Things I do to be nice to myself...
I try to do a lot of things like: watch my daughter compete in basketball games, surf the net, send 'e's to friends, take an afternoon off and go to a movie, go on long walks, and many more things. I'm hoping to become involved with some service organization in which I can more directly and positively impact another's life. The Golden Rule rules!
Wichita, KS USA - Friday, February 28, 1997 at 08:23:44 (CST)
Enhance my personal value by being of service to others.
Hence, my contribution to Humankind:
Rev. H. Alan Ricklefs <email@example.com>
Clearwater Beach, FL USA - Tuesday, February 18, 1997 at 16:52:10 (CST)
I am involved now with a program for mentally ill patients in Thomasville. Recently I started learning how touse the Inter-Net. I do many things where I go to
school. I also enjoy reading and studying. Write me at this address if you want. I will reply.
Yvonne M. Hilburn
Whigham, GA USA - Saturday, December 14, 1996 at 09:17:06 (CST)
I give myself a hug!
Jeff Linder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Myrtle Beach, SC USA - Tuesday, December 10, 1996 at 10:05:52 (CST)
Because I like myself, I take a wonderful nightly walk along the park which my house backs on to.
I enjoy the nighta air as it invigorates me physically and spiritually. I see the stars so far away
an I wonder about EVERYTHING. Life is a beautiful experience
given to us by SOMETHING that I can't name. I am having counselling for an abused childhood, and am
showing great courage in what I am doing. Because I like myself, I take care of my self.
Brisbane, qld AustraliaUSA - Monday, December 02, 1996 at 00:36:48 (CST)
I get on the phone and have a long talk with my sister at college and always retell the same old stories that we have told everytime. Put every other stress out of my head for just a little while. We have always been each others support.
Hanne Oliver <email@example.com>
Centralia, MO USA - Thursday, November 14, 1996 at 16:17:52 (CST)
Search the skies with my telescope
Washington, NC USA - Thursday, November 14, 1996 at 08:10:01 (CST)
I think everyone is rewarded each day simply by opening one's
eyes and facing another day.
But we must be good to ourselves for it is the torch by which
we light our way.
Look first up at the sky & say "thank you" & then look in the
mirror & say "you can do it, you can face the world" Then
Sue D. <Sdelcourt@collegeboard.org>
NY, NY USA - Monday, October 28, 1996 at 16:51:27 (CST)
I go sailing, meditate, play a little golf and try to spend time doing heart felt things for other people..
Eldon, MO USA - Tuesday, October 22, 1996 at 23:50:07 (CDT)
the only thing that ever kept my feelings at bay
is far beyond my reach, and that's the way it is
to be forevermore. who could show affection for a
wretch like myself? to hope for such a thing would
be to fool myself, and i can't do that.
santa cruz, ca USA - Monday, October 07, 1996 at 17:22:48 (CDT)
Read Calvin and Hobbes, meditate
Oshkosh, WI USA - Tuesday, October 01, 1996 at 22:11:23 (CDT)
I make fun of puny minded PC users if they tick me off! Visit my page!
Muscle Shoals, AL USA - Tuesday, October 01, 1996 at 17:40:41 (CDT)
I buy myself flower every week, just to fill good. I walk, workout and swim, try to get some exersice to take care of myself. I find if I take care to myself its easy to take care of others.
Sandra Discepolo <qzzn-jcenter.com>
New Smyrna Beach, FL USA - Wednesday, September 25, 1996 at 17:23:27 (CDT)
I go fishing (mostly, but not limited to Largemouth Bass) every chance I get.
Robin Maroney <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Waco, tx USA - Tuesday, September 24, 1996 at 15:33:17 (CDT)
i take a long walk un a wooded area, and listen to the trees rustle. the simplicity of the sound cneters me, brings me back into focus, and gladdens my heart.
