Monday, November 24, 2014

So Very Thankful

 L'est you think I was kidding.  The Christmas cookies remain untouched in the freezer.  
 In this Thanksgiving week, I am very thankful to my psychiatrist.
I found out he studied at University of Toledo. Their colors: 
navy and gold.   Guess who's getting  Trap scarf? 
I've been waiting to give this to just the right person. 
He's a humble person. 
He says to give the Glory to God. 
Well, I do, but I still think I can thank him too.
 For those of you who don't know, I struggle with Depression.
I still have a hard time sharing that, which is so silly.

I'm here to say: Hang in there if you are depressed.
Get help.
I thank GOD for my medications. 
I look at it this way: If my pancreas gave out and  I needed insulin, I wouldn't hesitate to get medication. 
The brain is just another organ that needs balancing in some of us.

Life can be so dark, which is why I love to keep my blog light. 

And I'm so thankful for all of you!  


Anonymous said...

I think there are many of us who have battled depression. I'm so glad that it is something that can be spoken of (finally).

A neighbor of mine had a tough time and her husband posted something on Facebook asking for prayers. One poster lambasted the husband saying that the woman would be SO embarrassed to have this "out in the open". Well, I say GOOD FOR HIM (AND HER) - - - it's about time we live authentically no matter WHAT our issues may be.


Barbara Vidock said...

So true - like I wouldn't take chemo to treat my cancer? Not likely!

Nancy said...

Well said!

Love the photo of the cookie package. You won't have to wait much longer.

elns said...

I understand what you mean about sharing it. I've had my issues but mainly it is anxiety now. I think I have my reasons for being guarded about when and where and with who I feel safe or okay discussing - but I am learning to see that as other people's issue and not another problem for me. I also know it is our strength that we are selfaware to try and make it better.

Another lovely Trap, Kathy! And I am thankful for anyone help you or you're thankful for :)

Anonymous said...

I have walked miles in your shoes and continue to do so with both depression and anxiety. I need my meds and will most likely take them for the rest of my life. I've found that no one has backed away from me knowing this and I've actually been able to help a couple of people. You go Girl!!!!

Ingrid K. said...

Hi Kathy! Thanks for sharing.
I'm grateful for all the nice people who are supportive (you are one of them!)
Ingrid xx

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

You are brave and hugs to you.
About the University of Toledo... their colors are navy & gold ? What ? That looks like Maize & Blue to me. Go Blue !!! Yes. I'm from Michigan. lol.
Take care.

kathy b said...

Haha Of course I thought of the big M too

knitterbeader said...

Love that your cookie packaged is "duct-taped", as if that would help. My willpower is not too good.

Katherine said...

Thank you for sharing! And thank you for seeking the help that makes you feel whole. So few people do that out of fear that it makes them a lesser person. I'm one who will shout it from the roof top if I think it will help some one else. I especially love this Trap. It reminds me of the blanket sweater and how much I'm glad it is finished.

karen said...

you are so nice to give a scarf to him, truly!! Love your giftyness and love that you share. I agree the brain is just another organ and every part of the body should be cared for.

Mereknits said...

So true my friend. He is going to love your generosity and I love your fighting spirit.

Judy S. said...

Kathy, you are an inspiration! Hugs to you and the duct tape. I am so thankful we got to meet in person!

SapphireBlue said...

Amen sister!

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