“Self”…is Important!

I’m restless …still hurting physically with my leg…too much sickness…illinesses…surrounding us…”depression” I hate that word!…but, it is easy to get into…”Can we love  too much?”  …a question posed during my reading of blog ideas…”Can we care too much?”…”Can we give too much?”…I never thought I could…but,when it starts draining all of your energies…your help toward others can be hindered…and yourself will have to be mended …It’s hard for something broken to be much assistance in the improving of something or someone else…My husband has three lawnmowers …Why?…because if one is down he has another for a backup…The other day…there was no backup!…All of the mowers were down…and the neighbor’s was too…At this point…no help was available…the yards had to sit uncut…Guess what?…They sat there and the grass continued to grow …but, when the part was bought and with my husband’s ingenuity in fixing things…he had one of the mowers running…His grass got cut…our neighbor’s grass got cut …and in that situation things were moving on…Sometimes our lives have to come to a stall…we have to slow downtake in what we can…do what we can…stop trying so hard…and take care of ourselves …The grass will get cut…things that we think are so urgent will be taken care of…Our healing process can begin and we’ll do more good…accomplish more and still be able to function without that old word Depression moving into our minds…

“My Kids!”…

Depression can come in many forms…Aren’t I wise?…No, I’m not…just experience…In kids, depression can be over what we as adults call simple thingsclothes, haircuts, friends, pimples ...you know “Teenage” things …but, just think how important these things were when we were growing up…I was so shy…not everyone knew that…outside I could put on a pretty good front…but, inside at times I was just dying…I had lots of friends…I was kinda cute… made decent grades…but, we all fear our short comings whether real or not… Some of our kids not only had these very normal feelings…but, when combined with mental and physical disorders …it sometimes showed out…A lovely little girl in our room had such attitude!…She showed it,  by acting like she was better than others, knew more than others and was very opinionated…Also talented, smart…very pretty…hiding behind a lot of long dark hair…We would kid her as to where was “Hope”?…because her face stayed hidden most of the time …She would say things that could be alarming…her feelings seeming so dark…So we worked every day building self-esteem into this frail little girl…with the attitude!…We praised her…but, also showed her how to begin to live with some of those hangups we attach to ourselves…getting us into depression She began to reach out to others…gaining and learning how to make friends …a real source of comfort in bad times…She started moving that long hair out of her eyes…and we commented on how pretty she was becoming…She took her place in other classes…showing her talents off…and others started to notice …I feel she left our room in a much better place …because people need to care…we need to love… we need to give…but, just be careful to take care of the care giver as much as the one in need!

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