India < email@example.com>
Maine USA - Thursday, September 19, 1996 at 23:17:14 (CDT)
I bought myself a t.v. to watch in bed. I try to concentrate
on what is good and what is positive in other people - its
so much more rewarding than looking for faults, it doesn't
come to me as naturally as fault finding does, but I'm
beginning to notice the effort of looking for the positive
paying off. The more you see the positive in others, the
more it seems to bounce off you. Its teaching me the lesson
that happiness is the result of self-discipline. Self
discipline and watching telly in bed. Congratulations on a
lovely page! I hope you visit mine some day.
UK - Saturday, September 14, 1996 at 11:11:38 (CDT)
Take long hot baths, buy myself something new, find people to love and support me for me. Gather as much love as I can.
Searcy, AR USA - Wednesday, September 11, 1996 at 10:29:17 (CDT)
I run, play racquetball, weight lift. It makes me feel good about myself. I listen to music & cook. Cooking a big, grandoise meal is always relaxing for me.
Lexington, KY USA - Sunday, September 08, 1996 at 03:56:04 (CDT)
The desire of my hearth is to be good with myself so that
I can be good to other human beeings. The joy of just being
alive is such a great gift. It make me feel good to know
that there are places on the Net to keep out the bad and
multiply the good. I like to see human beings, agile, full of
spirit; I enjoy meeting people that are genuine, and I feel
man must remain linked to the land and to the other living
things on the planet or he may lose his will to live,
or at the very least, not be in touch with the kind of joy
that causes a young lamb to gambol and kick up its heel
in the meadows.
Michael Holmboe Meyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Stavanger, Norway - Monday, August 19, 1996 at 17:11:02 (CDT)
Explore mental health issues..... Heather
Mental Health InfoSource <email@example.com>
USA - Friday, August 16, 1996 at 16:32:01 (CDT)
I like to swim! The body groans into gear yard after yard, lap
after lap. The strokes of my arms go splash, pop, gurgle. After a
few hundred yards, the pain goes away and I listen to the water
gurgling past my ears.
Irvine, CA USA - Monday, August 12, 1996 at 21:01:39 (CDT)
I lisen to people and everyday pledge myself to be a kind person to everyone.
USA - Sunday, August 04, 1996 at 20:38:21 (CDT)
Put on the old "Bay City Rollers" and hug small ceramic cats.
I also ( on Occasion ) Take senior citizens hostage and play
tricky games to make them frown. Then I replay that Meow Mix
commercial and wonder why the rest of my cats can't sing, too.
Although I was shot 3 times for not paying my bingo debts,
I still love fish. To conclude, I saw that yesterday.
Linda Hammeringham <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Gonerville, Floridid North America? - Friday, August 02, 1996 at 23:12:29 (CDT)
Help individuals become emotionally,
physically and spiritually FIT!
Dominick A. Corigliano <email@example.com>
Valley Forge, PA USA - Friday, August 02, 1996 at 10:48:50 (CDT)
Buy big, fluffy, white towels. Extravagant but worth it!
Cape Breton, NS Canada - Wednesday, July 31, 1996 at 14:20:44 (CDT)
I smile - just because I can. I cry - because I feel .
I give --because that is what makes me human.
GIVE TO A STANGER even if its just the white light of
your smile.GIVE TO AN OTHER- and build a relationship.
BUT MOST IMPORTANT I TRY TO GIVE TO MYSELF- LOVE, ACCEPTANCE AND,
Joel Shoot <firstname.lastname@example.org>
johannesburg, South africa - Thursday, July 25, 1996 at 14:28:21 (CDT)
I allow myself to spend hours on my computer,surfing the
Melody Oylear <melodyo-seattle.@world.att.net>
Seattle, WA USA - Tuesday, July 23, 1996 at 16:19:13 (CDT)
I surround myself with music, usually something that has piano and nature sounds in background. Hugs are always wonderful gifts that I can't get enough of. What I am practicing is being in the moment.
I love being curious, touching hearts and remind
ing people of their special uniqueness. Whenever I get a chance I take pictures, sculpt or create wonderful nap rituals! I am also coaching which hopefully feeds hearts and souls, rekindles hope, love and laughter in people's lives. When you give out l
ove and show you care you get so much back in return. I am truly blessed!
