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may you always have food on your table

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via Daily Prompt: Mercy

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At this time of the year, our desire to beautify is atmospheric and much of what we seek to create is the “perfect” holiday environment. We reach out for comforting traditions with food, clothing, music, and decor.

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It sounds profound, yet came from something so simple that my husband said.

Circumstances, and the daily efforts that add up to our lives, can bring forth unique discoveries. Words uttered innocently become a message that ricochets around the brain in its startling clarity.

With so many choices each moment, how do we narrow down the most meaningful?  What kind of satisfaction are we seeking?  Inspiration comes in many forms.

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There are no rules for what makes one person happy or brings joyful delight to another. Cleaning house, as it were, in any form can be revitalizing if it is what you genuinely want to do. However, it can also bring fear and anxiety as one tries to make sense of the situation that he finds himself in.

I am not one of the elite trying to clear all of the clutter out of my house. I certainly have not succeeded in doing so among my many thoughts. But, in whatever way you choose to create and embrace your surroundings, enhance your environment in the way that makes sense for you in its most individual form.  Indeed, enlightenment may be found in truly wanting what you choose.

However, finding what you need among all of it, with joy, beauty, and gratitude, makes it all the more satisfying.

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Have you ever heard someone say something and it keeps replaying in your head for hours or days later?

I heard someone speaking about an event that she is planning.  In her enthusiasm, she said “We check everyone out.  We don’t have anyone on crazy meds.”

W  o  w.

I get it.  There are some people who have issues beyond an administrator’s skills and it is important to keep everyone safe.

However, who determines which drugs are on the “acceptable” list?  Are all mental disorders considered “crazy” or only the presumed “simple” ones (as if) like anxiety and panic attacks?  Does a past history, kept functional and positive with continued treatment, count against a participant?

Perhaps it hit too close to home or this person has never had any kind of mental health issue impact them in any way.  But, for those 400 million plus worldwide who have, compliance, commitment, and courage are critical to recovery and healing.

When we continue to add labels of shame and stigma, people continue to fight alone.  They would rather stop taking their pills than ask for help.  If you have heard anyone crashing into mania and psychosis, you know that the first question is “Are you taking your meds?”

There is no magic pill and it takes a lot of trial and error to find a combination that an individual can live with and lots of advocacy and self-awareness.  Monitoring moods and triggers is a way of life.

Mental health disorders are caused by numerous factors including genetics, drug reactions, pregnancy, situational events, brain disorders, major illness, hormones and  numerous other tragedies.  People don’t gain attention because of their mental illness; They withdraw even further into fear and vulnerability.

Words have power and how we use them determines who we can support and encourage or who we will lose along the way.

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