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Offline mako9802

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What I am thankful for on this wonderful Thanksgiving....
« on: November 23, 2017, 11:55:44 am »
I am thankful  for finally being on the path towards who I have tried to deny that I am.  I am thankful that the people in my life accepted  me and agreed to stand by my side through this.  Do I still have a way to go yes but I finally feel free.  What I regret is not starting this process years ago and pretending to be some butch masculine  guy when I am not, I have aspects of both and I now embrace it.  I am thankful for finally realizing you don't have to be a super fem  to be trans, I struggled with this for a long long  time.    What I regret is living is fear for 35 years with an irrational fear of being ridiculed and mocked for this.....Onward I go...

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Re: What I am thankful for on this wonderful Thanksgiving....
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2017, 12:16:53 pm »
I’m thankful that I finally took the Great Leap into the unknown.  The past year, living as my authentic self, has been the happiest year of my adult life.  Yes, happy, in spite of losing my family and home, the stupid bouts of depression, and the other rough spots.  My soul is exposed, my life is mine to live.  I no longer merely exist to try and please others.

I’m thankful for all my friends, wonderful folks to share life and experiences with.  I’m thankful that I found the UU church here, full of accepting and non-judgemental folks.  I’m happy I found the Diablo Valley Girls social support group with their wild variations across the trans-feminine spectrum.

I’m happy, and thankful for that.
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Re: What I am thankful for on this wonderful Thanksgiving....
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2017, 12:18:29 pm »
I am thankful for finally discovering the cause of the frustration and anger I have dealt with for over 40 years -- thanks to Susan's Place. I am thankful for finding and electrologist who is transgender friendly. I am thankful for a therapist who is helping me learn about myself and who is helping my wife understand. I am thankful that the first few people I have come out to have all supported me. I am thankful for all of the wonderful people at Susan's Place who provide information, compassion, and support for those who are taking this incredible journey.
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Re: What I am thankful for on this wonderful Thanksgiving....
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2017, 01:46:21 pm »
I'm thankful just for existing, all issues aside.
I'm not out, I'm not on E, unless things change I doubt I ever will be.

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Re: What I am thankful for on this wonderful Thanksgiving....
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2017, 02:12:56 pm »
I'm thankful for my wonderful and loving spouse. Hugs
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Re: What I am thankful for on this wonderful Thanksgiving....
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2017, 02:41:11 pm »
We in Canada celebrated our Thanksgiving more than a month ago.  But it is important to be thankful when the opportunity arises.  So in the spirit of helping my American friends celebrate Thanksgiving, here is what I wrote back in October:

I have a lot to be thankful for. I am thankful for my health, and for having a comfortable home. I am thankful for having discovered who I am and having the opportunity to be myself. I am thankful to be living in a country where diversity is accepted, and in a province where strangers are welcomed. I am thankful for supportive family, friends and neighbours.

And most of all, I am thankful for being married to [my wife], for her committment, support and love.
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Re: What I am thankful for on this wonderful Thanksgiving....
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2017, 06:35:41 pm »
I am thankful to finally be free. I've always lived a strange situation, inside I've always been a woman but I couldn't show it. Now I can, but it hasn't changed things much, surprisingly! Today however Dani the woman finally cooked thanksgiving dinner! It felt wonderful! I've been the wife for many years [my wife is so much like a man!?!], so on holidays and weekends I cook dinner. We've all heard stories of damaged women, well I married one to rescue her. You marry a woman and you've married her family is true. So it's me, my wife and her sister who is sort of my wife to[2 wives, I never expected that!]. I'm just so thankful to be doing as well as we are. So many 'normal' people really have it harder I do. I'm also thankful for Susans, for all of you here and in the past have helped me stay sane! As openly a woman I finally truly enjoyed cooking and even washing the dishes, It's been wonderful day!!!!
I finally get to be me, and I don't want today to be my last! That's a very nice feeling.  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: What I am thankful for on this wonderful Thanksgiving....
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2017, 07:35:19 pm »
I'm thankful for a supportive family. My wife's support has made this all possible.

And unisex bathrooms at Starbucks. :D

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Re: What I am thankful for on this wonderful Thanksgiving....
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2017, 12:14:49 am »
Im thankful for my supportive amazing girlfriend and the friends who inspire me. Theyre my family and I love them dearly

Im thankful for music and that I am able to feel joy.
I'm made of music and beautiful colors!!

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Re: What I am thankful for on this wonderful Thanksgiving....
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2017, 02:54:42 pm »
On this Thanksgiving day, I have much to be thankful for. Too often we see our lives as a series of lotteries in which we either win or lose. It's true to an extent. There are things which happen in our lives purely by chance. But mostly, the good and bad of our lives results from decisions that we made years and years ago, like someone winning the Nobel prize late in life for something done as a 20-something.

What I'm most thankful for is having the opportunity to live as myself, openly and honestly each day. For most of my life I was locked away unseen by the world. I think we've all had a part of ourselves kept under lock and key, often willingly, so that we can possess other good things in our lives. We make compromises to please others. Life is an endless series of negotiations. I give of myself in order to receive the things I hold dear. A non-negotiable life, or one with nothing to negotiate with is a sad and lonely life. No one is entitled to love and happiness. You can't buy it. There is no standard of value even. Everyone's idea of happiness is unique. One person's happiness is another's sorrow.

Finding happiness in life is the greatest blessing one can hope to achieve. I've had much to be thankful for throughout my life, but it wasn't enough to bring me happiness. I had to find the source of my unhappiness and banish it from my life. Easier said than done; even impossible in some situations. But it's worth the time and effort to try. Sometimes the seemingly impossible is a self-made barrier completely within your power to surmount.

For me the impossible barrier was formidable indeed. It took me a lifetime to slay my dragon and release the damsel locked inside. But I did it, and life begins anew. Yes, I have much to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving day

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Re: What I am thankful for on this wonderful Thanksgiving....
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2017, 03:21:13 pm »
A little late, but better late than never.

I'm also thankful to finally be on the path to being my true self, and being true to myself.
Even more so I'm thankful for all my friends and family who have shown me far more love & support than I ever believed I deserved.
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If you only let go what's inside
Live every moment, give it your all, enjoy the ride
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