Thank you Baz, I loved reading your post, it really resonated with me. I understand what you are saying about the trees, I do the same thing in fact my favorite thing to do is to look at the sky through the trees. I have even hugged a few trees in my time haha I'm glad I read your post today because I am having a particularly hard day and I know I need to go for a walk but I am struggling. Your post just gave me the motivation. It always confuses me that I know that going out in the fresh air and sunshine are good for me and will make me feel better and yet some days I find it so hard to do.
I wish you and your wife a beautiful day.
Thank you for your reply, I actually wrote quite a long reply straight away which had me thinking deeply as I wrote it and when i clicked post, my computer froze and the message was lost. I was so disappointed because it took me ages to write. I shut my laptop and decided to leave it for a while.
Chow Chow sounds beautiful and I bet gives so much unconditional love. He weighs more than me lol and I'm sure he eats you out of house and home :) I live with my 17 year old son who started his first year of uni this year, my 12 year daughter who started high school and my 3 year old daughter who started preschool this year. Thank you for sharing with me, I have had anxiety and depression on and off since childhood and only in the last couple of years am I recognising my triggers and managing my symptoms better. Previously I thought there was something fundamentally wrong with me, I was ashamed of myself for being weak and I was angry at myself for being unwell. I thought I was selfish and self indulgent for being depressed. I didn't understand. I do now. Today I am having a hard day. I have been going between tears and distracting myself with housework. I thought logging on here would help and as usual it does because at least I'm telling someone that today I'm struggling. I am going to try and get outside for a walk. I will post again later.
I wish you a wonderful day x