Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

2009 has been an up and down year for me. Depression was hidden in various closets and drawers of our home, and I never knew where I would find it next. One of the exercises I used to lift my spirits during 2009 was to focus on others. When I felt myself slipping into sadness I would make a card or a mini album to give to someone. I discovered that creating for others kept me from thinking about myself. I also tried to remember Psalm 30:5  "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning."

I made this card for a young couple in KY when they purchased their first home.

This sweet image can be found at Mo's Digital Pencil.

Be safe and enjoy New Year's Eve. Linda


cabio's craft corner said...

I am here to brighten your day :o)
Only a few more hours, 2009 will be past and there will be a better tomorrow. Cheer Up!

Cheryl said...

Linda, I too struggle with those bouts of depression & have for years. Your transparentcy is refreshing and serves to help in your own healing as well as the healing of others. I like that in you. Found your pix in my year book. You are 1 year behind me in high school.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing about your depression, thanks for helping me think about it in a new way. I will have to remember when I start to feel sad, help others. Thanks so much for sharing.