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Fishing for Support Chat -- SEPTEMBER, 2000
[SFishy] I think it's about time we get started
[SFishy] For those of you who have been to these
monthly events before tonight is going to be a tad different
[SFishy] for our newbies... WELCOME!
[SFishy] Tonight we are going to build a little interactive
[SFishy] but there are some rules that are IMPORTANT to
[SFishy] the first one is...
[SFishy] NO ONE can use the word "FAT"
[SFishy] and NONE of your answers can have anything to
do with weight or eating
[SFishy] we'll be periodically reminding everyone of these
[SFishy] just remember...
[SFishy] no use of the word fat, and nothing food or
[SFishy] lets begin
[SFishy] Once upon a time...
[SFishy] there was a princess
[SFishy] she lived in a tall castle
[SFishy] in a place called Mount Sure
[SFishy] she felt mostly content there but
[SFishy] there were often times she felt like pieces of her
[SFishy] and that she lacked an identity
[SFishy] and most of all
[SFishy] a name
[SFishy] so one day she decided it would be time to leave Mount Sure
[SFishy] to venture over the hills down the little path she could see from her window
[SFishy] and find out what was on the other side of the great woods off in the distance
[SFishy] so she began her journey...
[MrFishy] so she goes a steppin down this path....
[MrFishy] and she sudden gets to this great big rock in her way....
[MrFishy] on the rock is written the word FEAR....
[MrFishy] and all of a sudden...
[MrFishy] with a deep round voice she hears the rock speak...
[MrFishy] I AM THE ROCK OF FEAR.....
[MrFishy] and with that...
[MrFishy] EVERY fear she has is amplified one hundred times...
[MrFishy] the rock continues....
[MrFishy] I WILL ASK YOU THREE QUESTIONS...
[MrFishy] YOU HAVE TO ANSWER THEM HONESTLY AND WITHOUT STUMBLING....
[MrFishy] AND TO THE BEST OF YOUR ABILITY...
[MrFishy] THEN I SHALL LET YOU PASS...
[MrFishy] his first question was.....
[SFishy] (here comes the first question for you to answer everyone -- remember, your answers cannot have anyhting to do with weight or eating!!!)
[MrFishy] WHAT ARE YOU MOST AFRAID OF PRINCESS?
[Eilis] being alone
[Cala] being alone
[Sasha] not being loved
[Beit] wasting my life
[Tap_Freak] the future
[Hope] the unknown
[topeka] whatever happens next
[Millificent] not finding a job
[kris] how can i answer that when you wouldnt let me say what i want to say??
[sanzo] never being happy
[TripleC] Having someone know I am afraid.
[Gingers] the unknown
[Tap_Freak] growing old
[HopeMadison] not being loved
[kris] I KNOW
[eeyore_tc] living in fear forever
[Tap_Freak] being normal
[PurpleTears] being hurt again
[buggs] not being good enough
[sanzo] never finding someone to love me for me
[Cala] inner pain
[Millificent] disappointing other people
[HopeMadison] of just survivng and not living
[Cashmere] not finding my place in this world
[sanzo] loving myself
[SFishy] great answers everyone!!!
[MrFishy] after hearing her answer....
[MrFishy] he proceeded with the next one....
[MrFishy] HOW DOES YOUR FEAR HOLD YOU BACK?
[MrFishy] hit me!
[Beit] I don' t appreciate what's working
[Sasha] i won't interact with people so they can't reject me
[sanzo] what if its wrong
[Cala] it makes it so I can't breath
[PurpleTears] It makes me not take risks that could help me in the long run
[Eilis] when it holds me back it is b/c I have not made the choice to concuer and move on b/c I might fail
[Hope] I stay stuck
[sanzo] what if im afriad
[TripleC] I don't try.
[Gingers] just surviving and not living
[Millificent] i don't apply for jobs because i don't want to be rejected
[orange_star] it keeps me from being able to see what life really about
[HopeMadison] I sit and wait for someone to do it for me
[eeyore_tc] unsure about anything
[kris] what is the question?
[Tap_Freak] i dont make any progress
[topeka] by leaving me numb -powerless - paralysed?
[Hope] I don't take chances, try new things
[Cashmere] the pressure makes me nuts
[Tap_Freak] i stay in the same place
[kris] cause it does
[sanzo] afraid that it will make me happy
[Eilis] I let it - that's how it does it
[HopeMadison] I isolate
[kris] cause now i cant answer without fear of being booted from here again
[Cala] It smothers me
[Cashmere] it cuts me
[Hope] I don't get to enjoy life
[sanzo] nother one
[SFishy] awesome everyone!
[MrFishy] the rock took in that answer.......
[SFishy] (remember, you answers cannot have anything to do with weight or food)
[MrFishy] and gave the third and final question to the princess...
[MrFishy] HOW CAN YOU BEAT THIS FEAR PRINCESS?
