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What has been your Greatest Self Achievement?

Leoni...That end result was an absolute positive self-achievement. So very difficult to be given no choice, but life does go on, it is what you make it that counts. Sink or swim.
You must have been at an age were your memory roots went deep.

Thank you so much for posting your story.
I am sure all who read will benefit from it too.

Even though I turned five en-route to my new country, I still remember it so well.
The migrant camps before the ships' 42 day journey to the new country, and another 5 months at another migrant camp.
Our country had lost the war, so there were no jobs. My father also had to tear his family away to a place where work was available for the survival of his family of four.
Then three yrs. at a convent. My sister was only 3-1/2 and we were literally torn from our parents.
Oh, I have written this all down in past stories, and have now accepted much, but it does form an everlasting change in a person.
The hardest was for my mother, and she always tried to make it up to us throughout her life.


Davide Castel

21st February 2012


It's incredible the things you've been through Lucy! What I find amazing about the human experience, is how we can go through things that could've broken us, and we survive and become positive despite it all. It meant a lot to tell that story of mine, I've never really expressed the truth of it, and it's good, because one should never repress anything. It somehow becomes less of a mountain when it's been said. Thanks Lucy for all your positive feedback!


Leoni Carlson

20th February 2012


WOW there are some heavy stuff written here, I like it these are the kind of discussions that gels a community. It's really inspiring to learn about you all on this level, strength and courage has been gained.


Robert Harris

20th February 2012


So glad I have found a discussion where we can release these self destructing self emotions because of certain experiences.
One always feels the benefits from such a release.
As I said earlier in these discussions, we should only disclose what we are prepared to put out there.


Davide Castel

21st February 2012


I just read everyone's contribution here and am awed speechless. So many of you are amazing, independant and self reliant, no wonder you are all such good writers.


Warren Gates

23rd February 2012


Yes Warren...It is amazing, when one writes of their diverse personal experiences from around this globe.


Davide Castel

24th February 2012


Becoming Optimistic! It's been the greatest self achievement of all things in my life:)


Karen Gomez

25th February 2012


My greatest achievement has to be when I won 'most improved pupil' at school in 1997, I won a dictionary, I must have been about 14 at the time and I was always in trouble and put on report, so Its my greatest achievement to have won.


Raymond lloyd Williams

27th February 2012


Karen...You are right, if you are optimistic (like Pollyanna) you can overcome all the 'down' times in life.
What about your creativity and how you have made that work for you? I saw your entry on 'your world without violence', and if what I saw was actually your creation, then you are some sort of a genius! I loved it. Did you win?

Raymond...I bet that certainly was...however I reckon if you think hard enough, there are others?
I s won a tennis racquet for the 'most improved' when I was 14 and to me, that was the first ever thing that I won! I still have it, over 50 yrs. later.


Davide Castel

27th February 2012


I don't know if this counts for much in the world but I have trained 2 different dogs to competition level in obedience and agility, Daisy once got a perfect score of 200 in a UKC agility trial, both she and Charlotte achieved their novice obedience titles with scores in the 190s. Training the dogs helped me overcome a lot of issues I have with patience.


Warren Gates

28th February 2012


Animals and children...one does indeed need lots of patience.
You learn so much from them too, especially in the simple ways of life and what is most important...now! not the future.
Oh to be a child again, knowing what we are up for!!! Hmmm.
Training dogs to that level is a self-achievement for you, and that is the important part.
I am sure there are others, especially if you look within yourself!


Davide Castel

29th February 2012


Thanks Lucy!. Positivism has been the best. One achievement that I completely forgot about, which might be the best one compared to other ones I've gotten: "Best Writer Award" and I was only 10! I totally need to frame this!


Karen Gomez

29th February 2012


Karen...special memories make life worth living. Cling on to the positive ones, when times are blue.


Davide Castel

1st March 2012


Aww Lucy that has been the best advice ever. You're totally right. Every time I think of the good moments, a burst of joy fills me heart.


