Helping Others Is A Great Remedy for Depression!

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faithfully4you
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   Posted 2/17/2009 12:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Today I took tons and tons of clothing to a center today. This is an Alliance for the homeless in my town. The main thing I really want everyone to know is this......................It is true that there are son many people less fortunate than you and today really showed me this is so true.

Giving my things to these people made a lasting impression on me. It is rare to even find an organization that will take donations other than monetary so it was a nice surprise getting to do this.

I was met at the door by several residents with smiles and excitement and they didnt even see what they were getting, yet just knowing that "new" clothing was brought made them really happy and I have to say there is nothing else I could have done today that would have been more rewarding and heartwarming than that.

Everyday I fight my depression and wonder how I am going to make it another day, EVERY DAY IS THE SAME until today.

My depression actually took a back seat to the overwhelming joy and thankfullness that I experienced today. It was great to not feel depressed for awhile.

It was a tremendous feeling!!!!!!!
" God not only sends special angels into our lives, but sometimes He even sends them back again if we forget to take notes the first time!"
Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994


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   Posted 2/17/2009 2:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Teresa,

It is such a good feeling to do something for another person like that. In your case people. I bet that you were so happy to see them so happy and hopeful. I am glad that you got to have that experience.

I think that is why so many people like to do volunteer work. I just know that I always feel so good when I realize that I have helped somebody.

I hope that your day continues to go well.

Hugs, Karen
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faithfully4you
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   Posted 2/19/2009 1:57 PM (GMT -7)   
When I posted about helping others I didnt realize that I would be needed again. There was a serious car accident on the main road in my town. It had just happened a couple minutes before I came upon it. Both cars were in bad condition and the smoke was still settling when I approached the accident. I went to the occupied car and found a young girl hysterical and crying. Her airbags had gone off and I think that is what scared her the most. I told her that I used to be a paramedic and I wanted to look her over. She settled down, I immediately went on with the assessment that I remember doing on an MVA.
Soon the paramedics and firefighters were there and they asked me what my initial assessment was. WOW!!! Here was two well qualified emts ant they wanted to know my findings.
I explained to the young girl what was going to happen in order to prepare her for the hospital. There seemed to be a calmness with her as everything was going on.

As they wheeled her to the ambulance, one of the emts asked if I was Teresa. I said yes. The girl was asking where I was so I went to her. She thanked me and said that I was a guardian angel and she would thank God for me. I touched her hand and told her she was in good hands and that she would be ok.

I guess I still am needed, even to others. There is nothing more rewarding than having FAITH in angels, but actually being called one.
" God not only sends special angels into our lives, but sometimes He even sends them back again if we forget to take notes the first time!"
Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994


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   Posted 2/19/2009 4:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Teresa,

Wow, that was awesome what you did. I am sure that little girl really appreciated your help. You are an angel.

Hugs, Karen
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mom9mom
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   Posted 2/19/2009 9:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Teresa what a great thing you did for someone else.I bet that must have felt wonderful to give comfort to that girl.I am sure that it must have hit home how wonderful life is and how it is worth living.That is something that those of us with depression find hard to remember.Hope everyone reads this post and remember that.Great job.
Lost half of my small intestineJan.2008.Ilieostomy for 5 months then reverst in June 2008,Nerve damage to right leg,part of my right hip bone removed Jan. 2008,Cronic pain,hernia,infection in my back called discites,and depression.Gallbladder removed Nov,2008.Surgery to fuse L3 and L4 vertabra Dec. 31,2008.Mother to 9 kids 7 boys 2 girls and 1 stepson.4 grandsons,9 grandaughters.4 of my grandkids I inherited from my twin sister who passed away 6 1/2 years ago from a blood clot after surgery.God has given me my life back after I almost lost it.Even though its a painful and sometimes hard road to walk I take it one step at a time and give thanks to god for every step I take.


faithfully4you
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   Posted 2/20/2009 7:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Mom and my HWF~

Yes it was truly rewarding. I am not sure if many of you remember several years ago around this time I attempted to resuscitate a woman while I was doing laundry. Although the woman passed, the family made me feel like a hero by involving me in her services while honoring her memory.

I still try to stay in touch with her family.

It is times like this that I am most convinced that I am here on this earth for a reason.
" God not only sends special angels into our lives, but sometimes He even sends them back again if we forget to take notes the first time!"
Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

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