Let’s Try That Again
How many times have you said that to yourself? Or are you like I used to be and instantly go to the ” I can’t do this. I quit.” route? I am still working on retraining my brain to be more of a positive thinker. I have found it does work when I work at it.
It is Friday again. I am joining up with Five Minute Friday. This weeks word prompt is “Again”.
The first thing that popped into my head is a song I used to love and I think I wore out a few cassette tapes playing it over and over again. It is by Whitesnake called Here I go Again. It has a nice energizing beat and at the same time emotionally it rang a bell with me as I was in the depths of fighting a deep dark depression. Another song I frequently listened to is Wilson Phillips Hold on For One More Day.
Now years and years later I can say I am no longer walking alone. My “here I go again” is more related to flares of my chronic illness symptoms or “Here I go again” to attempt to conquer Mt. Laundry. I am glad I held on for one more day all of those days. Life is not perfect but it is much better than I ever thought it could be.
The depression makes us think there is no hope, that things won’t ever get better. I want to speak to those that are in that spot and say it can change. It is not going to be a quick easy fix. There are however many people willing to use their experience and caring and help light your path so that you can find your way out of the darkness.
There are many times that I thought there was no one, that even God didn’t care. Well it turns out that my perception was wrong. Many people cared and yes God did care too. I hope and I pray that I can somehow use my experience to help light the way for others. I don’t know how I can do this but I know that I want to make a difference.
Again I say there is hope, things can get better. Please hold on for one more day.
“Try, Try, Try again”. It is what I have been telling myself a lot this year as I struggle with making some health improvements and changes in my life. I know that after coming through that long dark period of depression that I can certainly conquer losing weight and eating better. You can feel better too. I have faith in you.