Thanksgiving day. Bitter sweet.
Had company. It was great not to be alone. Sweet
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.
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