Breathing Down Your Joy?

Hello my faithful readers! I’ve been thinking about how blessed my life! I am so thankful for friends—new and old. I’m thankful for my family and the examples they set for me. My grandparents celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary this summer. I’m thankful for a great job that I love (at least most days. I am thankful for so much. I am thankful that my sister finally got a teaching job after being back in this state for three years.

My life is so blessed but sometimes it is hard to remember that when there are still things I yearn for in my life; a family, a husband, etc. I know they will happen when they are suppose to but sometimes its hard to focus on the good stuff. Sometimes the bad outweighs the good! I’m not saying that Im not happy because I AM HAPPY. I’ve just been thinking about how easy it is for depression to sneak into our lives. Just a thought that has been on my mind.

A friend posted a quote on his FB page that I think really defines depression well. He said, “Depression is emptiness breathing down your joy.” WOW huh?! What do you think my readers? Just been thinking about it since he posted that quote.

One thought on “Breathing Down Your Joy?

  1. I like that definition of depression, and I think too often people don't distinguish between the whole-body, systemic disease of diagnosable clinical depression and existential depression that most people experience at time and that indeed makes a person feel and act empty and disrupts some aspects of joy. does that help? I'm working on a post for my 9-year blogoversary that happens Saturday! Hugs!

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