Tuesday, December 30, 2008

~Please pass this "Smile award" around~~


Weeks ago I designed this little "Smile award" button. My plan was to give it to you Guys & Gals in blog land who make me smile..There are so many. Now instead I just want you to take this "Smile award" & pass it around. Give it to blogs that make you smile, Guys or Gals who make you smile.. whatever whoever.
I myself could use a smile.. my seasonal depression is starting to set in. I have fought hard for weeks now determined that it would not over take me (again) this year..I thought I was doing OK but I guess not. Yesterday the tears started, today I just can't turn them off..as I type they are streaming down my face. I am so upset with myself! Sorry..
I've been visiting your blogs reading such sad upsetting things and I take it all to heart.. deaths, illnesses, job loss, the sadness goes on & on.. how my heart goes out to all of you with such problems. I wish there was something I could do to make things better.
OK enough said.. My sweet neighbor stopped over and invited me to "movie night" at their house tonight. God bless them!
So hugs to you my sweet blogging friends. I wish you all a new year filled with many smiles.


22 comments:

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I know what you mean. Sometimes it is really hard to just brush off the problems of others. Have you tried one of those lamps? The lack of sunshine is huge for me. Being inside in the winter really makes a difference. I hope you feel better soon, and if not, please let others around you know so you can get additional help. We don't want you feeling down.

Mimi said...

Tears, impatience, staying in the house...I know it all too well. What I've been doing, advice of my doctor, is taking B shots from him once a month and taking extra D and B complex vitamins. It really, honestly does help. Also, make sure that you change all of your light bulbs to ones with a higher wattage and never be in a dark room in the daytime! Stock the house with everything that gives you comfort: books, bubble bath, good movies, whatever you please, but things that cuddle your heart. Please know that you are no alone and that many of us battle this darned thing each winter but it can be done. Two years ago, in the middle of winter I quit smoking! No one thought I could do it, especially at this time of year, but I did it. Do try the vitamins and B shots. The medical field calls them liquid sunshine!

Jann said...

Oh, Mary! If I lived closer, I'd have you over for a cup of tea (and sympathy)!!! Take some Vitamin D and have you checked into getting one of those lights and/or bulbs that give you some extra ultraviolet light to compensate for the lack of sunshine in the winter--I don't know what your weather is like, but if the sun is out, then go out and let it shine on you for a bit each day, even if it's cold--take good care--you're in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Jann

Mimi said...

I was just viewing your blog again...you lost your daughter in December. No wonder your SAD is haunting you right now. I lost my father in the month of November and a baby in October. Beginning in the fall and until April, when I lost my darling mother, I really struggle. This isn't in your head at all. Along with the dark and cold days your heart is in pain, too. Sending you oodles of hugs and I will keep you close in heart and prayer.

Mary said...

Hello Sweet Friend, I am sending you a big smile, Hugs and Much Love:)
Will you please put my name on banner 255,they are all so pretty:)How do I do a page with color, like yours. Bee is visiting,will get back with you later... Love Ya,Me:)

Meadowsweet Days said...

Dear Mary,
I would like to pass this smile award right back to you! Seasonal depression is so common. Please make sure to get out each day for a brisk walk in the fresh air and sunshine. It is very important to your well being. Being out in the sunshine and getting some exercise, always makes you feel even a little bit better. Even if you don't feel like it, force yourself to do it, it truly pays off! Please know so many many ladies all over the world are smiling because of you! Happy New Year, dear lady! I wish you peace!

Carol

cityfarmer said...

You are always giving to everyone else....you should give this to YOU

carole said...

Hi My Friend!!!
I jsut e-mailed you; it saddens me that your heart is heavy right now
: ( Yet you are a Mom and keep your sadness close to you.
You are thought of with gentleness!!!
Love & Hugs
carole

The Urban Chic said...

Mary, if I could take away your pain, I would fly over in a minute. I don't have seasonal depression--mine is year round, but the sunshine does help, even if it's only for 15 minutes. Bundle up and find a good spot and just relax there. Will email you later. Goodnight and sweet dreams my friend. Love and Hugs, Pat
I will pass the smile award to my friends---Happy New Year!

Jackie said...

Mary, here is a ((hug)) for you. My hubby suffers from depression and it is much worse in the winter.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a New Year filled with all the joys of life that you so richly deserve.

God bless.

Sharon Kay said...

Mary, the world is full of problems and it hurts all of us. I am sure at this time of the year you fell the loss of your daughter even more. I wish you a new year filled with the many happy memories you have of what use to be. You have always been an insperation to me and many others. Thank you for the smile and blessing to you and your family.

Connie W said...

Sending you well-wishes and a hug from Indiana on this New Year's Eve. I hope that you soon are feeling better. Connie W

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Mary,

I want you to know I am thinking of you and saying some little prayers for you. I think you may need another candy cane. Thank heavens for wonderful neighbors. I will check in on you soon!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Valentine Hearts said...

Mary, sending virtual hugs your way and thinking of you Jackie xxx

Lori said...

Mary! Happy New Year sweetie! You know you can always write to me about depression I have fought this little devil for life it seems like! I will happily pass along your wonderful award and thank you for it too! I'm here! Love,Lori

Shelley said...

Hi dear Mary,so sweet of you to pass this dear little award along...Well, here's giving it right back to you! You always make me smile...Your blog was one of the very first I visited,and I can't tell you how much I have loved coming back again and again to visit with you. I am so sorry you are having a down time right now. I pray God will send his angels to surround you in his love and comfort your heart in his Holy Spirit. So much so that you will feel sunshine over flowing in your soul,and cheering you on to brighter days! God bless you and yours in the "New Year".......I pray you have only good things come to you!

Blessings,Shelley

IsabellasCloset said...

Thanks & God bless you for your comments. Fighting sadness & depression in not an easy thing for any of us.
I plan to keep up my blogging even through all my tears & sadness..
Wishing you all a Happy 2009.
~Mary~

lorhen82 said...

It seems to be that time of year when many people find themselves in your shoes. I hope you can overcome your feelings of depression soon! I hope it makes you feel better to know how many people you touch!

I hope you have a Very Happy 2009!

Jorgelina said...

The life presents/displays situations to us very difficult to confront and to take for ahead. All the force for this 2009.

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Sis!!
(((Giving you a Big Hugzzz)))))
I have been there and it's a blessing to have friends to cheer you on along the way..especially our best friend of all Jesus!!!. I wish I could send you some of our Hawaiian sunshine, but it
has been raining like crazy lately. Creating is such wonderful therapy and makes a heart happy. Thanks for the smile award, I pray the Joy of the Lord fills your soul!!!

Hugz Lorie

Charlotte said...

Thank you for creating this smile award. I am happy to accept it and pass it around. There are enough things to make us sad, it's nice to find something to make us smile.
I enjoyed all your beautiful photos.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Charlotte said...

Hi it's me again. I just posted your Smile Award on one of my blogs. (I have three) Here is the link if you would like to check it out.
http://mydolls-charlotte.blogspot.com/
Thanks for the smile. I love it.
Charlotte