“Everyone needs to be valued. Everyone needs to be appreciated. Every person needs that blessing.” ― Joel Osteen
I was looking for a quote for my daily post and I found this poem. Which I think fits perfectly with what I know love is! What I want others to realize how much love can heal anything, if you know you have support and love the hard times will seem easier knowing you have someone who will never let you go through it alone.
”Love knows no reason,
no bounds, no time, no space.
Love is the medicine that will
save the human race.
Love is the answer to every
question you may ask.
Love is who we are, beyond
the illusion of the mask.
~ Julie Parker”
We all go through those days that we just want to hide like there’s nothing no one can say to comfort you, and those who have depression it can be harder to see that people are there for them . We might not know what to say but if someone you love is going to though a hard time just do what you can to let them know that they have your support.
”Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
– Martin Luther King, Jr..”
“Mean people are really just sad people. They hurt others because they are hurting. Every person is born beautiful, and much of the ugliness in others was put inside of them by other hurting people.”
“Gratitude is the single most important ingredient to living a successful and fulfilled life.”
— Jack Canfield
Each person has in effect been kidnapped by their minds, but through meditation you can attain freedom and great peace by releasing control and by silencing the waring mind. The struggle before death is very similar to the mind before it touches truth through surrender. To the mind, surrender is death. The mind fears surrender as one fears death. The mind cannot remember the ultimate reality of what is, without first forgetting itself. As the mind relaxes into the openness of receiving; as it begins slipping away — suddenly comes a flailing panic, like the sensation of falling. Jolted back awake, the frightened mind steadies its command and control and reaffirms itself as the dominant reality. To quieten the mind, the mind must be seduced into forgetting itself. At the moment the journeyman believes he is now fully awake, he in fact, has fallen back asleep to consciousness. If you think you have things reasonably figured out, you are in a deep sleep. If you want to get a steady hand on reality, you are hopelessly lost. You can only really find yourself by losing yourself.
— Bryant McGill
This saying I hope somehow will help your day tomorrow. ”When you are at the brink of destruction; at your most vulnerable and desperate hour and everyone has given-up on you, this is when the stranger appears. The stranger arrives when your heart is broken open, ready and believing. The stranger’s eye is clear and not stained with your past mistakes. They are the ones who will leave you that hundred dollar tip or unexpectedly offer you a new opportunity. They are the ones who will stop and change your tire on the freeway, or give you a place to stay for a while. She is the one who compassionately looked you in the eye in the store when your abusive partner was yelling at you. Like an angel, he came in at the last moment and gave you the support or the advice you needed. They made the call to a friend and put themselves at risk to open an essential door for you because they saw something amazing in you. The stranger is the one who gave you something that was a much bigger personal sacrifice than you ever knew, because she did it with humility, grace, and with no expectation. The stranger is the one who believed in you when no one else would. The stranger uplifted you with words of hope and optimism when you were at your lowest. The stranger silently suffered to give you room to recover and to try again. The stranger meets you halfway on a bridge called faith. The stranger is coming to make someone’s dreams come true. The stranger’s hand is appearing out of nowhere and rescuing someone just before they slip over the edge. The stranger’s appearance is in perfect time and is a miracle. The stranger could be a real life angel. Have faith and courage, and — BE THE STRANGER.
— Bryant McGill”
Remember that you are the angel of your own life. Look past your ugly thinking; your fears, mistakes, worries and doubts. Your struggles seem to be external, but we are always destroyed from the inside out. The way you transcend your challenges is by listening to the inner-guide within you. Your good judgment, your discernment, your kind thoughts and your own loving heart — in service of your highest good — is the angel you have been looking for to deliver you. The moment you accept your own beauty and power is the moment your deliverance begins.
— Bryant McGill
I have been working on this blog for a few years now and every year I seem to get a different idea as to what I want to write about. I am so happy I can help others through my words, I think there’s so much hurt, Suicide/depression and others sicknesses, and I wish I could do something to help each one of them but I can’t. So I chose to write about love; depression is also one that I’m very interested in. Really every one of these causes can all be supported with love! I don’t know much about depression but some of my friends deal with depression or maybe even think about suicide, When I think about that there are people who I love with may have that that kind of thoughts. I want to learn so much more about depression so I can better understand, there is so much time I want to learn; so I can do what I love doing which is writing and helping people. Why do people not feel loved or worthiness? Why are there people out there who does like who they are? They think it would be better if they take their own life? I am not saying I understand these thoughts, I can’t do image what that feels like to not have anyone who cares about you, or the feeling like you are on your own. Love is really needed, it may not heal all the lonely, hurt and anyone who is going through a sickness just send out love!
