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My first ever blog entry!


LisaButterfly

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I love writing. I love how words fit together like jigsaw pieces; allowing us to express ideas, share poetry, update readers with news, give and receive support, enjoy stories, discover inspirations, write letters, educate ourselves and others... the list goes on and on. 

I like journaling. I find it therapeutic when clogged up thoughts spill out onto a page, freeing my brain and leaving space for new ideas and more peaceful moments. Clarity can be found on that page when all the words are there - I value that too. 

I love this online community of survivors. I've never been part of an online forum group before, or even a 'support network/group' of any kind. So this is a first for me, and it's one of the most important decisions I made while dealing with the aftermath from my past. To the survivor reading this: I love the empathy and sensitivity here. You are all understanding souls who 'get it' and hear others without judgement... because you know how complex it all is from your own experiences. I love this trusted, safe space because it's comforting to know you might feel soothed and less lonely when you post topics, receive supportive replies, aquire new insights and ideas for healing from a thread, share buried pain and find ways to process it, and develop new friendships with good people. I love the fact that I have the chance to offer support to you and our fellow survivors, how we gather and stick together with good, trusted intentions... because we care about each other.

So here's my blog - it's going to be my platform to share good stuff, express difficulties (and share my solutions to them), and to generally waffle on because writing is my way of picking up a brush to paint a picture. It makes me feel better and I hope my finished pictures won't look too obscure!  

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I wish I would journal more..it’s not always easy to find the time to do this. Look forward to future blogs!

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Approaching a compliment with respect......you have an amazing way with words.  I always look forward to your posts and messages.  You are a great person with an amazing heart.  We are grateful to have you as part of our online community.  

Safe hugs (if ok)

Sandy

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@Eph320NY - thank you for reading! I honestly didn't think anyone would find my blog, but I decided to get cracking on it anyway. You're right, it's not always easy to find the time, but even the shortest posts can paint a good picture. Wishing you all the best.

@Sandy12 - what a lovely response! Thank you so much! Yet another part of me feels built up...thank you so much for such kind, thoughtful words. 

I accept your compliment (blushing in a good way!) and safe hugs with gratitude, and offer them to you with respect as well.  

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@LisaButterfly I am in agreement with Sandy12 ❤️ I absolutely love the way you express your thoughts and feelings! This was very heartwarming to read. I look forward to reading more of your blog entries as you share them. I appreciate you being here also! Sending you support and safe hugs also. :hug:

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"Writing is my way of picking up a brush to paint a picture."  I LOVE that.  ❤️ Thank you for sharing, and I can't wait to read more.

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@Enigma87 - thank you so much for your kind response! It's so encouraging to hear lovely comments like that, I really appreciate it. You're so valued on here and supported by so many - offering support and safe hugs to you too. 

@SoulSong - I'm so pleased you like that analogy! I love your blog posts and look forward to reading more. Offering to sit with you whenever you need some company. 

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@LisaButterfly - I know I said this to you privately, but I will say it for all to hear - I know you have a lot to say, I can tell.  I applaud you on your bravery to start a blog and your determination to make your voice even louder and to be heard by those who can relate to what you're thinking and feeling.  I look forward to hearing more from you and to getting to know you. :)

Keep writing.  It's truly healing. ❤️ 

- Cap

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Thank you @Capulet ! As a writer (and survivor) yourself, you've recognised my head full of words and how spilling them out onto a page is healing, and I truly thank you for that. Your encouragement (and guidance privately) is greatly appreciated. I know I've said this to you before, but I'll say it for all to hear - I love the way you write, and thank you for inspiring me to start this blog. 

I look forward to hearing more from you and getting to know you better too. 🙂

You keep writing too! I always hope it helps you heal... and do know that your words help others with their healing as well. 

Thanks so much again. 🧡

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