Thursday, September 12, 2013
depression - - just get over it?!?!
A depressed friend told me that a mutual friend of ours told him to "just get over it", his depression, that is. My friend and I both laughed- - if only it were that easy.
OR IS IT?
I have witnessed depression and been depressed and I am an expert in nothing, I can only speak from my own personal experience.
Things in life seem to have a domino effect.
When things are good they all seem good. May as well play the lottery when things are good, and if you win all the better. Lose, hey. no worries, you tried...right?
Try playing the lottery when you are depressed and looking for light, hope something, anything to live for, and then - - the inevitable, YOU LOSE. Are you kidding me...I can't take another negative/sad/depressing/non-uplifting thing. Kill me already!
But, we do have- - - - - Our State of Mind
There are plenty of endorphins (whatever they really are) and things that fuel said endorphins -
for me they are
recognition I love, love, love recognition - it is a fuel for me. An energy. A place I love. I love to make people laugh/smile/cry and experience emotion(s)
music Music transforms my thoughts, makes me smile, makes me clap and cry. I wish I could truly capture the "what it is" about music. Music is amazing and so is fruit. And I do mean that.
chili peppers This is cRaZY weird for me. hot, HOT HOT peppers do something to me. They lift me up over normalcy and I love that. I can't explain it, I just love it.
touch Not to get weird on anyone, but I love touch. Touch is not always politically correct, but it stimulates my emotions. I love it and crave it.
love The most powerful emotion known! Imagine being loved simply and completely for WHO YOU ARE - PERIOD. (and you are)
When you wake up
Think of the now. Think of what you have and be thankful for it. Yes, there may be pain and even hunger and thirst of the type that I have never know, but you have that moment and that is ALL we ever really need.....the moments. Whatever they may be. However many they may be. And if we can share them, all the better.
My favorite words of God are this - "encourage one another daily as long as it is called today"
A wonderful and beautiful command from God himself. By doing so, everything becomes all that much easier.
May God bless you.