|Illustration by Mary Engelbreit|
How about if you are feeling depressed? Do you say: "I'm depressed.", or do you say: "Fine, thanks."?
Why is is OK to complain about having a cold, but not OK to be truthful about depression, which is just another physical condition that manifests itself emotionally? Just wondering.
All that being said, I woke up this morning feeling like I had a brick tied to my chest. (No, I was not having a heart attack!) But I have noticed that I have been slowing down a lot - I get up in the morning and promptly curl up on the couch and fall back to sleep. My get up and go took off about a month ago. There are several factors at work, the weather, some changes (good, but still, change is hard), deaths of close friends, local, national, and global Church stuff...different things that add up to stress and depression.
So, I will be proactive, call my doc, get some more exercise and avail myself of help from the Holy Spirit. In the meantime, pray for me!