This post is part of my first year doing the A to Z Challenge and I happen to be writing under the theme Gratitude: The Things That Keep Me Alive. This is a relevant theme for me as I am struggling with postpartum depression, and also have diagnosed anxiety and bipolar II (just to let you know what's going on with me-it might be pertinent as you read the post below). Thank you for stopping by and reading my post!
G is for "The Golden Girls" because "The Golden Girls" is my favorite TV series and it has got me through some very dark days-months on end really! It is one of the most reliable coping tools the hubs and I have in our arsenal when it comes to soothing me, calming me down, getting me talking, or cheering me up.
I have all seven seasons of the program on DVD and have watched and rewatched them in order so many times I've lost count. The hubster is a fan of selecting a DVD at random. The random approach tickles my compulsive side a bit but it's come in handy so many times I'm glad he got me started on it! I used to be rather obsessed with watching them in order so I'd always begin with season one whenever I had forgotten where I left off (I can tell you I'm pretty dang familiar with that first DVD).
I love all four of "my girls," but Rose (portrayed by Betty White) is my favorite. Of course, the special way all four ladies interact on the show is the best comedy in the show, but I love Rose's innocence and joy and all those ridiculous Norwegian words she drops! Oddly enough, Sophia is my second favorite and she's quite sassy and experienced, with a different brand of wisdom.
I think one of the reason the show soothes me so much is the sarcasm. My first family, as long as I can remember, has been heavy on the sarcasm so it's almost homey to hear that "lip." I also appreciate the love between the roomies and how they honestly express their care and concern and appreciation for each other at times instead of withholding those words (like my first family). It also doesn't hurt to have such familiar faces, expressions, sets, and costumes to return to again and again. The familiarity is reassuring and comforting to me and I think I will watching this show for many more years to come.
If you've never seen an episode you can probably look up some videos or clips to enjoy and if you're already a fan of the show, maybe this'll prompt you to enjoy a clip or two for old time's sake!
In the mean time, how about a random GIF that gets me smiling or even guffawing every time I see it?
Do you have any favorite TV shows or movies that help get you through the toughest hours? or give you comfort or joy in a reliable way?