Sherry, Matters of the Heart <email@example.com>
Houston, TX USA - Monday, July 22, 1996 at 18:36:17 (CDT)
Check out my home pages at http://www.angelfire.com/pages1/pretty/index.html and at http://www.angelfire.com/pages2/2ndhome/index.html you will like my home pages! E-mail me, at firstname.lastname@example.org I would like to know what you think!
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Schenectady, NY USA - Wednesday, July 17, 1996 at 15:27:44 (CDT)
I try to get outside and be with nature. . .it's very
grounding to connect with the energies of the earth.
I like to ride my horse, walk through the mountains or
along the seashore. I feel the sun on my face, breathe the
fresh air, and listen to the sounds of the birds, the wind,
and the water. It takes me away and recharges my soul.
USA - Saturday, July 13, 1996 at 13:16:38 (CDT)
I play childish games -- become a child again -- with my 2
year old son. Give him the childhood I never had. After
we're done, we sit together and listen to Sharon, Lois & Bram.
I have trouble liking myself but always feel good after
playing with my son.
Cathy Meyers <email@example.com>
Avonmore, Ont. Canada - Saturday, July 06, 1996 at 20:58:58 (CDT)
I have always read self improvment books. I moved up the
ladder untill I was hurt (brain damage from a fall) and
then I no longer liked myself. My familey has done every-
thing but I still miss doing my work and the proud feeling
walking out knowing I did the very best that had been asked
of me. I still do the best I can but the pride just isn t
there. I will try every day and one day I know I ll get it
Bud Millerh. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
montgomeryalal, al USA - Wednesday, July 03, 1996 at 22:22:57 (CDT)
I read. I write. I paint. I pray. I listen. I play. I skip. I give myself permission to do simply nothing in the cool shade of a tree and close my eyes to rest.
San Antonio, TX USA - Monday, July 01, 1996 at 14:25:29 (CDT)
I hug the biggest tree I can find!
Mark Harrison <email@example.com>
Sedona, AZ USA - Wednesday, June 26, 1996 at 18:03:10 (CDT)
I have a 14 ft. trampoline in my yard that allows me to be a
kid. Good moments usually involve listening to birds, watching
the sky, sitting or walking outside.
Vicki Runyan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Yelm, WA USA - Tuesday, June 18, 1996 at 17:42:35 (CDT)
I do pushups and look at myself in the mirror.
I buy a snickers bar or sometimes some dank nuggs.
USA - Sunday, June 16, 1996 at 16:02:39 (CDT)
I make some iced tea and put on some classical music. Then I get on the floor and sit on the floor relax.
USA - Saturday, June 08, 1996 at 21:39:47 (CDT)
I read, I call someone on the phone, I cook. No, wait, I'm *learning* to cook, and so I'm experimenting. I walk -- I live in the neighborhood where F Scott Fitzgerald grew up, and there's lots of beautiful architecture and lovely old trees to enjoy.
I'm not far from the Mississippi. I dance -- a lot -- and do jazzercise. Sometimes I wonder why all of this isn't helping more, but right now I'm willing to give it time.
L.A. Williams <email@example.com>
St. Paul, MN USA - Wednesday, June 05, 1996 at 22:46:55 (CDT)
stop exersizing. buying satin underware or music. i'm on a
stevie nicks kick right now. i have this tendency to play
certain artists repeatedly(mainly women). i think it's b/c
i use them to draw the same strengths that i see in them,
out of myself.
USA - Sunday, June 02, 1996 at 15:28:39 (CDT)
sleep for long hours of the day if i feel bad. i sleep
phoenix , az USA - Thursday, May 30, 1996 at 21:41:52 (CDT)
I clean my room plan parties . I also talk on the phone
and get my homework done early so I have the rest of the
USA - Wednesday, May 29, 1996 at 17:19:48 (CDT)
I love to shoot the breeze with my teenage son and daughter.
