Some days are better than others with my ability to keep my depression and anxiety under control.
I know that people reading this might find this hard to believe, because I try to be happy all of the time and am quite good at masking or covering up that I am depressed.
Whether they know it or not, some of my friends have been a tremendous help and blessing to me lately as I have been in a "funk". That is the best way that I know how to describe it. The last few days, maybe even a week now, have been REALLY hard on me for reasons I don't exactly know. Well, that's not entirely true...it's a bunch of different things and situations. I won't bore you readers with the reasons, but let's just say I've been thrown some crazy curve balls by life lately. I wouldn't have been able to cope as well as I have without the help of my friends and/or family...most of which I keep in contact with on Facebook.
Facebook has allowed me to make and meet many friends over the years that I've been a part of the "Facebook craze".
Some friends I know in real life, some I know through my eBay days where I sold vintage postcards, some I've met through other friends, some friends are family or people that I consider my family, some I've met through the many many groups that I belong to where we share a common ground (i.e. reading books, our love of Disney, or something else). Some of the friends that I didn't know in real life when we met on Facebook, I have since met or have talked with on the phone, sent text messages back and forth, and even video chatted (either via Skype or by Face Time). I have also sent things like cards or small tokens of my appreciation to a few people that I have met through Facebook. Facebook has allowed me to reconnect with friends from my school days, my days when I was still working, and even people from my childhood. I am so grateful for Facebook. There are still quite a few people that I know through Facebook or other social media outlets for that matter, that I hope one day to meet in person.
Earlier tonight, I was sitting here all depressed when I received a sweet message privately from a person that I know through another friend. This person sent me just a picture of a person being hugged with the words, "Thought of you with this". This person barely knows me and we've only chatted a handful of times, but somehow, they sensed that I could use a little "pick-me-up". Upon seeing the message (and even right now), I teared up at this person's thoughtfulness. They took the time to send me a message and while it made me cry because I was so touched, it also made me realize that when I think that I am alone, I'm really not. This is not the only time that someone has reached out to me and made me feel wanted, but I felt the need to night to share this.
I just want to tell everyone reading this, "Thank You". Thank you for reaching out to me. I might not express it very well, but I really do appreciate messages of encouragement or really messages of any kind. It makes me feel special. I only hope that I am able to do the same to some people at some point.
I'm going to close with this recording that I did a few years ago. It sums up pretty well how I feel about all of my friends and family.
And That's What Sarah Says!!!