who they are.
7. I have a roof over my head.
8. I have food to eat.
9. I have plenty to drink, sometimes too much.
10. I have MS. Without MS, and the awesome friends in #6, I may
not be here to enjoy this positive week.

#247021 - 08/28/08 11:18 AM Re: Challenge: HERE'S the good stuff!! [Re: FLRich]
ak Offline

Registered: 01/10/04
Posts: 1491
Frozen Snickers bars! (The real ones in the freezer, not those designed freezer ones)

#247040 - 08/28/08 12:37 PM Re: Challenge: HERE'S the good stuff!! [Re: ak]
michael banks Offline

Registered: 06/12/08
Posts: 1755
Loc: Mojave Desert, Ca
Positive things;

1- a beautiful and supportive wife.
2- 7 wonderful children
3- a job I love
4- a beautiful home
5- M/s and it's great guys
6- a new mens suppopt group.


To own one's shadow is the highest moral act of a human.
-Robert Johnson-

"IT ought never be forgotten that the past is the parent of the future" John C. Calhoun

WOR Alumni Sequoia 2009

#247442 - 08/30/08 01:28 PM Re: Challenge: HERE'S the good stuff!! [Re: michael banks]
ak Offline

Registered: 01/10/04
Posts: 1491
'Being there' for a friend and getting a hug from someone who doesn't like touch.

#248102 - 09/03/08 11:24 PM Re: Challenge: HERE'S the good stuff!! [Re: ak]
ak Offline

Registered: 01/10/04
Posts: 1491
Being proud of a friend, and becoming aware of how very good some people really are.

#248105 - 09/03/08 11:55 PM Re: Challenge: HERE'S the good stuff!! [Re: ak]
dgoods Offline

Registered: 10/15/07
Posts: 622
Loc: Richmond area
My all-time "good thing":
About 10 years ago, my roommate was a bipolar cokehead with two kids, a 5-yr. old daughter, and a 3-yr. old son (each with different absent fathers), and a new boyfriend every week; a totally chaotic household. The day before i moved out, i made the daughter promise me that if anybody did anything that hurt her or made her (or her little brother) feel yucky, even if it was her mommy or one of her friends, she should tell her teacher, or another grown-up that she felt safe around, right away. About a month later, the mother stopped by my new apt. to thank me- the new roommate after me tried to molest her daughter, and she told her mother the same day- the creep was arrested. I never felt better about myself than that moment.

Give sorrow words: the grief that does not speak
Whispers the o'er-fraught heart and bids it break.

-William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act IV, Sc. III

#248109 - 09/04/08 01:09 AM Re: Challenge: HERE'S the good stuff!! [Re: dgoods]
1islandboy Offline

Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 906
Loc: washington
Only The Good Stuff,

Let me see,

I found out my van, (that was given to me), needs a new tie rod,
and it is hundreds of dollars cheaper than most vehicles.

I just got a perm, (in spite of what anyone thinks about long hair during the summer months, the mullet is taking shape). This is a sign of FREEDOM...!!!

My relationship with my new girlfriend, continues to evolve and grow.

I freely gave advice to a newcomer, I now have the ability to care and help someone besides myself.

I am sober, and if I continue this trend will be two on the 4th of October.

Almost forgot, just got my teeth cleaned!



Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine ~ M.F. Fernandez

#248162 - 09/04/08 04:35 PM Re: Challenge: HERE'S the good stuff!! [Re: 1islandboy]
ak Offline

Registered: 01/10/04
Posts: 1491
I did serious 'kick ass' in test skate yesterday! \:\)

#248173 - 09/04/08 05:34 PM Re: Challenge: HERE'S the good stuff!! [Re: ak]
M3 Offline

Registered: 09/04/07
Posts: 1392
Loc: Central Ohio
Great idea for a thread!! Here's my list today:

  1. I have wonderful friends here that are supportive of me and my journey.
  2. I have made great friends from around the world here at MaleSurvivior.
  3. I am dating and for the first time it's nice.
  4. I feel a sort of content type of happy and it's sticking around (scary).
  5. I am beginning to break free from the abuse to become the person I was destined to be.
  6. I am finally believing that some day I will not just survive, but thrive!

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