Sunday, November 18, 2012

A Heartfelt Thanks to you all!



My new blog link...for those who are interested.  This will always be my main blog, the other one is one I created for the purpose of encouraging others.  
Linda's Porch Light


Hi dear friends!  I did take a walk today, but hadn't recharged my batteries so I did not take my camera with me this time.  It is O.K., though, I got to take a nice walk on yet another sunny and mild day here in Montreal!  

I hope you all enjoy the video I have chosen for this post...it is a lovely Yves Montand song with great photos of Autumn scenes.  Quite pretty and relaxing, actually.  

I want to tell you all how much your heartfelt posts and outpouring of love and support means to me!  Even though I had hesitated to make that post because I was embarrassed, I now realize that I made the right decision.  Thanks to your responses, I actually feel happy and relieved that I shared that, and I don't feel alone!  I had a good cry last night and again today;  although I was very sad as I was crying, it seems to have helped to release the tension and sadness that I was feeling!

I also had a great heart to heart chat with a very dear friend of mine...she knows who she is.  :)  It felt good to be able to let out my fears, my sadness, my feelings, emotions....and to cry and just get it out.  My friend said that she thought that my blog is more therapeutic for me than the medication.  I really think it is.  As well, getting out for my walks and taking my photos and being in nature watching the squirrels, ducks, birds, etc., seems to help a lot.  I think without realizing it I was holding it in and not wanting to share it with anyone, as I was afraid that perhaps by sharing it that I might have brought someone else down with me, which I did not want to do.  Now that I have shared it openly, and with all your kind and loving responses, I feel as if I can breathe a sigh of relief and focus on who I really am...not a shadow of myself, which seems that I was by holding back the sadness and not sharing it.

I have to say that people who know me well are aware that I really don't like to take medication.  If I feel a cold coming on or have a cough, I never buy cough medicine.  I will make my own with a little juice from some fresh ginger and some honey and mix it together.  When I was prescribed the medication for depression by a doctor, I was at my lowest...and this particular medication was fast, I noticed a difference within just a couple of days.  However, over time it seems to have lost its effectiveness.  I do take Vitamin D and calcium supplements.

Once again, a heartfelt thanks to you all, it really means so much to me and I truly appreciate you all.  Sending you all love and hugs.  

I really appreciate and enjoy reading your thoughts, which you can always share by clicking on the 'comments' link at the end of my post.

13 comments:

  1. I'm glad you got the support you needed. If you haven't already done so, check with an herbalist on natural mood enhancers.

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    1. Hi Gorges, I definitely will. Thanks, my friend.

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  2. If it helps, and it does, you can share things, Linda. We try to love and support you... Honest...
    Lie(f)s.

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  3. I truly believe that getting outdoors and getting exercise are wonderful ways to combat depression. I took anti-depressants at one time, but like you said, they don't work for a very long time. I'm glad you're able to keep going and have others to talk to.

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    1. Thanks, Ms. Sparrow.

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  4. One of my favorite songs and some beautiful photos. Glad you got out for a walk even if it was sans camera!

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    1. Hi Lowell, thanks for your comment and so glad you liked the video.

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  5. It was brave of you to talk about it....somehow society seems to make us bottle it up, as if it's something shameful...and it's not.
    It happens to a lot of people who deal with it in different ways and are happy to offer their solutions.
    I think your method of getting out and about is one of the best.

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    1. Thanks so much, Fly.

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  6. A nice video, and I'm upset, not charged your batteries, you are naughty, lol.

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    1. Thanks, Bob. LOL! Good one. :)

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  7. A post many can relate to and I absolutely loved the video.

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