I’m struggling today.
The things to do seem endless (and maybe a little pointless).
Some days I can just jump in and tackle the day.
Depression is crazy.
I know I’m not crazy, but the unpredictability of “depression” is crazy.
One day maybe scientists or doctors or somebody will figure it out, but for now it is something we live with.
We all live with it.
If you don’t suffer with it, you know someone who does and it affects your life as well.
I don’t want my depression (and coordinating anxiety) to define me. There is so much more to me than that.
But, I do want to continue to talk about it because we have to. We have to share our stories and support each other and realize that we are not alone…
even if depression causes you to feel like you are alone and unworthy of being loved.
So today, I have cleaned off my desk because it is a small “win”, and tidiness and order make me feel better…a little bit more in control of my life.
And I am writing this imperfect post because maybe someone else who is struggling today will happen upon it and be encouraged to seek out a small “win” for themselves.
And I will cook a healthy dinner for my family tonight, because the food we eat does affect our health and we have been working really hard to improve our diet. It won’t be perfect, but it will be good enough.
And I will offer myself abundant grace today for my depression and mistakes and grouchiness. I am human and flawed and trying. I will give myself some credit for hanging in there.
Some days life is hard.
But even in the hard times there can be grace and forgiveness and courage and kindness.
There has to be.