Posted by UgottaHaveHOPE on November 9, 2005, at 0:14:11
In reply to Re: It takes time, my friend, posted by pseudoname on November 8, 2005, at 18:20:39
Happiness is an emotion and emotions are fleeting, Not guarded, they can change as quickly as the direction of the wind.
I love the quote from Chuck Swindoll about life: 10 percent of it is things that happen to you, while the other 90 is how you choose to respond.
Depression is awful. I've been there. You can't even see things straight, or think straight, which impairs your decisions or perspectives. That's where depression really hurts you, on training your thought patterns.
But make no mistake about it: You can be in the most dreadful situation the world has ever known, and you STILL have the choice to determine how your mind will interpret it.
I'm not here to judge. I take meds. Without meds, I would have never been able to think clearly. Once calmed down, however, I have found long term and true healing from working on my thought patterns (and not CBT).