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Overwhelmed. Sunday June 29, 2014

I was in hospital this week as things had got too much. But that's nothing, that's not why I was overwhelmed.

While I was in hospital Moodscope published a blog I wrote asking for advice about recovery. I had no signal in there so it wasn't until I came home and saw the masses of comments on the blog that I became genuinely overwhelmed and released a few tears. Tears of what? Not joy, not relief, tears that said silently thank god I'm not alone.

I am still reading and re-reading all the advice I recieved and couldn't honestly find the words to thank each one of you. So I just wanted to say thank you to moodscope for providing a platform for so many people to connect and share.

It has been a long time since I was so positively overwhelmed and it has given me more faith in human nature than I had at the start of the week from my hospital bed.

If you are looking for some inspiration today why not flick through the moodscope blogs? There is always something heartwarming, cheery and poignant on there. Thanks to everyone in this community for the advice. It has given me such a boost. You rock people, you rock.

A Moodscope member.

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Anonymous Sun, Jun 29th 2014 @ 7:22am

Dear Jules - this ( soppy ol' me ) brought tears to my eyes.

Julia Sun, Jun 29th 2014 @ 9:12am

Hi Jules. I hope you are feeling better today. How fantastic you were able to write a blog and yet feel so bad and soon after, went into hospital. It just shows how strong you actually are. I think half the problem is that we are so very hard on ourselves and almost talk ourselves into despair..and others close to us (whom we don't believe when they say we are not really that bad). However I agree it is so encouraging when people we don't know support us like with your blog. It means so much to have the encouragement and most of all genuine help from the likeminded people on Moodscope. Don't ever worry Jules that we will not be here for you and for each other. We need you as much as you need us. Never forget this will you?

Jean Sun, Jun 29th 2014 @ 9:55am

Hi Jules
You will never be alone. Be it the Moodscope team or us reading every word. We all identify with it in one way or another and still remain connected.
I hope things are going well for you xx

heather Sun, Jun 29th 2014 @ 10:24am

Dear Jules, I was on holiday so did not read your original blog so I have just gone back to read it. How beautifully written and yes, it brought tears to my eyes - I guess we could all identify with it. Then I went on to read the wonderful comments !!! I could hardly wish to add to them - every one a gem in itself. I particularly remember little Amanda who struggled on for her parents - I hope she is still experiencing contentment (sometimes a better bet than happiness) - but with some happiness thrown in too. I actually have to get some breakfast now so could not even manage to read all the responses - but I will. Your are NOT alone Jules

Mapsie1066 Sun, Jun 29th 2014 @ 12:52pm

Hi Jules,
I am glad you are feeling better. Knowing you are not alone (no matter what the situation is always a source of encouragement. It is like a twig: a singl;e twig may readily be snapped, but several twigs together resist the snapping force. Keep doing the test.
Peace & Blessings

vanessa Sun, Jun 29th 2014 @ 1:42pm

my goodness, me too Heather, it certainly touched a chord with so many people. Take care Jules, and know you are not alone. Vanessa xx

Melanie Lowndes Sun, Jun 29th 2014 @ 1:52pm

Dear Jules, thank you so much for your message today. I was not one who wrote on Tuesday - I read your blog and it so touched me and I so identified with it and then I read all the advice and found it all so good and helpful that I could not think what to add and time had also passed on by then. I printed it all off - the first time I have ever done this and intend to read it all and reflect on it some more. So thank you very much and all my very best wishes. As others say above you are definitely not alone!!! Love and peace to you, Melanie

Anonymous Sun, Jun 29th 2014 @ 2:33pm

Hi Jules, your willingness to share is what brought you all this wonderful support. Being open (in the right place like here) is good. The thought that seems to help me feel not alone is that we are all connected somehow. With the internet we can choose to strengthen the good connections. I think those of us who have these issues tend to be more empathetic; we feel the pain of others more easily. Reading your blog, I felt your pain and by reaching out and assuring you that you are not alone, I hope that I have made you feel better and as a bonus, maybe I feel a bit better too. Be well and feel the love!

Anonymous Sun, Jun 29th 2014 @ 2:39pm

i am so glad to know that you found it helpful knowing many of us were caring about you,that,s what the world needs "more caring "

valerie Sun, Jun 29th 2014 @ 5:06pm

Dear Jules,
Your earlier blog must have struck a chord with so many who read it.I am so sorry you had to go into hospital but hope it was helpful for you.Do keep writing Jules,we are all rooting for you sweetheart.Valerie xx

Anonymous Sun, Jun 29th 2014 @ 7:03pm

You sound a pretty amazing person to me. I do hope that you are feeling better as you have certainly helped me with your blogs. X

jules Sun, Jun 29th 2014 @ 7:55pm


Mary Sun, Jun 29th 2014 @ 8:05pm

Absolutely not alone! Thank you so much for your humble and honest sharing. We all love you - and we think you're great!

Silvia A Mon, Jun 30th 2014 @ 5:04am

Hope you are doing better now.

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