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Things are weird.  Times are weird.  People are weird.  All of these things make me weird.  Weirdness is the thing these days.  Pick a topic and I’ll guarantee you there will be something weird about it, religiously, politically, socially, anything-ally.

Lost in a funk that has lasted more than a few days I found myself screaming because of life itself.

Me, on life.

Me, on life.

I have the tools and resources to pull myself out of such a funk; therefore, I sometimes dwell in the darkness for a while, to see if there’s anything useful I can find.  You see, darkness has many answers.

I’m not going to tell you the answers I’ve found, nor am I going to share my tools and resources.  All of those things are for you to discover, uncover, and perhaps even recover.  For I believe the weirdness of life must be sorted out by each person individually.  However, there are a few things I’d like to share…

  • Respect, honor, and care for your elders
  • Never compare yourself to others
  • Just because the world has seemingly gone mad doesn’t mean you have to
  • Vote on November 8, but only if you’ve been objectively informed

Doom, gloom, and weirdness don’t have to stop you in your tracks.  Decide to be happy and you will be.

Kind of scary, but happy nevertheless.

 

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Last week was kind of a rough one for me.  I wasn’t sleeping well and I had the blues.  At times like that I want to retreat and be away from everyone and everything.  I put on a happy face around people, but it exhausts me to fake it.  Luckily Husby gets it when I’m like that.  He knows conversing with me won’t be particularly engaging or entertaining, so he pretty much leaves me alone to work my way through the bad patch.  As much as I wanted to be completely isolated I was so grateful he was my friend, because one day he gave me this:

Kisses don’t always cure the blues, but chocolate always makes me smile.

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Lately I’ve had to do a lot of grown-up things and it’s just wearing me down.  Big grown up things like making decisions and providing for myself.  Oh, some of you may laugh, but I know there’s a bunch of you out there who know exactly what I’m talking about.

Allie knows what I’m talking about and has depicted her version of conquering enduring adulthood here.  I love the productivity chart and can completely relate to it.

When I get worn down by the daily grind of adulthood I lose sight of the joy that is everywhere around me.  No one should be devoid of joy.  It’s against the nature of life.  And when it’s time for me to find some bliss again I look to my heroine, Dame Marjorie Chardem, better known as Maude.

Time for a little Harold and Maude, I believe. Life affirming, uplifting, spiritual and funny. Maude, in her mature adulthood, held onto that child-like wonder and never stopped seeing the world as a place of pure delight.

You can do what you want, the opportunity’s on

And if you find a new way, you can do it today

You can make it all true, and you can make it undo you see…

Ah, it’s easy

Ah, you only need to know…

Cat Stevens

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