Great to read your latest response.
I know exactly what you mean with regard to work – though it’s that dreaded 4-letter word that we always moan about, at times, when you’d probably least expect it, it can have its benefits for us. To be involved in our work, it can help exactly as you describe – because it can be a form of distraction. Others with strong cases of depression and the like, work can be a great mechanism for removing them from the harshness of their illness.
Something owned, something used – a song they liked, a show, a movie, drink – the list goes on and on. The early times are so very hard with regard to this, but in time, the intensity level does lessen and then depending on the individual, it can continue to lessen or it just gets to a stage where you realise that no matter what, the triggers will always be there and you learn to live with it (through it).
I know that’s not the greatest scenario, but what else can you do? I think I’m talking more to myself there.
The Biggest Morning Tea and Run For A Reason – absolutely awesome things you’ve undertaken and completed. I do hope that you feel proud about these and the very special significance behind it.
A number of years ago, when I used to be able to grow hair! I organised for my workplace, the World’s Greatest Shave (in support of leukaemia to be in memory of my Dad) and we raised a stack of money for the cause and along with myself, there were 5 others who did the shaved head thing.
I think as year’s go on, there’ll be more and more of these kinds of activities where people can donate and raise money for certain causes and the more money towards these causes, the better.
Was great to hear from you again and Jeni, please please feel free to keep writing here if you’d like to.