Choose Life! A Quote

I am a fan of quotes.  Sometimes, I just pick random words and search for quotes with that word.  I found this one and I like it and thought I would share!

Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.

Kevyn Aucoin


Second Thoughts on my last Post!

So, I am now regretting posting the link to my very dark and depressing blog from my last post.  I went through some very horrible times in the past.  I still struggle, but not as much as I used to!  After my husband and son died, I think I just about went off the deep end.  There is about a 2 year period of time that I can barely remember anything.  The only thing I remember about the funeral is that they did a gun salute and I got a flag (he was a veteran).  Other than that, I couldn’t tell you much if anything about that whole time period.

Still, I shouldn’t have posted that blog.  I now see that someone could read it and think I might be a complete disaster.

Still, I really think that struggling with depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder has actually made me more sensitive to other people and their unique problems.  Since I have had a lot of experience with these issues through my own struggles and with a son who has OCD and daughter with severe social anxiety, I think I have more patience with the kids I care for as I see their struggles and take them seriously.  I have learned a lot about how to soothe myself and to calm myself, and I can guide an upset child through their emotions.  So, maybe it wasn’t all for nothing?

I hope you all are having a great week.  I do enjoy reading your blogs!