Now is the time to take charge over my life and do something good for myself by drumming up positive thoughts about myself. In the program of Depressed Anonymous of which I am an active member, we call these positive thoughts and mental images as SUNSPOTS. These are the times in my past life where something happy came to mind and I remember how good I have felt about that event. Those pictures in my mind need to be deeply embedded into my memory as they are the steps that can lead me out of my prison if I think about them often enough.
Joy is a rare commodity for those of us who have been depressed. I know how hard it is to smile, to laugh and to feel happy about much of anything. I tell myself don’t get too comfortable getting happy as it will all end anyway. I continually caution myself to watch out. Now I can take mastery over my life and learn how to share something good within myself and be kind to myself.
Copyright(c) Higher Thoughts for Down Days: 365 daily thoughts and meditation for members of 12 Step Fellowship groups. Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville, Ky. Pg. 34. January 22nd.
Copyright(c) Depressed Anonymous, 3rd edition. (2011) Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville, KY.