There were many times while raising them up, I worried if I was doing a good job, if they would find their way in the world. Well, I did the best I could with what I knew and had. They did, and are, finding their way.
Today I am so grateful and thankful for not only my children, but my six grandchildren, my husband, and all the love in my life. I am grateful for a good job and a career I enjoy, am good at and proud of. A beautiful place to live. My health and vigor and so much more.
Coming out of the valley I've been in, at times it was hard to see over the next peak, or even imagine making it there. But, usually I do. Hopefully I have learned something and grown stronger through this one.
Depression can be a consuming state, hard to pull out of. I have found, it takes mindfulness and determination to get up and go in spite of the overwhelming feeling of sadness, lethargy and hopelessness.
Gratitude has played a huge part in overcoming my depression. It gave me perspective when my thinking was not quite clear. So, as Joanie would say: "Make a gratitude list." It's been the answer to most of my problems. What can I say? When you're right, you're right.
Fantasizing the freedom gratitude gives me!