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“I went through a mild depression when I started having health issues when I was in my late 50’s. That lasted quite a while but with each new health issue, I decided to just let it be what it was and not act like it wasn’t bothering me. Getting a therapist helped with the mild depression and anger issues over other things. But as I’ve gotten farther into my 60’s , I decided to find things that make me laugh and make me happy.
I spend time every day on YouTube looking at funny videos, and just plain cute videos. I also looked for meditation music [meditation also helps me], and discovered there is even nature music on YouTube. I have several videos bookmarked that are just the sound of rain.
Being alone isn’t as bad as I thought it would be when I became a widow six years ago. I’ve adjusted and am now enjoying my time doing whatever I want. Or not doing whatever I don’t want to do. My suggestion is to find what makes you happy and makes you laugh, and get a daily dose of it. Even if you’re not feeling all that great, laughter will help you feel better.” -Anonymous