My Not so Secret

As I’ve said before we had some wicked weather this week.   Most of the time it was very gray, overcast and rather gloomy outside.   Kind of like living in Seattle.   Sunny days are my preferred type of weather and when it gets gloomy for days on end I begin to feel like I need some anxiety depression treatment.   Days when I feel sorry for myself or very down in the dumps are few and far between for me.   I learned many years ago that those days may come occasionally, but the secret is to find joy.   God has given me a joyful spirit.   On days when I feel low I put on music and I sing.   It’s not long before God lifts my spirits and those feelings of depression or even anxiety are gone.   I know some people struggle with anxiety and depression on a regular basis that had some sort of a biochemical connection.   I think even they can benefit from peaceful music and surroundings.   It’s good to be around what makes you happiest.   I guess that’s my not so secret.


  1. Matthew Casteel
    Jan 23, 2010

    Great “secret” I’m the same as you. I know lots of people love the rain for a change of pace, but I need sunshine. It’s tied into my emotions way more than I’d like to admit. What a great lesson-we must go to the source of our joy and peace. Sometimes it’s easier to wallow in self pity or just laziness. Great post. Look forward to seeing you at Grace again soon.

  2. Karen of Scottsdale
    Jan 23, 2010

    Thanks, Matthew. I look forward to it!