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Things That Give Me a Lift - September Theme
Posted by allenbrooks46
11th Sep 2018

I noticed on the SANE website that the theme of the September blog is Things That Give Me a Lift. In other words, things that make my life just a little more pleasurable.

Summer has eking away slowly. We are still getting the odd warm day, but the nights are drawing in now and the mornings are pleasantly cool. I like those kind of mornings. There's a poem by John Keats that describes Autumn as "the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness". I rate Autumn as one of my favourite times of the year, but then there is winter......but we are here to talk about good things!

There is the power of writing which gives me a lift. The power of connecting, via words, how I'm feeling on a particular day. The power of connecting to those who are in a similar place to me mentally.

I have my sport to give me a lift. I watch cricket, football, horse racing and the like. I was a cricket umpire for 30 years, until I found more spiritually uplifting things. Every good thing has to come to an end, and other avenues open up. Volunteering takes up a lot of my time now, and it's most enjoyable. Especially with the wonderful people here at SANE.

So there's a few of the things that give me a lift in times of low mood or stress. And there's always plenty of stress....it's how we deal with it that counts.

See you all soon.

Ian

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