SOMETHING INTERESTING

Today I had an interesting conversation about recovering from my meltdown.  I call my little manic depression “My Chum” and I showcase what my Chum does.  If you follow me, you know I speak openly about my disorder.  The conversation I had I was asked an unusual question.  Sitting here drinking my coffee waiting for my banana nut bread I was asked when my Chum comes for a visit what do I carry in purse? I’m like Homer said what?  Dumbfounded, I didn’t know what to say.  For once I had no clever comeback or no witty remark.  I have never been asked that.  I got to thinking what do I carry in my purse when dealing with my Chum?  This is the topic of today’s blog post.

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What’s In The Purse?  This question has bother me because I realize I carry just about everything I need to get through my daily routine accept things I need to help with my meltdown.  I carry the necessary things for my phone and tablet.  I carry my medicine for my asthma.  I carry my wallet of course I even carry hand sanitizer, wipes, tissue, toothbrush, mouthwash & paste but nothing in my purse I carry that would help in sticky situations other than phone numbers of my champions.  I got to thinking what do I need most when in the mist of a manic episode?

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What Do I Need Most?  I can’t think of a single thing I need most when dealing with my Chum other than my phone.  My phone is the most powerful weapon.  It has everything I need as far as bring me back down.  I can do a quick click boom my playlist is playing or a quick speed dial boom I’m on the phone with one of my champions.  It’s always on and it’s always on my person.  What an odd thing to think about.  

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Concept Mind Blowing;  As the conversation continued, this person explained to me what she carries in her purse to help slow down a meltdown.  This person said she learned of this mind-blowing concept in therapy.  She cares one stick of gum, half roll of mints, a photo of her cat and a vintage clipart of a typewriter sitting on a wooden desk surrounded by flowers and a cup of coffee.  She said these things reminds her of her happy place and that helps her deal with her Chum.

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Not Everybody’s Healing Process Is The Same;  It’s true some people deals with depression differently.  I will not judge.  Some people like looking cat photos to make them happy.  Others have a set playlist to listen to or a favorite show.  If these things helps her over the hump then I like it.  This conversation helped me learn something new. We all are beautiful people roaming here on earth.  We get only one shot at this life, I rather spend my time encouraging people to be happy have compassion and empathy.  You never know that smile could light up someone else day and be a game changer in their life. 

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Let’s be kind to each other💜

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