Here comes a photo of the socks I wore to work yesterday:
Here comes an exercise we took the trouble to do in last night’s Coping and Healing group:
Here comes more explanation of that exercise — somebody in the group said that listing three positive things about themselves every day helped reduce symptoms of troubling depression and self-judgment. I thought it would be good for each of us in the group to take the trouble to create that kind of list. Despite past troubles bragging about myself, I decided to list more than three positive things about myself and I encouraged the other group participants to do the same for themselves, recognizing that many people have trouble acknowledging positive things, especially when they are depressed. I had a little trouble listing eight positive things about myself because of the messages about modesty in my family of origin. However, I also went to the trouble of “stealing” the positive things other people said about themselves, if those applied to me also.
Here comes my suggestion for you: please take the trouble to list three or more positive things about yourself in the comments section below.
Here comes the rest of my photos from yesterday.
No matter what trouble comes — including darkness and cold — the best we can do is to keep coming together.
Here comes my gratitude for all who help me create these daily posts and for you — of course! — for taking the trouble to read them.