Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Oh Do You Make Me Feel Good!!! But I am so Bad Day 15/90

Thank you so much for the lovely comments left on my last post, it really gave me a lift when I came on line tonight. It really is a joy to have such friends out there, THANK YOU. I glean such inspiration from reading  blogs and tonight I have been humbled reading one blog in particular:
http://zaaisshrinking.blogspot.com/  This fabulous woman is having a rotten time at the moment, no money, family illness, cat been ill, dog and cat got fleas, to name but a few of her problems. But she never moans, never gives in, she is awesome.  She makes me feel ashamed.  I wrote this second paragraph before reading her post. I am Utterly Ashamed of Myself...

It's been a rough day all round. This not sleeping is doing my head in.  Work has been manic, the pre-Christmas panic has set in.  It happens every year, patients suddenly realise we are closed for the holiday and get crazy about repeat prescriptions and needing to see the doctor before the holiday.  On top of that we are short staffed, but still the new scanning training goes on.  Leaving just two of us to deal with eight phone lines, greeting patients at the desk, generating repeat prescriptions, as well as doing regular admin chores.

At least I have got a job.
My husband has got a job.
We have a comfortable home.
We have no money worries.
Our families are all well and secure.
Our dog is well and doesn't have fleas.

I need to start counting my Blessings and start helping those less fortunate.
Thank you Zaa for a very valuable lesson especially at this time of the year.
I hope your situation improves very soon, you really are a STAR.


Friend of the Bear said...

Hi Sheilagh. They say gratitude can help people feel less depressed. I suppose it gets you focused on the good things in your life rather than the less good.

Every night I put lavender oil (to sleep) and camomile oil (soothes anxiety) on my pillow (the egdes - I don't want to get undiluted oil on my face). These really help me sleep. I also take a few drops of Rescue Remedy.

I've used to oils to help me sleep ever since my mother died (many years ago).

Have you ever tried them?

Yoga breathing techniques can also help. Baasically just breathe in to fewer counts than you breathe out for. Eg breathe in for a count of 4 and out for 8. Or whatever is comfortable for you.

Bearfriend xx

dawne said...

Counting your blessings ALWAYS puts things into perspective. Good on you gorgeous! Hey, my sister in the UK is expecting her first baby, at age 36! I'm hoping to come to London for the birth. I am so excited to eat mushy peas and Lancashire Hot Pot!

266 said...

I just wanted to come by to let you know how much your comment meant to me tonight. Thank you for your words; they really and truly touched me.

Fat[free]Me said...

Sorry about the work situation and the lack of sleep! Hope it eases up soon and I am so glad you can still see the positives.

Hugs xx

VRaz60 said...

It is always a pleasure to come to this blog and come away with something to think about. You are so right about counting the blessings we have. I need to quite whining, and start doing something for others. 'Tis the season, and I'm off to find a worthy project. Thank you for helping me find perspective.