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“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Dr. Robert Schuller

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Quote of the day …

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.”

 

– Dr. Robert Schuller

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“You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.” – Dan Millman

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Quote of the day …

“You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.”

 

– Dan Millman

 
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“Smile, breathe, and go slowly.” – Thích Nhất Hạnh

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Quote of the day …

“Smile, breathe, and go slowly.”

 

– Thích Nhất Hạnh

 
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Suicide – Saving Lives – Befrienders Worldwide And Samaritans

Danny posted yesterday about the saddening Thai Suicides. The post didn’t publish correctly (WordPress on the blink I think) – so if you missed it it’s here – https://doncharisma.org/2020/04/21/thai-suicides/

Reports Danny’s heard today are that things may be opening up economy wise in Thailand shortly, so hopefully, that’ll work out OK for the folks who’re struggling. Official reports also indicate that COVID-19, is a *relatively* minor problem in Thailand.

I thought it worth bringing again to your attention The Befrienders Worldwide (who I hadn’t heard of before) and the Samaritans. They are volunteers who “man”/”woman” phones (sometimes 24/7/365) to speak to people who are having difficulties in their lives, usually desperate to the point of feeling suicidal.

Obviously use a bit of common sense and don’t contact them, unless it *really* is necessary, as you could be tying up the line, where someone who’s really suicidal can’t get through.

Befrienders Wordwide

The Befriender’s Worldwide have contact telephone numbers in many countries on their website :

https://www.befrienders.org/

Samaritans

“Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you.” – The Samaritans UK

Thailandhttp://www.samaritansthai.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Samaritans.Thailand

Tel: 02-713-6793

Tel: 02-713-6791

https://www.facebook.com/Samaritans-Chiang-Mai-1027321303981834/

Tel: 05-322-5977

UKhttps://www.samaritans.org/

Tel: 116 123 (Free)

UShttp://www.samaritansusa.org/

Tel: 1 (800) 273-TALK (I think 1 800 is a free to call number in USA)

 

I’ve been in a few tough spots myself, and others helping me made all the difference, so – Thankyou to Befrienders Worldwide and Samaritans, for being the change *we all* want to see in the world – without good people like them in the World, we’d be lost. Real heroes.

Hope you are safe and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Thai Suicides

Hi, it’s Danny posting on Don’s blog from the UK. I felt that this was important to share this, to raise awareness.

I don’t as yet have anything other than word of mouth, of initial reports coming in via FaceBook. But friends have sadly reported to me a number of Thai men and women have committed suicide in Thailand due to basically running out of money. With curfews and lockdowns, little to no government help, no tourist income (a large part of Thai GDP), many Thai’s operating small/micro-businesses, a drought in Thailand, already an economic downturn and with little or no savings – people who are poor are basically living hand to mouth and have become desperate.

I really don’t know what else to say, other than I’m deeply saddened to hear these reports. Losing a life through suicide is heartbreaking, and needless. My deepest condolences to those who’ve lost loved ones.

If this isn’t resolved swiftly, I’m worried things will descend into civil unrest, which would obviously lead to violence and more deaths.

I don’t know how this can be achieved – But it’s time we got the world economy going again, so more lives aren’t lost, and we don’t have more tragedy on top of the tragedy we’ve already suffered.

Hope you are safe and stays that way.

Cheers

Danny


If you’re affected by this, then it’s possible to contact the Samaritans :

“Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you.” – The Samaritans UK

Thailandhttp://www.samaritansthai.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Samaritans.Thailand

Tel: 02-713-6793

Tel: 02-713-6791

https://www.facebook.com/Samaritans-Chiang-Mai-1027321303981834/

Tel: 05-322-5977

UKhttps://www.samaritans.org/

Tel: 116 123 (Free)

UShttp://www.samaritansusa.org/

Tel: 1 (800) 273-TALK (I think 1 800 is a free to call number in USA)

There’s also Befrienders Wordwide (similar to the Samaritans), who have contact telephone numbers in many countries – https://www.befrienders.org/

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“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Francesca Reigler

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Quote of the day …

“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.”

 

Francesca Reigler

 

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“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” – George Orwell

Came across this quote today – it’s a quote for all “wrong thinkers”, “wrong speakers” and free speech/1st amendment champions worldwide … dunno if Mr Orwell will save us from the thought police though, even though he did warn us …

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“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”

– George Orwell

 

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“Positive anything is better than negative nothing.” – Elbert Hubbard

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Quote of the day …

“Positive anything is better than negative nothing.”

 

Elbert Hubbard

 

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“The only time you fail is when you fall down and stay down.” – Stephen Richards

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Quote of the day …

“The only time you fail is when you fall down and stay down.”

 

Stephen Richards

 

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“In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.” – Les Brown

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Quote of the day …

“In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a
positive impact.”

 

Les Brown

 

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German Flag Added To My Sidebar

I’m proud of my own flag – I assume others are too.

I’ve added the German flag to my sidebar, as many German people visit my blog (almost 27000 views)

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Welcome and hello to all my German readers, best wishes to you all. Thankyou for reading and visiting my blog.

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Twitter/Trump Poetry Humour – Mistermuse

Mistermuse commented on my post – entitled “There’s Writers And Then There’s Writers”

The comment is funny and made me laugh – Even though I’m anti-“Orange man bad”, relatively neutral on Trump – I don’t trust him, the same as I don’t trust pretty much any/all politicians.

Humour is still humour, and good writing is still good writing, at the end of the day :

“There’s writers and then there’s writers”….
There’s a tweet writer who’s nothing but an inciter.
I’m all right with “writers and then there’s writers”
But the tweet writer who Trumps them all is a blighter.

 

Author “Mistermuse” – https://theobservationpost.wordpress.com/about/

Also it’s possible I didn’t get the point, so, apologies if that’s the case.

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