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Thumbs up Just today - March 8th 2009, 10:05 PM

I had an amazing conversation today and thought it might help some people,

Me: Ok, so i know im done cutting but i just realized i cant cut for the rest of my freakin purple turtle life. forever! how am i supposed to stay clean forever?

Chris: not true

Me: so i can cut again?

Chris: no idiot, not the rest of your life, today. just today. dont worry about tuesday or next week or two years from now, you only have to be clean for today. you can't take it a year or a month at a time just one day at a time. tommorow you start over again and take it from the top but you're gonna go insane trying to live two years in the future.

Me: damn.

Chris: whats damn

Me: i swear you amaze me every day.

Chris: babe you cant stop on your own. dont try to cuz you'll just get in deeper, you have freinds and people who love you like crazy so dont lean on yourself cuz you'll probably end up falling on your ass, K?


that just hit me so hard, and i want other people to think about it like that, that you're not stopping forever, you're stopping today. and every morning just say, im stopping for today and dont bog yourself down with the weight of the rest of your life y'know

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Re: Just today - March 8th 2009, 10:20 PM

That is a really good way of looking at things, thankyou for posting that. Its like breaking it down into manageable chunks. I agree, if you look ahead and think you have to stop for the rest of your life it will seem impossible. Just trying to get through one day though doesnt seem so hard. I hope you manage it

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Re: Just today - March 8th 2009, 10:31 PM

Wow, that is a great way to look at things, and I to completely agree. Thanks for sharing this with all of us, and good luck with being self harm free, it sounds like you have a lot of people who are going to help you get there. Hang in there. x





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Re: Just today - March 8th 2009, 10:34 PM

Wow that's so true. It's good that you have people to help you through.
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Re: Just today - March 8th 2009, 11:50 PM

Thankyou for sharing that!
Thats a really good thought, and it's true. It seems so hard to think of things in the future, but when you focus on the present, it doesn't seem to daunting.

It's great that you have the support of other people, you're really lucky.
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Re: Just today - March 8th 2009, 11:53 PM

That's the best way to look at anything in life. Just one day at a time.
I also have to add that I loved the "don't lean on yourself cause you will just land on your ass" part. It made me laugh. =)
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Thumbs up Re: Just today - March 9th 2009, 05:50 PM

This is awesome, and I'm really glad you posted it...I have trouble taking things one day at a time but if I don't concentrate for staying clean for however-long then it doesn't seem as scary I'm glad you have a friend that cares about you and can help you through this


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