Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Wednesday Winter Wonders and Depression

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all! 
I am struggling with depression at this time, and it has been the hardest and worst struggle ever!  This depression is really debilitating.  I just wanted to let you all know this and if my visits and responses to your blogs are less, or nil, you will know why.  The doctor has been adjusting medications, so hopefully we will find the right one and amount that will help. I am also working with a counselor.  I was in an upward spiral about a month ago and now this spiral, unfortunately, has taken a serious nose dive.  I am also dealing with a cold right now, which is not helping.  Thank you so much for your love, support and understanding.  I hope my posts continue to encourage you all or make you smile; just help you in some small way.

The videos I have selected for this post are:

Mr. Bean - Car Keys

Miniature Horses are New Type of Therapy Animal

5 Tips for Buying Vintage Clothes

Adopted Daughter Inspires Mom's Clean Water Campaign

For the following, I am providing the link sources beneath each photo.  You just need to click on the images to see a larger view.

Words can inspire, and words can destroy.  Choose yours well. - Robin Sharma

The good news is that you can help your children develop abilities to manage their own risks.

Love is a meeting of two souls fully accepting the dark and the light within each other.

Sometimes it ends up different and it's better that way.

Having a place to go - is a home.  Having someone to love - is a family.  Having both - is a blessing. 

Time decides who you meet in your life.  Your heart decides who you want in your life.  And your behavior decides who stays in your life.

Never give up...sometimes the most magical things spring forth from hopes and dreams that once seemed frozen...

It's sometimes funny to watch some people doing something the wrong way but doing it confidently. Even more funny they succeeded. - Toba Beta

I don't chase after people anymore.  If they like spending time with me, they will do so.  If not, I'm content in my own company. - Barry M. Sherbal

Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want. - Marsha Sinetar

I think as you grow older your Christmas list gets smaller and the things you really want for the holidays can't be bought.

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. - Buddha

fowl mood  :)

Thank you all so much for visiting me here!  I always appreciate and enjoy reading your kind thoughts, which you are always welcome to share!


  1. Yes, the old folks here used to say that once the words have left your mouth, you can't put them back anymore.

  2. Anonymous12:19 AM

    J'espère que tu vas aller mieux et que tu vas sortir de la dépression. C'est une situation difficile mais tu vas t'en sortir Linda, j'en suis certaine.

    Merci pour cette jolie publication !

    BISES et bon courage !

  3. I'm sorry to hear about your depression. I am in the process of writing about that subject. I have suffered for years with it and avoided medication until I was thirty something. Unfortunately, I know the feeling-when I finally got medication I was off and on by the day and even sometimes the hour-I'm still not perfect at this time but the meds have definitely helped. All I can say is be patient with the medications and know that sometimes it takes time to feel the full effect. I would also suggest exercise-not saying that it cures it but it definitely helps-I am amazed how much it has helped me in recent months, again not a cure but definitely helps with the symptoms. I wish you peace and joy, I just wanted to reach out and tell you. Have a good night.

  4. That Mr. Bean is a circus with those keys :)

  5. Hello Linda, I am so sorry to hear about your depression. I hope the doctor will be able to help with right medication and your depression will be lifted off as soon as possible and your days will be bright and joyful. Praying for you, Linda.

  6. get well soon Linda! Will pray for your speedy recovery soon:) meanwhile this is true... You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection!! Buddha is a wise man!

  7. I hope you'll feel better soon. Take care!!

    Mersad Donko Photography

  8. Sorry things aren't going so well right now, Linda. I hope you feel better soon.

    I laughed out loud at the "fowl mood". When I was a child and having a bad day-my mother called it having a bad moon. Maybe there's a picture of a Bad Moon somewhere-I have to look!
    Best to you, Linda

  9. Happy Wednesday Linda, I'm sorry to hear you are suffering so much from depression... it's difficult I know... I've been dealing with some depression myself. I just wanted to let you know I was thinking about you xox

    I like this quote you posted :Words can inspire, and words can destroy. Choose yours well. - Robin Sharma ... I think we all need to remember this...♡

  10. Living in Interior Alaska brings some of the same challenges. This lack of light contributes to feelings of depression in me. I am not in any way minimizing your struggle, as I am fortunate to have a rather inconsequential reaction to SAD, but I know the struggles and fortunately can counteract my darkest days by going outdoors, or spending time with my dog, or just writing about it. I will be so glad when our light is more fully available in March.

    I hope that you are feeling better soon. I am happy that the northern lights have been rather active... moving my focus to the colorful lights, rather than the long hours of darkness.


  11. je te souhaite un prompt rétablissement Linda


  12. super et émouvante la vidéo avec la thérapie avec le mini cheval , les animaux nous aime , ça nous aide
    bisous et belle journée

  13. Hello Linda, I do hope you feel better soon. I hope the doc finds the right medicine for you. Your post always make me smile, I wish I could do the same for you. Take care, enjoy your day and the week ahead!

  14. i'm really sorry to hear about your struggle, linda ... i hope you'll continue to try to be strong as you work through this process, and i hope it helps a bit to know that you have people around the world who want you to feel better as soon as possible. may the light at the end of the tunnel be very, very near. take care of yourself for now.

