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    Once upon a starry night, the sky of stars shined so bright.
    Lightyears of distance between each one, there are many abroad just like our sun.
    Many gazed way up high, but some, the old, began to cry.
    The beauty of the cosmos is beyond human description, gazing way up may be one’s prescription.

    Creation in itself, born from our Creator. Born with infinite precision, unreplicable, loved by him.
    From the fish of the sea to the birds of the sky.
    Every microorgansim, every macroorgansim.
    Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics, all is connected without one atom left out. This connection is brought from the one up high.

    Us humans take much for granted.
    Overlooking the beauty and work is all we do.
    Overlooking his grace and his mercy, our maker, our healer, our companion. Love is all he wants from us, for us to love him, others, and all.

    The universe will not last forever, all will come to an end.
    The book of life shall close and the end of the story will commence.
    Until that day, I strive to love, I strive to forgive, I strive to take up my cross, respect all people, to deal with my condition gratefully and out of love.
    Watch that sunset, climb that mountain, walk that beach, and spend time with those you love most.
    Someday, you won’t be able to.

    #CatholicChurch #Gratitude #FaithAndIllness #Faith #Jesus #god #Grief #MightyPoets #Poem #Poetry


    A Little Down but Still Thankful

    As you all know #BipolarDisorder is laden with highs and lows. Right now I seem to be on the low like any other time but this time is different. Since practicing gratitude, I have been happier and more positive. While I can't completely escape the mania and depression of this mood disorder I have found ways to manage it besides therapy and medication. Today I am thankful for the simple fact that I am able to receive help for the mental illnesses that I live with. I realize that not a lot of people have access to healthcare and are unable to get what they need. Whether that be a therapist to talk to or a psychiatrist. So while I may be slipping into a slightly depressed episode I know that it does not have to overcome me. I've also made some lifestyle changes as well. Lemon water has been a great mood booster. There is tons of great information out there if you are interested. Remember friends: Stay thankful.

    #PTSD #abusesurvivor #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #thankful #hopeful #Blessed #Gratitude

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    Big bucket list tick #Depression #Hope #FamilyAndFriends #Relationships #Gratitude #MentalHealth

    Tonight was a huge tick off my bucket list. I got to see Andrea Bocelli in concert. His son and daughter also sang. Amazing.

    It was one of those occasions where it hits you that if your suicide attempt 3 years ago had succeeded you would have missed out.

    Now I know I won’t get everything ticked off on my bucket list but as they say, “If you aim at nothing you will hit it every time.

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    The choice

    While at a dark point in my visit to the hospital I almost made the choice to hurt myself but I walked into a special person...was it by chance? I do not know till this day. But one thing is for sure, she talked me out of something I would’ve regretted.

    So I channeled that experience into a poem that to this day makes me grateful for her presence.

    To my hero. B a poem inspired by you.

    The choice

    Early one day I went on a trip and on my way I found a paperclip...

    At first it was something innocent, a fidget toy..

    But later on could my life destroy..

    I do not know how to rid myself of this dark beast that clutches my heart..

    Threatening to unearth pain, reminding me of things that tore my life apart..

    I sat there wanting to cry..My mind filled with confusion and I don’t know why...

    Should I choose to live or should I choose to die?

    Because I no longer know how to live...

    How to try..

    Being someone great..

    Someone powerful enough to change the course of fate?

    Then I walked into you and knew...

    That what I was thinking, was not what I should do..

    Thank you for your help, the opportunity to see my worth...

    The chance to have many more days on this wondrous earth..

    By Camron Botha

    #ChronicDepression #MajorDepressiveDisorder #SuicidalIdeation #IntrusiveThoughts #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #Choice #Love #Gratitude #help #Friendship #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Hospital #Truth #Selfharm #dont #loveyourself


    Self-Care Sunday

    Read my newest blog about how practicing gratitude can benefit your mindset, your well-being, and your physical and mental health.

    What are you grateful for today?

    #Gratitude #practicinggratitude #gratitudepractice #mentalhealthtips #mentalhealthblog #MentalHealthAwareness


    Making Presentations, Convincing Goldfish & Ending Controversy!

