Years ago I wrote a post titled Depression Clouds Everything. It was the post that no one was supposed to comment on, but there are over 500 comments. The reaction blew my mind and helped me see that I was not even remotely alone is this feelings.
Last night I was talking to a friend who struggles with depression, and I’ve been thinking about how I could help her. She said she really feels the weight of the world, and all of the big, heavy, negative things. What a burden There are so many things to worry and fret about, and it really can be debilitating.
This morning I read an article that talked about this very thing titled The World Is A Great Place. It listed a bunch of wonderful things that are happening in the world… things you typically won’t read in the news next to the bombings and shootings and all the other horrible things going on.
It reminded me of the depression-fighting tactic we’re taught, to list things we are grateful for.
I invite you to write your own lists… things you are grateful for and things that are actually going right in this world. Please take some time to do this today! Even in depressing, dark times you should get value from listing positive things!