Tuesday's Question...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Today's Tuesday Question is an appropriate one,
considering we are on our way to the airport this morning
for Olivia to go back to college today.
My heart is really sad.

With that being said,

"What lifts your spirit when life gets you down?"

Leave me a comment and let me know
what you do to feel better when
you're having a hard day.

I know I can count on my blogging friends to help me!

On the menu at our house tonight:

Oven Roasted Potatoes

Enjoy Your Day!


  1. I'm sorry you have to see your girl go. I hope it won't be long til she's home again.

    I either walk or do crafts or sometimes...just sit. I hope you find your way today.

  2. When I need a lift, I go buy a cd that I have been wanting (or pick one up from the library), and put it in the cd player and take a drive in the country! While I'm driving along I sing with the cd...or pray out loud and talk to the Lord. This always makes me feel better.

    Sometimes I drive through and get some food and go to the park. I sit there in my car, eat the food and watch the ducks on the lake, or simply watch people jogging, or taking there walks in the park. I always have a Bible in the car...so I read a Psalm or two, or another Bible passage. It makes me feel closer to God.

    And another thing I like to do is go to the library! I browse the magazines, find some that look inviting, sit in a comfy chair and read them. Then I pick out a book, a DVD and a Cd or two and head home. I love the peaceful, quietness of the library...and I get to take home some entertainment that doesn't cost me anything! Try it! And Enjoy!

  3. It's hard to see our kids leave. Every mother feels that, I think. I certainly felt that way when the entire family left after Christmas break. What I do is PRAY. I am reminded that God is in control of all things, that He understands the feelings I have, and that He loves his children. And I spend time with friends - a great gift from God!

  4. Usually my Hubs lifts my spirits when I am down. He does so many kind things for me that it just makes me happy

  5. I am so sorry you are sad today. I pray your spirit will be lifted today and last until Olivia is back home again. I watch my sister go through this every time both of her girls go back to college. She is divorced so she is just so lonely when they leave.

    Now to answer your question. What I normally do is EAT! LOL Not a good thing! Since I am currently trying to keep my New Years resolution of losing some weight I do the next best thing SHOP! Also not a good thing!


  6. Oh Lois do I ever know how you feel... : ( I'd love to tell you that I pray, eat, shop, talk on the phone to some friends, get lost in some movie or book etc., because I have done ALL of these things, and they all work "kind of"....What really works is time. I need a day or two (or sometimes even 3) to just feel kind of sad, and then I am right as rain again. Usually just hearing her voice on the phone again and remembering she is only as far away as the phone and I am good. But then again Olivia is just off at school. Melody MOVED 1000 miles away so mine is a lot more involved. Olivia will be back soon. Sooo, my answer would be... get lost in a movie or book, and then talk to her on the phone when she gets back, and you'll feel better soon.


  7. OH! Lois I so relate to seeing your daughter leave! I used to come home from the airport and cry, lay around and cry some more. That didn't work. So here is what works for me, I get busy, doing something I enjoy, baking, craft project, and sometimes dh and I will go out to eat or do something special, but most of all I go to the Rock of my Salvation the one who comforts more than anyone or anything. I will be praying for you and Olivia today,Btw one other thing Susan and I do is we stay in contact off and on fairly regular for about two days, as it is hard on her too.
    Much love,

  8. I am so sorry to hear that you are sad and I know that when the kids leave it is hard.
    I try to busy myself with things I enjoy. I used to eat but that was a bad thing so I try to think of other ways to busy myself. I like to clean and that seems to help me alot now.

  9. I always think of the things I am thankful for:)

  10. Sorry that you had to say a good bye to your girlie but it will be Spring break before you know it.

    What lifts my spirits is either listening to praise music and singing along or pulling out those special cards from friends and loved ones I received over the years and re-reading the thoughtful and encouraging words.

