Finger painting was always popular when I was a elementary school art teacher. Who doesn't like squishing wet gooey stuff between their fingers? When I taught a painting class to the older children they loved to play with their paint trays after they were done, making a wonderful mess out of the remaining paint. And don't get me started on paper mache, always a hit with any age. You could really lose yourself in that gushy paste!

Pigs might love paint or paste too if they had the chance, but they instinctively know that mud is the superior ecstacy.

Well, would YOU like to be as happy as a pig in mud? There is a chance that this pig knows something we need to know.

''Getting dirty" actually has therapeutic benefits. And this is the perfect time of year to get started.

Maybe you would like to read about the benefits of 'dirt therapy'.

Or you could read up on 'the healing qualities of dirt'.

My personal favourite is the article on the benefits of gardening.

I have spent many happy hours digging in the dirt. That was before my depression days. Maybe I need to find someone else's garden to dig in now that I don't have a yard anymore?

WHAT ABOUT YOU? Is gardening something you could try? Even small scale gardening with potted indoor plants can be a lot of fun. Never give up finding activities that may provide a good depression getaway for you.

I am so glad you dropped by Depression Getaway today. There is hope for depression.

Don't give up, I'm praying for you right now.

Dear God,

Please help my reading friends today. Help them experience recovery from depression. Let them experience a therapeutic getaway today, whether it is gardening or not.

Wendy Love