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There are so many people that suffer from depression. They often talk of not wanting to get out of bed. That’s part of the problem. Sometimes your mood changes simply when you get up & start moving around. I know this to be true as many times I’m frustrated or not feeling well in my body & WANT to just lay in the bed. However, VISION gets me up. If fact, vision is what keeps me awake at times and going when it looks like things don’t change regardless of what I do.

I can’t say that I’ve ever been depressed. I do get frustrated often though for various reasons. However, in 2005 a couple months after my mom was murdered I was on the campus of WSSU in a computer lab. I was sitting there and suddenly I literally felt depression trying to attach itself to me. I immediately begin to tell myself that I was not going to be depressed. I begin to apply positive self talk & as quickly as I felt it come I felt it leave.

There are some things I don’t understand fully because I have never experienced it fully. However, I do know depression is a state of mind like frustration, unhappiness, sadness, etc. This season is known as the darkest night & and even though so many people feel they have no one to go to if you carefully examine your surroundings I’m sure you’ll find there’s someone there. Someone you can talk to, someone who believes in you, someone who will be there to listen or just lean their shoulder for you to cry on. We have so much to be thankful for when we open our eyes. So choose to be happy. Choose to put a smile on your face & know that you are somebody & loved by so many!

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