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???