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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Life's Lessons

Hi ladies,

Sorry that I've been missing for awhile. I've had a quite a few health issues. The stress I'm feeling at work is compounding things. So I've decided that during my spring break (this week), I'm going to relax and have fun. (Only a little bit of grading to end the term for report cards.) I'm putting off some medical tests until summer break. I have only one more sick day left. And well, it's not like it's all going away. LOL!

Lesson to remember #1
Right now, I'm embracing the Serenity Prayer. I'm trying to focus on the things I can change such as managing treatment for BiPolar, diet and exercise (I've lost 40 pounds in the last year), and balancing family and work. I need some peace and joy in my life. Soooooo, I'm hoping to make a few cards this week and cruising galleries. (The power needs to stay on for the cruising.) I've been missing my hobby. And my family will be getting more of my time. There are plenty of good things to think about.

Lesson to remember #2
I've had a lot of ups and downs the last couple of weeks. I'm OK right now. It's times like these that need to be taken advantage of. If you are a person suffering from depression, write the bad things down and tuck them away. If you discover that the thoughts are cycling and distracting you, remember your list/journal has it stored for you and set your mind at ease. Sounds simple, but it's very effective for some people.

For all of you who are celebrating Easter this weekend, I hope it's a happy, healthy, and blessed one for you and your family.

Hugs,
Jen

4 comments:

Jeanette said...

I'm sorry for your difficulties. You have given good advise. I think that with God nothing is impossible. You can do hard things.

Theresa Momber said...

Big hugs to you, Jen! Sending you lots of happy, healing thoughts and wishing you a wonderful Easter!

scalder said...

Being a teacher also I know that stress is a BIG issue with the job! Make sure to take time for yourself and your family! Teaching is the type of job that is never-ending. You can always find something else to do, another worksheet to make, another book to read....I find for me, I set a HOME time and work like crazy to get finished by then. When I'm home, I'm home and don't take any work. I used to take it back and forth and feel guilty the whole time. Now I leave it there and don't think about it. Good luck with your health issues!

Shirley-anne said...

I too send positive , happy thoughts to you . Live in the present , and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering . Enjoy the break from work , work hard at being happy . May your craft bring you some joy. YOU ARE WORTH IT!