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What is the best part of yourself?

Feb 10, 2016 10:30 PM

We are part of a family. Why don't we learn something about each other. Why don't we tell our friends what is the best part of ourselves. For example, your hospitable, generous. And then share something you are gifted at. Something we can learn about each other.

Feb 10, 2016 10:33 PM

I will go first

I am very empathic. I can imagine what it it is like to be many different types of people.

My gift. I am a good listener

Feb 10, 2016 10:59 PM

I am compassionate and very caring. I wasn't blessed to have kids but I have been a foster mother to many children and I have a daughter who is 12years old and we have an open adoption with her. I believe that I was needed to help other people with their children. I'm a good listener and I have been told I'm very funny at times.

Feb 10, 2016 11:16 PM

That is very nice pained lady. I really liked hearing your gifts. I think it is wonderful that you are a foster parent. So you definitely are compassionate and caring. You left one than. You must be very loving to extend your love to children you don't even know. Many people are unwilling to do this. I wanted to but my wife says she is to old for it. But I would have loved to give my heart to another child.

Feb 10, 2016 11:53 PM

I love helping people and educating youth.

Feb 11, 2016 1:39 AM

I am a great friend and listener. I am empathic and loyal.

Feb 11, 2016 4:22 AM

I have a couple of amazing kids, definitely the best part of me. After that I love giving and helping others. Even though we have hit bottom I have still found a few ways to help others less fortunate. I think it is important to realize no matter where we are to someone else we have everything.

Feb 11, 2016 6:07 AM

Thank you but right now I am busy helping with my aunts 3year old daughter. My aunt is 2 years younger than me and my grandmother has been an alcoholic all my dads life and my life. So my aunt is cognitively slow because she was born with fetal alcohol syndrome. Someone has to have custody of her daughter because she can't do it on her own. So my life is put on hold due to sickness and the fact that my mom took them in. Even though her and my dad been divorced for over 20 years. On my mom side I come from a family that has taken a lot of people in and helped them so it's in my blood. And I also have a daughter who is 12 years old that I adopted. I had her since she was 2 weeks old.

Feb 11, 2016 6:09 AM

This was a great idea profiler, I love seeing everyone gifts. And it was a moral booster too.

Feb 11, 2016 7:11 AM

I love this discussion! :-)

Feb 11, 2016 7:32 AM

I love to help others feel better. I have empathy and compassion and the innate ability to make people laugh to lighten their mood. It makes me happy to know when I've made someone's day a bit better and put a smile on their face. I love to sing, dance, laugh, and draw. I am fiercely loyal to those I love and will always come to the aid of someone in distress if I see someone in trouble. I love my pain peeps and have found new purpose in my life just in being here to listen and do what I can to help my fellow pain warriors... I've made several close friendships here, among them being Flappsylady, Profiler, Weezie, Moparmom, AmandaMiddleton, Newfibrogirl, TerriRulesNotMyPain, and several others. {{{Hugs}}} ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐ŸŒป

Feb 12, 2016 1:54 AM

Thank you Always to be counted as your friend. That is a priviledge. Everyone who has listed their qualities have listed some fabulous ones. They are worthy of good friendships.

Feb 12, 2016 1:31 PM

This is hard for me as I don't normally think of anything I am or do as different from anyone else. And honestly I don't know or hhope I've not seen the best of me yet...
I suppose I am open minded, kind, a good listener, determined. I love to love people but that gets me in trouble .

Feb 12, 2016 4:32 PM

That is a nice one fibrogirl. It is nice that you look to the future to think you will see the best of you then. However for this discussion, it was meaning what is the best part of you now. And you answered that. And you answered it well with some amazing qualities. I hope you don't think love to love other people is a negative thing. Because it is the ultimate sacrifice we can give of ourselves. People like to give to others when they know they will get something in return but allowing ourselves to be vulnerable with the ability to get hurt is the biggest sacrifice we can make for others and the most loving. I personally think you have it in you with all the discussions you have on here and how you want to get people together. This is just a thought. I hope I don't offend you.