If I find the right topic we have fun conversations that
brings us closer and reminds me how precious is our time
Salem, OR USA - Tuesday, May 28, 1996 at 15:04:21 (CDT)
I buy the latest issue of Martha Stewart Living and stay up
late at night and read...drink my tea before it is cold and
enjoy my vanilla candle.
Cassandra Maravelias <Cassandra@WOW.com>
Toms River, NJ USA - Sunday, May 19, 1996 at 23:21:16 (CDT)
I have met JESUS - the liveing son of GOD - and he has
saved my life. He has given me "a new song" that I want
to share with everyone. Jesus can restore your life,
because he died on a cross for you - and GOD did rise him
from the dead - and if you belive that and confess him
as LORD. Then you will a son of GOD - and you will recive
Arild Gulbrandsen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Norway - Wednesday, May 15, 1996 at 19:21:06 (CDT)
I hold my 5 year old son close as he wakes up in the morning
and listen to his dreams and wonders. At some point he will
look at me and say, "I love you Mommy". It is right then,
every day, that I realize: his unconditional love, how
beautiful childhood is, how happy it makes me to re-experience
it through his eyes, and how I will always love being called
CT USA - Tuesday, May 14, 1996 at 18:57:15 (CDT)
I stay Rock n' Roll. I just play the music.
and I'm so glad to be visiting here,
peace on earth, yes! indeed!
Makoto Ayukawa <email@example.com>
TOKYO, Japan - Tuesday, May 14, 1996 at 13:30:34 (CDT)
I stop in at Starbucks for a tall nonfat Mocha,sink into an
easy chair, and read only the silliest parts of the daily
Joanne Berube <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Vancouver, BC Canada - Sunday, May 12, 1996 at 01:56:09 (CDT)
Dancing at the club called NightTown in Rotterdam really groovy...
Playing tabletennis....surfing on the Net
Ivo Willemsen <email@example.com>
LEIDEN, The Netherlands - Sunday, May 05, 1996 at 18:50:07 (CDT)
I take a wonder down to Bronte Creek, just a short way from my home.
The water is clean and running quickly and if I am lucky, I may see
one of my favourite birds, the Kingfisher. A striking flash of
blue and a loud clattering sound he darts about the sand banks.
If I don't see him and I'm honest, I'm slightly disappointed.
But still, I have enjoyed the walk, the air and ths sounds. And
there is always next Sunday. He'll be back & so will I.
Joe Kelly <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Toronto, ONT Canada - Tuesday, April 30, 1996 at 19:38:22 (CDT)
In the early morning, after my shower, while having my cup of coffee, I strech and say "Ooohh Doggie" a fair degree louder than my wife and daughter would prefer.
In the afternoon if I am feeling dragged out by the day I will imagine that I am James Brown on stage doing a bit of a jig while I scream (usually to myself)"Ooh! I feel good, dada dada dada da".
Sometimes I just contemplate, in a rather empty headed (some might say meditative) way, whatever happens to be in my field of vision
USA - Saturday, April 27, 1996 at 21:03:05 (CDT)
I like to buy myself something silly...a coloring book and some crayons,
maybe a little trinket box...something pretty!
royal oak, mi USA - Tuesday, April 23, 1996 at 10:38:29 (CDT)
I stomp through fallen autumn leaves. I pour myself
a glass of wine, light some candles, and put on a good
movie. I sneak into my sons' rooms and with a torch look at
their sleeping faces, and congratulate myself on how
wonderful they are. I sit outside, feel the warmth of the
sun on my face, and fantasize about what was happening in
the world on a year of my chosing.
Orange, NSW Australia - Monday, April 22, 1996 at 04:19:00 (CDT)
I am trying to break myself of eating for consolation, so I am trying different things. I love exploring New Age stores, smelling the incense and flipping through books. I like talking to people and making them smile. Hugs are also precious. In fac
t, that is the surest way to get out of a depressed mood (better than even Oreos!) When I am really in need, for example, when my husband is on a week-long business trip and I am stressed from work, I go to my friend Ron at Yesterday's Memories in Leesbu
rg, VA, and get my palms read. The stroking of my hands and the smell of the incense fills my soul with light, and feeds my skin hunger. THANKS RON!!!!
