Friday, October 4, 2013

'The way you treat a person does make a difference'.....!


...because anyone can have an odd day! I didn't have far to go for today's post.. can't get much closer than the end of your leg :) It's national 'odd socks day' and Australians are encouraged to wear odd socks as they go about their business today in a light hearted attempt to dispel the stigma that surrounds mental illness. It's estimated that one in five Australians may suffer from depression at one time or another in their lives.. the website specifies five ways in which we can help, the one that sticks in my mind .. 'be brave - don't tolerate stigma and discrimination'.. for anyone who has felt unable to cope, being told 'get over it' can't help n'est pas! I'm very happy it's Friday, hope to catch up with everyone this weekend, take care and stay safe.....

24 comments:

  1. Grace, I've never heard of 'odd socks day', but what a wonderful idea! [cute socks, too].
    Yes, the old 'just pull your socks up and get on with it' is as useful as a hole in a pocket.
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  2. That is a terrific idea indeed, Grace!! And I love your colorful socks!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

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  3. Good for You, Stranger:-)

    How's that kitchen?


    Aloha

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  4. I'm quite sure I celebrate this day almost every day!

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  5. I usually have a hole in one sock, maybe that counts.

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  6. It's a good idea.

    One in five sounds like the ratio here too. I know I'm one of those five, living with depression.

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  7. What a fun idea, Grace. Great socks.

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  8. Very meaningful post Grace, thank you, and I love your socks! Been catching up on your posts and am extremely impressed with your storm pics - this changeable weather can be a bit disturbing! So pleased that progress is being made on your lovely new kitchen - soon be finished and settled again!
    Joy x

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  9. I wore a red and a purple to gym.

    Have a great weekend! I see you're having lovely temps over there. Think of us here melting..... :(

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  10. That would make for a fun day.

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  11. Odd socks day? Really! You Aussies can sometimes be really . . . odd.

    When Susie was little, wearing mismatched socks was one of her "signatures." We are visiting her in SA in late November and are bringing some mismatched socks to put in her Christmas stocking.

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  12. Didn't know there was a special day! Nice socks. In November (up in Yanchep) we are going to make 'sock dolls' out of as many 'orphaned' socks as possible.

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  13. ha-ha-ha! Always good to have a bit of fun!:)
    Nice posting!

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  14. Hadn't heard of "Odd Socks day", and I must say I didn't notice anyone wearing odd socks lately. Have fun!

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  15. I like this idea to have a special day for socks and you have cute samples there! :)
    Happy weekend sweet Gracie, I'm also happy because it's Friday. :)
    Big hugs
    Léia

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  16. Ingo´s late Grandma... she wanted to welcome me to the family by knitting a pair of socks for me. She didn´t have enough wool and had to mix.
    I loved it, which at first she didn´t believe.
    Later you found her on the floor with little bits of different wools side by side - she made the most colorful socks for the whole family, found a new hobby that made her happy.
    C`est la vie, non? Socks against depression - it works!
    Socks-sason starts sonn over here!

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  17. A brilliant way to draw attention to this illness.

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  18. You mean you're not supposed to wear different socks on your two feet? Sheesh. Well, I think I'd better move to Australia. :) Great post, Grace!

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  19. When I was in junior high..we had sock hops. Everyone wore silly socks to dance in.
    I like the idea behind your silly sock day....Janey

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