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What dark did you conquer in your story? Mountains do not rise without earthquakes - Katherine MacKenett

Alex, Wellington

It’s ok to ask for help when you’re stuck. Make the call

Alison, Matamata

"If I could, I'd write for you a rainbow and splash it will all the colours of God and hang it in the window of your being so that each new morning you would waken to hope and promise." - Ann Weems

Anne, Auckland

See the positive, awesome things you've done this year - giving someone a smile, or simply getting out of bed each morning - even things like this have a flow on effect & bring positivity to the world!

Anonymous

You are doing an awesome job, keep going, take a deep breath and smile because you are great and the world needs you :) Merry Christmas!

Anonymous

I want you to know, you are going to get through this. Follow your heart and the rest will follow, it may seem like you’re in such a pickle right now... or the world may seem lonely... but I’m here to tell you that it’s okay, you’re beautiful and never ever doubt that.

Anonymous

There's always light, even if you can't see it. Things do get better. No matter how you are feeling, there is always someone there for you. Never forget that you are brave & strong & beautiful, regardless of anyone saying otherwise.

Anonymous

Start off small... admire the way the stars twinkle and how the world is ringing of Christmas. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL! AND STRONG AND WE LOVE YOU for you!

Anonymous

You are not alone, speak to Lifeline counseling, I feel better after I spoke about workplace bullying to a brother at Lifeline. Lifeline is a blessing for us. Stay positive!

Anonymous

Circumstances are like weather. Calm sunny days will come and go.

Anonymous

Hang in there. Life is worth living! Try to do some little thing for someone else. Talk to someone about how you feel.

Anonymous

Thank you lifeline, you were my lifeline. To all those with issues today I hope one day you can look back reflect on how it made you a better person.

Anonymous

With our best wishes for 2020 - sending you positive vibes that all goes well for you throughout the year.

Anonymous

I'm not much with words, I live alone and wouldn't survive if I didn’t pray. I've had some bad times lately & was consoled when someone reminded me - "all things pass" - this time next week this will be all over! - God bless you!

Anonymous

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. – Nelson Mandela

Anonymous, Auckland

I’ve been there and I want you to know that I care about you.

Anonymous, Auckland

Life is so complicated these days, but there is also so much help around so when you need it, go for it and ask!

Anonymous, Auckland

I don't know who needs to hear this now but you are valued and loved.This is for anyone going through the struggle whatever that maybe be. Everything will be okay, although it may not feel like it now.Spread love and kindness this Christmas because you never know who you might help.

Anonymous, Avondale

Life can be tough, but even if it feels extra-tough right now, please keep looking for each little good thing. All of those tiny positives pave the way to better times ahead so keep moving forward!

Anonymous, Dunedin

"You are not alone, I will be with you" - Michael Jackson

Anonymous, Epsom

If you are reading this, please know that life has ups and downs but you always have a great power that nobody can ever take from you: the power to choose how you see yourself and others.

Anonymous, Epsom

Accept help that is given, as it comes with love. There is light at the end of the tunnel.

Anonymous, Highland Park

If you are in need of help please ask for it! Most people want to help where they can!

Anonymous, Mt Wellington

Things will get better. I promise.

Anonymous, Pokeno

Never give up hope. Have faith in yourself.

Anonymous, St Heliers

If you are lying there in the dark, feeling that you're the only one who possibly knows what this feels like and that there is no hope, just know that there is a whole community of people who understand and love you for who you are, even though they don't know you.

Anonymous, Tauranga

Nothing lasts forever. You will get through this. You are beautiful. You are valued. There is light at the end of the tunnel.

Anonymous, Wellington

Soon, when all is well, you are going to look back on this period of your life and be so glad you didn't give up.

Ashley, Henderson

Things may feel overwhelming for you at the moment but they will get better, one step at a time - take the first step (it's the hardest).

B Van Oorschot

At Christmas, we all help someone we love in some small way. Just a hug will do. There are many people who understand. We are here!!

Barbara, Forrest Hill

You’ve got this! Find the courage to make that call.

Catherine, Laingholm

You are enough. A quote from Brene Brown, "I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn't change the truth that I am brave and worthy of love and belonging."

Fiona, Christchurch

I hope you find somebody you can confide in. Trust that person and listen.

Gwyneth, Auckland

Don’t give up! No matter how bad you feel or how bad things are, you will get through this and you will be happy again. That’s for sure!

Hugh

When all your energy seems to have gone and you feel lost or alone, focus on hope. Never, ever give up - hang onto hope. Life will get better.

Jacqui, Auckland

This Christmas I'd love to give you the gift of knowing how amazing you are! You're a unique person, a beautiful piece of the puzzle that makes up the human race who has the capacity to make every single day better just for being in it. Thank you & much love during this season & beyond.

