Did I miss something?
I know people talk about having the blues, the Monday blues and motherhood blues but there is a day assigned to recognize,
Who came up with the concept to celebrate a day of woe?
My thoughts: people who want to capitalize on our misery.
Pharmaceutical companies, people trying to sell us comfort kits or whatever.
I get the whole statistic thing, that it’s the third week in January and financially big organizations and businesses are feeling – mainly pennies no freshly printed notes.
Can, I just put out it on here -that Monday has been the best day of the week for me, out of all the Monday’s in January.
I didn’t focus on my money situation, or if people liked me or if I was anxious. What made my Monday bluesy – Jazzy – full of a spectrum of emotions:
is seeing my Grandma.
Yes, she still has Dementia, she still is bedridden, in a care home but she is not on death’s bed, not in pain and she has been taken off palliative care.
I made her laugh – more than once- just being me!
I held her hand and I felt a bit sad, nostalgic, thinking I should do more.
Wondered about certain people I LOVE who I only get to experience one dimensionally. They are not here anymore.
Monday was blue and pink and yellow and it was a Fun day – it was ONE day of my life.
It wasn’t the saddest day of my life or the happiest.
I love the color Blue. Don’t dress it up and mark as a negative.
We are capable of feeling.
Yes, feeling and responding to others.
We are capable of making connections with others because we can feel and empathize.
What a gift!
Pain, feels like Niagara falls coming down on me. I love watching it. I’m in awe of its power. I don’t like feeling it. It does transform me and is a natural part of me.
Just like being happy is, angry, comical, loud, quiet, bossy, friendly, energetic, sloth-like.
I’m not into blue Monday.
When I feel the blues I listen to the blues.
This song (when it first came out) caused people around the world to commit suicide.
I find strength in this song. People have looked at me and thought ‘she must be deranged’ to find any beauty and comfort in this song,
I don’t feel driven to kill myself when I hear it.
I feel less alone. I feel like I’m not only one who has shit days.
Smurfs aren’t sad? or is it the magic potion they drink that gets them all bouncy and energetic?
I don’t know.
I do know people place a lot of expectations on feeling a certain way because there is a day assigned to feeling shitty.
No, thank you, my moods are not controlled by the media and whoever else comes up with these ideas.
I deal with my emotions – every moment, every hour, every second.
I don’t get to leave to my mind.
If I’m feeling alright on a Monday -no one is going to tell me I should feel differently.
Just a thought on this cloudy Wednesday.
Looking forward to Friday – not because it’s the weekend. I never stop working!
I’m going to meet up with friends I haven’t seen for 8 years.
silly poem alert.
If you feeling the woo of the blues
Take a pint of milk from the cows that cheerfully moos.
Don’t despair – feelings change with random flair
Enjoy the sunshine in your heart, don’t hold up a wall that says beware.
Life is full of ups and downs, smiles and frowns
It’s okay to feel this way. No-ones escaping life with ‘ I faked it better’ crowns.
Remember when you feeling down – you are never alone
Support is here when we are transparent and make ourselves fully shown.
Ha ha! Lame, I know. I don’t care.
One small rant:
This has been going around the social media websites.
From NHS Director to mental health inpatient in 10 days
I’m so happy this person has found the strength to come out and fight against stigma, with the experience of being at the top of the hierarchy in dealing with mental health, and now, having insight into how it feels to experience severe bad mental health.
By all means, I applaud this woman.
If the title caption had been ‘from HOSPITAL CLEANER to mental health inpatient in 10 days’
what is the difference?
Who is more important?
Both make a significant contribution tothe U.K. health service, do they not ?