In a really good mood this evening. Really tired but suddenly it stopped mattering.
Visited a self help group this evening. I was really pleased to see a girl had turned around 180 degrees since I saw her a couple of weeks ago, I could see the joy of life shining from her. She pulled me to one side as I left and told me that my words last time I attended triggered it, how much my words have helped her.
I've had feedback online. I have made some lovely friends here, and I like to think we help each other.
Some people in particular from here, past and present, have been such a vital support and help to me. You know who you are
. There is a real difference between getting that lovely feedback of how much I've helped someone else via the forum, email or whatsapp and having someone stand in front of me, to see the change in them. To have them look me in the eye and tell me I've made the difference. Wow! I can't deny that, I can't pretend someone is just being nice as I do with online thanks. I've had a huge smile on my face all evening
I texted a friend on the way home and told her. She replied that she is not surprised, I've made a real difference for her too
For someone who's starting point is that they are worthless and a burden to everyone they meet, this has had a HUGE
impact. I have genuinely accepted the compliment. Genuinely feel like a worthwhile person people are glad to know. Genuinely happy this evening
. My words made the difference for her. Her words have made the difference for me.