First of all, I am asking for your prayers and thoughts on my behalf. I am in tears as I write this post. I am 56 years old, a baby boomer....and it seems to get worse as I get older. I suffer from depression and am on medication for it that are not helping. It is so easy for people to say "Cheer up." to others when they themselves are not depressed, but those of us who suffer from depression know that it isn't something that just goes away. Thank you all for your prayers and thoughts, I really appreciate it. I hesitated to share this, but I figured...hey, how else are people going to know who I am if I try to keep a smile on my face all the time? :) Sure, I try to be an upbeat, happy and encouraging person, but it is hard to be this way when I am feeling as down as I have been these days. As a result of this downness, I am finding myself much more sensitive than usual. Normally I am a sensitive person, but when I am NOT depressed I am more able to let things slide and don't take things to heart as much. These days it doesn't take much to bring me to tears. My thoughts are distorted and I just can't seem to shake the sadness. The weather may be a factor, but I am not sure of this, since I have never been diagnosed with SAD (seasonal affected disorder). I am going to see a doctor about this next week...yes, a doctor, not my family doctor, as, sadly, he has been sick (physically) for the past few months. I was told by the secretary this week that she has no idea if or when he will be back. Thank you for listening, I really needed to get this off my chest. I have to admit that I am a little embarrassed to post this, as I don't often share this much, but there it is.
Maya Angelou said, "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
Thank you for listening, and thank you so much for reading my blog.
The photos I am sharing here are ones that I took today on one of my walks.