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posted ago by Looatyourself ago by Looatyourself +1717 / -2

Made a post about some bad times in my life and asked for prayers. You all really came through. Prayers, well wishes and one of you even offered help with food.

Went to prayer group last night and to the soup kitchen afterwards. Haven’t missed a day of work through all this. Walking there and back, but it’s doing me good. Time with my thoughts.

Made a new bank account and am talking to a great lawyer who is taking my case on deferred payment until I get back on my feet.

Just wanted to thank you all again. Still have a long way to go, but I wouldn’t even be here If it wasn’t for God working though you all.

I’ll never forget it.

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AL_Rise 52 points ago +52 / -0

So glad you are doing well! This community is great. Prayers when you need it and sometimes even tough love when you need it. I do wish you all the best and I want you to know that even though you are a stranger to me, I am so proud of you! Keep it up. God wins in the end 🙏

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Looatyourself [S] 33 points ago +34 / -1

Thank you so much. Agree with you 100% on everything you said. God is in control and always wins.

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Olds777 6 points ago +6 / -0

Jobs and the pain and consumerism they cause are overrated as most people only need a tiny fraction of what they buy, but the stress or frustration causes them to want more and more. I am glad you found some great people as them, great food and great music is what life is about.

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SirPokeSmottington 3 points ago +3 / -0

Hey, sorry if you mentioned in the orig post... why are you walking? And how far?

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Looatyourself [S] 0 points ago +1 / -1

No gas! It’s about 6 miles each way.

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Alpha_Lemming 26 points ago +26 / -0

You're on your way. HE will continue to be with you, and we are with HIM.

You're never alone. And I'm proud of you.

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Jjones23 18 points ago +18 / -0

Thanks for being honest with us Pede.

Only love here.

Cheers

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Verrerogo 17 points ago +17 / -0

Wonderful.

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Sun_Tzu 13 points ago +13 / -0

Great news thanks for sharing friend!! Still praying for you.

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LiskaEman 12 points ago +12 / -0

So proud of you and glad you’re fighting back! Hang in there as you can.

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rosie 12 points ago +12 / -0

Great to hear, pede!

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Cuntpuncher 10 points ago +10 / -0

It's good to have you with us. You persevered! Well done!

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FredWinston2.0 9 points ago +9 / -0

Let me offer a small piece of finacial advice. Do not pay a lawyer or any agency to negotiate debts for you. They are only going to take your money and leave you bankrupt. Call the creditors and negotaite directly with them. They will work with you because they want the money.

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rextexMG 2 points ago +2 / -0

Dead right. Had a relative pay one of those agencies to work on reducing her debt to irs. They did nothing She had to pay them 5k upfront. They’re a scam. She regrets it now, said she should have worked directly with irs if she could have actually talked to a real person. Waste of money

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entwickelnden 9 points ago +9 / -0

Hey fren, we just gave you support, you did the work. Proud AF of you, inspiration to all of us who arent facing any real struggles but complacent, including myself. Seeing you push forward gives me motivation too. Spent the weekend doing work on my house, shiet ive pushed off for too long. thanks fren!

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TheDonWon 8 points ago +9 / -1

The hardest part is over fren, you’ve got the momentum now keep it up! 🤙

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jumpy2021 8 points ago +8 / -0

Keep moving day by day!! Prayers ongoing

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Belleoffreedom 8 points ago +8 / -0

Hang in there. Be good for yourself.

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Smurfection 8 points ago +8 / -0

You're still in my prayers. May Our Lord walk beside you during this time and all the days of your life.

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QueenMAGA 8 points ago +8 / -0

Someday you'll be so far away from all this it will feel like someone else's life. It will be sooner than you think. Keep going 💪

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TrumpChampBelt 8 points ago +8 / -0

Frens help frens. One day at a time

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chahn1138 8 points ago +8 / -0

GOD BLESS YOU

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dcathkenn 7 points ago +7 / -0

God bless you. You are an inspiration, and all of a sudden it got dusty in here.

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Looatyourself [S] 3 points ago +4 / -1

I agree. The dust is everywhere. Thank you.

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Susurro 7 points ago +7 / -0

🙏🏿

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StealyJoe 7 points ago +7 / -0

Very glad to hear. Keep the momentum.

