I truly believe that our lives are our responsibility, and we have the power to make it what we want it to be.
Except when depressed.
Yeah, we don’t have much control over our happiness. It is difficult to attain this on our own. Simply getting up each morning with a decision that this is going to be a great day, and we will be full of happiness, is not attainable while depressed.
Getting up each day isn’t possible for many.
Oh how hard that is to explain to family. I’m not talking about the person I spend all my time with. I have talked and talked about my brain processes until I’m bored with myself. I have learned a lot, but I’m bored. It’s part of my extended family that I have difficulty with, and I am not going to continue to educate them. Backing off and living to the best of my ability is enough for me.
I’m feeling better, and am really thankful for the process of depression and recovery. I have empathy for people suffering from depression, that a person who has never been depressed can have.
How insensitive it is to say that happiness is a choice. Choose to be happy, therefore, life will be all sunshine and flowers for you. ugh!
Now that I have reached a level where I have hope, I can see that my attitude does affect my experiences. Before—not so much.
My photo—quote by Alan Cohen.
May you find some beauty today.