[Cala] learn to trust myself
[Eilis] making the decision to do so
[Tap_Freak] fight it
[Eilis] finding a way and facing it
[Hope] take chances
[HopeMadison] believing in myself
[Cashmere] if someone loved me unconditionally and truly
[Beit] take actions that I think of and not wait
[Gingers] venture out
[Tap_Freak] take charge
[Millificent] believe in my own abilities
[Hope] keep trying
[sanzo] getting out from under
[buggs] I couldn't answer the 2nd question because of the answer to the first, so now I can't answer this 3rd one
[Cala] facing my fear
[HopeMadison] take risks
[Sasha] open myself up and take chances
[sanzo] finding light
[orange_star] loose who i am
[sanzo] love myself
[kris] *shrugs* dont know yet
[Hope] ask for help
[TripleC] Isolate until I can come up with saomething
[sanzo] lose the ed
[eeyore_tc] question again please
[sanzo] sory it all out
[sanzo] sort even
[Cala] take chances, and learn to trust people
[PurpleTears] by speaking out, by public speaking, by taking a stand and not letting my college kick me out of school because of my PTSD
[SFishy] everyone just try your best to answer
[eeyore_tc] desire to live
[sanzo] i want to live
[eeyore_tc] have the desire to live
[sanzo] i want to love
[Cashmere] I can't, brainwashed to wait for a prince to save me
[sanzo] i want to laugh
[Tap_Freak] face facts
[Hope] talk about the fear
[Cala] don't wait for things to happen, make them happen
[buggs] i want to bawl
[topeka] dont know thats why im still here lol
[HopeMadison] desire to do more than jus tsurvive
[MrFishy] with that...
[MrFishy] the rock dissapeared from her path.....
[SFishy] the princess was astounded...
[SFishy] she was able to continue on her journey down the path, no longer blocked by the rock
[SFishy] she walked along, for a long time it seemed
[SFishy] until she came to an old gate
[SFishy] rusted by time
[SFishy] on the gate was a sign that said
[SFishy] "The Forest of Doubt"
[SFishy] and beyond the gates were the great woods she had seen from her window
[SFishy] as she approached, the gate began to squeak
[SFishy] and a raspy voice began to speak
[SFishy] the gate said...
[SFishy] THERE ARE THREE QUESTIONS YOU MUST ANSWER
[SFishy] IN ORDER TO PASS THROUGH THIS GATE
[SFishy] YOU MUST ANSWER THEM HONESTLy AND TO THE BEST OF YOUR ABILITY
[SFishy] the princess stepped back and waited for the questions...
[SFishy] the first...
[SFishy] WHAT DO YOU MOST DOUBT ABOUT yOURSELF?
[Cala] my talent
[Beit] that I am a good person
[kris] my ability to do anything right ever
[Millificent] my talents and skills
[PurpleTears] that I deserve to be cared about
[sanzo] that i can love
[TripleC] That I can take care of myself as well as I can others.
[sanzo] that i can overcome
[Tap_Freak] what other people think
[Cala] my ability to do things right
[HopeMadison] my ability to communicate and express what is in my heart and my mind
[topeka] i dont doubt myself i doubt the challenge that is set before me
[Cashmere] my self
[PurpleTears] that I didn't deserve to be hurt
[Gingers] likeability? if that is a word
[sanzo] myself and ablitites
[mgal] my best is not good enough
[kris] what others think of me... that i even deserve to breath air
[fallen] that i am nothing
[sanzo] right tap
[Eilis] i doubt what I let myself believe about me when I was younger - the negatives
[buggs] Still stuck on question 2 behind the rock.
[topeka] lol buggs
[sanzo] hubby when he says he loves me
[Hope] that I will say or do the right thing
[TripleC] I doubt I can be loved for myself.
[kris] beleive what other say about me
[orange_star] i boubt my worth and whole being
[sanzo] right ccc
[Tap_Freak] ditto kris
[kris] ditto triple c
[orange_star] i doubt i deserve to be loved
[sanzo] right bat
[MrFishy] good answers
[SFishy] great answers all
[SFishy] VERY GOOD said the gate...
[SFishy] THE NEXT QUESTION BEFORE YOU IS THIS...
[SFishy] HOW IS THE DOUBT YOU HAVE EFFECTING YOUR LIFE???
[Cala] I don't take chances
[Tap_Freak] it stops me making progress
[Beit] I withdraw and hate myself
[mgal] question everything
[Eilis] not much these days - I am pretty confidant that I am a good person who can get what I want
[Cala] I hole up with my talent
[TripleC] It has taken a great deal away from me.
[Cashmere] um, im already gone
[Hope] I don't take any chances
[Gingers] holding me back from life
[topeka] I doubt the rock and I doubt the gate...why do they not judgemental with our answers?
