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A Very Special Thank You

Yesterday was such an awful day for me:everything was so dark. Ever the optimist, I know that these times are cyclic. They’re bound to happen and they’re inescapable but they won’t last forever. I hadn’t felt so depressed in a such long time. Since Chance (my dog) ripped my ring finger open, I’ve had to hand-write all of my notes in my classes. Today, I took 33 pages of notes (33!) on dissociative disorders, fugue, and the predispositions of unipolar and bipolar disorders for monozygotic and dizygotic twins. (33 pages!)

Last week it was 30+ pages on schizophrenia and psychotic disorders, and that’s just one class; there are three others. So, life has been a blur of mania and depression and lots of it (note-wise). It’s really no wonder that I’ve been a bit depressed, seeing how I haven’t seen the outside of my bedroom in days and I’m consuming 30+ pages of hardcore psychiatric disorders daily. The bright side is that I’m retaining 90% of what I’m studying and don’t have to look twice at my notes. Once they’re written down, the info. is locked in, pretty much. But still, yesterday was horribly black.

Until, that is, I received a knock at the door.

There was a special delivery and he brought me these!

ImageI knew immediately who they were from. My very special friend “Y”. (No, she’s not a spy, but she is fiercely private, just as I am. So respectfully, she’ll remain anonymous.)

And then my bitter scowl turned into this! (That Proactiv is good stuff, man.)


I figure that’s the least I owe you, Y. 🙂 (And yes, those are your flowers in the background.)

Nobody’s ever sent me flowers before. (I know!) Thank you a million times over. You’ve been there for me over the years more than anybody else. You’re a GEM and I love you dearly. My icky clouds have passed over and I’m feeling right as rain again. (I had no idea I could be bought with flowers. I’m so cheap!)

Thanks again so much for showing that you care. Love you. xo


11 responses

  1. A lovely gesture!
    I must agre with you that al that writing and being head in different disorders can sometimes add to our toll or completely take over it, without much of an extra effort.

    February 27, 2014 at 3:30 am

    • Yeah, it’s hard not taking your work home with you when you work at home…heheh..

      February 27, 2014 at 9:21 am

  2. yvo

    WoWW Look at your beautiful Face!! You are lit up with joy and you just knocked me out! LOL LOVE it!! Just woke up and having my coffee- this is a joy to se and read. I certainly would not think flowers can actually solve any problems, but beauty does refresh us and knowing we are loved , , , well that is gold. Delightful and really that smile is priceless. xxx

    February 27, 2014 at 9:10 am

    • And STILL smiling! Today, I woke up totally refreshed. I fell on my face, prayed, had my coffee and read Psalms (out loud, as I usually try to do). The sun is pouring in through the windows and I feel healing and warmth around me, and LOVE. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sending YOU a surprise as well. Of course, I can’t tell you what it is, but I think you’re going to love it. Thanks again, Y, for Ninja POWing those black clouds away! Hope your day is super fantastic. :0) xo

      February 27, 2014 at 9:20 am

  3. Awww that’s lovely, what a fab friend.

    March 1, 2014 at 10:09 am

  4. I am the same way. If I hand write something I have basically burned it into my brain forever.

    March 6, 2014 at 6:33 pm

  5. GORGEOUSS!!!!!! There is nothing like flowers. Or the act of someone buying flowers. I could care less if someone bought be ugly flowers at this point lol. You would think by now men would REALIZE this. Your friend represents why women have been the superior sex for so long hahahah. I’m air high fiving her. I replied to your other posts below but hang in there ❤ this will pass

    March 6, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    • Yeah!!! Y is an incredible gal. She’s an artist (both a writer and a painter/drawer/sketcher/) the list really does go on with her and her talent blows me away entirely- all the time. She’s dealing with her own things in life (as we all do) but she remains so strong. I draw a lot of strength from her.

      But hey, I can say the same for you. :0)
      And yes, we are the superior sex- let’s just face it.


      March 7, 2014 at 2:45 am

  6. The flowers are very thoughtful and I’m glad to hear that they cheered you up.

    March 14, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    • Yeah, my friend “Y” is just really quite incredible. Thanks for stopping by, Al!

      March 18, 2014 at 8:45 pm


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