One Hundred and Twenty Four: 13 Reasons Why Not (reblog)

13 reasons

One Hundred and Twenty Four. 13 reasons why not. 13 reasons why. I never got involved with the hype of 13 reasons why. I only know about it from blogs and the like. I saw this link 13 Reasons Why Not and I really liked it. 13 reasons why. 13 reasons why not. Instead of looking at why end it – and if you’re reading my blog I’m sure you’ve a lot more than 13 reasons why – look at the 13 reasons why not. At the 13 reasons to live. I was surprised at the task, because I would’ve thought it would have given you 13 reasons why not end it, yet they gave lists of 13.

  • List 13 things you are grateful for.
  • Think of 13 things that you have to look forward to in the future.
  • Write down 13 positives about yourself.
  • Identify 13 people in your life that you care about.
  • Think of 13 ways you can be kind to others this week.

Actually doing this seems daunting, but once I’m posting this, I may as well actually answer it.

13 things I’m grateful for

  1. TC (I love you T!)
  2. A calm day
  3. Jigsaw puzzles
  4. Nature
  5. Colours
  6. Sight
  7. SF
  8. Journaling
  9. People who read/comment/post on my blog – thank you!
  10. R’ R. I’m not sure why he’s so nice to me.
  11. I’m not messing up at the moment. Which is something I’m more than grateful for.
  12. Books. The stability the understanding I’ve gotten from books have given to me.
  13. I’m not planning on ending my life (well I’ll caveat this, at the moment I don’t want to).

What are you grateful for?

13 things I have to look forward to.

  1. Giving to people
  2. Seeing my family
  3. Holding my brothers baby
  4. Summer (it’s already winter in the UK, and it’s damn cold)
  5. Loving a life I live
  6. Living a life I love
  7. Reaching 1000 reasons (not sure how that will be possible, but with your help, maybe it will be).
  8. Making the world a better place.
  9. Achieving my dreams
  10. Writing out all my letters to myself
  11. Creating a relationship with god
  12. To one day knowing what I believe
  13. Seeing M. Hopefully I will.

What are you looking forward to?

13 positive things about myself.

  1. I’m loyal
  2. I love others
  3. I care about others
  4. Inquisitive
  5. Straight to the point of too straight (I’ll say what I think when I think it).
  6. Can be humourous
  7. I’ll follow what I believe – try to anyways
  8. I think I’m persistent
  9. Idealistic
  10. Sensitive
  11. Intuitive
  12. Mostly honest
  13. Truth seeker

What is something positive about yourself?

13 people I care about.

I can’t list any names here, but (I wonder if I’ll ever remember who the initials are referencing……)

  1. M
  2. S
  3. TC
  4. SG
  5. MD
  6. TB (inc the rest)
  7. RW
  8. LB/K (if you think I mean you, I do!)
  9. Ri/EY (same here, if you think I mean you, I do)
  10. YE
  11. FB
  12. My family
  13. Everyone on SF

Who do you care about?

13 ways I can be kind to others this week.

  1. Smile
  2. Go out with SNMB
  3. Help my mother
  4. Make cookies for SNMB
  5. Get stuff from the £ shop for people I’ll see
  6. By giving to myself
  7. Send a letter to someone
  8. Let someone know I’m thinking of her
  9. Call someone back to say hello
  10. Give a book I’m not interested in away
  11. Say hello to someone I pass in the street
  12. Prepare/cook a meal
  13. Any suggestions for the 13th? As per Rachel‘s suggestion. If someone starts talking to me and I can’t be bothered listening, just listen.

What can you do nice for someone?

I didn’t expect it to be this hard to think of 13 for ages, I sat here wracking my brain…..

So long as there’s life, there’s hope.



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    1. Thanks for reading and commenting.
      I agree. One thing I love about 12 step fellowships is the emphasis they place on giving and doing for others. Getting out of your own head and thinking about others. Although I guess there’s a balance. Of giving both to yourself and to others.
      Love and light

  1. This is a very uplifting post Eliza! I’m grateful for my life and having the opportunity to grow and become a more balanced person. If my life would have ended in childhood from being a sickly kid, or if I would have ended it when I was a confused teenager then I would have taken away this wonderful redo I’ve been given. Sometimes you just have to trust that there is a light at the end of the dark tunnel.

  2. Wow! This is daunting but here goes.

    13 Things I’m grateful for:

    1. My husband – truly an angel on earth.
    2. Living on a small Island.
    3. Being free of depression
    4. My meditation room – such a luxury!
    5. Books, and the clever people who write them
    6. Looking out at the ocean
    7. My friends who accept me as I am
    8. My Ragdoll cat, Biscot
    9. The friend who saved my sanity
    10. Boho clothes
    11. The Source of life/energy/God that is pure love
    12. My freedom
    13. Beautiful art

    13 Things to look forward to:

    1. Getting my creative juices flowing again. I’ve missed my art
    2. Starting a new life of learning and studying
    3. Getting my Masters in Reiki
    4. Being able to help others who are silently suffering
    5. Getting close to D
    6. Travelling to the UK to visit an old friend and perhaps a new one (E)
    7. Getting a wetsuit and learning to dive
    8. Next time I meditate. Love it!
    9. Tomorrow’s Journalling
    10. Figuring out what I now believe in and trusting in the process
    11. Travelling to Melbourne to start my Course
    12. Creating a zen garden outside
    13. Playing the ukulele next week

    13 Positives about myself:

    1. Loving
    2. Forgiving
    3. Persistent
    4. Creative
    5. Trusting
    6. Empathetic
    7. Flexible (getting better at it)
    8. Always learning
    9. A desire to grow
    10. Patient (with some things)
    11. Learning to let go of fears
    12. I love animals
    13. I’m learning to love me

    13 people I care about

    1. My husband
    2. My son and step children
    3. My grandchildren
    4. You
    5. TW
    6. CW
    7. C & P
    8. All those who have walked beside me
    9. G & R
    10. Myself
    11. My uke buddies
    12. My art buddies
    13. All those who have taught me something

    13 ways to be kind this week

    1. Reach out to H
    2. Bake a cake for a friend
    3. Give Reiki to T
    4. Not react to a negative comment
    5. Check up on C
    6. Ring S
    7. Invite my neighbour for a cuppa
    8. Share authentically with my friends
    9. Take a risk and talk to a stranger
    10. Buy J Flowers
    11. Shut my mouth more. I don’t need to be right
    12. Listen to a friend in pain
    13. Cook a meal for a lonely neighbour.

    1. Wow! Thanks for doing this….
      I love your things to look forward to, especially coming to the UK.
      Not needing to be right??? Well, it’s good that you don’t always need to be right, for then I can be right :) I’m grateful for you (though I already wrote that in my list). Thank you….
      Love and light.

    1. Thanks for reading and commenting Cate…
      Yeah, thinking can be both. Though if only there were an ‘off’ button to thoughts :)
      Happy Sunday!
      Love and light

      1. I think you did really well with these reasons, too (even if it took you a while to think of them, which I would find as well if I tried this!) x

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