Sunday, December 14, 2008

Season's Greetings!

Short and simple.

This entry is just my wish for all of you to have a wonderful holiday season.

I just can't find the enthusiasm, the joy, this year.

A young friend came up to me in the grocery store last night, needing a hug and some encouragement. I just didn't have it in me, to help, to just be there for him, to even wish him good holidays. I was ashamed after he walked away and tried to find him, but he had already left. It haunts me, makes me feel terrible-that I was so immersed in my own misery that I couldn't extend a hand and attention to someone else.

While I'll be around, reading, I just don't have it in me right now to comment or write. Not even in "Walking In My Shoes, Honestly".

See ya later, Leigh


  1. i am sorry Leigh. I am down this time of year too. so i understand. I didn't want to make an entry last night, but someone asked me to do it so I did. And I felt better afterwards. The money just isn't there and that makes me sad.
    I hope that you perk up though, because it isn't fun to feel this way.
    take care

  2. Leigh, I'm sorry to hear you're so down. I hope you will feel more "up" soon, and just know that you're in my thoughts.

    Love, Beth

  3. Merry Christmas Leigh! I hope you find some joy sometime this season; it is hard with so much going on to find joy and peace sometimes in it all

    best wishes for a better new year!


  4. I hope you have a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year! I hope you will soon feel better.

  5. One of the symptoms of depresssion is that the depression tells you that if you spend another 20 minutes obsessing over it, you'll think your way out of it. It never works.
    Don't you think it's time you tried medication?

  6. Leigh so sorry you were so down, when your friend comes back in be sure and give him a big hug. Depression is tough, hard to take care of it on your own, please go and see a doctor who can help you. Have several in our family that deal with this and know the meds can help you. Do it for yourself, life is to be enjoyed, not depressed dear.

  7. Dear Leigh, you entry is so sad. Being depressed is a bummer. When there's no money, love nor joy what do you do? A light laugh every now and then helps, but not much. The only answer I know is to trudge through it with a vision of something pleasant and real held in your thoughts. DB

  8. I hope you have a good weekend..Try to relax, and just take it slow.
    Hope you feel better soon.
    HUGS, cassie

  9. My heart goes out to you Leigh, this can be a rough season. It is one of those paradoxes of caring to find yourself surrounded by happy-happy, joy-joy (and sometimes, kind of clueless) people.

    Caregivingly Yours, Patrick

  10. just popping in to wish you a happier new year for 2009!!!

    wishing you the best.....