Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Sunday, December 02, 2012

I am back, at least for now

Yes, I have been away for a while. Blogging along with other things in my life, are difficult to get done at this time of year. It seems I am effected by 'Seasonal affective disorder' (Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a type of depression that affects a person during the same season each year. If you get depressed in the winter but feel much better in spring and summer, you may have SAD.) 
I become rather depressed, and not motivated to do all that I usually enjoy. For me, this disorder is all brought about by the dull, sunless days of winter.
Today, I pushed myself to go outside and take a look at my garden. I was surprised to find these few flowers still blooming. Cheered me up no end.


Alison said...

I completely understand about the depression, I have often succumbed to it too, during the holiday season. Something about it makes me sad. I don't think mine is related to the darkness or the rain and gray skies, more to the holidays.

Glad you found some pretty flowers outside, that cheered you up.

Lona said...

I know it can be really bad for some people and I understand it. I get so low in the winter but not as bad as you or others that have it. We should have been born on sunny islands somewhere Jennifer.


Little bits of cheer! I love them. I have struggled with SAD myself. I almost bought a light a few years ago but started meds instead. Usually about mid-February though, I'm SO ready for sunshine.

Glad you're back. Take care.