How to handle life’s crisis’s effectively

(I posted this three years ago but I don’t think anyone read it. I mean it had about two tags, no categories and the picture was HUGE! I’ve learned so much over these past years. And because I have a combined following now of almost a thousand, I want you to get to know me better. So today’s archival post will be followed by others over the next two months as I get everyone  up-to-date.  I will include this explanation each time.

I’m working on something new for the fall and this gives me a little breathing room and re-introduces me and my history to some of you.)

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life is never black or white

I’m sorry I’m behind with my posts but my mom fell on the sidewalk in front of our house last week.  She hit her head hard.  There is still a stain left to remind me. Since then we’ve learned that her minor heart problem may not be so minor after all.  We are waiting for the cardiologist to give us his opinion.

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Life changes in a heartbeat.

This all happened while we were chipping up tile, removing carpet, taking off trim, etc., in other words, in the middle of a big decorating project.

If was exactly three weeks prior that I was in the hospital because of emergency with my husband. Oh, did I mention that my birthday and our anniversary were sandwiched between those events?

Why do we even say, “Life can change in a heartbeat”?  What does a heartbeat have to do with it? Why not just say, life changes in a moment?

I thought about that for a while and came up with this theory. Because the heart is generally considered the seat of our emotions,  I think it happens like this. The nano-second between our heartbeats is just long enough to allow the pain of the moment to pierce that space. In that tiny chasm between beats, our life changes.and the experience is encapsulated forever. Therefore, that’s why we say:

Life changes in a heartbeat.

Because I’m depression-prone, I am fighting hard to support my mental health.  I’m walking at least forty minutes every day.  I’m eating right.  I’m trying to get enough sleep. This might seem self-centered but I know how situations can escalate.  I might need to make quick decisions, hard decisions. There may be days I can’t exercise or sleep through the night. So far now I’m taking good care of myself.

If your life is upside down now as well, hang in there.  Take care of yourself.  Don’t let depression make whatever you’re facing even harder. If you’re free from depression, don’t let it get a foot in the door.

God bless and I hope you have a good day.


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