What is good in mankind
Except for us to be kind!
Where does goodness take us?
Except to an abundant bonus
Why in life value a soul?
Except for today the spirit be willing
What with rigour and vigour?
What faith, kindness, goodness and bonus of prayers!
Expect it in an outpouring of abundance.
Susanna Dziworshie (Copyright)
An introduction to a topic I really want to write about, this topic is depression and it will be from an angle wisdom gleaned by observing situations in my professional and personal life. l shall write it as a weekly post. You assume that in the family setting you can and should be open and honest about your lives and worries. However, it is not always easy for the person going through depression to tell you about their problem. Even if they do it might not be in a way you can comprehend, recognise or relate to. In my experience, through observation of each others everyday behaviour, as one does, you can know patterns and these can be used to recognise the beginning of a shift from the norm in the physical or emotional persona or in their mindset.
Whether the person is undergoing treatment by a psychiatrist, having counselling or neither, but relying on the love and care of family and friends, little acts of kindness do help. Specifically, it’s about planting happy memories, which then go a long way to helping in their recovery. You might be thinking, but the source of each person’s depression is different, just remember, love and kindness make a big difference to all of us, no matter our problem. You probably won’t like to do this but out of love you must.
Lesson One:- Using meal times to communicate and reaffirming you care. Never forget to greet or say hello anytime and but don’t overdo it.
For example, saying “Good morning, how are you? I have your breakfast. I pray you feel better today. and I am here to listen ” makes a lot of difference even though you might not see it straight away.
Even if you are not allowed inside the room or the person is not getting out of bed at the usual times, leave the tray of food by the door and give that information too.
Copyright: Susanna Dziworshie 10/07/2018
With the slight of the hand
No words were needed
A decision was made
Whether harsh or not
Everyone saw the mallet
It went down
It was final.
The noise was so loud it woke most of the residents up. The young joy riders just knocked down a wall and ploughed the garden with tyre tracks like it was a farm needing rows made in it. Miraculously none of them were seriously hurt and they walked away from a damaged car, they were too afraid of the police, but they didn’t reckon on the CCTV. The mindset of these youth needed mending, even though their bodies had been saved.