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Attitude of Gratitude!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Thank you, SP family, for your supportive comments on my short blog yesterday. I felt your hugs, love and concern and you really do help!

Having dampened the gloom and doom spirit for now, I can also say thank you to those of you who prayed and sent good wishes for my youngest sister. She's a teacher in Colorado, last hired in her school and the first laid off. Her job ends on her birthday, June 3. She IMed me a few minutes ago to share the news that she has received an informal job offer at another school, a smidge farther from home than her current one, for about the same amount of money (a little less). She won't have to move, she won't have to go to court to resolve a custody issue and her 3 children can stay in their school next year.

On top of my blue depression, I came home after work last night afraid that my boss was going to chew me out today and it turns out that I had done the right thing! Someone else came unglued via email and how I handled the situation was right. Validation is rare and so appreciated!

I have not been eating in response to this latest bout of depression and my knee is starting to feel better. I walked for a very few minutes today. The knee felt great, my balance seemed right and the breeze was cool. It was lovely!

I know I need to be vigilant about this depression and not slip into the depths. Thank you, my SP family! You have no idea what good you did!
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    A good word here and there is often all we need. emoticon
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  • _LINDA
    What a difference a day makes! I am happy for your sister's good news! That is great your boss appreciated your work! Your knee feels better and your balance is better -tops! Hopefully, things will continue to get better. Keep on, putting one foot in front of the other. Depression is a difficult beast to tame. Don't ever refuse seeking help if you ever need it. Take care of yourself!
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    1806 days ago
    Good job, gf!

    Depression still sometimes knocks me for a loop, too...but not for long. I rely on my ACIM teachings and my fav Abe Lincoln quote reminds me, "It seems to me that most folks are just as happy as they make up their minds to be."

    I'm happy for you...validation makes us feel better...and for your dear sister and her kids.

    Still praying for you and yours.

    1806 days ago
  • RFJSJ50
    Isn't strange how quickly we change. You sound so much better today and that makes me so happy! I, on the other hand, am battling to not sink down due to some things that happened today. I did eat too many calories, about 250 over my top limit, but I logged it and am trying to be honest with myself. I am tired so I'm going to nap for an hour or maybe even go to bed for the evening (it's about 9 here).
    Again, I'm glad you are feeling better today. Keep a smile on your face and one in your heart.
    1806 days ago
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