Jane Lowe, Auckland

I will listen, I will care, I will help.

Jeff, Waikato

Doing something for someone else even when you really can't see the light for you. Is one of the most empowering things you will do for yourself and others xx please know you're important and kindness once given will come back received if you know where to look for it.

Jenea, Dunedin

Hang in there, with the right tools you will slowly make progress to a much better place!!!

Jess, Mt Eden

It won't always feel this hard. You can get through this; who knows what wonderful things could be in your future! Reach out, there are people who care and can help. You are precious and needed.

Jo, Hamilton

It wont always feel this hard. You can get through this; who knows what wonderful things could be in your future! Reach out, there are people who care and can help. You are precious, and needed.

Jo, Waikato

This too will pass.

Jono, Upper Hutt

Family, whanau. Missing yours? It’s never easy being away from home, esp. at this time of year, just remember you're not alone. Many of us share the pain of separation. Reach out. There's always someone else ‘out there’ but if they don’t know, they can’t help or give you the gift of hope.

Julie, Bay of Islands

I hope on the days or nights when you feel like there is no one out there for you, you can find it deep within yourself to reach out. Someone will always be there for you and you are loved and wanted. Lifeline has been there for me.

Karen, Henderson

You are doing a marvelous job!! Wishing you all the best.

Kath, Remuera

I suffer from depression and anxiety. For those of you who are in the same position, I will say there is hope. I do like a hug and I like giving hugs. If you are believer like me I pray for peace and God’s help. Hugs from Marie.

Marie, Auckland

You are not alone, there are always people ready to help! Just reach out!

Marina

Your heart may be breaking, you might think there is no future and life is not worth living. My two sons went through breakups and believed there was nothing to live for but with lifeline they are now in better places. You might feel despair but honestly it doesn't last there is a bright future out there for you.

Mary, Papatoetoe

You are valued. You are enough. I care. I'm glad you're here!

Melissa, Waikato

Remember there are people who are ready to help, ready to lend a listening ear. People who can relate, empathise and understand you. You are not alone and it is okay to talk about your thoughts and feelings.

Mindy, Auckland

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow".

Mr Shanahan, Auckland

Don’t be embarrassed to ask for help. We all hope for a happy Xmas. As Xmas is a Christian celebration, people find hope in their faith. Have a merry Xmas.

Mr Turner, Ranui

Trust God will help you, believe in your ability to overcome many obstacles. God bless.

Mrs Healy, Orewa

Life is short and every day is important to us. We must meet each day with hope and confidence for our future.

Mrs Long

My outlook is often filled with stormy clouds, but above the clouds exists a radiant sun and clear blue sky. That knowledge sometimes helps me part the clouds a little; to find a chink of sunshine to sit in for a moment. I hope you find a blaze of your own sun in which to revel!

Nat, Auckland

You are valued and significant to this life. You bring so many individual, unique qualities. No one else could ever replace you.

Olivia, St Heliers

You may not feel like it now, but there are heaps of people ready to help and understand what’s going on for you.

Robyn, Dunedin

"The sun will rise and we will try again" lyrics like these help me to get through the tough days. It's okay to feel sad, sometimes you just need to cry and let your feelings out and there's nothing wrong with that. However, you must always remember that no matter how difficult it feels to continue, the sun will always rise and we will try again to stay alive together.

Sarah, Auckland

Sending you lots of love over this time, please don't ever feel like you're alone and nobody has your back, there's always someone that will give you the world so don't be afraid to ask for help and remember that you're bloody amazing!

Sharyn Casey, Auckland

You are not alone. I'm sending big hugs everywhere all over the world you are awesome and have such potential in your life merry Christmas keep smiling.

Shayna, Timaru

There are people who care deeply for you, the only thing stopping you from experiencing their love for you is making the connection. Reach out & smile. You never know how much that could make a difference in someone's life & in your own. Merry Xmas & I do really mean that.

Sue, Christchurch

Kia ora e hoa ma. Always remember the world is a better place with you in it.

The team at Laser Plumbing Tauranga

I just want everyone who has been writing these to know it really helps so keep going. I can feel your love pulling me out of a dark hole. And if you're reading this, I love you. So much. Thank you.

Tink, Queenstown

Don't worry about where you are in life right now compared to others. What matters is that you're growing every day. Don't forget that life is full of opportunities. You haven't missed them all.

Violet, Otago

We’ve got your back mate.

Warwick, Blenheim

You deserve to know that a day in which you can just barely get out of bed is not the end of the world. That moments of weakness do not make you fundamentally weak, only human, and that sometimes we’re not going to be effusively happy, and that is okay.

William, Wellington

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