Friday, February 4, 2011

Friday's Fave Five - February 4

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We've had a rough week, thanks to the resurfacing of my depression. I'm worn out but still determined to fight it. It always helps to look for the blessings in everyday life, so I am joining up with Susanne for Friday's Fave Five.  If you'd like to participate, click through for all the details.
  1. First and foremost this week, I am grateful for the people that God has placed in my life.  I don't think there are any "magic" words that can drive away depression; if there are, I haven't heard them yet.  Even though my friends are sometimes frustrated that they don't know what to say or to do, they are still standing with me--which is, in itself, a tremendous help.
  2. Chocolate:  I know chocolate isn't the answer for every problem, but it's worth a try, right?
  3. I brought out my papercrafting supplies and I plan to make Valentines for my nieces.  I got some gorgeous papers (from this collection), which should be fun to work with.
  4. I am excited about blogging all about love for this month, especially about sharing testimonies of God's love.  I'm a bit nervous about sharing my own testimony on Tuesday, but it's written and scheduled to post.  I'm going for it.
  5. The ice storm is a nuisance, but its effects are beautiful!
    ice collage
What have been the best parts of your week?


  1. Good for you for trying to focus on a few good things this wee! :) God is still good even during times of depression......I am learning that lesson the hard way also. Praying for you.....I am sure this is not fun!!!

  2. I love your fav posts. Chocolate? It's always a good time for that! Sorry about the depression. I'm there with ya. TGIF! I'm glad its friday.

  3. Ahh chocolate,yes it's worth a try! :) The Valentine's crafts sounds great! Beautiful pictures too!

  4. Saying a prayer for you, Melissa! I love your determination to look for the good things!

    Chocolate? yes, yes, yes. I had it on my list too. :v)

  5. Chocolate and making valentines -- those are two things that lift my spirits!

    Blessings to you, Melissa!

  6. I admire your honesty in talking about your depression. I struggled with that for more years than I care to count but I hardly talked about it which probably made it worse.

    I love to create. Hoping that it helps with your mood and that your nieces feel special.

    Chocolate is good for every ailment. :)

    Blessings are sent your way.

  7. My mother LOVED chocolate so on her birthday Wednesday (the first one in Heaven), we daughters and granddaughters vowed to eat chocolate in her memory. ;-) I pray your depression won’t go deep or long… I know it can be paralyzing. That's great that you are sharing your testimony on Tuesday. I'll look forward to reading it!

  8. Basic Grey collections are always beautiful, but that one is awesome! I hadn't seen it before.

    And yes, chocolate is always worth at least a try to see if it will answer a problem.

    I applaud you for taking time to create in spite of depression. Good for you!

    Glad you have understanding friends who love you.

    The photos of the ice are beautiful.

  9. I say put on music, it is the end all beat all, depression can be very heavy, I watched someone I love suffer it deeply. Spring is around the corner. In the meantime dip everything you can find into chocolate and enjoy

  10. Chocolate is definitely worth a try. I think it is a good sign that you want to craft Valentines for your nieces.

  11. Love your ice pictures! Bless you for looking for the blessings in a hard week. I'll be back to read on Tuesday. Thank God for friends, right?

    Take care and have a great week ahead.

    i LOVE the 2 pics on the left!
    sorry that this week hasn't been a good one...
    keep eating that chocolate... and tell mooseman and hubby to give you an extra hug (consider it from me)
    thanks for the month of love, we can all use it more in our lives

  13. Chocolate definitely helps :) I'm so sorry about your struggles this week but I do know that how you are dealing with the depression is in a positive way and that truly helps.

  14. I admire the way you are facing depression with looking at the good parts in life! Chocolate definitely helps... and I hope you'll find that creativity does too! :o)

  15. So sorry you haed a rough week! Hope it is getting a little better for you now. Chocolate always makes stuff better!!! The pictures are gorgeous!!!


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