For those of you who have been readers of my blog for a long time, you will know that I have osteoarthritis and that I struggle with depression. Although I don't suffer with arthritis pain very often, (thank God), there are days when I do, and Monday was one of those days. I had pain in my joints in my hands, my wrists and shoulders, and this pain lasted a good part of the day. It was a rainy day and I find that when I have a day of pain like this I am very tired the next day...so today I was pretty tired.
As far as depression goes, I have been prescribed meds for it and have found that what works for me and helps me a lot is this blog. See, when I go on my walks and am in nature, I find it very therapeutic, as well as being able to think and talk about my feelings right here with you all. The friends that I have made through blogging....I cannot describe how good this is and how much I appreciate you all!
When I make my posts and see the responses and read your comments, it makes me feel good to know that what I share here makes people smile, laugh, think, relax, etc. It helps me to keep going and it takes my mind off my pain (whether that pain be physical or emotional), and thus I find blogging very rewarding and therapeutic. I find prayer very helpful as well, and being able to pray for others and for myself is very healing. I also find the videos that I hand pick and share here to be therapeutic...and hope that they help you all as well.
The video I have chosen for this post is a two minute video entitled "Harmony and the Stream." Enjoy!