Sunday, December 10, 2006

            

Christmas is about the light and joy that surrounds us knowing that a Saviour was born to bring the light into the world and save us from our sins.  In reality, many at Christmas go through some darkness before they see the Light that was bestowed upon us. 

My outlet of expression has become tags which, at times, are outlets of my emotions.  As many of you may or may not know, I suffered from chronic depression for many years.  Thankfully, the extent and severity has lessened enormously but the blackness remains buried deep inside to emerge at times.  I will be just fine.  I've started taking my "vitamin P" again....my word for Prozac.  I will once again focus on the reason for the season and the Lord will once again bring me back to my chipper self.

The tags are snaggable, although I'm not sure who would want them, but the offer stands.

Right now, I'm feeling overwhelmed and almost petrified like a deer in the headlights of a car.  This, too, shall pass.

Blessings to all.....I still have not lost sight of my hopes and dreams nor my faith.

       

19 comments:

queeniemart said...

i am all about sadness/darkness/pessimism (sp). I hope you feel better. You sure do bring joy to me, everyday. I am just thankful you are in my life.
XO lj

siennastarr said...

It seems we all have our crosses to bear right now, you know?  I'm sorry you are feeling so depressed.. :(  ... but glad that you are taking your Vitamin P again.  Whatever works, right?  Like I said, if working on your graphics helps you to cope, that's a good thing.  I can think of a lot worse things you could be doing! :)

I am praying that all goes well with Megan's results tomorrow.  I'm sure once you get that diagnosis, and it's all good, that will lift some of that darkness away..

Love you
Jackie

jeadie05 said...

So sorry you are feeling down just now ,Chris Ido hope it does pass and quickly ,This can be a difficult time of year we always asume its a happy time, quite forgetting its not always the case ..,love Jan xx

onestrangecat said...

i love these snags.  they are so what I am feeling right now.  Thanks.

Kathy

astoriasand said...

THERE IS ALWAYS LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL.I SUFFERED SEVERE DEPRESSION FOR ABOUT 15YRS AND I UNDERSTAND WHERE YOU ARE COMING FROM.HAPPY TO SAY NOW I AM ALMOST BACK TO WHAT I USED TO BE A BUBBY BRIGHT PERSON ONCE MORE.YET LIKE YOU SAY WE ALL GET THE DARK PARTS,BUT GOD IS GOOD AND PRAYERS ARE ANSWERED !! I WILL PRAY THESE FEELINGS YOU HAVE RIGHT NOW SOON COME BRIGHT.NEVER LOSE ANY OF THE THREE YOU MENTION.TAKE CARE GOD BLESS.
Astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

springangel235 said...

Your tags are your outlet, and they bring joy to many...me being one of them.  So sorry about the depression....going back on the meds should help...and also getting the news tomorrow...having it behind you.  You will be fine...trust in God...and believe in yourself...hugs and love,
Joyce

eyesbaerle said...

Sad to say, but I do know about depressions, too. I suffer from depression, on and off, for many years now. It is a deep dark hole. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers and hope you will come out of it soon.
Thanks for spreading joy with your graphics and talent. Hugs, Maria

jlocorriere05 said...

I'm sorry you feel depressed, hope the 'vitamin P' works for you. I'm sure when you get the results back from Megan you'll feel better. The snags are beautiful, I love them as I'm sure everyone else does, thanks for making them. Our journals would be dark places without all you great PSP people! Jeannette xx  http://beta.journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/

chevyz71gurl74 said...

I've been through depression myself in the past Chris...
I hope and pray that the meds help get you back on track...this time of year does it to alot of us....Keeping you in my
thoughts and prayers...
Love & Hugs
~Terri~

midwestvintage said...

 Hope everything works out for you and you get good news tomorrow.  The waiting for news is so hard.

                   Julie
http://beta.journals.aol.com/midwestvintage/JulieLosesitMyWeightLossJourney/

penniepooh said...

Well Chris, I don` think what you`re feeling is at all unusual for this time of year. I`m sure that little Vitamin P (lol) will help, and ofcourse - your faith.
LOVE YA

~Penny
http://journals.aol.com/penniepooh/pennys-pieces-of-ohio/

http://journals.aol.com/penniepooh/let-the-earth-rejoice/

tendernoggle said...

CHris,
I hope you get to feeling better and that your mood lightens up for you...I want you to enjoy your Christmas...You are an awsome person...and I do not want you sad!!!
love ya,
carlene

chat2missie said...

I know how you feel.  I also have suffered from depression for years.  I have my "happy" pills.
Missie

lifesabench6 said...

These are very pretty, but they do remind me of some of my paintings when depression sets in- dark with a lot of swirling clouds and stormy looking.  I pray you will come out of it soon- I know the feelings well, and will pray for you too!  God Bless!  Carolyn

fuzilady said...

well wellbutrin is my drug of choice :)
I have taken prozac, zoloft, and a few others.
Amazing how many people suffer from this disease. I hope that you get to feeling better soon. My thoughts and prayers are with you as always

Jennifer

lisa41076 said...

Chris, hope you feel better soon, Sending Hugs Your Friend Lisa

millieukgirl said...

Chris, my thoughts are with you whilst you are dealing with all that is going on.  I've been touched by depression but thankfully it didn't last.  Hugs, Millie :)

tillywooat62 said...

Hi Chris, I hope that you  start to feel like your old self again soon, depression is a horrible feeling, thankfully I havent suffered to much with it, but with everything that you ahve going of in your life at the moment, you are bound to feel down,
fingers crossed for Megan today,
take care Lynne xx

gotomaria said...

Hi, Chris.  Depression is very hard to understand.  It happens.  When I look at your animations they make me smile.  Keep up the good work.  Start a folder of uplifting PSP's...they come in handy..:)
Maria