How do you pick yourself up and dust yourself off ???

1cookie :)
By 1cookie :) Latest Reply 2011-04-17 19:51:20 -0500
Started 2011-04-16 18:21:04 -0500

I have had several things comming at me since last summer when a contractor damaged my home…going forward family problems and the latest injury at work has tipped the scale.

Dealing with all of these problems has me at my wits end…I hope some strtagies you use to move forward may help me keep the small amount of sanity I have..

…Please share how you pick your self up and keep going!!!!!

9 replies

Lakeland 2011-04-17 15:39:48 -0500 Report

I just had a huge fight with my brother in law. That's why I like my diabetes, I can control it. I can't control my brother in law LOL!! I also found out that, I need a hip procedure.

There are days which are a struggle & last week I bought a red velvet cake & ate the whole thing in 3 days. So yeah, I misbehaved a lot, but today was cold but beautiful so it looked nice to take a walk (of course while being on pain meds). It was still nice this afternoon so took another walk, seen the blooming tulips & I love the smell of hyacins. the bradford pear trees have the white flowers on them The snow is gone the yards look pretty and green . Rabbits & squirels are running around & I love to watch my dog all excited when she sees them.

The walk helped, I didn't have my cel phone, I just took my time and felt like, my problems aren't that big, tomarrow will come. Next week I'll wonder why I left these things get to me. '

this is a beautiful time of year

1cookie :)
1cookie :) 2011-04-17 18:52:42 -0500 Report

Thank you Diane, the weather here was heavy rain, It did get the pollen out of the air for a day…then it's back even worse. Pollen is not my friend. I have a treadmill; but lack desire. Shocks in my leg has me afraid to stray far. I really appreciate how you described the beauty of spring and the smell of the favorite for sure. Mt tulips have begun to peak out afraid the cold is waiting to pounce again..If your site name reflects your veiw I'd wish to see through your eyes, if only for a breif moment.

Thank you for taking me with you on your walk, not even the dogs bothered my allergies…it was most pleasnt. Many thanks, Anita

Hopieland 2011-04-17 19:51:20 -0500 Report

What a great word picture. I enjoyed the walk. Anita, we're pulling for ya. You'll find your bootstraps again. Overwhelming times go with the territory called life. That's not to be trite, it's just the way it is. I hate when everything starts crashing in on me. Ya feel so helpless in those times. Truth is, you are not helpless. You have faith. Grab hold it with both hands and let it pull you up out of the pit. Sooner or later, sweet lady, your feelings will turn into determination again. This may seem like a wall, but its only a road block. You may not see the light at the end of the tunnel yet — but it's there, sweet heart. It's there. This wait time you're in is where you will renew your strength. THEN you will soar like the eagle. Do you know old eagles find a cave, go way back in it and rub their beak and talons to a nub on a rock, they molt all their feathers, and they wait. After a while, their beak grows back, their talons grow back and their feathers fill in again. Then that old eagle emerges from the cave, it's strength renewed and looking like a young eagle again. When it takes to the skies once again it soars even more majestically, higher than before and all with greater strength than before. True. Read it in a book written by a naturalist. Take heart. Your season of flying again is coming. Hugs and smiles my friend.

Harlen 2011-04-16 19:22:30 -0500 Report

For me life is just one big joke so I just shrug it off and keep going
When I get mad it helps me stop and think what a joke.
Every time you think you got it worked out they swich the ruels on you lol
Best wishes

1cookie :)
1cookie :) 2011-04-17 15:28:35 -0500 Report

You are so blessed to have stress flowwoff like water on a ducks back; I wish I had your talaent

Harlen 2011-04-17 17:31:27 -0500 Report

You got to .
It was a long time working on it
I had a short temper and love to fight .
I Needed to get over it if I wished to live better
Stress will kill you
Its real simple if you cant fixs it forget it
Best wishes

jayabee52 2011-04-16 18:59:06 -0500 Report

I have had my share of difficulties in my life also Anita.

My secret for keeping my little sanity I have is my faith in God, specifically my Christian faith. It is my foundation on the bedrock. I have been through so much in my life that I know that "this too shall pass". That while I may be uncomfortable for a while, that my discomfort will not last forever. My life on this planet will not be forever, my new life in heaven WILL be forever. We are told in Revelation 21: 4 "He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

So that is the way I comfort myself during tough times. Do I have some emotionally down times where I am down and complaining about it? Oh, yes! But as long as I don't give up my faith, those times pass and life is good again.

I pray your troubles go away soon and that blessings be with you and yours.


1cookie :)
1cookie :) 2011-04-17 15:32:33 -0500 Report

Thank you James, I do keep faith..I'm so out numbered now and all sides are in on the assault..The passage and quotes you gave are very helpful

jayabee52 2011-04-17 18:30:01 -0500 Report


If you feel like "talking" about it and don't want to do it publicly on a discussion like this, Please feel free to use DC's email system to contact me or one of your other friends. We (or another friend who is willing) could also exchange ph # in the email system so its easier to talk.

It might help to get it "off your chest". Sometime that helps too.

I pray for peace for you even in the midst of trouble!