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[__ Praise __] a neighbor made small talk!

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ok. i rolled into the parking area for my part of the complex, did a "raise the hand, lower the hand" quick wave to an older gentleman, got out to check mah mail, and..

he said hey and made basic, friendly convo!


one (admittedly...) small step for me towards becoming (amazingly, incredible) -normal- .

Praise God! :)
 

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ok. i rolled into the parking area for my part of the complex, did a "raise the hand, lower the hand" quick wave to an older gentleman, got out to check mah mail, and..

he said hey and made basic, friendly convo!


one (admittedly...) small step for me towards becoming (amazingly, incredible) -normal- .

Praise God! :)
amen - God is good and causing good things to pile up on you - thank you Jesus for this good occurrence
 
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thanks, y'all! (I'm southern...plus, this is an Internet forum...proper grammar not required...) :)

I'm being brought more to Reality (note the cap "R;" I don't go for "my truth," "your truth," etc.) by Our Lord, and I -am- increasingly thankful. Its...kinda strange...

not get back into DSM jibber jabber, but my label is either "severe Bipolar I" (severe because of "mixed states," which can be a challenge to treat, plus the relatively low grade voices, etc.) or "high functioning Schizoaffective," which is basically Schizophrenia, with a better overall outlook. Anyway...

for once, I have adequate social skills, I have proper and good hygiene, I even keep a reasonably clean apartment (not spotless, but clean...and I'm improving, rapidly...). I can actually think "what does this other person need/want/expect from me, in this situation?," and act accordingly. I mention this because...

wow. wow. Jesus is merciful and kind, and I am -so- happy and genuinely humbled by His grace towards me and others, too (I like hearing other peoples' testimonies, now). So...

getting out of my inner-world and more into the stream of life is kind of a big deal, and its God's doing, not mine. I've got some (more...) growing up to do, which I think is to be expected...

and this is a good step towards thinking more of the other person, growing up, letting my light shine, etc. Another thing...

my parents seem to -enjoy- being around me now, much more so than in years past. Even my dad, which...wow. --definite-- Praise Report, right there.

OK, y'all (say it with a southern drawl, but not a harsh one...), thanks again. :)
 

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Don't worry if that's all you ever do with this neighbor. I have some that I know and others that I don't and I've lived here over 10 years. The neighbors across the street occasionally wave back but I didn't speak to them for 9 years until after Hurricane Irma rolled through and I was out doing so clean up in the yard. Events like that tend to bring people together, but we're back to just hand-waves now again. :) Oh well
 
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hey...thanks!

yeah, I don't really -want- to hang out with my neighbors. I'm just looking to keep things on the warmer side of civil, cordial, etc. :)

and thanks for the social skills tip. I mean that. im doing -much- better these days, but...wow. wow. i was a hot mess, and i still have a ways to go.
 
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hi. me, again.

its another case of 'count your blessings...'

NO, I am -not- Mr.Popular. "mental patients" generally aren't. I live in safe, comfy area and do as I please...


this is not true of most "mental patients." also, free range "Schizophrenics" bother people. that just...is what it is. "don't take it personally," I guess....most "Schizophrenics" around here seem to live in poverty or in group homes...

I get to make a significant recovery, with all kindsa support. accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, am i right?

and that dude making southern-style small talk was really a boost, trust me. kinda caught me off guard, but...a boost.

thanks, everyone. :)
 

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