forgiveNo matter how good you try to be to others, you will occasionally hurt them.

Forgive yourself for it.

By : Author Unknown

I always manage to step on someones toes.  No matter how careful I am, no matter the precautions I take, someone takes issue with something I say or do.  I’m told “You can’t please all the people, all the time,” but upsetting people hurts me.  i don’t like it when people think less of me.  I take it personally.  I hold onto it for way to long.

Forgiving myself is a hard one. I am intelligent and insightful.  Why did I not see it coming?  Did I   subconsciously do it on purpose?  My imagination goes crazy.



abstract-painting-helpinghandThe man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.

By : Edward Phelps


“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.”

By : E. E. Cummings



Watch your thoughts; they become words.

Watch your words; they become actions.

Watch your actions; they become habits.

Watch your habits; they become character.

Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

By : Frank Outlaw


Helping Hand

helping hands

Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.

By : Jesse Jackson

“Never look down on anybody” are words the world could live by, especially in the world of mental health.  I’ve run across way too many people during my 50 plus years, even people in the healthcare field, that take on an air of superiority when working with someone with a diagnosis.  We are highly intelligent, creative individuals acceptably (most of the time) functioning in this trying world with more to manage than the “normal” person.  And dame it, we do a pretty fine job of it considering.

Uncontrollable Emotions

deression“I am getting tired of pretending that I am happy..pretending that I am okay. I am not happy. I am not okay. I feel like I have no one to talk to. I know that I am surrounded by people who care about me.. but it is not enough. It is not enough because just because someone cares about you and can try and listen to you.. it does not mean they understand you. They do not know what you think about, they do not know that at night time you feel so lonely……….” excerpt from Uncontrollable Emotions.

Isn’t it true?  Everyone can have the best of intentions but they just don’t get it.  Unless you’re someone who is trying to manage depression and/or bipolar disorder, it’s impossible to really understand the depths of the loneliness.  I’ve reached out to close friends in my circle and educated them on my illness, asked for their help and even written down what they can do to help me.  My moods come and go, and none of them reach out to be to offer help.  All I get is painful comments about ‘getting over it’ or ‘you were more fun last week’.

I stand on my own, armed with the weapons I can find.  It’s me against bipolar.  Come on!  Give me your best shot.



steel“The good Lord made us all out of iron.

Then he turns up the heat to forge some of us into steel.”

By : Marie Osmond

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