As if life isn’t difficult enough when suffering depression, women over the age of 45 (and sometimes younger) find that their bodies and minds begin to betray them in other ways also.
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low – and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh
When care is pressing you down a bit –
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit!
This morning I received this. I am humbled and eternally grateful.
When I began my blogging journey, it was to reach out to others who are going through rough times and to let them know that I understand. Tough times are not new to me as those of you who have been with me since the beginning will attest to.
What is even more wonderful to me is that this number has been reached after my conscious decision to step back from the computer a little and to reduce the number of posts that I make.
As we all journey through life, it helps to have a support network.
Thank you for being my on-line cyber support network.
Have a blessed day.
I have been to a couple of Cecile’s classes here in Australia. For those of my quilting friends in the U.S. you may be interested in this 🙂
Wow, I am teaching at the Houston Quilt Festival in October this year. I am excited, amazed and a little overwhelmed but it is going to be fabulous and I hope that the classes fill, so tell your friends! For ease of reference I will share the schedule, as it currently stands in this blog post.
So here we go:
Monday 27 October 2-5pm Monoprint, Mask and Stamp.
Monday 27 October 6-9pm Scattered Circles Table Runner
Tuesday 28th October All Day Daffodil Art Quilt
Wednesday 29th October All Day My Textured Garden
Thursday 30th October 2-4 Mixed Media Miscellany Stunning Surfaces with Man Made Meltables. This is a session where a number of us are in a room and participants get to rotate around to see the ones that interest them.
Now that I have written this, it seems so real.
So this morning I have taken the first step toward doing something different with my life. I signed up for the course I want to do.
I asked the GG about it and he told me that if it is something that I am really sure about, then go ahead.
I figure that I can learn more about myself in the process and then I will be able to help people more effectively.
The mind is thing of wonder.
It never stops.
Like a monkey it jumps from topic to topic and image to image.
Never pausing for breath.
It can take me from incredible highs to the lowest of lows (as it did a couple of days ago).
However, I am learning to take control of my thoughts and acknowledge them for what they are.
They are thoughts.
Like many Australians I was stunned to read the news yesterday of the passing of celebrity Charlotte Dawson.
What do you do when you are presented with the facts that you are showing exactly the same traits yourself as those that you have difficulty in accepting in others?
You do what any other self respecting person that has depression nipping at their heels does –