Elizabeth Lamond <elamond@SIVM.edu >
Washington, DC USA - Thursday, April 18, 1996 at 11:40:35 (CDT)
curl up on my black futon with my purring black cat.
soak in a steaming bath full of herbs.
hang out on the angst cafe mush.
sine nomine <email@example.com>
chicago, il usa - Wednesday, April 17, 1996 at 06:40:16 (CDT)
When I need to show myself that I care, I buy myself a book. There is
nothing quite as satisfying as prowling around Barnes and Noble for the
perfect book that I can take home and get lost in. Reading takes
me away. I do myself a favor when I peruse shelf after shelf of
fantastic books, and come away with one or two that will nourish my
soul. For me, this is a luxuriant treat.
USA - Monday, April 15, 1996 at 10:47:42 (CDT)
Little things mean a lot: A friendly smile from someone, a handshake or a bit of attention are in and of themselves things that can make existence more meaningful. Despair is never the answer and the hope is always stronger. Every single human can c
arry the message of this hope - simply by showing tolerance and kindness. It is possible to turn hopelessness into victory!
Michael Holmboe Meyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Stavanger, Norway - Friday, April 12, 1996 at 15:45:37 (CDT)
Select one of my favourite CD's, put it on the stereo, put my headphones on, lie on the floor, staring at the ceiling, and listen to the whole CD.
David Weddell <email@example.com>
Brisbane, Qld Australia - Thursday, April 11, 1996 at 18:05:15 (CDT)
Sit in a park and read fiction while eating some sort of melon.
Steven Shults <firstname.lastname@example.org>
San Francisco, CA USA - Thursday, April 11, 1996 at 00:38:24 (CDT)
If I have the time and money, I go to a Christian bookstore and buy a new book or two. Otherwise, fix some hot chocolate or tea, cuddle up with my teddy bear, and read.
Centralia, IL USA - Wednesday, April 10, 1996 at 13:58:00 (CDT)
I saw your name on the Japanese Hippiepage :) Liked that, "used to be a young hippie, now I'm just old." hehehe sure. Old hippies never die, ya know! We just found cyberspace, after all!!!! Dance on, dream on..."
- Sunday, April 07, 1996 at 22:15:22 (CDT)
We forget to care for ourselves...and finally, we see how big our needs can become if we don't. Then, we tidy up, eat a small something, put clean sheets and pillowcases and a
fresh bedspread in our tidy safe place. We take a shower, and sometimes after we take a bath. We clip nails, braid hair, and wear comfy jammies with socks. Then we pick up a good book, or art project, or even just a videotape--and snuggle in, as if it wer
e our storytime and mommy just gave us our bath and tucked us in....Warm fuzzies with our teddies in crisp clean sheets with wet hair and snuggly covers are a gift.
- Sunday, April 07, 1996 at 22:09:06 (CDT)
For a quick way to cheer up.I change the colors and background of the Windows
desktop on my computer. It's fun to lose yourself in choosing colors, and the next time
you use your computer you'll be happily surprised by the changes you made.
Good Mood Page, - Sunday, April 07, 1996 at 22:05:07 (CDT)
I surf the net
- Sunday, April 07, 1996 at 21:58:22 (CDT)
I play with my dog.
Bama's D, Sports Writer
- Sunday, April 07, 1996 at 21:57:00 (CDT)
I give myself flowers and surf the net entering mindless contests.
Huntsville, AL USA - Sunday, April 07, 1996 at 21:51:16 (CDT)
Thank you for visiting the Magic Stream
This is an archived guestbook. No further additions will be made.
The theme was of self-esteem and affirmation
It was an exercise in learning to care for our own
emotional well being.
See the essay - "Show Yourself You Care"
Regina Garson, Editor