Rainey Daze and Crazy Nights

Poetry, Paintings, and Ponderings: Through My Eyes

Peace December 25, 2013

I know that it is difficult for many to make it through this time of year (myself included). Just know that you are not alone in your feelings, and that there is a brighter and better tomorrow. Take a deep breathe and take it one moment at a time. If being around relatives is difficult, just remember: YOU control how you feel. Do not give others that power. Do not allow yourself to fall into the trap of being reactive.

If you are alone (not by choice) try volunteering at a soup kitchen or shelter. You will be lifted by what your kindness can do for others.

I wish you all peace, love, and joy this holiday season.


Christmas Pictures December 24, 2012

SparkleMay you see the beauty and the sparkle,


have a sweet, sweet surprise,

Polar Bear and Pup

enjoy a meaningful moment with someone you love,



Enjoy a laugh or two.



Depression, The Emotion of Christmas December 15, 2012

An artificial fiber optic Christmas tree

An artificial fiber optic Christmas tree (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(To the tune of Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer)

You know Happy, and Sorrow,

and Joyful, and Angry,

Blissful, and Manic, and Smiling, and Crying,

but do you recall…

the most famous

seasonal feeling of all?

Depression, the Emotion of Christmas,

had a very black-hearted soul

and if you ever saw it

you would say it’s black as coal.

All of the other Emotions

used to cry and run away

they never liked Depression

because he took their joy away.

Then one foggy Christmas Eve

Santa came to say,

“Depression with your soul so black,

Won’t you leave and never come back?”

Then how the Emotions joined in

pushing Depression out the door

they all shouted “Hallelujah!

We’ll never see you anymore!”

Merry Christmas to all! ❤