  15. A very big hug from the other side of the world, dear Linda.

  16. Keeping you in my thoughts, dear Linda, I hope you will feel better soon! ♥

  17. Always love to come here ... delightful blog, L ... feel better soon, hmmm? Love, cat.

  18. Bonjour Linda,
    J'aime toujours les vidéos de Mr. bean :)

    Je t'embrasse et j'espère du fond du coeur que tu iras mieux très bientôt


  19. Dearest thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
    As a fellow sufferer, I totally understand what you are going through...and I am always here for you if ever you need a friend.
    Please get well soon...I am thinking of you always.

    All My Love & Hugs xoxoxo

  20. "Fowl Mood"...very cute. So sorry to hear about this latest bout with depression. I prayed for you this morning.

  21. Oh sweet Linda, so sorry that you are struggling right now and just said a little prayer for you! I do love the ones about how words can inspire or destroy. SO very true! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  22. I hope your doc can find the "magic bullet" that will help with your depression. Please know that I enjoy and appreciate your daily inspirational posts.

  23. So sorry you're going through that, but I'm glad you're in good hands with a doctor who is helping. In addition to your meds, it might help to spend some time outside each day. It might be too cold for that, though!

    1. I normally would but today we are getting freezing rain here in Montreal and yes, it is quite chilly. I have a cold and am trying to heal from it as well. LOL! :)

  24. Thank you for continuing to share these great videos (Mr. Bean!) and all the wonderful posters. Depression is no fun and we wish you all the best in this difficult time. You have a lot to offer and are much appreciated as I'm sure you can tell by the comments today!

  25. Maybe when I can no longer take care of my big horses I can get a couple of minis.

  26. Hello, sweet Linda. While you may not feel sweet at this time, you hopefully can look in the mirror and say it out loud, knowing that others so appreciate you, and actually, appreciate you even more than you can know! First, that you educate us, and risk by sharing how you feel. Second, because I know what chemical depression is like. Unfortunately, I cannot use any antidepressants and must go thru the cycle using logic, detachment, and make sure my husband knows. Finally, your heart is so kind and compassionate. You do for others, and inspire others with positive words, images, and laughter, despite what your own needs are. Thank you for being you, Linda. Please never feel you must visit my blog... while your visits are a blessing, you have already blessed me with your blog itself. love and understanding, de

  27. I love Mr. Bean. He's so funny.

    I hope you feel better soon Linda. I also hope your cold goes away too.

    Have a day filled with smiles. ♥♥♥

  28. I hope you can feel the big hug I am sending you. I hope you will soon feel better and the doctor can adjust those meds for you and that you can also get rid of that cold. Your posts always make me smile Linda. I hope all the love you feel from us out here will help today.

  29. I hope the doctor can regulate your medicine so you will not be depressed and I hope your cold goes away. I want you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you. Enjoyed this post. Mr. Bean was funny and you choice some great quotes. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  30. I hope you get better Linda, take good care of yourself, big hug!

  31. I understand such spirals well. I pray you find relief soon my friend. God bless you.

  32. I hope you feel better soon on all counts. :)

  33. I'm in love more and more with Mr.Bean .... He seem silly, but he has a good memory, doesn't he :) ?
    I'm so sad to read that you are 'fighting' against depression, darling ... it's a hard fight, but if you care yourself following the doctor's advices, you'll surely recover soon.
    I hug you and pray for you, my sweetie,
    sending blessings to you

  34. I'm new to your blog Linda, I hope you feel better soon. I like your videos. Best wishes from the UK. Polly

  35. I hope that Black Dog leaves you soon. I know how hard it is, dear one. Now is the time to take care of yourself and not worry about reading and commenting on others peoples blogs.

  36. Hello Linda, I will be praying that joyful, lighter times will come soon, and this heavy load will be lifted from your heart and mind... I am going through some trying times lately too, I finally found a discreet way to write about a couple of things on my latest blog. I try to count my Gifts in life but sometimes and somedays it can be trying. I too am hsp.

    I enjoy your blog everytime I come to visit Linda.

    I'll check out the videos as my bandwidth loads slowly here. Enjoyed the quotes, like the one about being content in my own company. : )


  37. Mr Bean, always brilliant....stay strong Linda and take care...

  38. Take care Linda. Be well again soon.

  39. Hi Linda, I hope you feel better soon, my lovely friend. You are so amazing for thinking about us (your blog readers) even when you're not feeling your chirpiest.

    Have a good rest. Hugs and kisses.

  40. praying and loving you.

  41. OH Linda, have totally enjoyed all the good stuff you brought together in this I know so much more about the vintage stuff ;) Thank you...hope you will feel better soon! ♥ Conny

  42. Hi Linda, I hope you will feel better soon. Just remember all the love around you. Your quote here about positivity is my motto too. I don't chase after people anymore. It's quite liberating!

  43. I do hope you are soon feeling yourself...
    Mr. Bean once again :)

  44. Los animales pueden sacar lo que creíamos oculto dentro de nosotros.


  45. Linda sorry to hear this I do hope you feel better very soon.
    Take care x


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