This summer has been one for the books... I've lost 6 friends since June 26th, so being sad has become the theme of the season. I have learned to not fight it. Sometimes the only "cure" to being sad is to just let it out. I spend a lot of time listening to music (my best friend's favorite song, Jason Aldean's "Dirt Road Anthem" -- the one they played at his funeral -- and Miranda Lambert's "Over You" -- which she and her husband Blake Shelton wrote about his brother's death) and being with my animals. I just got back from a biking/hiking/camping trip, and I spent a lot of time in the woods, just thinking about how glad I am that I got to know the people whom I lost this summer, and how much richer my life is for having known them.
Take a walk in the woods, take the camera along as there will always be something to take a picture of :D or play with my dog, he is pretty good at being a silly goof, always makes me laugh. How about you?
I always listen to a Jeffree Star (the guy in my profile picture) song or a Blood On The Dance Floor song.I love listening to P.L.U.R. by botdf because that song is so inspiring.I also love cupcakes taste like violence by Jeffree Star.Also I love taking long walks in the park.
Not to sound cliche, but I stop to consider how good I really have it. I have my health, I come home everyday to an amazing woman and three really great kids, and in this crappy economy I still have a job in a pretty secure industry (frozen food - no matter how bad the economy tanks people still need groceries). Just remembering all that seems to make the bad stuff seem like small potatoes.
I make the most of the sadness by using it to magnify the feeling of the happy moments that I have had in life. when I'm sad and reflecting upon my life, those happy moments turn into the most amazing feelings of joy... even the smallest things! I'll go for a silent night drive and think, and think, and think, and then, when the sadness goes away, I turn my music up (as loud as I can stand it), let my windows down, and head back home.
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Last edited at 2:20AM on 9/11/2012
CJ, I spent most of my life hiding my sadness because Mom couldn't stand to think I was sad. One of my greatest liberties right now is to feel the sadness down to my toes, then let it go. I don't mean to feel flippant at all, that's not something that is appropriate for everyone or every sadness, but it is one facet of sadness that I have only recently come to appreciate--you can feel it without having it take over your life. What I mean to say is, the sadness won't be permanent, if you cry--you can stop, let yourself feel it and then "float it" down the river...until it comes again.