We all have times in life when things don't really feel like they are going our way. Whether it's in our lovelives, work, family issues, financial troubles, health, or whatever. Are there any particular quotes, poems, songs, sayings, or maybe something else that helps pick you up? Makes you feel strong enough to keep coping? Reminds you that life is a journey you might as well enjoy? I'd love to hear from everyone on this topic.
Lots of different things help. It depends on the time of year. If I can plant a flower or take a nice walk helps some times. Spending time playing with the dog, listening to good music,but most of all having a good chat with a close friend helps.
When things seem to all go wrong in my life, I can always count on my grand daughter. She would give me a hug a kiss on the cheek and tell me that everything will be OK. I know at that moment nothing is as bad as it seems, when I have that kind of unconditional love around me. Then we will go shopping. There's nothing like a new outfit.
A long drive in the country, with rock music on the stereo, a long hot soak in the bath with a glass of wine and the music on..and lots of indulgent oils and bubble bath!!
Oh..and the usual...peanut M n M's
If I ever happen to have a bad day, I force myself to work out first (get rid of some of that steam instead of indulging in munchies like I really want), grab a romance novel, light a few candles, and soak in the bathtub. It seems that everything just melts away then...*smiles*
I have learned to be thankful when I am down. I just start thanking God for the little things like clean sheets, rain (we don't get much of that in So. Cal.), friends and family who do love me unconditionally. It gets easier as you go and while the problem may not be solved, somehow you know you're going to be just fine.
When I'm down I'll call up a friend and go shoot some pool and drink a few beers. If I don't feel like going to the pub though I'll play some video/computer games and pretend that the baddies I'm zapping are whoever or whatever has got me down!
I'm not sure how it is in the US, but the uk has suffered from a high rate of child molesters and kiddie p*rn, now while i agree with you your daughter does look like an angel and I can see how the thought of her would cheer you up, I did feel you were on dangerous ground with a large picture of your daughter. It is a sad sign of the times we live in, that a you could be a target for some predator who is really after your daughter. I know we would like to think of everybody on here as decent, butI'm afraid it just isn't so, you yourself have had a bad experience with some of its lesser denizens. Take care, for you and your angel.
Respectfully, J Mcmadd.
I usually drive down to the waterfront.. to this place called Pt. Defiance...its this part of the bay where this piece of land jets out...it looks like a finger from the air...lol...anyway, I go down there and hike down through the woods to this COMPLETLEY secluded beach where no one ever goes...The sun shines just right down there and it warms the sand to the perfect tempreture... and the small waves that land on the shore make the most peaceful sound...you can listen to all the sounds of nature...its my thinking spot there..my place of escape...i would never trade it for the world :o) And, to go there at night is even better...you'd think it would be scary, but its not...the moon shines on the water and when the stars are out, there are no city lights to interfere with catching sight of a shooting star...I wish I could share it with everyone :o) It is truly magical.