When you get discouraged or feel a little blue, what helps pick you up? Friendship

  • View author's info Posted on Mar 05, 2005 at 02:55 PM

    Hi There,

    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.
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  • View author's info Posted on Jan 31, 2006 at 07:10 PM

    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.
  • View author's info Posted on Jan 29, 2006 at 05:11 PM

    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.
  • View author's info Posted on Jan 27, 2006 at 06:38 PM

    Pop a good movie in and eat ice cream.......
  • View author's info Posted on Jan 23, 2006 at 03:08 PM

    cheeky73 write:
    bubble bath ,
    dancing under the doona,

    In that order


    Bubble bath, Chocolate and coffee..I can go with...But what the hell is a doona?????
  • View author's info Posted on Jan 21, 2006 at 06:31 AM

    bubble bath ,
    dancing under the doona,

    In that order

  • View author's info Posted on Oct 05, 2005 at 08:52 PM

    I go shopping!! I know all you girls like to shop!! Oh yeah and neopolitan does the trick too!

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  • View author's info Posted on Oct 02, 2005 at 09:25 AM

    Personally, I climb in the car and drive around singing showtunes at the top of my lungs. Personal favorite: Down with Love! If I'm just moody then I sing lots of Annie Lennox, Sarah Mclaughlin, and country. The upbeatness of some of my music (the show tunes) helps me find the situation funny again. Otherwise I read the Tanach and get encouraged by what I read.

    Lyrics for Down with Love:
    Down with love the flowers and rice and shoes!
    Down with love, the root of all midnight blues!
    Down with things that give you that well-known pain
    Take that moon wrap it in cellophane

    Down with love let's liquidate all its friends
    The Moon the June the roses and rainbow's ends
    Down with songs that moan about nightingales
    Down with love yes take it away, away

    Take it away... Take it away...
    Give it back to the birds and bees and the Viennese

    Down with eyes romantic and stupid
    Down with sighs and down with cupid
    Brother let's stuff that dove
    Down with love

    its a funny song. :)
  • View author's info Posted on Sep 28, 2005 at 07:59 PM

    I like to read, go for walk and/or go for a movie when I am feeling blue.
  • View author's info Posted on Sep 28, 2005 at 11:37 AM

    usually i crank up the punk rock (or any loud fun music) and dance and sing along and just try to forget about all the crap going on around me.
  • View author's info Posted on Aug 18, 2005 at 03:33 PM

    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
  • View author's info Posted on Aug 17, 2005 at 05:26 AM

    Singing my heart out, playing guitar, drawing, playing with my baby cousin, playing with the dog, laying in the hammock in the garden with the sun shining.
  • View author's info Posted on Aug 16, 2005 at 03:25 PM

    I write when I feel the blues. Taking the time to do a poem, for example, makes you solidify your thoughts and I can usually see it isn't all that bad after all.

    By the way, running down the street covered in peanut butter doesn't work unless you have a depressed friend who's covered in jelly.
  • View author's info Posted on Aug 08, 2005 at 04:39 PM

    Thanx for the posts ladies!

    I've made notes of some good ideas i've read, gonna try and put some into practice :o)

    Take care

    Tasha x
  • View author's info Posted on Aug 07, 2005 at 05:34 PM

    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*

    Add a small cocktail to the mix and I'm set!
  • View author's info Posted on Aug 07, 2005 at 11:23 AM

    Porchbird, you always post such great stuff!

    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.
  • View author's info Posted on Aug 06, 2005 at 03:11 PM

    I really like this thread...
    My all time favorite qoute;
    is part of a thing called the desirada I believe ...it goes like this...

    Go placidly among the noise and haste and remember what peace there may be found in silence.........

    also...this too shall pass..........

    and another favorite I have on my desk...
    I have learned in whatsoever state I am in....therewith to be content....

    (even though at times this last one is harder than others) ....and I agree...it beats the alternative...and I am...holding my head up........ha...thanks for the giggles....ya'll.....Sunny
  • View author's info Posted on Aug 05, 2005 at 11:16 AM

    Yea come on guys, psot some more!!!!!

    I'm going thru a ruff stage right now, Gordy (Northerngordon) told me to get back on the boards, lol. I'm in a plaster cast right now, so im stuck in the house and its driving me soooooo crazy :o(

    Any suggestions as to what could get me back to my old self again would be greatly appreciated!

    Tasha xx
  • View author's info Posted on Aug 04, 2005 at 12:54 PM

    nobodies commented on this one for awhile and its a good topic, come on people tell us what you do to get back on track and out of the blues.
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 07, 2005 at 07:18 AM

    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!