Feb 12, 2016 6:27 PM

This is an amazing topic. Being in constant pain makes it difficult to see the good in anything, let alone ourselves. The best part of me is my amazing family. I am blessed to be able to spend fabulous quality time with my children, even when I'm clouded by pain. I get to help them grow and learn. My fiancรฉ loves me more than anything (except our combined children of course) and I him. I have the ability to see the good in people and offer aid to anyone in need. Thank you for this thread. It's been a long day and I find I needed something this uplifting.

Feb 13, 2016 12:11 AM

Your welcome fiery red, I thought it would be interesting too. I nice way to know about others and to think about something positive despite the pain. I could use this right now becaus I am in horrendous pain. But back to the positive. I think it is nice that you think the best part of yourself is your family. I would say except for my internal things, that would be the best part of me externally. You to showed both. Isn't fun to raise your children and teach them to be fine people. My goal was to love my children with all my being because I didn't get love in my house. So I wanted to learn from what I didn't receive and recognize what I thought I needed. And I put that into my children. I am proud to say but humbly that people make a point to come up and tell me that I have good children. All I did was love them. Half that, half miracle. Haha. Your children sound good as well because they have a good parent.

I think it is great you see the good in people. That is a rare quality. Many people only see the bad and are quick to take offense. I try to remember what some one told me before. If God loves them, try to figure out why and love them for the same reason. It was nice getting to know you. I hope you have a better day tommorow.

Feb 13, 2016 3:42 AM

Thank you profiler its not often that I take time to look at myself for any reason. I am always more focused on the needs wants and desires of other people. There are times when I feel I do love to much. I have been know to give my last even when I know I have a need for it myself. I do feel that at some point the good we do will.come.back us.
So thank you for giving me a reason the see the good in me.. It turns out I'm a pretty awesome person.lol wow..lol

Feb 13, 2016 4:37 AM

I have a huge heart, love people and connect easy with almost anyone.my new adventure is starting a support group and retreat center in the beautiful Mother Lode area of California! I know that by helping other,I will be healing myself also.
It is called,THE HEALING CENTER, and just about ready to open. I have been working on this for 2 years !

Feb 13, 2016 5:28 AM

Newfibrogirl I was like if she didn't answer I will for her. I just recently joined and I love the fact that you listen and give advice if you can. You show empathy towards others, you are welcoming when a new person joins the group. If you couldn't see it know somebody else sees the best qualities in you.

Feb 13, 2016 8:17 AM

Penny, that is awesome you are going to share that huge heart of yours in a huge way. That support group sounds awesome. I would love to hear more about it. It sounds so nice. A retreat center. What type of things are you focusing your healing on in your support group or groups. A retreat center sounds so nice. I would love to see a website when you have one ready. Best wishes and luck to you. I think your kindness will be successful.

Feb 13, 2016 2:26 PM

The best part of me is probably empathy, even when sometimes I'm worried, I really want to help, and see the good in people.

My gift is being a gentle, encouraging voice for my friends, when they are struggling.

Feb 13, 2016 2:30 PM

There are some wonderful people on here but we seem to struggle to see the positive beyond our pain xx

Feb 13, 2016 2:39 PM

Yest Ferritbandit, you are very empathetic and you always have kind words for other And you are always offering an encouraging word to others on here. You are right crazy, despite the pain we all feel, remaining positive for one another is quite the task and yet we do it so easily and with much care. Best wishes to both of you.

Feb 13, 2016 2:51 PM

I can't tell you how many times I've give the u can do it talk whike laying in the bed freah off a good cry.. And I'm sure we all have done that. Shoot many of us are doing it now.ha..

Feb 21, 2016 8:21 PM

I am still wanting to keep this post going so I am going to see if I put it up front again, if someone will comment to it.

Feb 21, 2016 9:07 PM

Oh, I jewel forgetting to answer this. I'm sorry Profiler. I just can't seem to. I've always been a caretaker & peace keeper in the family. That's quite a large task at times! Lol. I care about others and worry about them too, sometimes to a fault & detriment to myself. Sometimes I push myself too hard to help others.

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