Battle Plan for Depression

Good Funday Morning! I heard a most excellent devotional on overcoming depression yesterday. From a teenager! He’s a new Christian and already digging into the Word and sharing his testimony. Maybe, if like me you have/do struggle with depression, this will give some hope. Here’s his scriptural outline: Mt 11:28 Take your burdens to the…

5 x 5 Rule

Happy Funday! Do you ever get overly caught up in emotion over something, only to realize after, it wasn’t that big of a deal? Sometimes I think adults revert to terrible two temper tantrums! Just look at this year! 2020 has been one of the craziest times. These times are temporary but some are making…

Anxiety

Good Funday Morning! Yes, I know I’m a day late, but when the computer crashes, there’s not much I can do about it. But with new laptop at hand, I am back at it. Today’s topic: Anxiety. This year has made even the most stable person perhaps a little anxious. Look at the graphic and…

Be Nice

Happy Funday! Guess what National Day it is?! It’s “Be Nice” day! So, I challenge you to choose to be nice all day to every person that crosses your path and do what is within your resources.. At the least give others a smile and go from there. One nice thing you can do is…

More compliments, less anger

Good Funday Morning! Quiz Time: How long has it been since someone made you angry with their words? Yesterday, 2 days ago, a few minutes ago? Anger is a response to stimuli, a response we can learn to control. Try this next time someone says something mean or annoying. Genuinely compliment them. It will change…

Thank You Notes

Happy Funday! Are you thankful? Do you let others know your thankful? More specifically do you send thank you notes? As part of grant writing classes I facilitate, I point out how important a hand written note is to tell a funder thank you. It’s becoming a lost art. The cartoon might express how you…

Tomorrow’s a New Day

Good Funday Morning! Did you do something you really wanted or needed to this weekend? Did you make big plans but they fell through? Were you disappointed with yourself for not completing something? Guess what? You can let it go. Today and tomorrow are new opportunities to do great things, even if they are small…

Be Good to You

Happy Funday! I hope you were good to yourself over the weekend. I saw this meme and thought Wow! Having anxiety and bouts of depression myself, I know there are times I was not good to myself. Negative self-talk, isolating from family and friends, potential destructive decisions. What was I thinking?!?! I have to live…

Controlling Stress

Good Funday Morning! Are you starting your day stressed? Is your To Do list too long? Is your mind racing at all the tasks that need completing? First, breathe. Try my 5 to the third power rule: Breathe in through your nose slowly for 5 seconds, hold it for 5 seconds, then let it out…

Start with You

Happy Funday! I hope your weekend was what you set out for it to be. For me, that was celebrating my 34th honeymoon (33rd anniversary) with the love of my life. We take a trip each year to get away and refresh our marriage. So what does that have to do with this meme about…