My Disability Matters Club

Listen for hope

Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be – Shel Silverstein

It’s been nearly a week since the depression that held me captive has lifted! In that time I have walked farther than the two weeks before! I have accomplished more around the house. I have taken the bus to a Doctor’s appointment, from a girl who wouldn’t leave the apartment to get the mail! I have been happier, laughed more, slept better and been more alive and excited about life than I have in many weeks.

The only good thing about a depression is coming out of it and feeling how great life is on the other side!

Life is difficult. Horrid things happen every day. Like the school shooting/massacre in Texas just yesterday. Going through it depressed is almost too much!

There is plenty of joy to be found in this life and it’s very hard to find it through the mud-stained glass of a major depression. When all that is washed away, the sun shines through and the beauty of the world is readily apparent.

Anything can happen to you when you’re not looking at life through the muddy lenses of sorrow and depression. So, if you find yourself depressed,  seek help. Keep seeking until you get it. Don’t give up, because you’re in a fight and you never know when it might become a fight, not just for hope, but for your life!

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