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   Posted 10/16/2008 11:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello everybody,
 
Autumn is usually my favorite season of the year.  But this year seems different.  I don't know if it is the struggling economy, everybody worrying about money, especially with the holidays coming upon us.  People are having trouble keeping their homes.  Paying rent, putting gas in the car (though the price has come down here a bit).  We have an election coming up, not knowing who to chose, though politics is not my favorite subject so we wont go there. 
 
Maybe it is the shortness of the days.  We aren't getting as much sun as we were, that can be depressing in itself.  The weather is colder, there is always a slight chill in the air.  Though it is nice and brisk fresh air, it just isn't the warm comfortable feeling of the sun beating down on us. 
 
Children have gone off to school, maybe some of you are missing you kids as they go off to college.  After all you are use to having them come home everyday from school.  Maybe you are lonely now.
 
Life is just a pure and simple struggle at times.  Just getting out of bed becomes an accomplishment. 
 
So let's try to think of something good and positive each day that we can.  Even if it is just getting out of bed, or getting dressed.  Maybe you make a phone call to a friend that you haven't spoken to in a while.  I don't care how little of an accomplishment that it is, write it down.  Let's all try to cheer eachother up and see where it goes.
 
My accomplishment for today is the same as usual.  I walked my dogs.  That isn't much, but it is the best I can do.  Now I am going to try to vacuum my house.  Wish me luck.  I have been thinking about it for two hours.  I did get some plants brought in and put in the kitchen window.  Some fresh herb plants and some small geraniums that I started from seed this spring.  Who knows, they might make it through winter in there.  We shall try and see.
 
Come on, post something positive, even if it is just that you are trying to post something positive, write it down.  It will help, I promise.
 
Luv and hugs, Karen
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stkitt
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   Posted 10/16/2008 11:18 AM (GMT -7)   

Super topic Karen and I love the title.  You are so right..................we have to let go of the sad and live in the moment.

Right now I am in my HealigWell mode and from here off to take a short nap with my dog who is barking for me.  She is like a baby.  How I love her. smilewinkgrin

I wish you peace,

Kitt


 

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getting by
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   Posted 10/16/2008 1:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kitt,

Atleast she is barking at you to go to bed, mine barks at me to wake me up. That is a shocker in the middle of the night when you are sleeping.LOL...

Have a good nap

Hugs, Karen...
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Aurora60
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   Posted 10/16/2008 7:28 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Karen, I know what you mean about the fall.  It is my favorite time of the year.  I have a birthday in Nov and we have Thanksgiving and Xmas.  I know it will be less in terms of gifts but I have already spoken to my sons about it, that gifts will be only a few but we all agreed that the most important thing is that we are together and sharing hapiness with each other.  I think that is important for all of us to realize that it is family and friends that make occasions special,being together. I was wallking my other dog today, (don't know if I mentioned I had 2 dogs, 1 now) anyway we went for a walk to look at the changing colors of the trees which are especially nice this year.  As I was walking, a neighbor from another street was outside and I said hello and she stopped me as we had never met before.  She is elderly and was outside with her husband and we had the nicest chat.  It made me feel so good to meet someone new and she was so friendly.  I think I will walk the dog more often on that street.  So that is my good news for the day - I met a new friend. Hope others will respond with good thoughts.  I have reached a better frame of mind recently so am feeling more positive about life in general. 

Hugs,

Aurora


Confusedli
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   Posted 10/17/2008 2:59 AM (GMT -7)   
my positive things for today are that I saw my counsellor this morning & I feel less confused than I did previously, I also feel more like It's ok to be confused if you know what I mean, like confusion doesn't have to be a bad thing!!
 
Also my boyfriend is taking me out tonight to celebrate being together for 18 months.  It might seem like a stupid thing to celebrate, but we haven't been getting on to well lately & thought we both needed a nice night & something positive to celebrate.
 
and lastly my neice is coming to stay for the weekend & bringing my new baby (great)niece who's just 2 months old!  I can't wait to spend some time with them!
Confusedli
 
"The Optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious of the rose."
 
