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Happy holidays from TeenHelp! - December 25th 2010, 03:37 PM

Hey everyone,

From all of us at TeenHelp we hope you have fantastic holidays!

CanadaCraig's Christmas Message 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS

As the year comes to a close it's important to look BACK - and see for ourselves how well we have done. Have we managed to become better human beings? Are we more compassionate - more caring - more thoughtful - TODAY - than we were a year ago? Is our heart still made of flesh OR has it become hard as it slowly turns to stone?

We have to be mindful of these things. It often hurts to be human. And because of that hurt - many of us TUNE OUT in an attempt to protect ourselves. We become distant and removed [emotionally] from the world around us. But by doing that - we become hard and cold. We stop caring. And that is the saddest thing of all.

Many of us have plenty of reasons for not caring. But none of those reasons are an excuse. If you have been hurt by someone - and vowed never to be quite that sensitive ever again - then you have become like the one who hurt you. You have become someone who doesn't CARE. [At least not as much as you could care - and should care.] YOU must rise above that. You must accept that hurt and OWN IT. For it's only when you OWN THE HURT that you have any power over it. If you keep running from 'IT' - if you keep hiding in the dark hoping that 'IT' won't see you - then 'IT' will always have power over you. And this is true for any negative thought or feeling that we are afraid of. Whenever we run-away from our thoughts OR feelings - it gives those thoughts and feelings more power.

FIND THE COURAGE THIS CHRISTMAS TO BE...
THE MASTER OF YOUR DOMAIN
THE MASTER OF YOUR THOUGHTS
THE MASTER OF YOUR FEELINGS.

STOP RUNNING!

And focus on the fact that.....

Christmas is the time to appreciate that we are human. It's a time when it is especially OK to be generous and kind and loving - even to people we have never met before. For it is that kindness - that LOVE - that is the true spirit of Christmas. Christmas can not be found at a shopping mall. It is not 'for sale' at Walmart. [Or any other store.] Christmas is found on your face. Christmas is found in your words. Christmas is found in your heart. Are you smiling at someone that most people would ignore? Are you saying something supportive and kind to someone who probably rarely ever hears such words? Are you seeking out ways to help those in need? And I don't just mean to those who are obviously down on their luck. Many people LOOK fine on the outside - but their hearts are broken.

Never assume WHO needs to see your SMILE.

Have a wonderful Christmas!

AND if 'Christmas' isn't your 'thing' - I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

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  • 4 - Action plan help - Fairly self explanatory, this document just gives you some tips for using your actions plans effectively!
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However, before you get down to the gruelling hard work, we have a treat for you! Achieving your goals is more than just boring planning, it's about enjoying yourself and being able to keep your motivation high - and smiling [as Craig said] - therefore we have planned several novelty FCRDs this Boxing Day (December 26th) that we hope will be fun for you, but will also help you see how to effectively plan and obtain your goals - using ridiculous comedic examples as a starting point! We will hold three discussions:

Sunday December 26th 2010
8pm-8:20pm GMT/UTC (UK time) - Dealing with troublesome elves
10pm-10:20pm GMT/UTC (UK time) - Keeping reindeers out of the pantry
12midnight-12:20am GMT/UTC (UK time) - Being good: Making it off the naughty list

[This is provisional - Times and topics may change slightly. And yes, we realise this is past Christmas, but us TeenHelp 'elves' are having a day off!]

I hope everybody is having a fantastic time and enjoying their holidays!

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Re: Happy holidays from TeenHelp! - December 25th 2010, 04:23 PM

Marry Christmas and a happy new year.
   
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Re: Happy holidays from TeenHelp! - December 25th 2010, 04:26 PM

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope everyone has a wonderful day!
My action pack won't open. That's ok. My computer is dumb!

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Re: Happy holidays from TeenHelp! - December 25th 2010, 04:35 PM

Wow, that was a thought-provoking message, I've downloaded your Resource Pack and will try and complete it later!

(Except not. This is just what Rob wanted me to say. :P )


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Re: Happy holidays from TeenHelp! - December 25th 2010, 04:58 PM

Merry Christmas/ Happy Holidays everyone!
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Re: Happy holidays from TeenHelp! - December 25th 2010, 06:30 PM

Great post Thanks Rob, Craig and all the rest here <3


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Re: Happy holidays from TeenHelp! - December 25th 2010, 06:58 PM

Ahh, As Emily said - Very thought provoking!! Definitely got me thinking!
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas! And an even better new year
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Re: Happy holidays from TeenHelp! - December 25th 2010, 06:59 PM

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Re: Happy holidays from TeenHelp! - December 25th 2010, 07:04 PM

Thank you everyone on here for being such amazing people
If I ever end up leaving here, I'll always remember you guys.
I haven't been on here long, but you have all helped me so much.
I love all of you, have a very, very merry christmas!! <3


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Re: Happy holidays from TeenHelp! - December 25th 2010, 07:04 PM

Aww I love this! Merry Christmas everyone! <3
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Re: Happy holidays from TeenHelp! - December 25th 2010, 08:34 PM

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to one and all on TeenHelp, and a very thought-provoking and on-the-button message from Craig as always. Thanks to you, Rob and Steph for your work as always, and best wishes to everyone for the remainder of this year and the new one.


