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100 reasons to live - October 2nd 2009, 03:30 AM

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i need 100 reasons to live...its a deal i made with a friend...if i cant get them in 2 hrs...i get to die....


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Re: 100 reasons to live - October 2nd 2009, 04:10 AM

Hey Kassy,

I'm sorry you're feeling this way, and while I don't think it's right that you made a deal with a friend that could potentially end in you killing yourself, I'm going to copy and paste the reasons from this thread: http://www.teenhelp.org/forums/f11-d...-reasons-live/

*Puppies (like maggie! she loves everyone! especially YOU!)
*Fresh-baked cookies and brownies
*Warm spring days
*Fresh Flowers
*The 7th Harry Potter Book
*You Mom and Dad and Sisters and Brothers
*Your friends
*Raising your kids so they don't have to go through the same pain you did
*Snow Angels and Snowmen and Snow Days
*College and Knowledge
*Bright blue skies
*Fresh rain
*Hugs and Kisses and Love
*The really funny and cute and amusing smileys that keep showing up
*ben and jerry's phish food ice cream
*full moons
*water skiing
*a favorite song
*dreams
*deciding on a name for your nameless fish
*scrapbooking
*sparkles
*crazy hair days
*evening walks in the park
*your favorite food
*new experiences
*cookie dough
*sunsets and sunrises
*new kitties!
*deep conversations with your best friends
*sarcasm... yay!
*new hair cuts
*new school clothes
*half-baked ice cream bar from ben and jerrys
*cute guys
*your first kiss
*any kiss thereafter
*clear water on a white sand beach
*Warm covers and a good book
*Frozen lemonade in 100+ degree weather
*Friends
*Prom
*Dressing up
*Dressing down
*Sleeping all day
*Your favorite stuffed-animal from when you were little
*Your first house and your first new car
*Inside jokes
*All the silly little sentimental things that make you smile
*Smiles
*Because I care
*scented candles
*the ocean and watching the waves crash against the shore
*the miracle of babies
*looking at newly developed pictures
*taking pictures of your shadow
*pinking shears (the scissors that make the kewl designs)
*how peoples ears turn red when there embarrassed
*blushing
*dolls
*music
*blankets right out of the drying machine on a cold winter day
*bathrobes and slippers
*pillow fights with your girlie friends
*dancing in the rain
*cuddles
*holding your sisters tightly
*thunderstorms
*holding a new born baby
*seeing someone happy and realizing it's you who made them happy
*laughter
*freshly cut grass
*sleeping under the stars
*bakeries
*Walking by the moonlight
*Dreaming
*Taking a deep breath
*Marrying the one you love
*Ever changing clouds and their shapes
*The pot of gold tha tlies at the end of each rainbow
*Hope and prayer
*Songs of life
*Making a difference
*Because living proves you can
*Reaching somewhere so you can help everyone else
*Believing in something
*Because its easier
*Seeing shooting stars
*Fireworks
*To see your dreams come true
*Watching everyone around you grow up (notice the changes)
*To see if that local high school band made it big
*To help others
*Going on a roadtrip with friends
  • "Hold On" by Good Charlotte
  • Shoes
  • the night sky
  • Camping
  • Breathing air
  • Holding hands
  • Because 80% of suicide attempt victims feel a sudden urge to live after attempting.
  • Crying for joy.
  • Screaming at the top of your lungs
  • Feeling temperature
  • Being able to feel angry, upset, and happy.
  • Being able to cry, yell, and smile.
  • I want to talk to you. : )
Alright, I didn't count how many that was, but I'm willing to bet that that's over 100. And the last reason, "I want to talk to you," comes from me as well... I've talked to you a few times now through PMs, and you're a very nice and wonderful person to talk to. You don't deserve to punish yourself by making a permanent solution to a temporary problem, and I honestly think that if you're feeling this way, you should tell an adult you trust or call 911. They will be able to help, I promise. I hope to God that you start feeling better soon, Kassy. You're one of the nicest people I've spoken to on these forums.
   
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Re: 100 reasons to live - October 2nd 2009, 06:33 AM

Why do you want a quantity of reasons to live? Isn't the quality of reason(s) to live the issue?