[Millificent] i hold myself back from doing things
[Tap_Freak] it makes me depressed
[PurpleTears] it makes me feel less about myself, doubt myself, holds me back from accomplishing everything that I could do
[sanzo] ive become more critical
[kris] cause it isolates
[HopeMadison] I keep to myself, isolate
[sanzo] more cold
[shellsfull] it questions my integrity
[sanzo] more ridgid
[Tap_Freak] it makes me hate myself
[sanzo] hate ditto
[Cashmere] me too Tap
[sanzo] i want love
[Cala] it limits me
[sanzo] not douby
[orange_star] i have no value and feel soooo guilty over everything
[fallen] no love
[TripleC] It makes me sad and makes the people I love sad.
[topeka] leaves me hovering
[Hope] Mr. Fishy, the proper word is "affecting" :)
[Cashmere] perverted my idea of goodness to myself
[HopeMadison] I live in fear of being rejected
[SFishy] good answers everyone!
[SFishy] the gate was stunned with the princess' ability to be honest
[SFishy] (which was all he had asked)
[SFishy] and he continued with the third question...
[SFishy] WHAT SMALL STEPS CAN YOU TAKE IN YOUR LIFE TO OVERCOME YOUR DOUBTS???
[HopeMadison] take risks
[Beit] let myself believe in me
[PurpleTears] focusing on the positives of everyday life
[Cala] show more people my work
[Eilis] build my confidence with what I know to be positive and good about me
[shellsfull] I could oh I don't know...eat!
[Tap_Freak] believe in myself
[Hope] feel the fear and do it anyway
[topeka] so what it doesnt matter what we say..or who we are as long as we are honest with ourselves?
[Millificent] try things even if i'm not sure i can do them
[Cashmere] I dont know
[Cala] slowly take on new risks and challenges
[TripleC] Allow myself to ask for help and not be afraid.
[kris] what left is there to even try?
[HopeMadison] what hope said
[sanzo] trust someone
[Gingers] go out of comfort zone a little at a time
[sanzo] get out of the hell i live in
[Millificent] i like the way you put that, ginger
[Cala] expand my view on life
[sanzo] stop hiding
[orange_star] believing in something good for a change
[Cashmere] be reencarnated
[kris] live in a facade
[sanzo] be optimistic
[TripleC] Not to pretend anymore. I've done that long enough.
[Gingers] thanks milli
[sanzo] not pessamistic
[Cala] trust one person at a time
[sanzo] right cala
[StarryEyed] don't pretend
[topeka] if i guess honesty is it because its what i think is what the gate wants to hear? and then are u continuing on this path for yourself or is it now for the gate...? who r u making feel better with ur answer?
[Tap_Freak] this is hard!
[MrFishy] good answers!!!!!!!!!
[SFishy] great answers!!
[SFishy] at that point the gate began to slowly open to allow the princess to pass through
[SFishy] into the woods
[MrFishy] she continued down the path....
[MrFishy] thru the woods...
[MrFishy] which was very dark and dindgy....
[MrFishy] she came around a bend...
[MrFishy] and saw a river up ahead...
[MrFishy] as she got up to it...
[MrFishy] she saw that it was too wide to pass....
[MrFishy] all of a sudden...
[SFishy] (guess what happened)
[MrFishy] the river spoke to her...
[MrFishy] I AM THE RIVER OF SELF HATE.....
[MrFishy] YOU MUST LOOK AT YOUR REFLECTION IN ME...
[MrFishy] AND ANSWER ME THREE QUESTIONS HONESTLY..
[MrFishy] AND TO THE BEST OF YOUR ABILITY...
[MrFishy] TO BE ABLE TO CONTINUE YOUR JOURNEY...
[MrFishy] the princes looked at her reflection..
[MrFishy] and heard...
[SFishy] (remember -- NO ANSWERS having anything to do with weight or food!)
[MrFishy] WHY DO YOU HATE YOURSELF?
[Eilis] I don;t
[PurpleTears] because that is what I was taught
[Beit] that I don't feel like I know what I 'm doing
[shellsfull] because I should
[Millificent] i don't either
[Cala] because others have told me I shouldn't love myself
[Gingers] I'm not perfect
[sanzo] cuz ive let others effect and control me
[Hope] for wasting my life
[Tap_Freak] i just do
[Cala] because my father hates me
[TripleC] Because that was how I was treated.
[kris] cause cause cause - i dont deserve to live, to breath, to love to eat to anything.. cause that is the way it is
[HopeMadison] because I was unable to stop the abuse and I think I should have
[PurpleTears] and that is how I was treated
[sanzo] cuz im weak
[Cala] because I feel like I can't do anything right
[Gingers] I do the things I don't want to do and don't do the things I want to do!
[sanzo] cuz im not strong enough to stand up
[Tap_Freak] cos i am stupid and weak amd pathetic
[sanzo] cuz maybe ive deserved this
[TripleC] Because when I needed help there was none. I must not have deserved it.
[PurpleTears] I agree hope madison
[sanzo] so do I
[kris] cause i deserve to die, to be in pain
[Hope] because I was so sick I had to give up my kids :(
[sanzo] sory hope
[SFishy] I know that was a hard one for some of you... but good answers and good tries
[MrFishy] with that......
