Sunday, May 25, 2008

Celebrating Memorial Day early

Today I have a friend over, one of the very few that comes over (we invite) during our time of cluttered duress. He is a non-blogger friend who suffers from a mental illness too. We grilled out today for lunch and he's taking a nap right now on my couch.

While we were eating lunch, some Jehovah's Witnesses came to the door. I was just reading their pamphlet 'Awake' and was getting ready to throw it out when I came across a section about teen suicide. Most importantly it stresses that 'things will change,' no matter what you are feeling and that you could learn new coping strategies that you were not aware of before or things could just plain get better.

The idea that 'things will change' is nothing new to this bipolar. We, as human beings are so closely tied to our emotions, and emotions are what's moving around in bipolars, things are always changing. But for me, good close friends and family stay the same and that's something to have a foundation on.

I have enjoyed my Memorial Day weekend so far and I am thankful for the good things that keep me going and frankly that I don't have the stress that many people, and teens, have on them, at the moment.

May we remember to be thankful for the good stuff and if necessary, remind those that need reminding to hold on for the 'change for the better.' It's definitely worth holding on to.:)


MYSTI said...

I am glad you have had a nice weekend, and have been able to share the weekend with a friend. :) Hugs my friend.

Jena said...

hey just wanted to let you know my blog address changed- i'm still at blogger but my link is now :)