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    Once Was Synarch's Avatar
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    I'm gonna link my great-grandchildren to my posts here.

    No, not really. The older relatives do not know the same stuff she did. Plus with her recipes she just used a pinch of this or a pinch of that.
    "Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."

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    Quote Originally Posted by LostInNerSpace View Post
    You post a lot. You undoubtedly have some affect on the lives of regular posters, however big or small. How do you know you are not influencing people with your posts in ways that directly or indirectly positively effect the lives of many others?
    I know I do cause an action in others, just as they do for me. I'd like to think that I say some things that are worth taking away because I get so much from my conversations with others.

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    Shakespeare, Hamlet - "There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so".
    So stabbing Laertes was okay? Shame on you, Hamlet. For shame!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Synarch View Post
    I'm gonna link my great-grandchildren to my posts here.
    haha! Good point.

    No, not really. The older relatives do not know the same stuff she did. Plus with her recipes she just used a pinch of this or a pinch of that.
    Do you not have a family tree of sorts? Granted, we've been building ours for over two decades. I'd hate for your recent history to be lost.

    Odd note: the other day when my mother was cleaning out a storage unit (we have/had a lot of old furniture etc because the family was old plantation money which we have no more - faulkner-esque dark mood) and in one of the trunks my mom found three very old photographs. One of them is my great great grandfather as an older gent. Possibly 50s or 60s. I was elated. The picture dates to the mid to late 1800s.

    The picture was faded badly in places but I ran it through Photoshop and pulled some of the detail out. He died of typhoid fever (and alcoholism), which was common not only in the South (Southerners were known to have pale complexions from malaria...) but also from the swampland area where our family came from. We have more than a few relatives who met their fate from typhoid and malaria.
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    Your family sounds cool. I like your story.
    "Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Synarch View Post
    1. Your strength is waning.
    2. Your health is waning.
    3. You time is waning.
    4. Your usefulness is waning.
    5. Your circle of friends is shrinking.

    Life is easing you out. When I see someone happy at an advanced age, I think this is someone I want to learn something from as I will be here myself someday.
    Exactly. I feel the same way. When I see an elder smiling & looking like he/she is happy, it's a good sight to see. I hope I can be content like that one day.
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    I really dislike this when it happens. Like I'll be in an okay mood (INFP's don't get overly excited) and then all of that vague happiness is gone. And that really sucks. Then my nerves start to work up and I go into full INFP mode and shutdown completely. It takes days to recover after something even slightly bad happens.

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    Mine just did.

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    I think it's my thoughts that trigger it. I'll latch onto an idea and it'll pull me into a fog. Just an abstract idea mostly sometimes something or somebody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Synarch View Post
    1. Your strength is waning.
    2. Your health is waning.
    3. You time is waning.
    4. Your usefulness is waning.
    5. Your circle of friends is shrinking.
    I know I harp too much on disability, but for those of us who acquire a physical disability mid-life, all this happens at once and yet we may have years more to live--usually in poverty. Though alcoholism and drug abuse is rampant in our community, a large number of us come to see it not as the downside of life but as a new beginning. I'm not saying it's not a shock and doesn't require some major adjustment, but for those of us who get over the hump of self-pity and alienation, life is still full of wonder and surprises.

    But back to the OP. My mood swings are a medical condition and though I love the highs, I know there's always the risk of a crash into depression. Anyway, besides meds, I'm careful about diet (fresh fruit and veggies, whole grains, Omega 3--I use a supplement but eating salmon or other fish at least 2x/wk works), exercise (this isn't possible now but before I was dx'd and started treatment, I found running 4 mi/day helped more than anything else in keeping my moods more stable. Also, structure and some modicum of routine (especially around sleep) helps.
    It's a blessing...and a curse.

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