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Sun Aug 13, 2017, 11:58 AM

A thread of hugs. Come here if you need one.

I turn on the news and see hate like I've never seen before. Idiots who want to hate others just because they are too insecure not to hate someone who might be a little different.

I condemn assholes like that. If someone maliciously does something to you, then anger is understandable. But if someone is born to look differently than you, you have no excuse to hate other than that you WANT to hate.

I'm not saying this very well, but we need some love. As hokey as it sounds, we need some love. So I'm going to start. I'm going to start right here.

I wish my fellow DU'ers love. I wish you peace and comfort and prosperity. I wish you security and protection in a world that has gone mad.

I offer you a virtual hug.

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Reply A thread of hugs. Come here if you need one. (Original post)
hamsterjill Aug 2017 OP
shenmue Aug 2017 #1
hamsterjill Aug 2017 #8
forgotmylogin Aug 2017 #2
hamsterjill Aug 2017 #9
demmiblue Aug 2017 #3
hamsterjill Aug 2017 #10
Freedomofspeech Aug 2017 #4
hamsterjill Aug 2017 #11
inanna Aug 2017 #5
hamsterjill Aug 2017 #12
Stuart G Aug 2017 #6
hamsterjill Aug 2017 #14
Blue_Roses Aug 2017 #7
hamsterjill Aug 2017 #15
Blue_Roses Aug 2017 #17
hamsterjill Aug 2017 #19
TexasBushwhacker Aug 2017 #13
hamsterjill Aug 2017 #16
Lifelong Protester Aug 2017 #18
hamsterjill Aug 2017 #21
GrapesOfWrath Aug 2017 #20
hamsterjill Aug 2017 #22
LiberalLoner Aug 2017 #23
hamsterjill Aug 2017 #24
bellmartin Aug 2017 #25
hamsterjill Aug 2017 #26
greymattermom Aug 2017 #27
hamsterjill Aug 2017 #28
love_katz Aug 2017 #29
hamsterjill Aug 2017 #31
apkhgp Aug 2017 #30
hamsterjill Aug 2017 #32
nolabear Aug 2017 #33
hamsterjill Aug 2017 #34
steve2470 Aug 2017 #35
hamsterjill Aug 2017 #36

Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 11:59 AM

1. Hugs

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Response to shenmue (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:20 PM

8. Thanks, Shenmue.

I know we've got one another's back. I appreciate knowing that.

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:04 PM

2. I'm in.

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Response to forgotmylogin (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:20 PM

9. Thanks.

A big one right back to you!

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:10 PM

3. Thank you... I feel spent.

Another hug for our community...

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:21 PM

10. Me, too.

Spent and weary of fighting battles that should have been settled long ago.

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:11 PM

4. Thank you...I am exhausted.

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Response to Freedomofspeech (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:22 PM

11. Yep.

I think we all are. We've got to look out for one another to be able to stay strong. Get some rest and refresh, and fight again another day.

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:12 PM

5. I'll take one...

and I'll give one!

Thanks hamsterjill.

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Response to inanna (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:23 PM

12. Thank you, inanna.

Definitely needed that.

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:14 PM

6. Thank You...Very Kind!!

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:23 PM

14. You're welcome.

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:17 PM

7. Between Trump and a horrible divorce

I'm going through, I feel like just crawling under the covers and sleeping for days.

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Response to Blue_Roses (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:28 PM

15. Take some time each day to care for yourself.

Divorce is hard. I've been there. Let it all out. Talk to trusted friends, write down your thoughts, whatever helps. Be as sensible as you can (and I do realize what I'm saying. How can you be sensible when the world is turning upside down). But do your best.

You WILL get through this.

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #15)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:33 PM

17. I keep saying I will get through this but

days like today feel so grim. My soon-to-ex seems to think that he no longer has any obligations to his kids. I can't wait to be divorced from him, but the way he is treating our kids is breaking my heart.

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Response to Blue_Roses (Reply #17)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:36 PM

19. I am old.

I went through this with my ex, too, as have many others. It sucks.

Do the best you can to be there for your kids. When all is said and done, I promise you, they WILL understand.

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:23 PM

13. I can use one

I actually broke down and cried yesterday. Charlotsville, threats of war against NK and now Venezuela. I just can't take it.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #13)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:31 PM

16. I find that I cry every morning these days.

I cry when I wake up and remember. The fear. The uncertainty. The lies. The fools.

I think it means we are in touch with what's going on as opppsed to being immune to the suffering, and I take a small, tiny sense of relief that I am still able to feel things.

We have a special kind of stupid happening in Texas, don't we???!!!

Hugs to you.

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:33 PM

18. It has been a hard week.

Thanks for the hug.

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Response to Lifelong Protester (Reply #18)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:36 PM

21. It has been a doozy.

You're welcome.

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:36 PM

20. I need a hug

I just feel shaken to my very core by this right wing/maga hatred. I should probably take some time off from the media

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Response to GrapesOfWrath (Reply #20)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:37 PM

22. We all need some comfort.

A little peace. I try to back off from media exposure but it's hard during times of quickening events. I do think it is important if you can do it to do it.

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:42 PM

23. Hugs back to all!

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Response to LiberalLoner (Reply #23)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:44 PM

24. Thank you, LiberalLoner.

We all need to support one another during this firestorm. Appreciate you!

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:45 PM

25. Two people I need a hug from...

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Response to bellmartin (Reply #25)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:45 PM

26. Oh me, too.

Two class acts!!!

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:48 PM

27. At Netroots yesterday

I got a hug from Jon Ossoff. I'll pass it on.

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #27)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:50 PM

28. How cool is that???!!!

Thanks for "sharing". We will take it!!

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:56 PM

29. Giving hugs to All of DU

And an extra hug to you, hamsterjill. Thank you for this thread.

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Response to love_katz (Reply #29)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:13 PM

31. Peace, love_katz

Thanks.

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:00 PM

30. Big Hug Time

First you need a hug. Second everything you said should go out to the whole community. Being part of a group like this has made me so happy. With my one voice I am saying something positive.


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Response to apkhgp (Reply #30)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:15 PM

32. Yep, you got it!!!

First, thank you. Second, you're absolutely right in that being part of DU is something awesome. Love will conquer hate, and it starts with all of us.

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:29 PM

33. Hug back. And give a few literal ones today too.

We're all so stressed. Physical contact helps most of us when we're in need of assurance that there's still plenty of good.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #33)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 02:20 PM

34. That's right!

Great idea, nolabear. We could all use some reassurances, and consensual hugging is physically good for us.

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 02:34 PM

35. that rally in VA chilled me to the bone, thank you

Here's one for you and everyone else

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #35)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 02:57 PM

36. Me, too.

I feel like I am reliving the 60's, only worse.

It's gotta be stopped before it does get worse.

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