January 25, 2023 at 2:15 pm #34221Charlene MarshallKeymaster
Like Christie has shared, January is a difficult month for me every year. Here in Canada, January is a very long, cold, and dreary month and this year there is no shortage of grey days; the sun hasn’t been out for a full day since before Christmas! While I’m not officially diagnosed with seasonal affective disorder (SAD), I really struggle with my mental health when there is a prolonged lack of sunshine.
Recognizing that others likely feel the same way I do, I wanted to focus this post on positivity. I like asking people this question in my daily life, so you can answer in the context of PF or just in general but I’d love it if you shared a moment when you’ve felt uplifted, inspired, or encouraged. Here’s mine: in early April of 2022 I was given the opportunity to change jobs and move into management; something I didn’t feel ready for. My boss at the new gig believed in me so much that I felt both encouraged and inspired to perform in my new role to the best of my abilities, which is deeply paying off for my career advancement. I wrote about this experience on PF News and you can find that column HERE
Thinking about a moment you’ve felt uplifted, inspired, or encouraged, I’m curious: who or what was responsible for this moment?
Thanks in advance for sharing!
January 27, 2023 at 12:14 am #34263Steve DragooParticipant
I think of you every day and know winter is a struggle – for me, it is usually February as I get cabin fever and want to be outside even sleeping in the snow as I did when younger. On the other hand, every time I show my wife a picture of some beautiful snow-covered bucolic landscape her comment is, ”I will die!”
Gloria Gaither wrote a song back in the late 70s” Because He lives, I can live tomorrow” – I carry that thought with me every day and for you too…
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