Sunday, March 29, 2009

Life Is Beautiful (the sentiment, not the movie, though it is a fabulously poignant film)

Little by little, life has been getting better. You can tell how well I am handling my depression based on the number of blog posts I write. (Notice the number is increasing.) I felt so good this week that I think I actually exuded joy. On Friday my therapist said to the group, "Look at the light in her eyes. We've never seen her so bright." I went to the temple yesterday, and the worker at the recommend desk picked me out of the long line of patrons showing their recommends and said, "Young lady, you have a sweet spirit about you." Today, I taught Sunday School, and I started the lesson by telling the class how overjoyed I was to be there and to teach them. I told them that I loved them and wanted to give each of them a big hug. Then I said, "I won't actually hug all of you, but if you feel like you need a hug today, come up after class and I'll give you one." I was excited when several people took me up on the offer.

Life is beautiful.

7 comments:

Deja said...

So glad you're feeling better.

My number of blog posts increases in proportion to my fading depression, too.

Is it the spring that's doing it?

Whatever it is, we'll take it, yes?

FamiLee said...

Life is beautiful, even when its not.

Mike and Emily said...

Thrilled you're feeling lighter. Love to you...

Emily said...

Hooray! I hope this lasts a while. And if/when it fades, it will come back. Thanks for sharing.

Bekah said...

Indeed.

Liz said...

Glad things are starting to look up!!

dj4aces said...

I'm really happy to hear you're feeling better! I really wondered where you disappeared to. It's good to see you're writing again, because I missed it.

Keep your head up, and keep smiling!