[MrFishy] the river asked...
[MrFishy] HOW DO YOU THINK SELF HATE EFFECTS YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE?
[Gingers] don't live life to it's fullest
[Tap_Freak] i cannot face people
[Beit] I want other people to hate me
[Eilis] it doesn;t as I do not hate myself anymore
[PurpleTears] it makes me hate myself and causes me to do self destructive behaviors
[Cala] I seclude myself
[sanzo] i live behind my four walls
[kris] cause it does?
[Hope] same as before, I don't try
[Tap_Freak] i isloate myself
[orange_star] i don't know how to be loved or what living is like
[TripleC] I never look at myself. I can only help others. I hate to see others hurt.
[Tap_Freak] isolate rather
[Cala] it makes me feel sad
[shellsfull] I don't take care of myself and there for don't love others like I could
[Tap_Freak] i have no life
[orange_star] ditto triple C
[kris] ditto CCC
[aly_cat] i don't know how to love others
[sanzo] sorta gotten used to it
[eeyore_tc] question please
[TripleC] I don't know how to be loved.
[sanzo] lived it long enough
[Cala] I push people away
[Hope] I don't think anyone else will like me, either
[Tap_Freak] ditto cala
[kris] i dont think i WANT t be loved
[eeyore_tc] oh my stars
[orange_star] i don't know who me is
[aly_cat] ditto hope
[topeka] it leaves you speechless
[PurpleTears] lowers self esteem
[StarryEyed] I'm not good enough
[sanzo] right all
[sanzo] me either
[MrFishy] good answers!
[MrFishy] after hearing that came the hardest of the three questions...
[MrFishy] WHAT STEPS CAN YOU TAKE TO LOVE YOURSELF MORE PRINCESS?
[Gingers] to see myself as God sees me!
[aly_cat] be healthy
[sanzo] not let him push me around
[StarryEyed] ditto Ginger
[Beit] look at the good parts of me
[PurpleTears] learn to forgive myself for being abused
[sanzo] get out while i can walk
[Cala] find little things to love about myself, and work up to the whole
[sanzo] get STRONG
[Hope] take better care of myself
[StarryEyed] love myself enough
[TripleC] Learn how to be loved and first of all learn to love myself.
[Eilis] kkep doing what I have been doing and stick with what I know to be good and loveable about me - and stay on the path of my inner happiness and inner truth
[sanzo] breathe the air i deserve
[Tap_Freak] find something good in me
[sanzo] find that love i am worthy of
[PurpleTears] to let others care about me
[Hope] learn to let go & trust others
[shellsfull] accepted my failures and smiled at my accomplishments
[Tap_Freak] trust people
[PurpleTears] good answer hope
[kris] First - not a princess... but maybe - *shrugs* open up a little more?
[Hope] learn to fail & then try again
[sanzo] not live in fear
[PurpleTears] bat there are reasons, they just might be hard to see right now
[StarryEyed] don't give up
[Cala] find people who I trust, learn to see what they see....learn to believe others
[topeka] obvious answers but hard to answer honestly if its something that id actually do for myself
[Eilis] great typing Eilis
[SFishy] good answers everyone
[MrFishy] and with that....
[MrFishy] a bridge appeared above the river....
[MrFishy] and the princess proceeded across it to the other....
[MrFishy] but she could hear from behind her...
[MrFishy] the river saying...
[MrFishy] the hardest part of your journey is just ahead.....
[SFishy] the princess continued walking... filling the chill in the air...
[SFishy] she wondered what lie ahead
[SFishy] and walked for a long time
[SFishy] it felt like forever
[SFishy] suddenly she heard something rustle in amongst the bushes and trees
[SFishy] she stopped to look
[SFishy] but couldn't quite see...
[SFishy] A large two-headed dragon jumped out onto the path before her
[SFishy] The first head said...
[SFishy] MY NAME IS ICAN'T
[SFishy] and the second head continued
[SFishy] AND I AM IWON'T
[SFishy] and together they said
[SFishy] WE HAVE SOME QUESTIONS FOR YOU BEFORE WE WILL ALLOW YOU TO PROCEED
[SFishy] WE NEVER THOUGHT YOU WOULD MAKE IT THIS FAR
[SFishy] AND HAVE PLACED MANY OBSTICLES BEFORE YOU
[SFishy] BUT YOU HAVE ANSWERED ALL THE QUESTIONS AND NOW THE HARDEST ONES ARE TO COME
[SFishy] the princess looked up at the dragon waiting... she knew the ruitine at this point
[SFishy] the first dragon head I-CAN'T asked the first three questions...
[SFishy] YOU MUST ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS HONESTLY
[SFishy] AND WHAT YOU MUST DO IS THIS...
