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  1. sickness, impatience

    by , 07-29-2011 at 10:47 AM
    Sick family members create future worries in my mind. What if he’s really bad this time…what if it all goes down…what if she’s not strong enough to pull through then…?
    My worry over the uncontrollable, and here insert sick family members, (it could be an imprisoned friend, a job, friend, relationship) - what will happen to me if this all goes wrong? I detect a theme, me, me.
    Worry creates anxiety, impatience. I can and have felt completely ruled by anxiety, impatience. ...
  2. why do inmates want pen pals but then stop writing to them?

    by , 07-29-2011 at 01:59 AM
    I had been writing to a pen pal and I was getting attached to him and hearing from him. We was getting close as friends. Then all of a sudden he stopped writing me all together. I often have wondered why. Yes I was a fool i sent him a little money to go in his acct.
  3. stones from my heart

    by , 07-26-2011 at 02:27 PM
    I sit at the beach and practice the meditation on forgiveness. (Again.) Again and again. I imagine hugging my relatives (this has to start close to home before it can branch out anywhere.) On down the line I go, real hug, real hug, real hug, then- OOPS- clunker! THAT person feels really hard to hug…oooo; and him too… It feels fake, a perfunctory hug. After the things you’ve done, it doesn’t feel real to want to hug you. All those years of wanting to protect myself from the pain you’ve dished. ...
  4. My Life Is A Natural Disaster

    by , 07-25-2011 at 03:59 AM
    How do I get used to seeing my town like this? Half my neighbourhood is leveled, stairways to nowhere line the streets. These streets I played on as a child are fenced off and filled with ash and burned rubble. All those trees that grew up with me are black and dead. The corner store by the school where I used to go every lunch hour is gone except for the sign.

    The smell of campfire will never again remind me of good times with the family. It will forever remind me of driving through ...
  5. New to this but getting the hang of it quicker than thought!

    by , 07-25-2011 at 03:52 AM
    Hey everyone!
    I've been reading all your posts and felt the need to post too, just to express how great I think the website is. I'm fairy new to this and follow in the footsteps of my older sister who is already writing to a prisoner. I must admit I browsed for a long time....I was quite scared about writing to someone. So I sent emails to two people and waited a very long time with no response. I was really disappointed Impatient I decided to write to two more. You know that saying 'two ...
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