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A_Beaverhausen's avatar

What gets you though hard times?

Asked by A_Beaverhausen (2440points) March 25th, 2009

what song, movie, book, etc

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aviona's avatar

used to be cuddling, reading, watching Almost Famous or Garden State

lately iPod & Ativan, making mix CDs

I’m not so healthy right now.

kind of makes me wish I were religious

Facade's avatar

Music, reading the Bible, prayer…

A_Beaverhausen's avatar

:( life effing SUCKS

Shecky_Johnson's avatar

Knowing that it can’t be This bad all the time. I believe that We have (close to) the same amount of good and bad days. They are not handed out evenly, mind you. Kinda like a roller coaster.

VzzBzz's avatar

Working. Life can be crumbling down around me in all other ways but if I can go to work and keep taking care of my obligations, I can rebound.

aviona's avatar

@A_Beaverhausen it’s so ironic to see that statement next to the smiling face in your avatar, which i would assume is you…

but yeah, i feel you. right now.

cak's avatar

I’m sorry you are having a difficult time right now. I do hope things improve.

I go to my journals and about some of the times when I thought my life was at it’s lowest point and realize that things can get better.

I’ve been poor, really poor. I’ve struggle with health issues and raised a daughter for a good part of her life, without any help. I’ve been betrayed by the people I trusted the most and come back to the other side of things. I’ve lost loved ones and am still dealing with the loss of my dad – but I know that I will, eventually, be able to function without that complete pain in my heart that I have right now.

I play with my kids and hang out with my husband. He helps me remember what is most important in life. Our family.

It’s not easy, but I use what is around me to help me get out of that place. In fact, I’m working on that, right now.

VzzBzz's avatar

@boots: Oh yeah, booze/hooch- how could I forget! Booze and the job go hand in hand ;p

aviona's avatar

I think for a while I masked the hard times within myself by taking ecstasy a lot and being in love with someone else…

I just realized this.

@cak going through old journals does help surprisingly. Realizing that things were suckier int he past and, wow, it can improve.

augustlan's avatar

Always remember this: It will get better. It always does. I promise. :)

A_Beaverhausen's avatar

im ugly when i frown. lol

aviona's avatar

Boots just made me want to get drunk.

and @A_Beaverhausen & you’re pretty when you smile!

kenmc's avatar

@VzzBzz Can I work for you??

@aviona Well what’s stopping you?

xenializ's avatar

running, watching Wings of Desire.

Darwin's avatar

Sitting in the sun looking at the flowers or the birds
“Counting my blessings” (trite but true)
Painting or making stuff

kenmc's avatar

I forgot writing.

augustlan's avatar

I forgot sunshine!

aviona's avatar

@boots I’m alone!

kenmc's avatar

@aviona Not when you’ve got friends here.

May2689's avatar

My family gets me through hard times. Especially my eight year old sister who makes me laugh every time I see her-

madcapper's avatar

@aviona holy crap nothing should make you wanna get religious…

madcapper's avatar

@Darwin you clearly don’t live in the mid west if looking at flowers and birds cheers you up hah… corn fields?

Kelly100's avatar

Music and television

steve6's avatar

@aviona Ecstasy and Lorazepam – A winning combination! What is ecstasy like? I’ve never tried it. Is it like LSD?

aviona's avatar


I wasn’t on as many meds when I was on the ecstasy binge…

It’s nothing like LSD really. Just imagine the happiest you’ve ever been…times a million. And you want everyone else around you to feel as amazing as you do. Physically and emotionally.

xenializ's avatar

sunshine, like augustian says. true!

Darwin's avatar

@madcapper – No, we grow sorghum and cotton down here. It’s too dry for corn. But I have created an oasis for my enjoyment, and the Red-Winged Blackbirds in the sorghum fields are marvelous to watch.

First cardinal of the year came this past weekend!

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