[SFishy] I AM GOING TO GIVE YOU A PHRASE WITH THE WORDS I Can't -- YOU MUST TURN THOSE WORDS INTO "I Can" -- and you must end the sentence with a because _________ and fill in the blank
[SFishy] HERE IS YOUR FIRST "I can't" STATEMENT....
[SFishy] I CAN'T OVERCOME MY FEAR
[Eilis] I can overcome my fear because I am strong and have the will to do it
[sanzo] i can overcome it because i am worth it
[aly_cat] ican overcome my fear because i am strong
[Cala] I can overcome my fear because I am determined
[StarryEyed] because people are praying for me
[orange_star] i can accept that
[sanzo] i can ovecome my fear because i am in there
[drsharky] I can overcome my fear because I'm too stubborn to give up
[Hope] I can overcome my fear because I am strong
[Millificent] i can overcome it because i have friends to help me
[shellsfull] I will overcome my fear because I want my life back
[Tap_Freak] I can overcome my fear because if I don't it will be failure
[sanzo] i can overcome my fear cuz someone out there really loves me
[momentito] I can overcome my fear because it's the only way
[sanzo] for me
[sanzo] right mome
[topeka] I can overcome my fear because i dont want to go back to that rock
[PurpleTears] I can overcome my fear because I am a survivor
[sanzo] i remembered
[sanzo] me either Top
[TripleC] I can overcome my fear because otherwise I know I will die.
[sanzo] right triple
[StarryEyed] because I want to livew
[Hope] because I want my life to be different
[SFishy] the dragon was very impressed!
[SFishy] the I-CAN'T dragon continued with his next question
[SFishy] remember... you must turn my "I can't" statement around
[SFishy] I CAN'T OVERCOME MY DOUBTS
[Eilis] I can b/c I know I have faith in myself and can deal with the outcome even if I am disappointed
[Millificent] i can overcome my doubts with positive affirmations
[sanzo] i can overcome these doubts because i have too
[Cala] I can overcome my doubts because I must in order to be happy
[PurpleTears] I can overcome my doubts because other people have so much faith in me, so does God
[aly_cat] i can overcome my doubts because i want to be happy
[shellsfull] I can overcome my doubts b/c I am capable of doing anything I want to
[TripleC] If I can get enough help and someone cares enough, maybe I can overcome my doubts.
* sanzo agrees with Cala
[kris] i can overcome my doubts because for the same reason i can overcome my fears
[topeka] I can overcome my doubts because i can say to myself that life wont wait for me and i have to get a move on move on move on go go go get ur arse into gear topeka
[Laci_girl] I can over come my doubts because I nedd to be happy
[drsharky] I can because the Fishbowl sets great examples for me to follow
* sanzo also with laci
[Hope] I can overcome my doubts because I have learned that people will still like me if I make a mistake.
[momentito] i can overcome my doudts cause i want to have a future, a good one!!
[Tap_Freak] i can overcome my doubts cos i have great support
[shellsfull] I can oercome my doubts by reading what God said and having faith he meant it
[Cala] because they are just doubts, not reality
[StarryEyed] ditto cala
[Millificent] good point, cala!
[topeka] oooh but doubts if left can become a reality
[sanzo] right top
[sanzo] i agree
[SFishy] GREAT answers all
[SFishy] again the dragon was impressed... he was sure he would stump the princess with his last statement
[SFishy] I-CAN'T looked down at her
[SFishy] he smiled
[SFishy] and said
[SFishy] OKAY SMARTY -- TURN THIS ONE AROUND!
[SFishy] I CAN'T LOVE MYSELF
[Eilis] I can b.c I do already
[PurpleTears] I can love myself because I am worth it
[kris] i can love myself because my daughter does
[Gingers] God loves me and so should I! We are made in His image!
[StarryEyed] because others love me
[aly_cat] i can love myself because others do
[Cala] I can love myself because I need to
[StarryEyed] because I'm worth loving
[Millificent] i MUST love myself because if i don't then no one else will
[sanzo] i can love myself cuz i found someone who loves me even for my ed
[PurpleTears] b/c God does
[Tap_Freak] i can love myself cos other people dp (apparently)
[sanzo] RIGHT PT
[Hope] I can love myself because I keep trying to help myself & help otheres
[StarryEyed] so true purpletears
[momentito] i can love myself because i'm good and i'm begining to see it now
[Cala] b/c I am me
[sanzo] i can love myself cuz i want to now
[TripleC] I can learn to love myself I hope with enough time.
[sanzo] i can love myself....cuz i want to love him
[PurpleTears] great attitude cala
[Laci_girl] I can love myself because I am a humanbeing with faults and strenghts just like everyone else and darnit I deserve to love myself
[sanzo] need to do that to love
[SFishy] I-CAN'T was amazed... and even proud of the princess... he smiled...
[SFishy] The second head of the dragon I-WON'T was angry... and he was CONVINCED he could get her with his questions...
[MrFishy] he glared at the princess...
[MrFishy] and he was a tricky one....
[MrFishy] he said...
