The day of and after

Thanksgiving day.  Bitter sweet.

Had company.  It was great not to be alone.  Sweet

Candy Jar 2
Candy Jar 2 (Photo credit: programwitch)

Bitter: kept wishing I had someone special

Bitter sweet just like different tastes of candy.  We try to stick wth sweet, but sometimes bitter candy gets mixed in and we eat it because someone says it tastes just as good.  Hmmmm.

Regret: using the word “sucks” to describe lonliness.  It was a little harsh but it is how I felt and still feel. Probably should have used a different word, but it is what it is.

Help with putting things into perspective.  There are a lot of people who want to be with someone special during the holiday season.

We should be able to learn how to cope with that lonely time of year, from each other.  It is not over yet.

Not only is this seasonal affective disorder time of the year but the holiday season as well.  Not a good mix for me and for a lot of people whether one has a mental illness or not.

Attitude: Got through last season, will get through this season.

Lonliness and sadness is not the same as depression and can be easily confused.

Do you have moments of laughter, enjoyment in the little things?  Do you still look to the future, have hope that the season will get better?  Is it easy to get out of bed?  Can you focus on what is going on in the moment?

Do you feel hopeless, isolated?  Do you withdraw from everything and everyone?  Is it hard to function day by day?  Do you just want to sleep all day?  Are you irritable?

Only you can tell if you are depressed or just have the downs becasue of the holiday season/ seasonal affective disorder.  Learn the signs of depression and see where you stand.

love to all

pb aka peanut butter

The day after: better now that the holdiay is done

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Author: Fighter

I finally accepted what people have been telling me. I am full of knowledge and wisdom and I am unforgettable. My word of encouragement since 2015 has been to let others know, despite the waves and ripples in our lives, Life is totally awesome, even with a mental illness. I believe my purpose is to encourage others, advocate for those around me who have not yet found their voice to advocate for themselves and educate those without a mental illness. If for one for minute someone laughs or smiles because of something I said, that is one moment they did not think about mental illness.

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