“The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work, and the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking, and don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”
— Daniell Koepke of
Internal Acceptance Movement (I. A.M.)
Depression is an invisible illness.
You can’t see it. But you can definitely feel it…
Some days may be worse than others in that you may want to crawl back into bed and forget everything. Other days you may get up and be raring to go with whatever the day throws at you. This is because you feel great. Free of brain fog. Focused and alert.
However, if you have suffered many years with the condition. Brain fog is never far away and is not a nice feeling.
So how do we deal with it especially when it presents itself with anxiety too?
Many take Anti-depressant medication for the condition and this works for the majority. There is a minority who are unable to take it due to health reasons or simply due to personal preference. However if it is due to personal preference it is strongly recommended to seek advice from a GP or health professional first.
Having suffered for many years with the condition, I now wish to help others out of the darkness of depression, and into the light. It can be difficult, and yes we do need to help ourselves, it’s never easy. However, with the help of an understanding doctor- which is definitely a must- you can manage it more properly.
You may not necessarily use all 15 of the tips I am suggesting. You may decide to choose 2 or 3. Even adding some of your own. The choice is entirely yours.
15 tips to dealing with Anxiety and Depression with a little help from above thrown in for good measure…
- Spend as much time as you can outdoors. Even if it is sat in your garden or on a balcony. ( Not always easy when you are deep in darkness so the next one should help as they should encourage)
- Talk to your family members and friends. Make sure they are aware of the condition and where you’re at right now. Allow family and friends in to help you out.
- Try Bach flower remedies. 3/4 drops on the tongue truly do help.
- Eat cashew nuts. A great anti-depressant.
- Take long walks and or find an exercise which suits you. For example Yoga or Pilates or running and the gym whichever one makes you feel good.
- Talk about your worries. Don’t bottle them up. Let it out.
- Don’t be afraid to cry.
- Take a moment to do some deep breathing exercises. Standing or sitting. For eg: As you make a cup of coffee or tea and waiting for the kettle to boil. It’s surprising how much calmer you will feel.
- Do not listen to other’s opinions of you especially if negative.
- Stay away from negative situations, people, places and energies.
- Eat as healthy as possible. Lots of fresh fruit and vegetables.
- Listen to music that you enjoy and which makes you feel good.
- Find something which occupies your mind and will allow you to refocus for a time such as painting, knitting, crocheting or a puzzle book.
- This works very well even if you only manage 2 or 3 off the list. Make a list for the day. Write down the tasks for the day and tick off as you do them.
- Ask the Angels for help especially if you need help with a problem that may be causing you your depression. Remember though you have free will so you must ask them. Keep your faith.
Once you calm your mind and let others in. Family and friends and others who can and will help you. You realise there are others like yourself and that you are not alone. You must talk about your anxieties and how your depression makes you feel. Try also to surround yourself with positive thinkers and people who will help lift and guide you out of the darkness and into the light.
Find an understanding doctor or medical practitioner.
Depression can also take its toll on self-esteem and confidence which is another reason to surround yourself with loving understanding people who will listen to you and be non-judgemental.
If you do seek the Angels help remember that they are Gods messengers and the root cause will be uncovered to see why you are feeling this way in order for you to heal they have your best interests at heart and have a plan. Expect the unexpected. Expect to be guided to people, places and situations that you may never have thought of to help you.
And remember you are loved and are beautiful inside and out.
”You are being called to heal yourself, not to agonize over your mistakes. Quit overthinking; this is what surrendering really means. Don’t focus on your problems and don’t obsess about “fixing” things. Avoid forcing “positive thinking.” These thoughts can be psychological irritants. Just leave yourself alone! When you pick at things, they never heal. Simply relax and give yourself some time.”
Have you thought about why you do what you do? Or why did you have that calling? The other day I was telling someone about my blog and I realized the reason why I love helping people, is because when I was in school I loved to go and spending time in the life skills class room. Where the kids in there were just laying there, they couldn’t even sit on their own or even eat without something to help them. They were just there. So I somehow started going there as a volunteer hour and soon realized how much I loved going and seeing those kids, they would always get excited to see me. Then a few years later I helped someone without even realizing that they were not happy with who they were, by just being their friend mad, that person came alive again! I don’t want to do for it the money I do this because I love that feeling of’ helping someone who might look fine but really they are not happy, with who they are!