    Making Presentations, Convincing Goldfish & Ending Controversy! - #DwhellOnIt Episode 65

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    🗣 - "I can't be optimistic that we're going to solve it all when it comes to #trans #individuals . The conversation, and the controversy, all come from the same place. It comes from the same people, the same reasons and gets promoted by the same behaviours. It's all identical. If we can solve racism, we can solve transphobia, so I'm doing what I can. I'm not optimistic, but if I don't do anything about it, I don't have any right to complain about it happening either."

    ❓ - What's #DwhellOnIt ?

    👀 - Dwhell On It is a series where I answer your questions about my lived experience as a #trans woman!

    📺 - Follow the playlist! -

    🔖 - Bookmarks!

    * What would it be if you had to do an impromptu presentation about a #trans -based topic?

    * How often do you experience transphobia, and how does that make you feel?

    * Is there anything that changes about you between your public and private life?

    * What is one thing you wish you could convince everyone to understand?

    * Do you think the controversy about #trans people will end during your lifetime?

    🔗 - Links!

    * #Canada Voted in Favour of Policing #women 's Bodies! -

    * Does Sport Manitoba Fund Non-Inclusive PSOs? -

    * City of Winnipeg: Self-Declaration and Employment Equity -

    * #Transgender Awareness Week - "Progress takes time, but it should not end with us going back in time." -

    * City of Winnipeg City Council Approves to Prefer #Kindness -

    * Mayoral candidate blames Indigenous men for violence against Indigenous #women . -

    * Expectations, Responsibilities and Talking to Goldfish -

    * How Presentation Affects Representation -

    ‼️ - Like! Share! Subscribe!

    ➕ - Subscribe to see new episodes when they get uploaded! -

    ✉️ - Comment or DM your questions to get answered in a future episode!

    👍🏻 - Please like and share!

    👱🏼‍♀️ - Look Me Up!

    @TaylorLakhryst: #Transgender woman, advocate, INFJ, ♊️, she/her/hers 🏳️‍⚧️

    * Linktree:

    👀 - Fight Against Hate!

    📣 - End anti-2SLGBTQIA+ abuse! -

    📣 - Biased systems, ignorant platforms, violent abusers and isolated victims stay ongoing.

    📣 - Grassroots power comes from its people! Get involved or refer others you know to challenge systemic violence and oppression!

    💻 - You Can Help!

    @HireWheller: A grassroots group to help the 2SLGBTQIA+ community overcome often-minimized struggles.

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    📒 - Alt Information!

    * Text: Dwhell on it with Taylor Lakhryst! Making Presentations, Convincing Goldfish & Ending Controversy! - Episode 65 - HIREWHELLER

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    #manitoba #winnipeg #Sports #Lesbian #LGBTQ #LGBTQ #demisexual #equality #Gratitude

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    Ma took this photo of young Pogi back in 2013.

    Tonight 25.06.2022 we have laid our much loved Pogi to rest in between the orange tree where he loved to roam around in our backyard.

    Thank you and farewell my loving boy!
    It will be hard as time goes by but I am comforted you are with us at home now and that we can visit you whenever.

    May you rest well🥺🥹😢🐕🐾🍃

    #MightyPets #Grief #Loss #Gratitude

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    Nothing will be the same without you. Thank you Pogi for 15 years and 2 months of pure joy, love, comfort and laughter.
    Say hello to Lola😇
    Rest well our Pogi Pogi Boy 😇🙏🏼
    We will love and miss you forever! 🙎🏻‍♀️👱🏼‍♀️🧑🏽‍🦲👨🏻‍🦰

    Thank you for the love and support Mighties', I appreciate it....🥹

    #MightyPets #Grief #Loss #Depression #Gratitude

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    Write a thank you note to someone who’s been kind to you lately.

    Let’s practice a little gratitude today. Think back over the last few weeks — what acts of kindness have you been the recipient of? Did someone give you the last cart at the grocery store? Pick up your meds? Give you their seat on public transportation? Send you a card? Share a meal with you? Hold open a door?

    Drop a quick thank you note below (and if it’s possible, send it to the person who made your life a little brighter!).

    #CheckInWithMe #MightyMinute #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #Disability #Gratitude #RareDisease #Parenting #Autism