[MrFishy] YOU KNOW PRINCESS...
[MrFishy] you were great answers HIS questions...
[SFishy] (the princess was grinning now)
[MrFishy] but CANT and WONT are two very diffrent things....
[MrFishy] so now...
[MrFishy] id LOVE to hear you turn MY statements around...
[MrFishy] so i will ask you 3 questions...
[MrFishy] and they will have I WONT in them...
[MrFishy] you must turn them into I WILL statements...
[MrFishy] and end them with because___________and fill in the blank...
[MrFishy] and they AINT gonna be easy...
[MrFishy] the first one is...
[MrFishy] I WONT FACE MY FEAR
[Gingers] other people and GOD are fighting with me!
[Millificent] i will overcome my fears because i want to progress in life
[kris] i will face my fear cause no one lives forever
[Eilis] I will face my fear b/c living in fear is not living and I will be happy
[Cala] I will face my fear b/c I refuse to live with it
[Hope] I will because I want to get better
[aly_cat] i will face my fear because i want to overcome it
[PurpleTears] I will face my fears because I have lived in fear long enough
[StarryEyed] because I should't be afraid of these things
[shellsfull] I will face my fear because otherwise I will never get well
[topeka] I will face my fear because i need to get on living
[Dink] I will face my fear to really live
[Eilis] r 2 wills ok in the same sentance? =)
[Hope] I will face my fear because I want to enjoy life
[sanzo] i will face my fear because i dont want to be pushed around and knocked down
[Laci_girl] I will face my fear because I want to live a long and happy life
[momentito] i will face my fear cause it's my enamy
[TripleC] I will face my fear because I love my son.
[topeka] ur just too good Eilis
[sanzo] i will face my fears cuz there is a guy out there that wont let me go it alone
[StarryEyed] because life is fuller with out fear
[JadedAngel] i will face my fear b/c i love my brother adn he cant lose another sibling
[sanzo] i will face it cuz ive got friends here
[Hope] I will face my fear because I want to help others
[sanzo] i will face it cuz ive got the fish
[PurpleTears] I agree hope
[sanzo] me too
[MrFishy] GOOD ANSWERS
[MrFishy] the dragon showed a little sweat a drippin...
[MrFishy] but he shrugged the answer off...
[MrFishy] and barked his next one...
[MrFishy] I WONT CONQUER MY DOUBTS
[PurpleTears] I will conquer my doubts because they are just holding me back
[Cala] I will conquer my doubts b/c I want to live life!
[Eilis] I will cnquer my dounts b/c if I do not they will hold me back from tue happpiness
[Gingers] GOD has a plan for me!
[Dink] I will conquer my doubts to believe in myself again
[aly_cat] b/c i hate being afraid of life
[PurpleTears] right on cala
[Millificent] because i want to prove they are wrong
[Eilis] yikes my typing again
[PurpleTears] your right gingers
[kris] i will... because... well i dont know right now
[sanzo] i will conquer my doubts cuz they cant control and hurt me anymore
[Laci_girl] I will conquer my doubts because I have to in order to be happy
[Cala] b/c I like a challenge
[sanzo] i just will thats all
[JadedAngel] i will conquer my doubts, b/c...ahhhhhhh i got nothing....sorry
[Hope] I will conquer my doubts because I want to get better & help others
[StarryEyed] ditto hope
[sanzo] i will b/c i want to feel the love
[topeka] first dont bark at me dragon just beacuse your frustrated! I will conquer my doubts when i work how because untill i do i wont be able to answer any of the questions or do anything i have to.
[momentito] because what everyone is saying here is true for me
[TripleC] I will conquer my doubts although I know this will be very difficult for me.
[shellsfull] I will concour my doubt b/c when I do I will realize they were stupid anyway and then I will get better
* sanzo agrees with TOP
[Cala] b/c life w/o doubts seems soooooo nice
* sanzo right cala
[sanzo] cuz i want too
[MrFishy] now the dragon was sweating hard...
[MrFishy] he couldnt belive his ears...
[SFishy] (the I-Can't half of the dragon leaned over to the princess and whispered in her ear -- "I like you")
[MrFishy] he had to pull one more questions to stump the princess...
[MrFishy] so he took a deep breath....
[MrFishy] and he spit out the next one...
[MrFishy] I WONT LOVE MYSELF
[Gingers] GOD Loves Me!
[Eilis] I will love myself b/c that is true empowerment
[PurpleTears] I will love myself because it is time
[topeka] spat out
[Cala] I will love myself b/c I want to
[aly_cat] i will love myself b/c i am worth it
[kris] i will love myself cause my daughter helps me to try (which is great since she isnt even 2!)
* Millificent hands the dragon a towel
[StarryEyed] because loving is thekey to beating this thing
[Laci_girl] I will love myself because someone has to
[JadedAngel] b/c i have a great brother who loves me adn doesnt want to see me suffer anymore
[sanzo] i will love myself cuz Andy deserves to be happy
[Dink] I will love myself because I am worth it
[Hope] I will love myself because I am worthy
[TripleC] I will love myself when I find out what that means!