  11. I'm sorry you are feeling sad. I know how you feel, tho. Usually just tackling some project I've put off is a help. Staying busy at something. Playing some good music and reading a good book is another idea. Hope the sadness passes soon!

  12. Hey Lois...sorry you are having such a tough day...sending you hugs and prayers!! You might want to read my post for today...it might make you feel better!

  13. Hi Sweetie,
    Know it has to be a tough day, will sure be praying for you.
    That is a very good question.
    Sometimes I can listen to christian music, and that will perk me up,and sometimes I can sit in the sun in the backyard and just be quiet and think and pray, and sometimes if I am really down I like to curl up in bed and hug a pillow and talk to the Lord like I was hugging Him!
    and then there are times I make myself go thru the alphabet and praise the Lord for anything and everything coinciding with whatever letter it is..........I always get up feeling better than before....

    Hope you are feeling better real soon, Love and Blessings hon,

  14. Lois, when life gets me down, I have a 15 min pity party, then get on with it.Think about things that are good, things that make you feel good. I understand you miss your daughter, but be thankful she is mentally and physically able to go to college. It is natural for children to go away from home. Just remember they will come back. Cheers and hope you feel "lighter hearted"soon.

  15. I can relate to your sadness my friend. When I feel that way, I do this...get on my knees and pour out my heart asking for strength and peace...go for a vigorous walk...read my scriptures. It works..sending you a HUG! :D

  16. I am sorry you are down. :(

    Quick pick me ups for me are ironing(INSTANT GRATIFICATION!)you see so much progress from so little work. :)

    Reading other blogs -a glimpse into others lives can be such a boost!

    Cleaning/organizing something I have been putting off. I tend to do a better job when I'm down because I'm not likely to rush through it.

  17. I have a little cry....and try to get out of the house and go shopping. My husband is good about that...he knows me well. I take comfort in the blessings of it...try to be thankful we had the time together with our children & grands. Our son just left for AZ about 2 weeks ago and I had a couple of sad..bad days before I perked up. Hope you get adjusted soon! hugs...

  18. That is a tough one - being close - letting go - getting close - letting go - I remember those days.

    I don't know really - except to hold on to the memories and look forward to the next time.

    Pray and give it to God.


  19. I know that feeling of sending kids back to college. I usually shed a few tears because my babies are leaving.
    But then I remind myself that I have worked hard for 20 plus years to raise my kids to be smart and productive and independent so they could go to college. And I think of how happy they are at school, and how nice their friends are. And I remember how much fun I had in college myself. And then I am fine. I just go back to work and reading for book club and writing on my blog and whatever else I am doing that week. And life returns to it's normal routine.

    Anyway, hang in there. Hugs.

  20. Lois, I remember how I cried to leave my older daughter six hours away in a huge dorm! It got easier through the years, although I don't know how I'll act when Mary leaves me. That remains to be seen.
    Be good to yourself. Do your favorite things. Enjoy that yummy dinner tonight!

  21. That is a tough one. Prayer and good uplifting music usually help! Hope your feeling better!!

  22. When I am down, it helps me to put in a praise and worship CD, or some other Christian CD. Always lifts my spirits.

  23. Dear Lois, That is a tough question. Sometimes I just have to wait it out. Prayer is always helpful and asking the Lord to guide me and see my blessings. I am sure this is a difficult day though. He will see you through. Blessings my friend, Catherine xo

  24. So sorry your sad,As said this to shell pass. time heels all wounds.And a good dell of pray also.Being of serve's to others. All of theses. One Just needs to get there mind on other things, and then the time will pass faster. Do hope get feeling better soon.

  25. That's a hamburger! Boy, I'm doing it all wrong. That looks great.

    When we dropped our first off at college, the Dean told us that he can always tell when it is the first child because the parents are crying. By the time they get to the third child, the parents have a Winnebago parked out front and happily wave goodby :)

  26. A little shopping with my sister always lifts my spirits. I don't have to spend any money. Just being with my sis helps.