April 13, 2007

Flower Earrings

What goes up must come down. I know I am the eternal optimist and usually encourage my readers with a positive spin on most situations. This past week has just been low and foggy. Just in my head and not anywhere else. I have so many things to be thankful about, so many blessings. It's just the weight of the world sometimes... I can be a deep thinker and just think and think and think. How can I make a difference? Am I being used to the best of my abilities? There is so much desire in my heart to change this world, it almost bursts. That sort of thing.

So I put on my flower earrings today. Just cleaning house, but they make me feel better. I opened a couple windows. The sun is finally pushing the wintry clouds aside. Hubby is taking me out tonight. He reminded me last night, when we were talking about my depression, that I need to rejoice that this is the day the Lord has made. At the time I didn't find that very helpful. But today, even though it seems to take a lot of effort to rejoice, I am very happy to have this day. It really is quite beautiful. And so are my flower earrings.



24 comments:

  1. Thank you for your blog! I've been little down the past couple of days... I think I'm a lot like you... or I might just a typical women! I carry the worries of my family/world on my shoulders! Going outside or just being in the sun does wonders! :) God is so good to give us sunny, beautiful days! Love the earrings!

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  2. I've had a real rough few weeks myself.

    If I had flower earrings like that, maybe I'd cheer up a little, too. ;-)

    And it's cold and overcast here today. No sunshine for me.

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  3. They are so cute! And I love your hair cut too! I really hope you feel better soon.

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  4. Stormy days allow us to appreciate the rainbow and sunshine that usually follow. I like how you have something little to make yourself smile even when you are having a rough time.

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  5. How blessed are we to have such amazing men in our lives, Steph. I was feeling so similar to this right before Easter, just for many different reasons. Maybe it was the 30-year-old thing, maybe not, but anyway, it was the night before Easter and I was feeling down. I shared this with Matt and he reminded me about how amazing Easter is and how important it is to Christians-probably the MOST important day for us. Jesus died for US and we are to shout & to tell others about it! How can I dwell on my own sadness when I have cause to rejoice?! Sometimes it just takes another person to lean on in order to get things put into perspective for us. I'm happy that Jeff was able to do that for you. I don't think Matt gets the little bouts of sadness that I am susceptible to from time to time, but I'm sure glad he is able to help pull me out of them when I do. Love you.

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  6. Love the earbobs!

    I'm going out tonight, too!
    Whooohooo!

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  7. Whew! I thought I was the only one affected by the crappy weather!!!
    Smile, warm weather will be here soon (so I hear).

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  8. What a good guy your husband is. And what great earrings. You know, this is a hard time for a lot of people. The seasons changing affect people in all different kinds of ways. I'm glad you are able to handle it positively and have something like fun earrings to brighten dull times.

    Take care!

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  9. I've had some weeks like that recently, too. My solution is usually ice cream, but I'm willing to try earrings!

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  10. I love the earrings. I too have moments like that. I will have to find some earrings that make me "feel" happy.

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  11. Stephanie,
    I do not have a blog, but I like to read yours. I found you through my friend Lisa's website. You inspire me. Your faithfulness to God is amazing! Keep your head up. I hope you enjoyed your date night!

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  12. The nice weather today made me feel better too. I called and made an appt. to get Carter's picture taken. I put Hunter on the bus and off we went. It was great to just walk around where there are other people. Everyone was so friendly too. I needed that today. I think there was a lot of cooped up mommies there today.

    I hope your evening out was great. We still haven't done that since Carter was born. Almost 10 months. I've really been feeling like it's time.

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  13. I have those exact same earings. I bought them in Hawaii this past October when we were there. :-) Good taste!!

    I'm signing the song in my head right now while reading your blog, "I can see clearly now the rain has gone..." remember that one. It makes me happy when I'm feeling overwhelmed.

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  14. Great earrings! They'd cheer me up, too.
    I hope you have a nice dinner w/ your hubby. And I hope your spirit is lifted! :)

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  15. ME, TOO!! I'm a deep thinker, too and I drive myself craaaaaaazy. It's hard to shut off the old brain sometimes and just appreciate the many blessings, huh?

    Those earrings are darling!

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  16. Love the earrings! Sorry you've been a little weighted down recently. Hope you have a nice night out.

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  17. It HAS been hard lately. I don't know if it's the delayed spring or just the big old sad world, but I've been in a funk for weeks myself. How clever of you to do something that brings you joy.

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  18. I hope you have a wonderful night out with your husband. You are not alone in feeling that way. Yes, we are all thankful for what we have, we doubt ourselves and yet some days or weeks can be harder.( It must be something with the past few weeks, I've felt the same.) I always figure I have to have the low and hard days so I appreciate the good days when they come!

    I'm so happy to have read that a small thing such as putting on earrings helps! Mine is music...fun, dance around the house and sing into a spoon music.

    Have fun tonight, relax and enjoy your time out!

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  19. You hide it well, the funk. I wouldn't have known. Love your flower earrings - hope they help and you perk up again soon. This funk seems to be going around like wildfire.

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  20. Hope you had a wonderful night with your DH!

    We all get in that funk. Thanks for that reminder in your DH's advice.

    How was the night out?

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  21. Those are very pretty earrings, and pretty earrings always cheer me up :)

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  22. Those earrings are darling. I hope you feel better soon. Enjoy your date tonight!

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  23. How wonderful to have a husband like that! And I love that your flower earrings serve as a joyful reminder. Thank you for sharing this.

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  24. Isn't it amazing what a something pretty will do for your spirit?(in this case pretty lil earrings)

    How great does it feel when your mad or upset and your lil boy brings you some flowers(weeds). . .you know what I mean!!!

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