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However bleak things seem, however insurmountable the darkness appears, remember that you have worth and nothing can take that away.

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Re: Happy holidays from TeenHelp! - December 25th 2010, 09:44 PM

Merry Christmas everyone!!!


There's always light at the end of a tunnel, even if you have to pass a few bends to see it.



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Re: Happy holidays from TeenHelp! - December 26th 2010, 12:02 AM

Aww, I <3 Craig's messages.
Merry Christmas everyone.


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Re: Happy holidays from TeenHelp! - December 26th 2010, 01:37 AM

Happy holidays! And thank you for the resources and message! I love them!
   
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Re: Happy holidays from TeenHelp! - December 26th 2010, 03:10 AM

I always enjoy Craig's Christmas messages, and this year is no exception to that. The resource guide is great guys. Happy holidays everyone.


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Re: Happy holidays from TeenHelp! - December 26th 2010, 03:38 AM

Merry Christmas <3



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Re: Happy holidays from TeenHelp! - December 26th 2010, 04:43 AM

Steph, Rob, Craig, newsletter editors and anyone else who has played a role in creating this message, you guys are PRECIOUS. What a fabulous job you've done. I'm pretty much beaming; its that cute. Good job. I hope everyone has a fabulous rest of 2010 - YOLO (you only live once)!



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Re: Happy holidays from TeenHelp! - December 26th 2010, 04:44 AM

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Re: Happy holidays from TeenHelp! - December 26th 2010, 05:53 AM

I just smiled a lot. Merry Christmas, Teen Help! I hope your holidays are bright!



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Re: Happy holidays from TeenHelp! - December 26th 2010, 07:11 AM

MERRY HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE! I'm really glad I've got to meet so many great people before the Holidays!

I'll definitely look at the resource pack! It'll help me with this next coming year.

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Re: Happy holidays from TeenHelp! - December 26th 2010, 07:56 AM

I presume said chats tomorrow (actually, TODAY now) are a bad joke?

EDIT: OHHHHH that's what I get for skimming posts first time around. xD

Why are they not on the countdown?


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Re: Happy holidays from TeenHelp! - December 26th 2010, 12:01 PM

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Re: Happy holidays from TeenHelp! - December 26th 2010, 02:36 PM

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I presume said chats tomorrow (actually, TODAY now) are a bad joke?

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Re: Happy holidays from TeenHelp! - December 26th 2010, 11:27 PM

I missed the discussion on keeping reindeer out of the pantry...man...I REALLY needed some solid tips on that. I've got three downstairs, rummaging through everything. HELP!


Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!
Have a fantastic New Year!!! 2011 holds awesome things for all of us

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Re: Happy holidays from TeenHelp! - December 27th 2010, 12:11 AM

Thanks Craig.


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Re: Happy holidays from TeenHelp! - December 27th 2010, 05:09 AM

YAY! I love Craig's messages every year! Happy holidays everyone!


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Re: Happy holidays from TeenHelp! - December 29th 2010, 06:20 AM

Wow, this is awesome!!! Everyone on the TH staff is amazing and great! I will definitely download the resource pack, a few days late, but hey, I guess late is better than never, right? That was a very awesome and thought provoking message, thanks for it, it made me smile and realize that maybe this isn't just something for the holidays...
Thanks again to Kraig, Rob, Steph, Mel and everyone else that took part in making this, you all are great people!


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Re: Happy holidays from TeenHelp! - December 30th 2010, 08:09 AM

Merry Christmas and have a safe New Year.
By the way I loved Craig's message.


   
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Re: Happy holidays from TeenHelp! - December 30th 2010, 01:12 PM

Sod the Queen's speech, Craig's message should have been broadcast on Christmas Day!

Merry Christmas one and all!


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Re: Happy holidays from TeenHelp! - January 2nd 2011, 02:07 PM

Thanks for everything you guys (Rob, Steph, Craig, every staff and member!) do. Happy holidays <3
   
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Re: Happy holidays from TeenHelp! - January 2nd 2011, 04:37 PM

Merry CHRISTmas and a happy new year!


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