Thursday, June 14, 2012

The glass half empty

You might want to skip this one - it's about depression...On the other hand, maybe you can help! I'd like to wake up and take a positive step or thought each day, and then keep on positively. It seems that, too often, one small thing annoys or irritates me, and the downward spiral begins...The "down" mood can last all morning, and return at odd moments in the day to surprise and unsettle me.
I know that these times will pass, whether after a few hours or, at worst, a few days. An old hymn comes to mind:
"I have an anchor that keep the soul steadfast and sure while the billows roll; anchored to the Rock that cannot fail, founded sure and fast in the Saviour's love."
My essay-writing techniques tell me a quote must be followed by an explanation; but there is no explaining this sureness and this love. It simply is.