Journey Through Illness

January 18, 2014


Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , — FrancesC @ 6:48 am

Even though it is very hard to get going in the morning, once I do and get moving through my day, I can kind of draft off the momentum at times, and concentrate more on being in the moment rather than getting stuck in the depressive thoughts and feelings.

Made it! 10 hour workday today, and socializing at a soiree with old friends. And, I enjoyed myself. Yes, that’s right.  I love the women at the gathering and don’t get to see them often.  Because I had been isolating a lot, I had forgotten how much fun it is to relax, and enjoy the company of friends where everything is just easy, relaxed, and fun.  No agendas, no bullshit, just genuine friendship, and warmth.  And…I laughed my ass off.  The 5 of us used to work together about 10 years ago.  We are all in different places now.  One friend is retired, One is recovered from breast cancer, I am recovered from heart disease, two are coping with raising teenagers; We all have stress, pain, and struggle.  And we all have joy, love, and ease, too. It’s so good for me to remember to count my blessings, recognize the good in my life.  Gratitude helps shift pain and sorrow.  It’s a tool that works, and so is having a good supportive group of friends.

Excellent food, a couple beers, nice fire, and relief in being with those who “get” you, and love you for being you.



1 Comment »

  1. That sounds like a really great evening! I’m so glad you had a lovely time.

    Comment by DysthymiaBree — January 18, 2014 @ 10:34 am

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