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we sure do!!!

 

Before stroke I was right side up in this bottle. But now it has breen tossed into the sea.

 

The social worker here has a standard reply

.....sorry that is NOT in my department.

 

THEN she comes in quarterly to ask how are things going......

suddenly i tell her something....

and yes she spits out the reply.

 

oh and activity woman was there....said books came in....

hooray...but will it be the one i requested or another one? am i rude for resenting the gift?I am disappointed in false promises.

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Yes it is a healthy bit of assertiveness. I have never been hugely assertive but I always wanted to embrace that because you are listened to a little bit different. I've seen it move mountains. I want to move mountains. Sometimes now I feel like I do. I think that it is good for me...others look at me kinda unsure of what to think. I own it more and more every day. Kicker is I am still truly nice...assertive doesn't = mean.

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Pam I know it may feel rude. I don't feel that it is rude "to think". We as survivors usually know when people are genuine and have empathy and understanding...care. Resentment is something we all have felt. My best answer is don't let resentment bring out all the negative. Try to focus on positive. Realize how you feel, accept it (which is the really hard part), and then file it away and feel your inner validation. I'm a believer in changing a circumstance that elicits my negative side...that sometimes may make others feel uncomfortable but you have to advocate for you. So I sing "Let it go! Let it go!!!". Nothing is important enough to compromise your inner happiness.

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You are so right!!!!

 

I needed that pep talk to remember that thinking is ok.accept all of me.

 

It was not my stuff I picked. I accepted it with gratitude and graciousness.

I assured her that giving us residents supplies of our own is life changing. We have an activity now.independent but yet we share looking at eachothers work or sitting together coloring. this is adult art. I color someone elses drawing....like an illustrator team thing lol.      I am a color specialist lol.

yes my hobby is all i can do to be productive.

 

maybe their budget does not allow for what she said picknit out......I saw she genuinely wants me happy. I azsured her she brings good to us. she does make a difference. In fact she has not told us to share and in fact gave me another set. and more books. it is amazing we got all this .That I received some.

I suppose the child in me is selfish stubborn.

Anyway I get something so I am blessed.

 

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Pam I love how you think things out. Oh the inner child...call her to come play often. Sometimes she is stubborn but she only knows to bring with her the good feels. I like my inner child 👑 she brings bravery with the simple gift of freedom to feel joy. It's pure, it comes from the heart. So I say bring out the colors and make beautiful art until your heart is replenished!!

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My daughter is very artistic. Amongst other things, I would like her to get her diploma as an art therapist. It would do her good, as well as others.

 

Kelli, you mentioned detailed questions requiring detailed answers...definitely a big problem.  It’s worse when these questions come from doctors etc.

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