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    new perspective

    I haven't been here at this site very long. But i havn't seen it in 15 days cuase i was in the hospital. I'm 18, been healthy all my life and sddenly my leg stopped working and the surgeons told me later that they thought fer awhile I'd lose the left leg due to massive blood clots and "missing veins".
    Anyway, I making a real good recovery. and I feel like the luckiest bastrd alive. I just needed to tell somebody that you can never waist a day in yer life if you got health and that i cherish everyone's well-being like i never have before. Thats my "New Perspective". I'll feel lucky everyday of my life, and everytime i can get up and walk over to take a piss on my own. If you ever have a bad day; Just think of all the people without good health and be thankful you can put yer own pants on. that is such a precious commodity to me now, along with everthing else in life, Thanks

    -hope i didn't depress anyone, daily life just kicks ass!
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    That's good that you're recovering and don't have to lose your leg. One of my biggest fears is becoming handicapped so that I can't be active anymore, so I can understand what you're talking about.

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    Cool

    Glad to hear you're on the road to recovery, Clod.
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    thank you very much for sharing.
    it's good to be told these things from time to time...

    i also read a good list of things that had a similar effect. if i get it translated properly, i can post it here.

    i'm glad you widened my daily perspective to include these "details". one tends to forget them after a few days without problems...

    i wish you all the best in recovery, painting, drawing, happiness and such

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    I think it is weird how things like this can make you want to enjoy every moment of life you have. its weird how things like death , illness losing a leg can make life seem worth every second. I think its horrible that we cant realize how short our lives our and actually cherish it more then we do until something tragic or we are just to close to death to do anything. I just cant seem to push my self to enjoy life and make the most of it, instead of living day by day like my life will never end.

    Im glad you still have your leg and wish you a healthy recovery

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    i just found that list in my hd. it's a bit kitshy but one of those little things can make your day.

    list of small things that make life worth living:
    - falling in love
    - laugh until your belly hurts
    - taking a warm shower in the winter
    - no cues in the mall
    - a glance of the woman/man of your dreams
    - get a handritten letter
    - driving along an avenue in the sunshine
    - hear your favorite song in the radio
    - lieing in the bed while listening to the rain
    - warm towels out of the drier
    - chocolate
    - milk shakes
    - talk to a friend that lives far away on the phone
    - a bubble bath
    - fool around with friends
    - having a good talk that lasts the whole night
    - untouched beaches
    - finding a banknote in an old jacket
    - laughing about one self
    - phone calls in the night that are hours of good talk
    - walking through the rain
    - laughing without a reason
    - somebody telling you that you are beautiful or wonderful
    - laughing about insider jokes
    - good friends
    - accidetially listen to somebody who says nice things about you
    - waking up and noticing that you won't get up for the next hours
    - your first kiss
    - making new friends
    - having a good time with old friends
    - playing with a young dog or a kitten
    - somebody playing in your hair
    - beautiful dreams
    - hot chocolate
    - trips with friends
    - wrapping and unwrapping gifts
    - song lyrics on a cd to sing along loudly
    - going to a live concert
    - eye contact to an unknown person
    - winning a close game
    - making cookies and eating cookies
    - when somebody sends you cookies
    - watching your friends fool around
    - holding hands with an important person
    - meeting old friends "some things never change"
    - go in the rollercoaster again and again
    - watching somebody unwrapping a gift he/she ever wanted

    the translation may be a bit bad in places... had to translate it myself :/

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    Thats beautiful. I think it means so much more to me now than it would have 2 weeks ago. Although I'm still loving the simpler things, like today i went and answered the phone without crutches.

    Independance and the priviledge to be self reliant. such things are always taken fer granted, but not to me anymore. But let me say that I never had any idea how many people cared about me. Its amazing what an outcome I have with people sending me cards and visiting. Its tragic that i can't even remember some becuase of the Morphine.

    anyway, more thoughts that i can't get rid of.
    and thanks fer the thoughts everyone.
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    Lol, i guess i been saying how i feel really lucky and all. but i come to realize that I can't work anymore, i missed the first 2 weeks of school and had to drop the semester. and everyone i know is away at college. what am i supposed to do with myself?..i was feeling kinda down about all this while driving on the freeway yesterday. then suddenly a piston blew, and i sure as hell can't afford to fix it. i had nowhere to go before, and now i got no way of getting there.

    I know, bitch, bitch, bitch
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    Your first post was enthusiastic about life, and not depressing in any sense, Clod!

    Good movies often restore those sympathetic antennas I should always be wearing.

    I remember when I came out after seeing American Beauty. I was unable to talk about the film, 'cause it had played on some strings inside of me that I'd forgotten about. I was looking at people in another manner than just some hours ago. All of a sudden, sirens awoke me, and we saw two fire trucks rushing down the street. Normally, I wouldn't think much about it, but I was suddenly overcome with sympathy for those whose dear belongings, whose very life felt threatened. I saw many red faces, their eyes wide open with panic, looking among the slow and bent grannies to see if everybody had made it out of the building. It's such an enormous emotional world we live in...

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