Who needs anti-depresants when you have Canada Post?

I have, on more than one occasion (try thousands) wondered if I’m Bipolar.  Ok, I’m probably not.  It’s just that I’m a really excited passionate girl…and when my hopes get dashed, I experience low lows.  Like, really low.  This has gotten better over the years with self-talk, a good diet (that comes and goes), exercise, and some little coping techniques that I’ve discovered.  I discovered a new one last week in fact.

I was bummed about the world, what the poor have done to the rich, the weak to the strong…you know, same old stuff that brings me down every time.  I felt alone, unloved, useless and just really really sad.  Now normally I would go get a McFlurry or buy a new dress or something but instead I had a thought.  “HEY!  I bet I’m not the only person on the planet who feels sad today!”  So I decided, since I only have access to the people I know, that I would pick 5 people I love and send them cards in the mail.  Not for any particular reason, just little notes telling them how special they are and that I love and appreciate them.  I figured that if I were to receive one of those cards in the mail, I would feel very loved.  So that’s what I did.  I wrote them and sent them out.  It cost me about $3.00, and for some reason I felt better instantly.  Go figure, focussing on other people DOES make me feel good!

The next week I got a message from one of those people telling me how much she appreciated her card.  And I felt good again!  You know, there just may be something to fighting my consuming self-obsession.  Ya think???

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2 Comments

  1. Ole Waylon

    Cool idea. My dad used to write 2 -3 letters a day (from about age 70 till the end at 84. Said, if he got one back for 6 it felt great. It kept him in touch with friends all over the U.S., Canada – the world. He got more than 1 0f 6 back! We don’t tell others they matter, because we are so busy getting bye. We see couple break up for this reason too! A real good thing to make a habit!

  2. briannacarson

    I love that, your Dad sounds like he was awesome!!!!! Thank you 🙂

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