What is depression?
Depression is…Depression is knowing that your house is a mess but you are too tired to clean it.
Depression is smelling the dirty dishes in the sink but the thought of washing them is overwhelming.
Depression is knowing that your husband is out of clean pants but you can’t wrap your head around washing them. And then putting them in the drier…and then, the part you dread most, folding them.
Depression is wanting to go outside and enjoy the beautifully warm fall day, but staying inside because you don’t feel like moving. And then hating yourself for it the entire time you’re laying there. Inside.
Depression is hearing your stomach growl with hunger but not being able to find the motivation to feed yourself. Let alone clean up after.
Depression is choosing to stay down even when the thought is tearing you up inside. Making you feel worthless. Telling you look. Look at all of these things that make you worthless. It’s so much easier to just. stay. down. Just don’t look at it and just don’t deal with it because it’s just too depressing.
What if we could change that? What if we mustered up the courage to take out that smelly trash?
What if instead of staying stuck in bed all day, we make the conscious decision to move to a chair outside?
What if we cleaned off the counter today because we’re worth it?
What if we made a sandwich?
What if we gave ourselves no other option but to tell that couch where to shove it and call a friend to go out for coffee?
What if we took matters into our own hands, into our own minds and decided to make a change? To figure out what happiness looks like and mirror our lives after that instead?
Not just once either. A million times. A million good decisions that lead to happiness. That lead to health and healing!
We are beautiful and powerful creatures. We have the power to create our own reality and to make good things in our lives for we are fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of the most powerful King of Kings. What do we have to fear except for change?