Daily Notes

Solitude vs. Loneliness

I've written a similar post before, but I stumbled across this article yesterday, which I think does a better job of saying what I was trying to get at. Recently I have discovered something important about myself: my definition of loneliness.  For me, being lonely is being alone when I don't want to be.  It's… Continue reading Solitude vs. Loneliness

Life As I Know It, Thoughts in the Faith

More On HOPE…

After writing my brief blog this morning, I have spent the day considering several aspects of my life, and how they relate to my hope. I've noticed that I am extremely affected by any sudden change in plans, no matter what the cause. A minor disappointment can momentarily send me into a deep sadness, which… Continue reading More On HOPE…

Life As I Know It

A Little Hope Can Help

Here's an interesting article in this weekend's science news in Science Daily: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/08/080817223648.htm It features a study that has found a "potent weapon" to fighting depression: hope.  The article's definition of hope is that you have goals, and you have laid out a path to reach them.  This is different, it states, than optimism, which… Continue reading A Little Hope Can Help

Life As I Know It

When You’re Lonely And When You Miss People

I think there is a huge difference between feeling lonely and missing someone. People tend to get these two things confused, and it sends them into an emotional turmoil that can be difficult to sort out. Being lonely is a miserable experience. And though I wish it on no one, I'm sure most people have… Continue reading When You’re Lonely And When You Miss People