I know we have been a little shy on posts lately, for lots of reasons. I can only speak to my own issues. I have been fighting a depression — denying, refusing, admitting, and finally reaching out. It has left me very short on words, even so far as being able to respond to comments and emails. I thank all of you so very much for your patience. Please know that I am so grateful for your words of support, and I will respond to all of the wonderful, kind things you have said to me here, on my personal blog, and also on my newest child, a somewhat under the radar “mental health past and present blog” (explanation on the last forthcoming in another post).
In the meantime, I wanted to ask you to check out our facebook page (for those of you on facebook). You will find the rest of our social media links at the end of this post, but the facebook page I really would like to share with you, because I have done a pretty decent job of keeping it (in my opinion) engaging and up-to-date. Lately, especially, with words failing, I have found images resonate so well with people, and am grateful to friends (and strangers!) who have shared those pictures and words they find meaningful with us. I try very hard to source things correctly, so the right people get the right credit for what they’ve done. And I’ve even begun to find it extremely therapeutic to create some pieces of my own. . . Who’d have thunk it?
And, at the end of every day, I try to send out in our feed something that I have found funny. I hold firmly to the belief that the best way to end your day is with a smile on your face, a laugh on your lips, and gratitude in your heart.
I want also to thank everyone who has taken Blog For Mental Health 2013 so much to their hearts and run with it! It’s never too late to pledge, so if you aren’t yet on our Blog For Mental Health 2013 Official Blogroll and would like to be, write a post and leave me a comment so I can share it with our readers.
And please do enjoy perusing all of our facebook albums this weekend and ongoing. There will always be more to add.
- Our Twitter handle is @CanvasMinds (or click this link: CanvasMinds on Twitter — see how easy I am making it for you). I try to share out Canvas authors’ personal posts from their blogs here. Some days I am more successful than others, but then life is like that.
- I am s-l-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-w-l-y getting to know Pinterest, but if you’re the patient, understanding type (and of course all of our readers are), you will find us by clicking this link: A Canvas Of The Minds on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/canvasminds/).
- And I have finally toed my way, just a little bit, into Google+. You will find me/us as Ruby Canvas-Minds (haven’t figured out the link for that yet). I would love to know you there, I’d feel much less at sea with some familiar faces!
And, just so you know, though I have used the word “I” extensively above, all of these endeavors are collaborative efforts that come from all of Team Canvas, as well as our Canvas Family of readers, fellow bloggers, friends, and kind strangers. The “I” is just a convenient pronoun for purposes of page maintenance.
Thank you again for sticking by us through the thick and the thin. I’m sure soon enough we’ll once again be hitting you with so many posts you won’t know what to do with them all!
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