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Looatyourself [S] 6 points ago +7 / -1

Will never forget you, fren

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MBMadigan 6 points ago +6 / -0

During the toughest times, God’s blessing are truly around us. It doesn’t feel like it in the moment, but looking back in retrospect….you can see how His Divine Hand played a part in the next best chapter in your life. I know….it has happened to me several times. Keep listening with your heart and never give up on your faith. You are truly part of His Great Design!

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MonkPepe 6 points ago +6 / -0

Stay strong, be righteous, pray. This community can be wild at times but it is good at heart.

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ZeroG1515 6 points ago +6 / -0

Keep pushing on Fam! You are amazing! Pain is weakness leaving our bodies. It is hard. It hurts. It makes you want to quit. But never quit. Eye of the tiger!

You have so much to give this world. It will be darker without you. I've toyed with the idea of giving up more times than I can count. Now I lead my family. Single income provider. I bought a house. I'm building a little house in the yard for the kids. I get up everyday and grind. 2 years ago I put a gun in my mouth and pulled the trigger. She was loaded. I flipped the safety.. I pulled the trigger. I almost painted the ceiling in front of my wife and kids because I was so broken and lost.

I went to jail. I fought to keep my job. I fought myself to fight for my family. I hope none of this hurts you by reminding you of what you may have lost in your journey to where you are. I don't say it to compare us or to slight you in anyway or open wounds. I was so close to ending not only my own life by my family's life.

I tell you this because that was supposed to be the end. Now I'm working harder, being a better parent, I'm working on my run for a local position. Working harder to put more in the bank so I can send my kids to the activities they desire. I often felt the world was ending. Talking to God, my daughter leads prayer at night.. It almost ended for me and those around me. But I've come to realize that pain is transitory, death is permanent for my physical form. Keep pushing fam. Love you

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ZeroG1515 5 points ago +5 / -0

Thank you. Don't let those feelings win. Be a bright light in the world even when you are shining alone. Guide people. Be a Shepard.

Godspeed fren

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Looatyourself [S] 4 points ago +5 / -1

Thank you so much. Reading this helped pull me back together. Appreciate you more than you know.

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ZeroG1515 3 points ago +3 / -0

It was cathartic for me too, thanks. Don't struggle alone! Count your blessings! I know it sounds like a tired old saying, but it helped. Stepping back, recognizing what my small corner of the world would lose, almost lost... I know what I've lost from those who left too soon..

HMU if you have those stupid creeping feelings / thoughts.

Count your blessings and compliment yourself in the mirror! Allow yourself to be bad at it at first.

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TP4bunghole 2 points ago +2 / -0

It's an old saying, because it's true.

It's so good to hear that you've faced the abyss and conquered it. It's a daily struggle, it never ends, some days are worse than others, but if you did it once, you can do it again. Keep putting one foot in front of another, keep trying to find something to make better, no matter how small.

You've shown yourself that you can do it, now keep doing it.

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RiffMerchant 5 points ago +5 / -0

May God bless you. Always keep Him first.

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RiverFenix 5 points ago +5 / -0

God bless you

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ThisTrainHasNoBrakes 5 points ago +5 / -0

Great to hear it brother, wondered about how you have been doing.

  1. Get those temporary orders in place as soon as you can.
  2. Don’t believe the lies that guys get screwed in court…it is true that you have to fight for it sometimes, but you will get 50/50 if you want it in all but the rarest of circumstances
  3. Do everything you can to avoid tens of thousands of legal fees. Try to get a mediator in place ASAP. Otherwise things can drag on and you get out in the bad position of choosing huge debt or fighting for your kids. Hopefully she doesn’t want to drag it out.
  4. Keep looking to Jesus - He is the way
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SciFiOctoPi 5 points ago +5 / -0

God bless you brother. Just remember God is taking you where you need to go, even if the route might seem scary sometimes.

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Looatyourself [S] 3 points ago +4 / -1

Scary as hell. Will never give up.

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BunkerHill 2 points ago +2 / -0

Even when we give up God doesn't give up on us. Hang in there. So glad to hear you are.

