Why does it sometimes seem life is full of sadness and loss?  Life, like anything, always involves changes, and sometimes they aren’t positive.  This post will discuss how to cope with sadness.  Sadness is just as much a part of its opposite, happiness.  One of the hardest things to do is to deal with sadness.  However, just as sadness shows its colors, a new horizon is around the corner, if you simply have faith.  Sound too easy to be true?  Try it.  When the doubts that sadness could be this easy to overcome start to creep in, try the steps posted in this article.  Before going any further, let’s take a look at sadness in our Webster Dictionary and our Daily Wisdom Words Definition.

Webster Definition of Sadness-1.  Feeling or showing sorrow;  unhappy.  S.A.D stands for Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Daily Wisdom Words Definition-1.  The feeling of hopelessness.  2.  Feeling morose

Sadness, especially this time of year, happens with all of us.  I suffer with depression, and sadness is part of the feelings you have if you’ve not experienced it.  I must remember when I feel this down, there is always a new sunrise and life does and will change.  Faith, or believing in something bigger than yourself or your immediate circumstances can help you remember sadness is temporary.  

There are certain things you can do when your feeling sad, to bring yourself out of this mood.  Here are just a few of my suggestions.

1.  Remember, just as the tide changes, and darkness turns to day with the day of a new dawn, life changes too.  When you feel sad, remind yourself it is only temporary.  There are two types of sadness.  One is sadness for one’s external circumstances, like being financially challenged or overwhelmed.  This will pass.

2.  Get outside of yourself.  What do I mean when I say this?  When we do things for others, it helps with sadness greatly.  One of the ways it helps, is to remind us there are others less fortunate than ourselves.  

3.  Analyze why you’re feeling sad, and pinpoint its roots.  Is this the kind of sadness that comes with outside forces bringing us down?  Another type of sadness is internal, when we feel down and we don’t know why.  This kind of sadness causes us to have to figure out what is causing us to be sad if there is no external reason.  When we pinpoint the sadness, often it is because we feel alone.  The best way you can feel differently, is to get out and be around others.  It reminds you you’re really not alone.

4.  Remove yourself from the situation causing sadness, if only temporarily.  Sometimes we don’t have that luxury.  We can however, distance ourselves mentally from what is making us so sad.

5.  Believe and have faith there is something in this world, bigger than yourself.  You did not get here alone, and never are. Our creator, (I call him God), loves you and is always watching over you.  If you don’t believe this, try praying to strengthen your belief in this .  You may not feel anything the first few times, but eventually, I believe we feel God, who is always with us.  

This time of year, the holiday’s serves to remind us we feel lonely.  Get into the holiday spirit to get through.  Plan to serve others for the holidays.  You will find, getting outside your own head will help you feel better.  There are certain types of sadness, a deeper form of it, which is depression.  

If you’ve recently lost someone close to you, remember that sadness is normal.  Let yourself be sad and grieve.  It is just as much a part of life as happiness. Read posts or articles to help you deal with your loss.  If it is more than just sadness, get professional help.  Many people have gone on antidepressants for six months, and slowly been removed off of them.  This has proven effective if depression or sadness is part of an overall mood-set.  

Thanks for reading about Sadness with us today at daily wisdom words.  Just a reminder, for $5, a 50% discount off of our normal lifetime membership fee, gets you a membership into the writing community and offers to provide support in two ways.  You won’t feel so alone, and you qualify for our free counseling if you’re a member of DWW.  Although Neel and myself aren’t licensed counselors, we are both Mental Health Advocates and are always here to listen.  

Samantha Leboeuf/DWW


Samantha Leboeuf-founder/daily wisdom words, LLC
Founder: Daily Wisdom Words, LLC. I love Poetry and am an Author as well.   There is a lot of meaning in the title of my book, Daily Wisdom Words, Volume l. My previous experience is in Sales and Marketing. Previously, I was in charge of Development through the Marketing and Sales of New Homes' in new home communities for close to 20 years.  I was a licensed Real Estate Broker selling/listing homes in the Colorado market.  While doing this, I hosted a cable network show called, "From Trees to Keys", my portion for Colorado Living Inc.. I enjoyed creating interview questions, working for Developers of New Home Communities, hosting Live on actual construction sites, describing and displaying on television camera various stages of construction as the home was built from start to finish. I interviewed various land developers, New Home Builders, Real Estate Brokers, and other people in the Real Estate Business for one year. Previous Experience: I was licensed through the "Securities and Exchange Commission" as a Principal for Limited Partnerships and sold them as well. I held a Series 22, 63, as well as License, to manage a brokerage firm called a series 39. I enjoyed running a small branch office of an Oil and Gas Company in Colorado for approximately one year. Hobbies: I have always loved Poetry and Writing.  I was declared "Permanently Disabled" due to Breast Cancer and CRPS-(Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome).  I began focusing on my writing. I volunteered for an online poetry community,  "Realistic Poetry" for approximately six months. I decided to start Daily Wisdom Words, LLC after volunteering for an online poetry community and thinking of ways that I would improve this concept and offer something for every KIND of #Writer:  Authors, Bloggers, Poets, Songwriters, Original Quote Creatives, and short story writers. I have two grown children, a son, 33, and a daughter 31,  who lives in Idaho with her husband. They have a son, my first grandchild who will be three years old, soon!  They welcomed their second child, Easton Jay into the world, 5/4//2021. Updates are necessary as my son is now married to my lovely daughter-in-law who is awesome.  She just gave birth to their first son on 5/5/2021, who is so beautiful having the name Logan James Leboeuf. This is her and my son's first child.  Hard to believe their child has a birthday one day ahead of my daughter and son-in-law's second child, Little E.  So exciting!!  I love children! Thanks so much for reading!  We humbly love this community and the members who are part of it. We think of ourselves as a family, and every member makes up part of it.  Please view our website, fully as it is constantly changing!!  We are always adding new prompts, and new content, and are so very proud to be debuting with our first podcast, "Daily Wisdom Words Podcast."  Episode #101 with Dr. Dream, Kelly Sullivan Walden.  She will be our first guest.  Please watch as it airs 6/12/2021 June 12, 2021 9:00 am pacific time.  Thank you in advance if you are new to daily wisdom words, and welcome to the family. Samantha LeBoeuf
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