I am alive and well, and I think it is important to take a moment to stop and recognize this, especially with the recent remembrance of 9/11 and World Suicide Prevention day on 9/10. So many people died in the 9/11 tragedy and the aftermath that occurred as a result, and every day, people die […]
I have still been feeling happy for the most part, and I am taking full advantage of it to get back on track with my health and fitness. I scheduled my annual physical in August that will include blood work for cholesterol and stuff like that. I have been making an effort to eat right […]
The waves in my mind have been calm for the most part, gently rocking me as I relax on my back, enjoying the warm sun kissing my skin. I hear seagulls passing by and smell salt in the air.
I am all alone, but I am glad.
I try not to think about the storm that I know will eventually come my way, but today is not the day to worry about what is not now. These storms will always come back, the depression will kick in, and I will find myself kicking to keep my head afloat from the tall waves crashing down on me, but I will stand strong and face the storms. My loved ones are my boat, and the Lord is my life jacket because He alone can handle the harsh, relentless waves. He is not bothered by turbulence or storms. He is my stability.
I am not afraid.
So, today, I will be. I will silence the voice in my head whispering, “The storms will be back, you know,” and enjoy the here and now as I float in my sea of happiness.
I don’t know about you, but I could not be happier than spring is here. The trees are full of green and pretty colors, the grass is growing back, and the sun is shining and warm. Around the end of February or so, I got hit with the dreaded wintery depression. My anxiety was through […]
I am the queen of black-and-white thinking, but I wasn’t always this way. I wasn’t always the worst case scenario expert, and I used to be a lot more optimistic than I am. Then I became a social worker. I am kidding but not completely kidding. Working with people did have a big impact, I […]
What do you do when things are going good and life is bright–you’re happy, you’re accomplishing goals, you feel motivated, you feel encouraged, you’re hopeful–but then all of a sudden…the switch turns off and you’re in the darkness? The worst part is there was nothing in particular that made it go off. It just did. […]
The older I get, the more complicated life seems to get. I think it can be even more difficult sometimes when you’re a die-hard black-or-white thinker. I will openly admit that my self-esteem has never been at elevated levels, and I don’t want to put myself down more than what life has already dished at […]
John 16:24 New International Version (NIV) 24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete. Photo: Tallulah Gorge Falls , Georgia Every Monday at work, we have a chaplain who stops by to provide encouragement and some biblical encouragement, if you request it. […]
A quick note: This is a brutally honest post. Please read with caution. I don’t mean to come off as a jerk or offend anyone, but grief has been on my heart here lately. I felt like someone needed to read this. I have a tender heart for those who are grieving, as I have […]