I didn't know whether to post this under "Support" (I could use it) or "General" (What's the purpose of TMS? How to turn our pain into purpose?), and ended up here in case some find it "Off Topic" - anyway, it's what's on my mind today. Any football fans (American style, that is)? Well, I LOVE football and it's football season - and "my teams" are doing awful so far - and I'm not repressing any of those feelings . . . I'm really upset and I'm feeling it . . . so, if you want to support me, just "Like" this post out of sympathy for me please. But, more to the point here - IF you love football - OR even if you don't - I saw an inspiring show on A Football Life featuring Brandon Marshall last night. It was so inspiring it had me bawling (again, please note, no repression, just letting it all out) . . . IF you don't know who Brandon Marshall is, he is an INCREDIBLE receiver. Had little breaks in life, but talent and motivation and drive and determination and persistence have made him a NFL superstar. And he is just plain lovable as can be, he smiles, he cares about others . . . But, even more to the point, he suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder, which reportedly causes him to "act out" and "rant" at times (i.e., when his coaches are calling bad plays (heaven forbid!)). Apparently, there is no effective medication for it; so, it seems that the treatment is similar to what we're all doing to recover from our symptoms - talking to your brain, reprogramming your brain, meditating, journaling, etc. to try to gain more control over regulating your symptoms. So, that's what he's done - he's worked really hard to recover, and he hasn't kept it a big secret - he talks about it - a lot - and has taken a lot of heat for that, too. But, he doesn't let that get him down. This is what he says: Football is my platform, but MY PURPOSE is to increase awareness and help everyone suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder. That's what I find inspiring . . . and he puts his money where his mouth is, too . . . . So, now I'm doing a lot of noodling on my purpose . . . and the purpose of TMS . . . and thinking of rooting for the Jets for the rest of the season.