A Reason to Live

By joni55 Latest Reply 2010-04-27 12:42:35 -0500
Started 2010-04-27 10:53:15 -0500

Anyone who knows me can appreciate how hard it is for me to get rid of anything. I am now working on getting rid of books that I don't need or know I won't read. This is especially hard, as I really value books, especially my Bibles. I can never get rid of a Bible, especially if it is warn. It has all of my notes, etc.

Anyway, I came across a good book. It is called A Reason to Live by Melody Beattie. It gives a lot of practical things you can do for yourself that will make you happy, i.e. baking bread. Has anyone read this book? And, if so, what did you think?

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shorty31 2010-04-27 12:06:04 -0500 Report

it sound like a really good book for some one like me who have gone through all types of emotional hangup and dealing with them the best way you can.may be one day i will get hol of it and read it when i do i will let you know. but this to you don't get rid of your bibles go to halmart and get you a keep sake box and put them in you can allways go back to your old note one day.

joni55 2010-04-27 12:42:35 -0500 Report

I did have a bunch of them rebound. That helped. That is a really good idea. I must have about 16 or more. When I was in college, each of my professors liked a different version. I was a missions major. So, I had a lot of Bible courses. I am going to share a few of the suggestions to you. I hope they help. I was actively suicidal a few years ago and this did help at times. One of things it suggests is to surround yourself with flowers. I have always felt better about myself when I have bought flowers for myself. It is permitted to be "selfish!" It says that you SHOULD get mad at God. He can handle anything you dish out at Him and you will never get negative feedback. You will only get a listening ear. Go to a children's bookstore. When I have had trouble concentrating in the past, I have found children's books a blessing. Cast yourself in It's a Wonderful Life. This really made me think. It lists 10 things to do on a difficult day: 1. Hold a baby, 2. Walk along a beach, 3. Tell someone you love them, 4. Listen to oldies, 5. Visit the zoo, 6. Rent your favorite video, 7. Call your grandmother, 8. Buy yourself a gift (a hard one for me), 9. Write a story (it does not have to be what you would consider good (just let your imagination go), 10. Play with a dog (there is no way you can be depressed around a puppy).. Hope this helps.