Let’s start with things you definitely DON’T want to say and then the things that you definitely should say to a depressed person. Here is a collection of gems that I have heard when well-intentioned people opened their mouths and said something really stupid to a depressed person. Being chronically ill can cause a person to be depressed. From there I explain the things that need to be said to a depressed person. We need to support one another in this life and in this video I hope to give people more awareness of what life is like for a depressed person.
As you get older are you finding that you dread holidays? Maybe it is time for you to renew your self and become childlike. Remember the fascination, wonder, and anticipation concerning Christmas each year when you were a child? This is where we need to be once more. Many have let the sparkle go out of their lives.
Whether you celebrate this holiday religiously or not does not matter. What is important is letting yourself go back and remember the fun Christmas was for you as a child.
Forget about all of the obligations you have; sometimes we have to let things go. Perhaps you do not have to attend a business Christmas party. Is anyone really going to be upset that you are not there? What is more important for you that day? Do you need to do something that satisfies your soul? Perhaps baking cookies and decorating them would be far more rewarding to your soul as it would bring back wonderful childhood memories. The cookies could always be given as presents. It is not necessary to have to spend a lot of money on presents for people just because it is Christmas.
The amount of depression at this time of the year is enormous. The commercialism of the holiday season puts a great deal of pressure on people. Advertising in all forms indicates that you should be having wonderful parties surrounded by friends and family and laughing whereas that is not always the case! Many people live far from their families, or their families have passed on, and have no close friends. The pressure is on for you to have a good time because it is Christmas and New Year’s.
Stop and still your mind and think about what you would really like to do. What about taking a walk and enjoying the frosty air? Why not take yourself through the toy department and see what calls out to you? What about buying yourself a toy? The inner child is often crying out for things from the past, and there is nothing wrong with buying something that will please the child within.
You can bring the anticipation back into your life that you had as a child by removing the obstacles that have been placed upon us by society and the advertising community. There is still a Great Spirit and Angels that are more than willing to help us feel and experience the mysteries and wonders of life. Ask for the sparkle to be brought into your heart right now and see if you can change your experience of the holiday season.
Claim the innocence of childhood for yourself this year and let go of obligations. We need this now more than ever because of the pressures living in a depressed economy.
The same childhood magic is there for you as long as you can let go of thoughts, emotions, and pressures that impede you from experiencing a newness of life. What is passed is the past and live now. Do not stay buried in old emotions. Children live in the moment. Being a child is a blessing that you can have once more. Take time every day to please the child within you and you will be amazed at how quickly you feel like jumping and playing once more.
Have a Magical Holiday Now!
Plants grow best when we pay attention to them. That means watering, touching them, putting them in places where they will receive good light. They need people around them to notice if they are drooping at the edges or looking particularly happy in the sunlight. The more attention a plant receives, the better it will grow.
We need to be noticed in the same way. If we notice a family member or friend is drooping, perhaps we can pay some special attention to him or her. All of us need someone to care about how we are and to truly listen to us. We can share and double someone’s happiness by noticing and talking about it also. We help the people around us to grow by listening to their droopy edges as well as their bright days. People need this as much as plants need light and water.
Nurture one another. There’s no greater gift you can give to someone then your time and caring. The best cure for depression is to uplift someone else. You will be amazed at how good you feel when you give time and attention to somebody who needs a little love.
Many people do not realize the great contribution Henry Ford gave to the world by creating the assembly line. This offered more jobs to people during the depression. He created the eight hour business day, because he knew that he could have another shift work and production would continue 24 hours a day.
Well worth watching — some of the scenes at the end are amazing (off-road wise).
DON’T MISS THIS ONE!!!
This is a great video showing the first assembly lines at the original Ford auto plant.
Neat to see those guys making the old wooden wheels, by hand mostly……
The places that car could go …… is amazing considering there were no paved roads!
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The answer is: Fear. Right now people are living in a state of fear because of the economy making a change downward. For decades this situation has been going on, but did not make news until it started hitting the average person’s pocketbook.
During the past two weeks I have had more calls about the economy than ever before. Yes, there are problems. But we cannot act in fear. Panic over financial, love or health situations can make you act irrationally and quickly.
The first fear started with the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001. People lived in fear that another attack was going to occur right away. Nine years later we have not had another attack and our fear level has gone down. The second was started with oil prices going up. The third was mortgage interest rates escalating to the point that people have lost their homes. Now we see banks closing and there is the belief that we may not have money for tomorrow.
What makes this economic situation different than the crash of 1929 is the fact that people did not live on credit. Our economy today is based on credit. So this is really a credit crash. My father came through the depression and he always said, “If I can’t afford something I don’t need it.” He never owned a credit card and would always pay cash for what ever he needed. It’s so easy to spend money with a credit card or a debit card. If you start using cash more you will find that you don’t spend as much. This is one way to stop the panic. Think carefully about what you really need before you buy it. You would be amazed at what you can live without.
With the economic crisis Chicken Little is running around screaming, “The Dow is falling, The Dow is falling.” Fear is causing people to panic and the media feeds the panic. Fear keeps people in line and following the actions of those in charge. We must not give in to the fear. Remember that this too shall pass. Realize that you have a hand in controlling your destiny and that you will always have enough to survive.
At this time do not make any quick decisions. If you want to do things well – take your time go slowly. Now is the time to get quiet within you by meditation or prayer and seek guidance from the Great Spirit. The more quiet you become the clearer you can see the big picture. Do not be controlled by the media, economy, government, or politicians. Go within and find the truth for yourself.
Every day, as a spiritual advisor, I receive phone calls from old clients and new who are scared because they have lost their jobs. Many have lost jobs that they’ve held for over a decade. Most felt that they would never be in the position they are in now.
Right now this is the reality of the economy and it’s not going to change quickly. Unemployment is the ugly scar of this recession that’ll be the last thing to fade. There are ways that you can beat the odds and find a job or start your own small business. Let’s start with the basics. Click Here To Read Full Article And Watch Video.