Karen Gomez

29th February 2012


Are there any more writers out there, willing to share their self-achievements?
I am sure we would love to hear from you all?
Get to it folks!


Davide Castel

1st April 2012


Common Newcomers...We want to hear from YOU ALL!


Davide Castel

23rd March 2013


I have a few to be honest but they all in a way tie together. I've learned to grieve about my mothers death and not hold it in. That I can cry whenever and not worry about people judging me.2 years ago I went through a suicidal stage in my life, self mutilation took over and I was going to commit suicide in August of 2011. With the help of God and other support in church, I've learned to over come that. It took a lot in my part though.. I'm tempted even now to just grab a blade and cut but I remember how far I've come an it wouldn't be worth it to just throw it down the drain.


Daniela Bustamante

22nd March 2013


No Daniela, It is not worth it. What you have achieved for you, is a milestone. Every second of each day is a special bonus for us.
Difficult when the one you love the most is not there to support you.
But as is said: 'When one door closes, another opens'.
That is what my mother told me, that her mother told her, when she knew that I had lost my fiancé when I was 24.
Three years later I met my husband and now this year we will be together for 40 years in Marriage.

I want to post something that I received in the email today, because it is so worth reading.

HERE IT IS:

Imagine that you had won the following prize in a contest: Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400.00 in your private account for your use.

However, this prize has rules, just as any game has certain rules.

The first set of rules would be:

Everything that you didn't spend during each day would be taken away from you.
You may not simply transfer money into some other account. You may only spend it.
Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another $86,400.00 for that day.

The second set of rules:

The bank can end the game without warning; at any time it can say, Its over, the game is over! It can close the account and you will not receive a new one.

What would you personally do?

You would buy anything and everything you wanted right? Not only for yourself, but for all people you love, right? Even for people you don't know, because you couldn't possibly spend it all on yourself, right? You would try to spend every cent, and use it all, right?

ACTUALLY This GAME is REALITY!

Each of us is in possession of such a magical bank. We just can't seem to see it.

The MAGICAL BANK is TIME!

Each morning we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life, and when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is NOT credited to us.
What we haven't lived up that day is forever lost.

Yesterday is forever gone.

Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank can dissolve your account at any time....WITHOUT WARNING.

SO, what will YOU do with your 86,400 seconds?

Those seconds are worth so much more than the same amount in money
Think about that, and always think of this:

Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think.

So take care of yourself, be Happy,
Love Deeply and enjoy life!

Here's wishing you a wonderful and beautiful day.
Start spending.


Davide Castel

23rd March 2013


My greatest self achievement was so far getting married AT HEART. I THINK HAVING THE HEART IS FIRST THAT MATTERS.

BEFORE THE PAPERWORK. bUT I ALSO FEEL REALIZING THAT I AM A WRITER AND I will have my pain and obstacles as an entrepreneur and writer. the thing is to keep at it, not quit and to make adjustments along the way. so far, keep moving has been my mantra and my greates self achievement, not giving up no matter what challenge is in my way at the moment, keep going. Bianca Baker


Lavita bianca Baker

23rd March 2013


Yes, keep it going Lavita...For by having faith in self, you can and will achieve whatever you set out to reach your goals in this one and only life, that we have been blessed to have.


Davide Castel

24th March 2013


I got engaged to a 20 year old with a head full of dreams that we have realised today as a couple, more than we could imagine.

I gave birth to three perfect kids who make me so emotional I cry happily sometimes when I see them happy.

I learned to be a perfect housewife and also learned to edit from scratch for Oxford University Press. I was self taught and got their respect after a short 22 months only!

I am proud of my achievements but most of all for the development of my three kids. I put my life on hold for my kids and thanked God for them every single day since I had them.


Asma Ahsan

24th March 2013


Asma...You seem to have found that special 'elixir' of achieving what you did through faith and understanding of self and of life!

Oh if only more people thought that way,
What a better world it would be today!


Davide Castel

24th March 2013


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