my little etoupe
- May 5, 2006
And all hope seems lost? Im going thru a bad right now n need to find a noncostly way to deal. About to read the secret for the 2nd time. Told one of my probono clients to pray. Any suggestions?
Yup that's what a good friend said. I have the book and read it last time when I was super nervous about interviewing. Thanks for the good wishes. Keep them coming.I'm sorry you're feeling down right now. Reading The Secret again is a good idea, I love that book. I don't really have any other suggestions since you didn't share more information but that's okay, it's always good to reach out for help. I'll send good wishes your way.
Thank you.Sorry you're feeling down at present, my lovey. Keep your chin up, and know that things swing in roundabouts. Now you're going through a hard time, but it will get better. Hugs to you.
NO I understand. Unfortunately that wouldn't work in my situation.I retreat, but that doesn't work for everybody.
Kind of like a turtle, you know?
I'm pretty down on people in general and I do my best to avoid them whenever possible.
Great recommendation. I'll definitely check out the book. Thanks!!When I am in a jam I have to actually DO something. I make lists. If the worst happens what can I do, things like that. There is a book called Who Moved My Cheese. It's about dealing with big changes in your life. I read that years ago and found it helpful. If it is about work you might want to start shopping around in your field and see what's out there. With limited info all I can recommend is making lists. It makes me feel better anyway. ((((HUGS))))
I know, dear. Likewise!I pray and I force myself to write a gratitude list.
I'm sending cyber-hugs to you, my dear hermes_lemming. FWIW, I always love your posts--fresh with honesty, smarts, and humor.
Thank you, thank you.Sometimes when you hit rock bottom the only way is UP. Please see the light at the end of the Tunnel ~ All your tpfer's Friends are here to help Guide you back. They are Here and They are waiting. I hope a hug will help you.
No I totally know what you mean. In retrospect for me it was so traumatic because I remember how bad my life was before I had the job - not eating, all the utilities being turned off and borrowing from friends and family.Sometimes, when you think you've hit rock bottom, you realize you were wrong. Things can get worse. I've recently went through a cascade of terrible crap. Why is it that everything hits at once? Things seem to be on the upswing for me. I survived, even though some days I didn't feel like I would. All you really can do is take it one day at a time. I also like to be as proactive as possible with most things. Make important phone calls, get chores and errands done before the deadline so that doesn't add to your stress. And some times just do nothing. Literally nothing, that includes thinking about bad things.
Yup that's what I've been doing. I told a few close friends and spoke to another person who was affected by an earlier wave. They all are quite supportive. My adorable pup is reveling in my temporary constant home presence. My beau is a sweetie but he always is.I pray. I also try to stop focusing so much on myself. I'm convinced that too much self-pity leads to depression. I look for things I can do to help someone else...no matter how small. I also vent to closest friends & ask for their advice. I hope things get brighter for you soon
No it doesn't sound strange. I've done this a couple times. When things are truly God awful bad, I pray to my dad who passed when I was 20. LOL that's half my life ago. I grew up with two religions and so I generally try to be a good person (yea Im a bit snarky time to time but who isnt?)This will probably sound a little strange but bear with me. I pray but not to God. I pray to my loved ones who are in heaven - my husband, my mom, my dad and my oldest sister. I think God is too busy to listen or respond to all the prayers from earth (but this is just my opinion based on looking at what goes on here on earth).
I feel very sure that my family in the spirit world have helped me when I have been in the most need of assistance. I don't ask for help often or about little things but in my deepest, darkest hours they have always come through.
Thank you everyone. I just lost my job 2 days ago.
My company lost its funding and so we moved to a really bad part of the city (hence mace) and the layoffs began.
Mine was the second wave and they shut down 2/5ths of the company. Fingers crossed I will land something better and safer quite soon.
Thank you all.