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TOPIC: Fifty years 20631 Views

Re: Fifty years 08 May 2019 09:53 #340994

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342 days (18 x 19)
I shall not die! But I shall live and relate the deeds of G-d.
[Psalms 118:17]

Re: Fifty years 08 May 2019 14:50 #340998

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Thanks for posting your update.  It's true inspiration. 

Re: Fifty years 19 May 2019 04:03 #341272

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Re: Fifty years 19 May 2019 04:06 #341273

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Very inspiring! 



Can you perhaps share any positive things you did to keep yourself going in the right direction? Besides learning Torah and doing Mitzvos. Things that would excite your animal soul as a diversion.
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Re: Fifty years 19 May 2019 11:34 #341282

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farblunjet, I can't think of anything other than what I've already posted in this topic.

Lately I've been strongly tempted to transgress. The only thing that keeps me from doing so is the knowledge that it's wrong.
I shall not die! But I shall live and relate the deeds of G-d.
[Psalms 118:17]

Re: Fifty years 19 May 2019 18:37 #341286

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mzl: ...

One lesson I've learned is the importance of staying close to one's family. Even if they're annoying psychopaths who are driving you nuts, someday you may need their help.
Dovid284:
I think we need balance here. An unhealthy upbringing and conditioning can cause a life of misery unless you unlearn the bad stuff, heal your heart of the accumulated pain, learn to value and love yourself & take care of yourself.

Staying in constant contact with the source of trouble doesn't allow or hinders healing & progress. On the other hand family still has a lot to offer and cutting off costs a very, very high price, not just financially.

So, we have to find the middle ground of independence and controlled contact in order to heal, build a healthy life and not lose the benefits of family. (At least till we acquire stability & strength so we're not effected from closer contact.)

I very much enjoyed your tread. Very genuine and truly inspirational.
Thanks!
Last Edit: 19 May 2019 18:50 by sbj.

Re: Fifty years 26 May 2019 11:48 #341431

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360 days (18 x 20)
I shall not die! But I shall live and relate the deeds of G-d.
[Psalms 118:17]

Re: Fifty years 31 May 2019 14:31 #341559

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365 DAYS --- ONE YEAR

Thanks to Hashem and this site for getting me this far.

At this point, I'm inclined to discontinue the 18-day updates. I'll only post if I have something new to add.
I shall not die! But I shall live and relate the deeds of G-d.
[Psalms 118:17]

Re: Fifty years 31 May 2019 16:25 #341560

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Dovid824 wrote on 31 May 2019 14:31:
365 DAYS --- ONE YEAR

Thanks to Hashem and this site for getting me this far.

At this point, I'm inclined to discontinue the 18-day updates. I'll only post if I have something new to add.

Firstly - great to hear youre on a good roll!

Secondly - If you don’t want to update every 18 days, that’s fine, so then update every NINETEE
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Re: Fifty years 31 May 2019 16:40 #341561

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Dovid824 wrote on 31 May 2019 14:31:
365 DAYS --- ONE YEAR

Thanks to Hashem and this site for getting me this far.

At this point, I'm inclined to discontinue the 18-day updates. I'll only post if I have something new to add.

Congrats!! that is amazing and very inspiring.

Re: Fifty years 02 Jun 2019 23:45 #341583

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Markz wrote on 31 May 2019 16:25:

...
Secondly - If you don’t want to update every 18 days, that’s fine, so then update every NINETEE days 


Is it really worthwhile, if I have nothing else to say?
I shall not die! But I shall live and relate the deeds of G-d.
[Psalms 118:17]

Re: Fifty years 03 Jun 2019 01:10 #341584

Even if you don't have anything else to say besides your clean record that will be great inspiration for all, but don't you ever have tough days/ triggers etc? 

In that case adding those info bits with your streak will be amazing!
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Re: Fifty years 29 Aug 2019 15:12 #343231

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455 days (1-1/4 years)

Shnitzel and kugel wrote on 03 Jun 2019 01:10:
... don't you ever have tough days/ triggers etc?


Almost every night. "Guard Your Eyes" doesn't help when you have decades of memories.
I shall not die! But I shall live and relate the deeds of G-d.
[Psalms 118:17]
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