Some days it's an effort just to drag myself out of bed. All of us go through periods of depression at times. Often, those periods are triggered by a major loss or difficulty - illness, the death of someone close, a job loss, a major problem in our relationship, and so on. When we get down, we feel like a burden to our SO, and often that depresses us even more.
Depression is a normal part of any major loss. My body and emotions shut down to help me grieve, and to give me time to cope with the emotional blow I've received. When I try to "snap out of it", it's often as futile as trying to run on a broken leg, simply because I feel it should be healed already.
The best medicine I can give myself during such periods of depression is the comfort, friendship, and love of others. When I share my grief, my load becomes lighter, and I let my healing take its natural course. I give others the joy of sharing their strengths and love. In the end, my sharing becomes a source of inspiration to them, instead of a burden - an example they can use when they hit a difficult time.
Just for Today
In giving we receive. In receiving, we give. - Anonymous
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