The moment we have a negative experience we get stuck in what was done and how it was done to us. We must learn not to take life so personally. People are not really out to get us. Let us learn to give up anger and fear by replacing those things with love. — Iyanla Vanzant
Hey friends! Here is an article from where I ride; they did a small story about me! I thought you would like to read it!
”FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Sheryl Clossen
DATE: October 9, 2015 PHONE: 303-731-9057
Cerebral Palsy and Therapeutic Riding
Cerebral Palsy is a name for a group of disorders affecting muscle control. People with cerebral palsy
have brain damage that prevents the brain from sending signals to other parts of the body responsible for
movement. Since muscles help us move anything in our body, cerebral palsy can affect a person’s ability to
eat, walk, talk or make facial movements. Every year 5000+ are diagnosed nationwide.
Zara Z Kruska Vargus lives with Cerebral Palsy. She dreams of building her online startup that
encourages others. “Live a Life of Love within Yourself” is meant to help people embrace who they are. (http://
livingalifeoflove.com) Zara is passionate about many things but her greatest angst comes when others
underestimate her abilities. She wants people to take the time to get to know her before assuming anything.
Zara loves her time at The Right Step, Inc. She has been riding horses her whole life and at The
Right Step, Inc. for 4 years and celebrates it. On Snoopy, she is free from her wheelchair and enjoys riding in
the arena and on the trail. She says, “Snoopy understands how to adjust his body for her needs and he
always makes her laugh.” When asked what she could wish for from The Right Step, Inc. Her only comment
was that she would love to ride more. She is grateful for every moment.
The Right Step, Inc is located in Littleton, Colorado at Coventry Farms. It is a PATH Intl. Premier
Accredited Therapeutic Riding Program. For clients with cerebral palsy, experiences with horses can provide
increased core strength, muscle relaxation, balance recovery, and a multitude of other benefits. The Right
Step Inc. is a Medicaid approved program.
To learn more about specific successes, scheduling and program information, please contact The
Right Step, Inc Program Director Sheryl Clossen at 303-731-9057 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discover the healing power of horses!!
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Give Yourself A Break.
Stop beating yourself up! Everyone makes mistakes,
has setbacks and failures. You do not come with a book
on how to get it right all the time. You will fail sometimes,
not because you planned to, but simply because you are human. Failure is a part of creating a great life. Stand up to it and handle it with grace. Because, you can. Take ownership for where you are. Move forward with a spirit of optimism and positive expectation that you will get through whatever you are facing.
It is possible to remain joyful, grateful and compassionate,
even in the face of your worst mistake. Learn the lesson,
and then resolve to grow from it. This situation is a teacher
which allowed you to gain the knowledge of who you need to be
in order to create who you can become. You have more to give, more to learn and more to share. Your best is yet to come!
You have something special. You have GREATNESS within you!
~ Les Brown
One smile has the power to… Calm fears. Soften stone walls. Warm a cold heart. Invite a new friend. Mimic a loving hug. Beautify the bearer. Lighten heavy loads. Promote good deeds. Brighten a gloomy day. Comfort a grieving spirit. Offer hope to the forlorn. Send a message of caring. Lift the downtrodden soul. Patch up invisible wounds. Weaken the hold of misery. Act as medicine for suffering. Attract the companionship of angels. Fulfill the human need for recognition. Who knew changing the world would prove so simple? — Richelle E. Goodrich
Every cause that this month is towards, has in some way touched my life and I’m sure that most of my readers too, October is disability, breast cancer awareness month, Mental Health Awareness; also cerebral palsy awareness day. I wish I could say that all these cases has not affected my life and my family and friends, but they have! The people I love the most my mom, aunts and friends had breast cancer and they are all healthy now, I hold each of them closer now not because they went through it but they were so strong. As I was trying to be supportive I came to realize how much I love them, sounds weird be it’s true! I realize how much we shouldn’t take any relationship for granted. I have cp, but it has always been a part of my life, so to me it’s what makes me. Every cause can be helped with love! Just love like crazy Always.
Loving each other forward,
brings forth more Joy, More Love,
more Peace, More Gratitude,
& more Blessings for Everyone.
heart emoticon. ALWAYS LOVE!
The best portion of your life will always be the small, nameless moments you spend smiling with someone who makes you smile from within.