Archive for the ‘Fun Stuff’ Category
Over on my tech blog, I’ve been writing a few posts about the challenges of getting your posts actually viewed by people who have “liked” your Facebook page, and now some more thoughts about adding a page you want to follow more closely to an interest list. That got me thinking about creating, and sharing, a child abuse survivor related interest list over on Facebook.
Unfortunately, I don’t have the time right now to try and put that together, however since you can create a public list and share it so others could subscribe to it, I did want to reach out to my readers, and Facebook “likers”, and see if anyone had done that and wanted to share the list in the comments. Let me know if you have done that, especially if you’ve added this blog’s Facebook page to it as well!
Since much of my vacation time was spent traveling to Ireland and Scotland this year, I think you’ll see those photos dominating my favorite shots from this year.
Here’s hoping that 2007 is a great year full of healing and health for all of us.
And thank you all for reading, and contributing to the survivor community on-line. 2006 was a great year, I look forward to more of the same in 2007!
A co-worker sent me this yesterday and it just cracked me up:
Some people are like Slinkies …
Not really good for anything,
But they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.
Hope you’re having a good weekend!
Angela and I are spending a quiet New Year’s Eve at home, which is just fine with me, being with her is the only place in the world I would choose to be on any special occasion.
As we look back at the tragedies and triumphs of 2004, both personal and world-wide, I hope we can all resolve to learn to make healthy decisions and enjoy all the little things life has to offer in 2005.
My wife has a description of what we call my neice’s “full body smile”, and she’s right. It’s something that far too many adults don’t know how to do anymore. We’ve really lost the ability to simply feel the unbridled joy of a particular moment. We tend to think of people who do it as childish, or immature, or maybe even just plain ignorant. Maybe they’re a lot smarter than we think. Maybe we’re just too concerned with every day stress to really enjoy life. That’s a shame.
I hope my neice never grows out of her full body smiling, because it’s beautiful.
It made me smile and I’ve always felt that you have to have a sense of humor about anything, especially when it comes to dealing with depression and other things. I’ll be the first one to make fun of my own illness, it helps me deal with it. It is also a really great way to quickly determine who among your friends will be best capable of talking to about it. Those people who don’t laugh or seem slighly put-off by it are probably going to be the people who walk around on eggshells trying not to upset the “sick person”, instead of treating them like the same human beings they were before they got sick! You don’t want to depend too heavily on those people.