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We are doing a ‘Happiness Therapy’ series and I am sharing some stuff that makes me happy.
It is good to know just what makes YOU happy so you can access some of those things for a little ‘happiness therapy’ in order to make some of your very own personal ‘depression getaways’.
Just because you have depression doesn’t mean you can’t get a touch of happiness now and then. I absolutely recommend it!
Water makes me happy. A water view, the sounds of water, getting into the water on a hot summer day, swimming laps in a big indoor pool or getting into a nice hot bath! It’s all good for me!
WHAT ABOUT YOU? Do you enjoy water? What else do you enjoy? Have you done something that makes you happy yet today? What are you waiting for?
I am so glad you dropped by today!
Join me again at ‘Depression Getaway’ and together we will…
…live, care, laugh, share, learn, discover, forgive and recover.
Don’t give up, I’m praying for you!
Old houses, small towns, main streets lined with big old trees…. that can put a smile onto my face just about any time.
We spend some time in South Carolina every winter and one town that gives me that happy feeling is Conway. They have an historic district that I just love. Read the rest of this entry »
Sometimes while sitting in church I can get really inspired – but not necessarily by what the preacher is saying! Let me explain. Yes, I will hear something the preacher is saying, but then that makes me think of something else and then something else, and voila! I get inspired. It is kind of indirect inspiration. Does that make any sense to you? Read the rest of this entry »
‘Angry Andrew’ is next in my cast of characters for my series I am calling “The Depression Go-Aways”. The thing is with these characters is that yes, you do want them to go away. However, you also want to pay attention to what they may be trying to tell you.
No character can do you and others more harm than ‘Angry Andrew’. If you let him stay, he will get bigger, and bigger and BIGGER!
How big a topic is ANGER? huge! HUGE! HUGE! Read the rest of this entry »
Yes, everyone worries. That is why I say that ‘Worried Wanda’ is the ‘sneakiest ‘Depression Go-Away’. She seems normal. But for those struggling with depression she is more than normal. She is a serious symptom to be dealt with.
Why? Because there is a difference between everyday worry and depression worry. Read the rest of this entry »
We are chatting about gaining new perspective for your depression journey. Why do you need new perspective? To give you hope that you won’t always feel depressed, to give you hope that maybe a new idea will shed new light on an old problem.
Last time I shared a photo of a magnificent view and I related that amazing sight to the idea of gaining new perspective. The truth is however, that looking at a scene like that will actually do nothing for my depression if I am in the midst of it. Actually, it can make me feel worse. I will look at that spectacular view and say to myself “what kind of a loser am I that I can continue to feel this lousy while looking at this awesome scene?”
So why did I share that photo? To get your attention, inspire you, encourage you to think of things higher than yourself, that’s why. Read the rest of this entry »
Look at my latest project! Isn’t it pretty? Actually, the picture doesn’t do it justice, it is so much brighter than this! I am going to give it away, probably to a women’s shelter, like my last projects.
This post could also be titled: “SEWING SAVES MY LIFE”.
Last time I shared a book review with you called “Crochet Saved My Life”. Today I am sharing my own experience but I have changed the word ‘saved’ to ‘saves’ because it only works when I do it and I have to keep doing it! Sewing that is….
I’ve loved sewing ever since my first sewing lessons when I was a kid. Did I tell you about that? I was ten, my sister was thirteen and the other girls in the class were young women. The first thing we had to do before we chose our pattern was take our measurements. Most of the girls were 34-24-34 or something like that. As the youngest in the class I was 29-29-29, a little embarrassing! But I loved the classes and I learned to love sewing. Read the rest of this entry »