Sunday, December 29, 2002

Are these names too weird. . . .?

for a story!



Also is this too many characters for one novel.

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I love those names. I also love books that have somewhat different names than the names we have today. I find it really interesting and cool. And those aren't to many characters for one novel. Quite a few main characters though. But you are the author so it really doesn't matter. You can have as many characters as you want. Go luck.

I'm 15 and I miss my boyfriend.... so much? I won't see him for a very long time.?

My boyfriend left about a week ago to Italy, we've been together for almost 2-3 years. and toward the last 4-5 months he was here, we got so much closer, closer than ever... We got each other Promise rings, and journals to keep in touch, we probably will mail them back and forth. But right now it's so hard for me, we've basically gone from Talking everyday, every night, seeing each other almost all the time, To nothing... His internet is horrible where he's at, I can't even talk to him right now over the phone, I can't see him. I can only receive messages from him & sometimes it's barely even anything but 5 messages back and forth. I miss him so much.. & I probably won't physically see him until a year & a half.. & he has to stay in Italy for 3 years...
I don't know what to do right now, I feel so sad, and lost, He was my best friend the one that I would trust with everything, I'd tell him everything. & now, when I need him the most right now, when thing in my family are starting to go wrong... It's just hard. & yes were going try & make this LONG RELATIONSHIP work.. :( just can someone help me or give me pointers on how to keep me clam and still & to keep my mind off of thinking about him so much. something or anything...? Please.

Answer on I'm 15 and I miss my boyfriend.... so much? I won't see him for a very long time.?

A Key to Controlling Emotions
One key to controlling your emotions is learning to control your thoughts. Negative thoughts can sap you of the energy you need to take action. (Proverbs 24:10) But how can you learn to think positively and thus be helped to control your emotions?

One way is to refuse to dwell on negative things that make you feel depressed or insecure. By following the Bible advice to focus on things that are “serious” and “righteous,” you can replace negative thoughts with positive ones. (Philippians 4:8) Doing this may not be easy, but with effort it can be done.

Consider a young woman named Jasmine. “I feel so overwhelmed by all that I’m faced with,” she once lamented. “New job, new responsibilities. My emotions are spent. I find it difficult to breathe.” It is not surprising for a youth to feel that way on occasion, and it can cause one to feel insecure, unsure of oneself. The Bible tells us about a young man named Timothy, who was superbly qualified for the responsibilities he was given. Yet, it appears that he battled feelings of inadequacy.—1 Timothy 4:11-16; 2 Timothy 1:6, 7.

It may well be that you feel insecure when you are confronted with a new or unfamiliar task. ‘I’ll never be able to do this,’ you may tell yourself. But you can control such feelings of insecurity by refusing to dwell on negative thoughts. Focus on learning to do the task competently. Ask questions, and follow instructions.—Proverbs 1:5, 7.

One key to controlling your emotions is learning to control your thoughts
The more competent you become at a task, the less insecure you will feel. Do not dwell on your weaknesses, allowing them to paralyze you and prevent you from applying yourself to making improvement. One time when the apostle Paul was criticized, he replied: “Even if I am unskilled in speech, I certainly am not in knowledge.” (2 Corinthians 10:10; 11:6) Similarly, you can build your confidence by acknowledging your strengths and turning to God for help to cope with your weaknesses. God really can help you, as he did people in the past.—Exodus 4:10.

Another way you can help to control your emotions is to set modest, realistic goals and accept your limitations. Also avoid unfairly comparing yourself with others. At Galatians 6:4, the Bible gives good advice when it says: “Let each one prove what his own work is, and then he will have cause for exultation in regard to himself alone, and not in comparison with the other person.