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Covid 19 and depression

I understand that people are stressed from the pandemic. I get it that it’s a stressful situation for everyone and even more so for those with depression or other mental health issues.

But I wonder – if the media decided to devote maybe three days a week to discuss the pandemic (unless there is something urgent to inform us all about), would that not maybe decrease some of the stress? We all know it’s out there because we see it every day. Is it necessary to be fear mongering everyone?

I know it’s serious and I am not meaning to downplay the importance of the news. I am just getting tired of seeing articles about how depressing this Christmas season will be, and how sad it will be without visiting family. We all know that so please we don’t need reminders of that.

Let’s all believe that there is hope out there and that all these vaccines will be what we all need to heal from this pandemic.

I believe in hope and joy for the season. I will not let the news bring me down!

What brings you happiness?

What brings you happiness?  Is it seeing someone special in your life every day?  A smile from a crush?  The light that shines in a child’s eyes when they see you after a long day at work?  Or does the end of the day, getting in your car and heading home bring you happiness?


For some people, getting up to go to work brings them happiness and a joy in their life.  I have been very fortunate in my life to have jobs/careers that have brought me much happiness.  Working at some of the law firms that I did definitely brought me happiness.  I know – it’s hard to believe but when I was working at some of the law firms, I actually got up and looked forward to going in to work!  Waking up and knowing I could go and teach brought me a lot of happiness.  Even now, working at Tim Horton’s, which I am sure some people don’t understand, brings me happiness.  It is a simple job that does not require much thinking, but I have such a great rapport with my fellow workers that makes it such a fun and happy place, most days.


What else brings me happiness?  Hearing from my kids.  Knowing that everything is good with them, and that they are thinking of me, just like I think of them every single day.  Knowing that even though we don’t talk every day, they know that I love them and think of them.


Being in Welland and with my parents has brought me much happiness this year.  It’s the first Christmas since 2010 that I have been in Welland and I am very fortunate to still have my parents around at my age, and I am incredibly grateful and happy for that.


Happiness is possible for everyone.  It’s how we react and think.  Every job can bring you happiness – you just have to have the right attitude.


What brings me happiness?  My family, my jobs, my friends all over the world, and life.


So what brings you happiness?