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What are you grateful for?

I am grateful for my childrens’ lives...


But especially today because my youngest choked while I was upstairs and my middle son was with him and did the abdominal thrust on him (heimlick sp?) and saved his life. I’m tearing up now that it’s hitting me. I’m so proud of my kiddos. This reminds me I say the guardian angel prayer with them in the mornings and I like to think we each are being watched over. ✨

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Starrlight, I am so touched by the quick action of your son. You have every reason to be proud of them as well as proud of yourself in how

you have raised them. Wipe the tears. Time for hugs all around to your children :) xx

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Starrlight in reply to Agora1

We had several group hugging. Thank you for your kind beautiful words beautiful Agora.

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Starrlight in reply to Agora1

How are you?

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c-mac in reply to Starrlight

I'm pretty good. Got some bad news when one of my medicines (geodon) started causing tardive dyskinesia, but moving to new medicines has so far been painless. We'll see what happens when I can finally quit the geodon -- I hope the TD goes away. At first I was devastated when I saw what was happening, but then I realized that all the people who care about me won't care about that. (Okay, it still sucks.)

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Starrlight in reply to c-mac

Who will it bother? It won’t bother anyone who matters and because the heart and soul is what matters they see what is important and love you because you are important -the whole of you- you are loveable. When I get really stressed I get twitches all around my mouth and I can’t control it it’s kind of a scary feeling.

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Agora1 in reply to Starrlight

I am doing well Starrlight, thank youMy daughter had skin surgery yesterday and I am

grateful that it wasn't melanoma :) xx

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Starrlight in reply to Agora1

Woah yeah I’m so glad to hear that 😌

So glad everyone's okay! And also, congrats on raising great kids!

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Starrlight in reply to c-mac

Awwww thank you so much C-Mac!!! How are you?

I'm sorry that y'all endured such a frightening experience and I'm grateful to hear that your youngest is okay. Im beyond impressed with your son's heroic actions.

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Starrlight in reply to Imaaan

Thank you Imaaan ((((((((((( ❤️))))))))))))

💗 Such a smart kiddo and little hero. Your boys are great & I hope you know that's a reflection on you.I am grateful for the Monterey Aquarium live fed of their animals- especially the moon jellyfish (when I need anxiety relief) & the otters (when I need a smile/laugh). And that I passed my learner's permit test... passed on my third try. Yes, I'm in my 40s & never driven. So wish me luck with the rest... 😬🚗

Oh my gosh, thank you! I found the live feed you mentioned.

😊 Hope you like it. My therapist & I figured this helps some & is super easy. I think it's cause watching the animals taps joy in both the adult & my inner child. It feels safe too. Plus is therapic without feeling like it.

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Starrlight in reply to melbrown

Moon jellyfish and otters awwwwww!!! Good on you for the driver’s permit test best to you on the rest, I’m sure you’ll ace it!

Hi Starr. 🌟 I forgot all about that prayer until just now. Mom used to say it with me at bedtime when I was small.

What a frightening start to your day! Your son is pretty amazing. Wow. I bet he gets some extra cookies tonight! 🥲

I didn't have to struggle at all. I read your post, and it came to me. I'm grateful I remember a story to share, of a little girl and the parrot who saved her life.

Woah that parrot is awesome!!!!!! Thanks for sharing that!

Yeah I love that prayer. I think I’ll always say it I say one that is for morning ... can you tell me how the night time angel prayer goes?

I'm very grateful for you Starrlight. You know, awhile ago you had a post about how upset you were because you applied for SSD and you were denied. I feel like I may have said the wrong thing to you, and I'm so sorry if my remark came off as being callous or something like that. The government is making it tougher and tougher to get it. I just want you to know how much I enjoy your posts on here and you are amazing. 💖💖💖

((((((((((Googodollsfan)))))))))) thank you for that although I have no bad memory of you saying anything that upset me, only positives of you. Thank you; I think you are amazing too. ❤️ ✨ 💫

The parrot won an award and got press coverage. I think your little boy deserves some of that. 😊

Honestly, it's been so many years I only remembered bits of this prayer. So I tried Google, and there it was. It still seems a marvel to me.

If I close my eyes I'm about five years old, kneeling next to my bed with Mom at my side.

"Angel of God, guardian dear,

to whom God's love commits me here,

ever this night be at my side,

to light and guard, to rule and guide.


That’s it! That’s the one! Only in the morning we switch the night to ever this day. What a good memory you have.

I sure wish that were true. I only remembered the first line. Google did the rest.

Wow , how thankful & proud you must be , quick thinking on your sons part. Be proud of yourself for being a great parent & bringing them up right.

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Starrlight in reply to LunaSkye

Thank you so much LunsSkye. He watched me do the same about a month ago for my mom who was choking. I’m so grateful.

Amazing Starlight, how old is your middle son?

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Starrlight in reply to Roxylox

Hi Roxylox He is 13.

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So wonderful that he knew what to do. I would be proud too and very grateful. I think we all have others watching over us even when we don't realize it.

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Starrlight in reply to Mrspjsmom

Thanks! ❤️ I think you are wise. Yeah. Definitely ✨ 💫 how are you? I know you have a lot going on.....

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Mrspjsmom in reply to Starrlight

I do but am trying to take care of myself and stay positive.

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Starrlight in reply to Mrspjsmom

So glad! 😌 pm me any time you feel you need an ear

Grateful for you starrlight. You helped me to remember that there is lot to be grateful for. Being thankyou is so awesome and amazing!! I am glad to see your post. The vibration is so high when I remember gratitude . Helps me to stay out of sadness. Thanks a bunch :-)

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Starrlight in reply to Cece321

(((((((((Cece321))))))))) yes vibration is so high with gratefulness. It brings us abundance because we are happy and accepting of what we do have and what may come our way so we are ready to receive. Have beautiful moments.

Wow! That must have been such a relief.Starr. Don't be tearful, be happy that your middle boy, knew that manouver. A lot of grown adults still don't and It can be a life saver.

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Starrlight in reply to Dubba61

Such a relief. I’m a proud mama. How are ya?

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