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Oct 3, 2011

things to do when you are sad

A friend pinned this on Pinterest today:

I love lists.  That's all there is to it.
I particularly love this list because:
a) it makes me feel like its ok to be sad once in a while
b) it mixes activities that fall into the categories of "feel better" and "wallow a little"

I've mentioned in recent posts that life has been a little messy lately.
Have you ever missed having someone in your life in a way that makes you feel heavy?
It's the kind of heavy where it's fairly easy to put on a smile and go on living, but in the moments when you're alone or driving or getting ready for your day, you find yourself wishing you'd share what you're doing that day with them, even if it's nothing special, and you get that familiar pang somewhere deep in your chest because you know that's not going to happen.
It's really not my style, and I'm not sure what to do about it 
but press on and trust that it will eventually go away.  
Oh, and make and read lists that make me feel that its ok to be a little sad.


  1. ok, here is response list:
    1. I love that you used a mini list to talk about why you love lists.
    2. I love this post! There's something about the way you worded it that made me totally relate!
    3. So true, don't listen to Dylan when you're sad!

  2. I love this!! I did a blog today about "fighting for joy" and part of what I'm doing in order to do that is to make a list of things that make me sad and a list of ways to fix it. So your post was awesome for me to see! :)


  3. I hope that whatever you are going through, you find some peace love. I like your list a lot... especially the part about big sweaters and sitting with a friend. :) That always make me feel better! :)

  4. I'm totally down with that list...it's so true: I loved that it allowed you to wallow, yet also pushed you to move on. Whatever you're going through, I think I understand...I've lost a few friends over the years and it made me feel heavy for awhile, until I found other things to distract me. Hang in there! you have a sweet blog :) xoxo {av} | {long distance loving}


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