* topeka wipes her face of dragon spit
[Gingers] I have a good heart
* topeka high fives milli
[Cala] b/c I deserve to, and cause I want to
[sanzo] i will love myself cuz i have felt love for the first time
[shellsfull] I will love myself b/c I am bueatiful on the inside and out
* Dink thinks: Dink grins at Hope
[aly_cat] yeah shells
[PurpleTears] right on shellsfull
[sanzo] i will love myself cuz im a pretty good person
* Eilis takes the dragon dancing and he becomes I can and I will
[Hope] I will love myself because that means I will nurture myself just like I want to nurture others
[Cala] b/c I am me
[sanzo] right cala
[sanzo] totally right
[Millificent] because hatred takes too much energy that i could be putting towards other things
[PurpleTears] thats true milli
[topeka] speaking about doing other things...lol
[Cala] yup Milli
[JadedAngel] I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS ROOM ADN ALL OF YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!
[sanzo] hatred lets others win
[PurpleTears] I never thought of that
[Laci_girl] good one Millie
[StarryEyed] because love is a better place
[Dink] Go Milli
[Cala] b/c I am alive
[sanzo] cuz i love andy and he loves me
[Laci_girl] Iam loveable
[sanzo] that makes me happy
[TripleC] I would like to love myself as my son loves me.
[Hope] I will love myself because I am human
[SFishy] GREAT answers everyone!
[MrFishy] great answers!
[SFishy] at that point the dragon felt tired
[SFishy] I-Won't was still a bit angry... but I-Can't was smiling from ear to ear
[SFishy] he was the one to speak
[SFishy] PRINCESS he said, I REALLY LIKE YOU AND WE HAVE BOTH DECIDED TO LET YOU PASS NOW
[SFishy] WE DO HOPE YOU WILL COME BACK TO VISIT US SOMETIME
[SFishy] AND TEACH US MORE OF THESE GREAT LESSONS YOU HAVE YOURSELF BEEN LEARNING
[SFishy] the princess just smiled
[SFishy] she patted both dragon's on the head
[SFishy] and skipped on down the path
[SFishy] as she walked, she began to notice the forest didn't look so dark
[SFishy] there were actually flowers sprouting up from the grass
[SFishy] and she could hear birds chirping
[SFishy] she looked up and could actually see a blue sky through the tree tops
[SFishy] she looked ahead
[SFishy] and saw an opening in the tree... leading to the other side of the forest... the place she had always thought about
[SFishy] what would be there?
[SFishy] she was so excited
[SFishy] as she walked out of the woods she felt content
[SFishy] and happy
[SFishy] and things felt so familiar and loving
[SFishy] she looked around...
[SFishy] and realized...
[SFishy] she was back on Mount Sure, her home, where she had started
[SFishy] though now she saw it in a whole new light
[SFishy] ahead, but the great wood doors she could see a crown
[SFishy] it was glistening in the sunlight
[SFishy] she walked faster
[SFishy] she bent over to look at it, and could see her named etched in the gold and silver
[SFishy] PRINCESS I-CAN-DO-IT
[SFishy] and she smiled
[SFishy] *THE END*
[MrFishy] since we were telling the story...
[MrFishy] we want YOU to tell US the moral!
[Hope] There's no place like home (he he)
[StarryEyed] You can do it!!!
[CHAN] that we can do it
[sanzo] To love yourself regardless of what others think and have done to you
[PurpleTears] that we need to use the answers we gave to help us heal
[Cala] once you come to love yourself and face your fears, the world will look much brighter
[JadedAngel] we can fight this dreaded monster that lives within us and see the brighter side of things, a newer and better life
[Eilis] we can do what ever we decide to have everything we truly want to make us happy and we can achieve that
[SFishy] great morals... and all true... but there is more!
[sanzo] if we put our minds in the right way....we can overcome all
[CHAN] we will see the light again
[Cala] If you set your mind to something, you can accomplish it
[TripleC] if we believe in ourselves we can do anything
[topeka] i was saying to eilis that i thought that no matter what we say and do as long as we are honest to ourselves then there is nothing we can not achieve in life
[Dink] Can't is a belief, it can be changed
[PurpleTears] we are all princess, and we face these things everyday
[Cala] There is a path to a better life in ourself
[Eilis] lol i misunderstood u topeka
[sanzo] right TOP
[sanzo] absolutly right
[SFishy] OH yes oh yes... you are all right... but there IS more ;)
[Hope] If we learn to love & nurture ourselves we can learn to take risks, overcome obstacles, enjoy life & be content.
[Eilis] and often what we think we do not have is there all along
[topeka] thats ok eilis
[PurpleTears] we must honestly answer these questions and do what we answered
[Eilis] we just have to see it
[SFishy] [Eilis] and often what we think we do not have is there all
[JadedAngel] we have the answers in us we just need to bring them out and use them when challenged?
