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Singing the Blues

Daily Prompt: Singing the Blues

We all feel down from time to time. How do you combat the blues? What’s one tip you can share with others that always helps to lift your spirits?

Music is my secret weapon.  I can’t stay caught up in my sadness when I get a little help from my friends.  I usually start by recreating my mood with songs.

Elton John is on of my friends, especially when I’m not sure why I have the blues.  I may start with a Sad Song:

These songs can help to realize what is really bothering you, by putting words to the feelings.

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Why am I not festive? (Warning: It seems like I wanted some whine with my cheese.)

This is the first time in 20 years that I haven’t had to work at the mall during the Holiday Season, so why can’t I get into the spirit?  I guess it’s because I miss spending it with people.  Mercy and I are mainly alone for the whole break except for Christmas day, when we will be heading to my folks house for finger foods and games.  Why isn’t that enough for me?

When I ask my sister when we can come up next and she tells me about her plans every day up to Christmas, why does it make me cry?  Because I am an extremely social person with no friends.  I had to lie when sis asked if I felt bad when she told me about all her plans.  It’s not her fault.  She shouldn’t have to be my social director.  But every time she tells me about her plans with friends, I want to cry. Continue reading

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