Winter is here
W arm to cold
I ce and frost hanging on trees were once there were leaves
N umbingly cold footsteps in the snow
T ime to hibernate before new growth
E xciting changes a new year to come
R eady for new beginnings
Magic Mommy Kisses
Each night I tuck you into bed
I brush my hand across your head
and in each tiny little fist
I place a magic mommy kiss.
Full of love and hope so bright
To keep you safely through the night,
Mommy kisses in your hand
To guide you off to slumberland.
If you should dream of monsters mean
Or witches with faces masked in green,
Of snakes that squeeze you oh-so-tight
Or darkness with no sign of light..
When nightmares hold you stiff with fear
A part of mommy still is near.
Just open up your hand and blow
One mommy kiss and nightmares go.
Self help :
Positive Self talk / Coping Thoughts Worksheet
Positive statements encourage us and help us cope through distressing
times. We can say these encouraging words to ourselves, and be our own
personal coach. We have all survived some very distressing times, and we
can use those experiences to encourage us through current difficulties.
Examples of coping thoughts might be:
Stop, and breathe, I can do this
This will pass
I can be anxious/angry/sad and still deal with this
I have done this before, and I can do it again
This feels bad, it’s a normal body reaction – it will pass
This feels bad, and feelings are very often wrong
These are just feelings, they will go away
This won’t last forever
Short term pain for long term gain
I can feel bad and still choose to take a new and healthy direction
I don’t need to rush, I can take things slowly
I have survived before, I will survive now
I feel this way because of my past experiences, but I am safe right now
It’s okay to feel this way, it’s a normal reaction
Right now, I am not in danger. Right now, I’m safe
My mind is not always my friend
Thoughts are just thoughts – they’re not necessarily true or factual
This is difficult and uncomfortable, but it’s only temporary
I can use my coping skills and get through this
I can learn from this and it will be easier next time
Keep calm and carry on
Write down a coping thought or positive statement for each difficult or distressing
situation – something you can tell yourself that will help you get through. Write them
down on a piece of card and carry it in your pocket or handbag to help remind you.
Difficult or distressing situation Coping thought / Positive statement
“Hope” is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops — at all –
And sweetest — in the Gale — is heard –
And sore must be the storm –
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm –
I’ve heard it in the chillest land –
And on the strangest Sea –
Yet, never, in Extremity,
It asked a crumb — of Me.
Dickinson often identifies the robin with singing, this is one of the places where she links that singing to her concept of “Hope.”
How do you perceive this time of year as our winter draws in ? does it fill you with hope for what is to come, give you an energy for the coming year ? or do you hibernate , shut down till the warmer weather ?
My perspective of the misty morning:
The Mist came over the hay bales in the bottom field this morning and the earthy smells of autumn’s preparations hung in the air.
It made me breathe in deeply just to feel I was part of its plans for the season to come.
I felt alive and in awe of the millennia of autumns which have eased in long before my time and how they will ease in long after I have left the views for someone else.
Still each year we walk together for a while.
My friend Andys perspective of the misty morning!
Yeah we cant see a freaking thing either!
LOL! Hope you all enjoy autumn this year and feel part of it.
By Linda Dickinson September 10th 2011
Love is about sharing
Love is about giving
Love is about loving
Love is about dancing together
Love is about making things together
Love is about hugging each other
Love is about being friends together
Love is about sharing a day
Love is about Love
EP age 5yrs 6 months