We all have “bad” days. Days where we don’t feel like getting out of bed. Days where we don’t feel like going to work. Days where we don’t feel like doing anything. It’s okay to have a “bad” day here and there.
Personally, I have these days:
- What do I want to wear today? (After staring at my closet for 5 minutes and discovering that I have nothing to wear.)
- I don’t feel like doing my hair today. Will anyone care if I wear a hat? Maybe I’ll just put it in a ponytail.
- Makeup? Not today…all ready running late because I couldn’t decide what to wear.
- What do I want for breakfast? I know that I need to eat healthy, but what I wouldn’t do for a Bavarian cream filled donut!
…and it just continues through-out the day, into the evening and sometimes even when I lay down to rest.
But thankfully, for me, these days don’t come one right after another. I have been thinking lately about what it must be like for someone to have “bad-days” back to back to back. Weeks at a time, months even. I can’t imagine what it must be like to live in this state of “depression”. (Depression makes it tough to function and enjoy life like you once did. Just getting through the day can be overwhelming; they may feel lifeless, empty, and apathetic, or men in particular may even feel angry, aggressive, and restless. The feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and worthlessness are intense and unrelenting, with little, if any, relief.)
As I think about and know people who live with this disease; I find myself thankful. Thankful that I have happiness, joy, friends and peace. As I continue to think about others, I want to be an encourager to them. I don’t want to rub-it-in that I have a “normal, happy” life, but I want to bring some kind of joy into their dark world.
With this being in my mind, I asked Bethann if it would be okay for me to create a few scripture art designs for our Etsy shop. So, I’ve created 1 design and just changed the words. I love this as a set…they would look beautiful in white frames. (I’ll probably print them and frame them for my home.)
Maybe you have a friend who is struggling in his/her everyday life.Be an encourager, even if you don’t want to; you’ll find that you will give yourself a pick-me-up too! Have a picnic with your mom, if she is dealing with a loss; the vitamin B will do her good and so will being out of the house. Sit with a friend who just had surgery; even if all you do is just sit. Take dinner to a widow or widower who needs someone to eat dinner with & watch the evening news. Send a card to a relative that you know is struggling; offer to drive your neighbor to run his/her errands…there are endless possibilities. Maybe your “Sad” day could end on a happy note.
Blessings upon your day!