I was up early and had time to Visit "SHOUT' and the JIBBA JABBA that goes on there. After reading the posts my spirits soared, my enthusiam for life returned and I felt understood and appreciated. I was a bit overwhelmed with all my moving decisions and work and trying to get help from two housemates who have their own schedules and it is not choosing paint colors, the one likes the paint color fine, or hanging curtains etc. The other is willing but busy and gone and resting. You get the picture, I think and I also have a medical issue to deal with. Now how could a web site change all that? How????
I do know that it did.
One person talked of the "perfume of autumn" now I have trees and leaves and I now will joyfully await their beautiful colors and smells instead of dreading the raking. The brisk air will be wonderful and the exercise theraputic. Some others posts poems and special wishes and beautiful scenery, so before long, I was planning a planting for spring and planting for winter. Here in my part of the USA we can have flowers blooming most of the winter unless we get a really cold winter. So that was a big change. Others were talking about enjoying a good glass of wine or the special foods of their region and I got enthused to get into cooking more which fall is a great time for that. Some have medical issues, but there is amazing concern and support, and I even hear some who understand exactly how hard a move can be, but then it is all worth it later and I am so motivated.
I said my spirits were lifted and I was motivated to get going with the business of living and I have told you how it is done. Someone has said, "a problem shared is a problem halved". Being understood just does magical kind of things for the human psyche. Being reminded that the end is in sight and the outcome will be good is fortifying. Wonderful things happen when people meet and can be honest and kind to each other. I may be afraid and another is brave, and I may be bored and another is enthused with plans, and thus it goes. Sharing and caring is an indispensable part of the human experience and most of us try to spread some and get some as we travel this treacherous journey into our senior years.
My spirits were lifted and this happens a lot here on Senior Chatters.