[sanzo] i want the better life
[Dink] We have all the resources we need
[sanzo] i want to get well
[SFishy] even if they seem hard to find
[SFishy] all of your answers are right of course!!
[sanzo] give me that edbegone spray
[Cala] sometimes we just have to look hard within ourselves to fins the answers
[SFishy] there was a lot you could take from that story1
[SFishy] yes Cala!
[topeka] u know freak me out..that is what my star sign says LOL
[Cala] hehe, find
* Dink hands spray to sanzo
* sanzo spray it on everyone here
* sanzo thanks dink
[SFishy] We hope you all liked the story :)
[sanzo] i did
* Dink winks at sanzo
[momentito] it's all in there burried or hidden so deeply, but i can reach and touch it and explore it and resolve it and desolve it
[JadedAngel] i love this when do you do it again
[sanzo] wrote them all down
[Eilis] always love being a princess
[SFishy] and of course, we end each chat with you doing some self affirmations!!!
[SFishy] so HIT ME now with them!!!!
[Eilis] I am intelligent
[Gingers] I had so much fun! Thank you so much!
[topeka] I am australian
[Cala] I am talented
[PurpleTears] I am a survivor
[Eilis] I am loving and loyal
[CHAN] love is foe me to have
[JadedAngel] i am glad that i was smart enough to go here tonight
[du] I am an intelligent pretty young women
[sanzo] i afferm from this day forward to never be controlled
[TripleC] ditto Jaded Angel.
[Dink] I am a goddess!!!hee hee
[Eilis] I am a survivor
[topeka] I am am am am only human
[Cala] I will look, and find the answers, even if it takes me years
[sanzo] im going to stay confident
[Cala] I won't give up
[CHAN] I can do it!!!!
[Dink] I will be good to myself
[Hope] I feel empowered
[sanzo] i wont be pushed around
[Cala] I can learn
[momentito] i can do it!!!!!!!!
[CHAN] I can take control
[SFishy] YES ... more more!!
[sanzo] i will not doubt
[TripleC] I must not give up.
[Hope] I feel "hopeful"
[Eilis] I am living again =)
[PurpleTears] That life is what I make of it
[CHAN] I am a human being
[sanzo] i have the courage to fight
[Dink] I am a good person
[Hope] I do enjoy interacting with others
[Cala] I live, therefore I am
[CHAN] I am me
[sanzo] i am a great mom
[topeka] yah and making lots of noise eilis!!!
[Eilis] I am putting up with topeka
[sanzo] i am a great friend
[Dink] I am a great wife
[PurpleTears] God loves me for who I am
[CHAN] I will live on
[topeka] u are amazing
[Cala] people love me
[eeyore_tc] when you believe you achieve, if you dought you go without!
[Eilis] so r u babe
[TripleC] I am a good wife and mom.
[sanzo] i have a love out there
[topeka] I am put up able
[SFishy] more more!!!
[CHAN] I will always be positive
[Gingers] right Purple Tears
[sanzo] he is a light
[Dink] I am a supreme fishy
[topeka] I am a rock
[topeka] I am an island
[sanzo] going to search out the light
[CHAN] I am special
[topeka] I am the warus
[Cala] I have great eyes, lol
[Eilis] I am simon & garfunkle
[sanzo] you MR/MRS fishy are great people
[PurpleTears] no one is an island topeka
[Cala] lol, Eilis
[PurpleTears] you have great insite cala
[Millificent] top, i knew someone would have to say that!
[SFishy] 20 seconds everyone... get those affirmations up for me to see!
[JadedAngel] I AM A FISHIE!!!!!
[CHAN] I am awsome!
[SFishy] I AM FISHY HEAR ME ROAR
[Dink] FISHIES RULE
[Cala] thanks purple tears
[sanzo] I am not a guppy
[topeka] australia is an island
[sanzo] I am a True Fishy
[Dink] Fishies rock
[JadedAngel] mr and ms fishy are orck stars
[Hope] I am capable of doing whatever I set my mind & heard to
[TripleC] Topeka IS funny tonight!!! LOL
[topeka] lol i am super fricken human
[Hope] oops - Heart to
[sanzo] fishies rock
[StarryEyed] I can swim into the current
[sanzo] we are the best
[topeka] i am funny every night
[SFishy] Okay folks... GREAT AFFIRMATIONS ALL OF YOU!
[SFishy] thanks so much for coming tonight
[SFishy] we WILL be putting up the chat transcript in the next 2 days
[MrFishy] thank you all for sharing tonight!
[SFishy] we'll also have a couple of follow-up games tonight... so keep your eyes open for them!
[SFishy] thanks for sharing ... and for giving YOURSELVES the opportunity to learn a little more about who you are
[SFishy] we'll see you next month!
[SFishy] be sure to TAKE CARE OF YOU!!!!!
[MrFishy] good nite all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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