BEYOND ROSES ~ 6.21.18
You can stop to smell gorgeous, unique, intriguing flowers – any flowers, in addition to roses. Do what you desire. Do what brings you those moments of joy.
Interesting article about time-out’s and how it could affect your emotions and mood.
For me, I either desperately need time alone and no noise, or I am so lonely and need interaction in person, online, etc.
I think, as with most things in life, it’s all about balance. Finding balance can be tricky, though, especially if you live in extremes. And if I only had one sentence to describe Bipolar, I would say it is all about existing in one extreme state, or its opposite.
Enjoy and be well, guys. ✌
Somewhere out there in social media world, probably IG and Twitter, I see posts on Saturdays about beloved cats. Thus, #Caturday.
I’m a couple hours late, but I totally got down with the whole cat deal, while celebrating Mother’s Day, even. Actually, that kicked it off, kinda. I was given a Willow Tree figurine. I adore those. I mean, for years I have collected them. This one resembled me, though. Dark hair girl holding a loving orange cat looking up affectionately at his guardian/mom. (Aka Richard Parker in my home). The inserted card with the figurine names the pretty trinket “Kindness, Above All, Kindness.”
Later, I colored in my kitten pictures coloring book. I wore my awesome cat headphones my in-laws gave me and jammed out, all next to my awesome cat night-light. Of course, sweet orange tabby was in my lap or snuggled in the blanket at my feet.
How is this relevant to a Bipolar Blog? It’s not a long entry, but the things I’ve mentioned convey and gift love and delight. These type of things and love go a long way in helping me be thankful and smile.
Smiles, laughter, craft or art of some kind, music, and pets who love you and help beat the blues…these are fantastic meds!
Colouring & listening to books!
What do I colour? Calming nature scenes, oceans, cats & Psalms scripture so far. What books are playing while I’m colouring? Karin Slaughter, Paula Hawkins, Carla Norton, Shakespeare, Edgar A. Poe, Agatha Christie, poetry, Biblical scripture…& much more.