I mean, even if you had only one good reason to live, wouldn't that one reason be good enough? Maybe that reason could be your love for someone (including yourself), how amazing the universe is, or the fact that you're only 15 and have so much good ahead of you that you can't see right now.



   
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Cool Re: 100 reasons to live - October 5th 2009, 04:58 PM

1) Somebody, somewhere, loves you. Whether you believe it or not.
2) Sleeping in on Sundays
3) Being able to go barefoot
4) The present won't last forever
5) I'm sure someone is about to release a new cd or book or movie that you probably need to see or hear or read.
6) Pizza!
7) sunrises (for morning people)
8) sunsets (for night people)
9) snow
10) amazing and comfortable clothing
11) spring rain
12) have you actually visited all 7 wonders of the world yet?
13) fall leaves
14) hot chocolate!
15) anything chocolate!
16) amazing music
17) Saturday morning cartoons
18) instant messenger
19) staying home alone
20) parents
21) there's got to be a cause you can fight for
22) puppies
23) kittens
24) laughter
25) goofy pictures
26) good hair days
27) it's almost Christmas

28) popcorn
29) ice cream
30) flip-flops
31) libraries
32) shapes in the clouds
33) running water
34) puzzles
35) hikes in the woods
36) facebook
37) hugs
38) warm blankets
39) sleep
40) cute earrings
41) quiet mornings
42) the stars
43) the moon
44) television
45) comfy chairs and couches
46) the smell of dryer sheets and just-washed clothes
47) coloring books
48) sports
49) rabbits
50) new shoes
51) new haircuts
52) computer games
53) comfy pj's
54) hot baths
55) clocks ticking
56) candy
57) Anime!
58) the ability to see
59) the perfect pair of jeans
60) strange mutant stuffed animals
61) getting out of the house
62) all that hard work should come to something
63) soul mates
64) awkward moments
65) the mall
66) movies that make you cry
67) cute babies/pets
68) you learn something new every day
69) art
70) concerts
71) roommates
72) people of the opposite gender
73) talking
74) listening
75) God is good
76) green grass
77) moments of confusion
78) poetry
79) meat
80) random odd things in nature
81) fashion!
82) scrapbooks
83) graduation
84) siblings
85) the world needs you
86) romance
87) adventure
88) owning a vehicle
89) to make a great and incredible discovery
90) board games
91) card games
92) get-to-know-you games
93) for the joy of overcoming the challenges of life
94) all creation
95) staying in bed
96) sick days
97) oversleeping
98) the possibility of a challenge
99) lifelong friends
100) the good times


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Re: 100 reasons to live - October 5th 2009, 05:45 PM

this is very good, great idea
   
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Re: 100 reasons to live - October 5th 2009, 09:20 PM

Falling in love. And yeah, there's times when you're sure it will never happen. But that just makes it all the more amazing when it does. And you'll be so glad you held on. It'll feel like a reward. THAT'S a reason in itself, and I'm speaking from personal experience.


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Re: 100 reasons to live - October 5th 2009, 10:08 PM

I love this list. If and one has ever seen the movie Bang Bang You're Dead, at the end there are some deep and inspiring reasons to live.
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Re: 100 reasons to live - October 5th 2009, 11:43 PM

Thanks so much for posting this. xxx

I love it, and it's so true. This is a nice pick-me-up! ^_^


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Re: 100 reasons to live - October 6th 2009, 01:47 AM

Hey there,

There are a lot of reasons to live. I believe 100 were posted. I hope that they changed your mind and made you want to continue to live. I know that looking at this link (Reasons to Live - TeenHelp) has helped me hang on in the past and maybe it will do the same for you.

I will list a few reasons why I continue to live; I don't know how many of them have been posted for you but if there are repeats I apologize.

1. My neices and nephews and the rest of my family
2. The fact that I can help others in the future
3. I have a lot to offer even if I do not see it
4. Things will not always be this bad
5 "Too the world you might be one person but to one person you might be the world." This is a quote that I have found and every time I feel low I think of it and it helps me remember that there is at least one person out there now or in the future who needs me.
6. Feeling the wind
7. Seeing a rainbow
8. Being hugged
9. Laughing
10. Being able to learn and experience new things.

Please hang in there and know that you matter to a lot of people. If you ever want to talk please feel free to pm me.

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