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, its about learning to dance in the rain"


getting by
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   Posted 10/17/2008 4:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Aurora,

I love walking my dogs and running into people like that. Just for a short friendly chit chat. I am so happy for you.

Li,

Pretty soon it will be unconfusedli. No there is nothing wrong about being confused, that is how we learn. I am glad that you and your bf are going to have a talk. You deserve the best. Have fun with the grandniece.

Luv and hugs, Karen
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stkitt
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   Posted 10/23/2008 4:26 PM (GMT -7)   

Karen, this is so wonderful that I had to bring it up to the top again.

Thank you for posting it........... :-)

Hugs
Kitt


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   Posted 10/23/2008 6:33 PM (GMT -7)   
For everybody on the forum,

I am so glad that I have you all to talk to. I am glad that you are here and I am happy to be here too.

You all are wonderful friends.

Hugs, Karen
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blue_maedel
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   Posted 10/23/2008 8:26 PM (GMT -7)   
This thread is wonderful and I totally agree with you about how it feels different Karen - not sure what it is specifically but it is there.

Today I made a new friend in my medical ethics class, a girl I have seen around a bunch and dresses cute and seems nice. I have always wanted to talk to her since she is in another class of mine but I never had the guts. She smiled at me today and we began talking about class - you know, just common ground :) I complimented her on her haircut and I just felt good afterwards.

Even though life is tough, it is the small things like that that can make me smile just in the moment and help me remember to hang in there - it's not all bad.

Let's hear some more! :)

Ashley
"Sometimes a struggle leaves you fragile; shaken up, shotgun shy. With heartache past, and open eyes, you'll come back stronger, bigger, better. Maybe this time, things will change; brand new day, forgive, forget. Time has past, back to life; hand on shoulders, bigger, better..."


getting by
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   Posted 10/23/2008 8:36 PM (GMT -7)   
You made her feel good about herself. That always makes me feel good to make somebody else feel good. If this even makes any sense.

I think it is a passion of mine to go around making others feel happy. I get such a good feeling out of it. I use to have a floral shop. The times I felt best was delivering flowers and seeing people smile.

Hugs, Karen
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stkitt
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   Posted 10/23/2008 9:47 PM (GMT -7)   

There is goodness and kindness out in the real world, we just have to know where to look.  I always say hello and make eye contact to  people walking down the street alone and now I really have my smile ready for people that enter the elevator alone at the hospital.  I am in a cancer hospital and maybe my "Hello, how are you?" will make them feel less alone.

My sister was admitted again last night to the hospital with a high fever and her blood count bottomed out from chemo.  We did have a good time during my stay at the Hope Lodge with her.

So we make memories and count our blessings.  I love to rub her bald fuzzy head..........and she laughs. Bless her heart.

I wish you peace,
Kitt

 


 

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jades75
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   Posted 10/24/2008 2:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello to everyone...just reading these messages make me smile.  Pets bring so much love into our lives.  Whenever, I feel "out of touch", my dogs bring me back.   

getting by
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   Posted 10/24/2008 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jade,

My dogs also are so comforting. They give so much unconditional love. I don't know what I would do without them sometimes.

Welcome to the depression forum. I am sure you will find comfort here.

Hugs, Karen
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enWayen
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   Posted 10/26/2008 3:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Autumn is usually my least favourite seasons, since the warmth and sunshine of summer are fading in fall. However, this year is different. Not because of the weather or the climate, but because I am more aware of the changes now. The colours of the leaves are so beautiful, and the wind and rain are rather refreshing. And of course, the best part of autumn is sitting inside when a storm is outside, or cycling through the storm as well.

I hope this winter will be really cold, not the mooshy slooshy just-not-cold-enough-to-iceskate winter it is used to be. But for now, I will enjoy fall for as long as it lasts.

All the best,
Erik
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Try to keep smiling! :)

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