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AmazinKrackin2 4 points ago +4 / -0

Stay strong fren we might all be in your shoes soon. We need everyone on this site coming together and helping one another out. Build Back Better is about destruction of America and our Congress and the powers in DC are in on it.

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OwlHoller 4 points ago +4 / -0

There you go!! Great news. I remember your story and sent up a prayer despite my house beginning to tremble (haha).

Keeps us posted and keep up the good work!

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TheMAGAlorian787 4 points ago +4 / -0

We’ll continue to pray, fren. God is good and will provide. His ways our not our ways.

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Whimpy13 3 points ago +3 / -0

👍❤

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G_regulator 3 points ago +3 / -0

Your the pede who's wife walked out on him because of your vax status.

Keep kicking goals brother, you'll be fine.

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Peep45 3 points ago +3 / -0

Don't worry, I've been homeless carless and mateless with 3 kids 4 times. We lived in camp grounds and I rode a bike to work and back. You will make it through. We always do.

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Gadsden 3 points ago +3 / -0

You've got this, buddy. You'll come back from this hard time, stronger than ever.

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Looatyourself [S] 6 points ago +7 / -1

Just made a post asking for help. Feel ashamed and embarrassed, but I'm one and have never needed help this bad. Probably about to get humiliated.

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Gadsden 6 points ago +6 / -0

Nah, no humiliation around here.

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EvanWithDaSpice 5 points ago +5 / -0

Where do you live? I may be able to help you with a salaried job with benefits. My company is always hiring and have a lot of offices.

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TP4bunghole 2 points ago +2 / -0

No humiliation in asking for help. The humiliation is in not trying.

I don't know your situation, but I can tell you with 100% certainty, from experience, that you won't think your way out of it, you can't worry your way out, and nobody's going to deliver it to you while you wait - you have to act.

Take some action right now, no matter how small it seems, then as soon as you do that, do it again. Don't focus on the end goal, do what you can right now, then move on to the next thing. You won't get to your goal in one step, it's thousands of small ones. Those steps build up, emotionally and physically, and failures teach you what not to repeat.

You'll have tons of setbacks, we all do, but keep putting one foot in front of another, you can do it.

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BunkerHill 1 point ago +1 / -0

We all need each other.

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TruthWillOut 3 points ago +3 / -0

🥰🐸🥳

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mercynurse 3 points ago +3 / -0

Fantastic news!

Happy for you to have some in person fellowship as well as support here.

Carry on, lean on God, you will get through it.

Thank you so much for update.

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PepeTheFrug 3 points ago +3 / -0

Great to hear pede. I recall your original post. Wish you the best of luck :)

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DonaldisHuge 3 points ago +3 / -0

This is a great community! No matter where you’re from or your background, we’re all pedes here! Keep going and moving forward!

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TehAgent 2 points ago +2 / -0

It doesnt sound like she was a great person deep down inside anyway man. I do blame the news; most people naturally view 'news' and anyone reporting it as an authority figure on the subject. With everyone making this out to be a panic mode apocalypse type event, its easy to be sucked in.

That said, her leaving instead of accepting your free will doesnt really seem like a thing a truly good person would do.

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LawOrder 2 points ago +2 / -0

Good luck bro. You know you can find us on your daily life. Just search for supporting people and they will be there for you.

You can do it!!!

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Imfreesofooyou 2 points ago +2 / -0

<3 hugs

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TheKeknadian 2 points ago +2 / -0

there is nothing you cant overcome fren,nothing.

I`m here and live the tale

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Tomboy_Patriot 1 point ago +1 / -0

Praying for you.

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Angry 1 point ago +2 / -1

Great news and good on you.

Pay it forward when you can.

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JustInTime2_ 1 point ago +1 / -0

Great to hear. Remember keep your eyes on Christ. Man will fail you.

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BMCKid 1 point ago +1 / -0

I had to go through bankruptcy due to medical costs. Luckily I was able to live with my dad through the past 6 years on and off. Lyme disease kicked my ass and bank account.

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fallhollow 1 point ago +1 / -0

Will be sure to say a prayer for the strength to keep going and peace along the way. Glad to hear you're getting through so far.

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Okiedoked2 1 point ago +1 / -0

Amen brother! Stay the course. Congrats!

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QEBL486 1 point ago +1 / -0

The power of prayer is real fren