“Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken.”

For many years, I have suffered with a low level of depression.  Sometimes it may be hard to figure out what's going on or find the help you may need.

Here is a list of Happy Face Things that have helped to manage depression:

Long walks/hikes.
Talk Therapy.
Medication when needed.
Spending time with friends or family.
Spending time in nature and with pets.
Helping other people.
Massage therapy.

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie

A weekend in Bushkill Falls, PA
Going hiking.
Taking a break from alcohol, 27 days so far.
The 13.5 years our beautiful dog gave us.
Facing difficult decisions and knowing you made the right one.
The break in the humid weather.
Spending more time in the bookstore.
Rides to the waterfront.
Ice Cream Cones.

This a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before. Maya Angelou

Deep Sleep. Good Books.
Skinny Lattes. Time Off. Time with Family.
Ocean Waves.
Family Being Healthy.
Learning Constructive and/or Diplomatic Ways to Deal with People.
Letting Go.

Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.~Buddhist Quote

HAPPY FACE THINGS: Time at the beach. Lighthouses. Morning Doves and Cardinals. Less Humidity. Lemongrass Essential Oil. Learning to Burn Essential Oil in Scentsy Burners. Being able to take some vacation days. Looking forward to picking up my Grandson and taking him swimming. The two pictures we have that both my mother and MIL gave us so we would remember home(of course we would never forget-they are funny. :)) 

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. Buddha

Happy Face Things:
Chinese Lantern Festival.
Living close to a City where there is a lot to explore.
Ginger Ale.
Crock Pots.
Feeding people.
Our living space.
Eucalyptus Oil.
Computer Professionals who know what they are doing.
New Series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
Geometric Designs.

"Enough is a Feast"~Buddhist Proverb

Happy Face Things:
Children developing an appreciation for Art.
Amazing Hospitals and Staff.
Beer Gardens.
Pickled Eggs.
Good Neighbors.
Male Cardinals.
Comfortable Glasses.
Getting a good night sleep(getting harder these days)
All the greenery in full bloom from the strong humidity and rain.