A depressed person can’t stay parked in neutral but must get in gear!


“Procrastination is really sloth in five syllables.”

                             CLARIFICATION OF THOUGHT

” The ones who get better are the ones who work their program, go to their meetings, have a sponsor and have a faith that this program will work for them as it has for thousands of others who have suffered with depression. I used to tell myself that I would start serious work on myself when I had more time, felt a little more cheerful or whatever. I know that these are all good examples of sloth or procrastination. I think depressed people have to fight against this more than others because at the very core of depression is a desire to not make a decision but to try and stay parked in neutral. To move out of depression takes an act of will because I will never feel better until I get into action.

I want to get well. I do want to feel better. I know that to feel better, I will have to get into motion.”


We are going to commit ourselves to you, God. We are going to trust in you, and we have the faith that you will act boldly in our livers today. (Add your own personal comments here).


SOURCE: Copyright. (c) Higher Thoughts for down days: 365 daily thoughts and meditations for members of 12 step Fellowship groups.Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville.  Pages 129-130.  June 29th thought for the day.

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