I believe that with time and work I can feel better about myself.

“But don’t expect that one psychologist can tell you just what the trick is to get out of being depressed. There is no trick, just hard work.”


The first three steps of the Twelve Steps  are about faith and the remaining nine Steps are all about action. One has to have faith that there is truly something bigger in this world than one’s own depression and one’s perspective.  I formerly used to believe that I was stuck forever in these moods where I just didn’t want to live anymore. I was sick and tired of being sick and tired with these feelings of despair. But now my program is a spiritual one and the spiritual way is the way out of my depression.

If I truly want to be free of my fears and anxieties, I will have to have  faith that the God of my understanding is not going to let me down.

My energies and commitment used to be directed toward finding ways to live always with the predictable and secure feelings that my sadness provide.  I am working another program, one which will help me find a way to live a life filled with serenity and hope.


God, help us know your will so that we may start today filled with hope.

SOURCE:  Copyright(c) Higher Thoughts for Down Days: 365 daily thoughts and meditations for members of 12 Step Fellowship groups.  (1993, 1999)  Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville.


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