“Acabei de ler o seu livro e gostei muito. A única história que eu não sabia ler era a história de Em. É muito perto de minha situação atual. Meu marido perdeu o emprego e continua a olhar. Ser demitido foi muito difícil para nós, porque ambos são jovens demais para se aposentar e velho demais para começar de novo. Além, I am legally blind and profoundly hearing impaired and felt totally helpless. I can’t work and if we lose everything cause we can’t find a job, I can’t do anything about that either. Who in the world would hire a deaf/blind person when a normal person couldn’t find a job? All I did was crochet, cry and pray. The crying got so bad that eventually that was all I did and began to really get down about things. Ruminating about everything. My husband made a comment to me that he was extremely concerned about my being down all the time. He said, “You are down and down all the time.” I came to the conclusion that he didn’t need me in a mess. I already had two crochet projects going and decided to up the ante on the crocheting. Now while my husband is busy looking for work, I am busy crocheting. Sometimes I crochet till my hands hurt but I am not crying. I can even laugh. So my mantra now is ‘we’re going to get a job, we’re going to get a job. Crochet and pray, pray and crochet. But I am not crying. The other benefit is, that even if I lose all my vision and all my hearing, I can still crochet.”
- Crochet helps break the negative cycle of rumination that is common in depression.
- Crochet gives you a break so that you can become your calmer, better self.
- Crochet is something that you can do for yourself when you can’t really do anything else.
- Crochet helps you feel productive and useful even when you are struggling with impairments.
- Crochet helps you to find your own center so that you can be a stronger person for those in your life who need you!
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