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One of the things I enjoy most about our community is the fact that we're all here for each other and you're never too far from others who understand you and the things you're going through. With this in mind, I wanted to start a thread where we all share a quote that has really helped at some point in our lives and stuck in the mind, so that it can live on to help others also. Please share your single most memorable quote in this thread. The only rule is that you can only share one. It's also up to you as to whether or not you share the quote only or also provide an explanation of why you chose it. I'll start: My quote: The stories we tell ourselves are important Why I chose it: Because we build and interpret our own reality from the world around us. We apply meaning that sometimes doesn't even exist. It's very easy to read the words and actions of other people in a way that is harmful to ourselves and to blame ourselves for the behaviour and attitudes of others. This can often feed into deeper and false narratives we tell ourselves about our self-worth and importance in the world. For example, growing up, I experienced a lot of bullying and I grew up believing that it was my fault and that I was not worthy. Now as an adult, I realise that many of the people bullying me were so unhappy and were looking for others to blame or take it out on. Some of the kids beating me up were probably going home to difficult home lives and it was never personal, they bullied many people.
Starting a positivity thread so we can reflect on things that made us smile. Easy as that, say something that made you smile today. Whether it was something someone said to you, meeting a friend, colouring, a good day at school/uni or even walking the dog listening to music, or even eating a delicious cake…. literally anything goes! I will start us all off. Something that made me smile today was singing happy birthday to a family member!