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Please do it your way. Sunday May 5, 2013

Some years ago, a well-known British funeral director's business published a chart of the most popular contemporary songs chosen to be played at funerals, and at the top of the list was Frank Sinatra's version of the Paul Anka song, 'My Way'.

'My Way', of course, is about someone looking back as they come to the end of their life, but I'm certain there's a lot to be said for a little reminiscence from time to time, anytime, as long as you neither become tied to the past nor stuck in it.

If you've been tracking your mood for a while, it can help to reflect on how far you've come - whether or not you've experienced a change over that period.

Sad though it may be, if a relationship has come to an end, there's a lot to be said for remembering the good times you did have. There are sure to be some.

And if you're moving on from a project or job, as I am, perhaps things are easier if you can focus as much as possible on the pluses rather than on the minuses.

Above all, please remember that you're unique. There's no one else on the planet quite like you. So rather than behaving as you think you're supposed to, or as you think others expect, be sure to be true to yourself.

Be sure to do things your way.

Please remember, too, that things at Moodscope will carry on much as normal after I leave next week, but I also hope you'll join me on the next stage of my own adventures by registering your email address with me at:

I think you'll find I'm not quite ready to face that final curtain.

As it's likely that Moodscopers will want to comment on this, and also highly probable that our email In-Boxes will be pretty busy, I'll be eternally grateful if thoughts, reflections and questions could be directed to our Blogspot:

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stephanie Sun, May 5th 2013 @ 12:56am

Thank You So Much For StartingMoodscope. Its A Great Tool For Me And I Look Forward To Using It Everyday. I Also Look Forward To Your Newest Ideas And I Will Be Waiting For Your Emails.

Anonymous Sun, May 5th 2013 @ 8:57am

Best of luck with your next venture. Moodscope has changed my thinking. Eternally grateful

Peter Donations for Jon via paypal Sun, May 5th 2013 @ 10:08am

I do it my way, to say thank you to Jon. He with his courage-making comments and his honesty in his emails about facing hardtimes he helped me in a situation with hardly no confidence to come and struggle on and thru. So I started - as like me people asked, if they could ease Jons situation a bit by not only saying "thank you, Jon" but to donate a little something the easy way (preferably over paypal) So I opened my paypal account to collect the donations for Jon fiduciary. This donation started two days ago and till now we have collected for Jon's farewell-present: 65 €, 28 £, 32 SFR.
Thank you all. Best wishes, Peter

You can donate for Jon via paypal to:

All donations will be collected and send 1:1 to Jon, since he has no own paypal-account.

Meriel W Sun, May 5th 2013 @ 12:01pm

Thank you, Jon, I will really miss your insightful, thoughtful posts and wish you all the best for the future.

Peter Sun, May 5th 2013 @ 9:44pm

Thank you all for your donations to Jon. I do answer you directly via paypal to thank you.

Right now our paypal donations total is:

73 €
48 £
42 SFR

Thank you all very much for your donations for Jon via paypal to

With love and teh best wishes, Peter

Anonymous Mon, May 6th 2013 @ 11:57am

Peter, I am sure you have the best of intentions doing this, but it makes me nervous sending money to someone I do not know at all, even in the name of someone else that I do. Perhaps it would be it would be better/more reassuring for us to send donations to a fund established by moodscope itself for Jon. Best, Mya

Maddy Tue, May 7th 2013 @ 11:47am

Thank you, Jon, for your excellent vision in creating Moodscope. I struggled with depression a couple of years ago, and the simple act of reading your thoughts for the day every day (I've never missed one), along with CBT, helped me to see that there is another way of thinking out there. Whenever I feel myself slipping, I re-read your messages, and remember that I can change the way I think.
I have recommended Moodscope to friends and family, and will continue to do so. I wish you all the very best for your future - good luck, and THANK YOU!

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