A Letter of Regret From Your Anxious and Depressed Friend

This is an amazing blog post I came upon today and felt it was very timely. Perhaps some of my readers will also find it as touching as I did. 

Please note, just as I said it was timely please do not infer that it was timely for me. I would also suggest that if you are concerned about someone: reach out.

Blog posts like the one I reposted are wonderful to ponder and be grateful for the “now” and not before or after.

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Dear Friend,

I was not always this way.

I did not always hide away from the general public for months or weeks at a time. Once I was quite confident. I occasionally felt happy. I had a full time job and I could face customers with no concern. I would chat to people over the phone, make an effort to see friends, be interested in daily life. I could cope with negativity. Overcome it, even. I wouldn’t let anything bring me down because I had something inside me that made me keep going out there, into the world, facing it all.

But sometimes, Friend, things happen. Sometimes just one thing. Sometimes many things. The courage to face these things is strong at first, at least stronger than now. But depending on luck, or coincidence, or fate, or opportunity, eventually the voice of that courage for some people is quieter. Weaker…

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