Yesterday, I made a blog admitting my struggle with depression. And something I have learned in the past in my struggle to lose weight is, there's no easy answers, despite this book I have shown, but instantly rejected. Instant answers? Not likely.
And yet, there are the cliches.
We've all heard them, like when life gives you lemons...
is your glass half full or half empty?
Pull yourself up by your bootstraps!
to all these, I say BULL!
(can't say the real word on Spark People, and don't want to.)
After all, those don't work. Like the lemonade,
or the glass,
or the bootstraps.
when the bootstraps are broken, it's even harder to pull yourself up.
It's a struggle facing your inner demons,
or your fears,
But sometimes, that is the only way through.
Once again, it's a Psalm to the rescue. They are so realistic as to the human condition, especially Psalm 13:
Here it is in English:
It is hard working through, but there is hope in the end.
There is a light at the end of this dark tunnel, but I have to go through it to get there.
Here are two clips, one from Kung Fu Panda 2 and another from Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, where they go through their own depression to the end. Don't stop before the end of these, there is a resolution, a hope.
and this, remember who you are:
It's a tough battle, but I'll make it with a little help from my friends here at Spark People, and elsewhere
Can I count on you?
With that, I know I can make it.