Thursday, December 20, 2012
Christmas is the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Hi dear friends! It is great to "see" you all here...thank you for stopping by! The video I have chosen for this post is quite appropriate, I think, as it is recommended for anxiety reduction and depression. I can see how various music can help with stress, tension and anxiety, but not sure how it can deal with depression. At any rate, I am listening to it and enjoying it as I write this post, and I hope you all enjoy it as well. :) The image in the video stays the same throughout, so you can listen to it in one window as you go about doing what you need to do, and as you are reading my post.
For those of you who are my regular readers and followers, this is something you already know, so please bear with me as I repeat it for those who may not, or who haven't had to read my posts where I have mentioned it. I was in a "special" class throughout elementary and high school for those who learn more slowly. It really affects the way one thinks and in one's daily life, especially if you are say...in a new atmosphere or job, where you are learning new tasks and skills. The average or above average person can pick things up rather quickly. However, with someone like myself who has a tendency to learn at a slower pace, it can be both frustrating and embarrassing when I see others learning at a more rapid pace.
That having been said, as I look through job offers and continually see "quick learner" in part of the job description, it can get downright discouraging. As much as I try not to compare myself to others I must say that it can be frustrating to constantly see "quick learner" in 90% of the job offer descriptions. No, I do not mention my learning capacity, speed, etc., to potential or current employers, but they are able to see how quickly employees pick up things.
When I first began blogging, I will be honest...I wondered to myself, "Who would be interested in what I have to say and share?" Thanks to the many of you who continue to come here and read my blog, and your kind responses to my posts, I am happy to say that I no longer think this to myself anymore. You are all such an encouragement and support to me, and I want you all to know how much I appreciate your friendship.
Last but not least for this long-winded post, (LOL)...I am having continual struggles with depression and have been fighting the "downs", and being able to share all this with you, particularly so close to my favourite time of year, Christmas, is a huge benefit to me.
Thank you all so much for visiting me here! 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.