Hey there my American Hunni,
I hate to think of you feeling so low. You have loads of friends here on HealingWell and I am sure you have friends around you in your state. I think jordaNzone is right... you need to get out of the house and stop being the retired lady frozen in one place. If you feel a lack of social contact maybe you could take up a new hobby. It could be something really easy like stamp collecting or it could be something more challenging like polo. Please keep your chin up... your a fantastic person and you help so many people here but its OK to ask for help yourself as well. We all support each other as a family would. Drop me an email if you feel lonely.
Your British Sweetheart.
Dearest Kitt, I thought I was the only one who felt like this. Not that there aren't plenty of people here who are feeling low, but I usually can't identify with them because I'm older than most I think and retired and shouldn't I have my act together by now???
It was a beautiful day today and I made myself go for a walk. This used to boost my spirits, but I actually came back feeling worse. It seems the sunshine and happy people I'd see only made me more aware I'm missing so much. In some ways the cloudy rainy days if they don't go on too long make me feel better.
Thank you and I have taken to heart all your wonderful words of caring and wisdom.
I know I continue to battle the depression as I just don't want it. I have come to the decision that I don't have a choice, I am a person with depression and I will deal with it. I will give myself permission to have bad days and not beat myself up.
I have been looking into volunteering but I am going to make sure it is something suited to me and give myself permission to try it. If it works out great, if not, I will not start with the "stinkin thinkin"
And a hobby, I think I will choose travel and my first stop will be the UK as my Sweetie is there and I want to tell him thank you in person for his kindness.
Shy, you are the best and you have made such huge changes in your life yet you always say the right thing.
Korissa, Thank you for you extension of friendship, I accept.
Karen, you are always here to help out and lift me up. I feel like I know you well and feel comfortable sharing with you. Thank you for helping in the A & P forum. I had a lovely nap with my dog knowing you were online.
Maree, I am learning that you are a great mod and you speak straight from your heart. Thank you my co-mod.
FitzyK23, I stopped into CD as I have a special connection to that forum and thank you for reminding me. I posted to a few as support is my forte and the treatments and all of the latest nutrition information is not something my hubby has had to deal with in a long time but I do know how to support members with CD.
My goal for today is to remember that I do have friends, many of them right here and for that I thank you so very much.
Post Edited (yana) : 5/11/2008 10:47:10 AM (GMT-6)
I am stunned, overwhelmed and very appreciative of everyone's beautiful posts.
I am doing better and today is Mother's Day so I am celebrating in my heart the good job I have done with my children. They are the best. I will always wonder what might have been if my one son had not died in the car crash but I am sure he would have been here today to see his Mom.
Navy.............Loved it, our artist extrodinaire. You have great talent, quit your day job and just be the Smilie Lady.
I will surely take a picture of Darren and I, how did you know it was Darren, Shy? LOL. I will be the lady next to him that looks like she is truly robbing cradles. How fun. We will have a spot of tea I hope.
faithfully4you, Thank you for the greetings...........that was so nice.
I know there are many more messages that I have not specifically addressed but please know that you are truly lifting people up with your support and you are all a godsend.
Yana, a great daughter you are.
Bushels of HugsKitt
OK everyone, time to put a smile on our faces. Look in the mirror and smile at yourself, and then think how silly you look grinning at yourself and you will soon be laughing.
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. ~Phyllis DillerThe world always looks brighter from behind a smile. ~Author Unknown
Before you put on a frown, make absolutely sure there are no smiles available. ~Jim BeggsSmiling is infectious,You can catch it like the flu.Someone smiled at me today,And I started smiling too.~Author Unknown
Good Morning Everyone..................... Again thank you. Love you all."When you're smilingThe whole world smiles with youWhen you're laughingThe sun comes shining thru"
Post Edited (stkitt) : 5/13/2008 9:50:01 AM (GMT-6)