”Once you choose hope, anything’s possible” Christopher Reeves
We cannot live without HOPE, and with the mentally ill, like us, hope is the sustaining diet. Hope will keep you from starving…to death….
There are so many sayings about hope, so many ways of looking at it. But here is one saying that I think applies to those of us battling mental illness:
When the world says, “Give up,”
Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”
Even if your medication is not working, even if you don’t really like your doctor or psychiatrist or counselor, even if you have no help or support, even if you can’t get out of bed, have no friends, can’t sleep, can’t eat, have no interest in anything….. HOPE is absolutely your only HOPE.
Did you hear me?
HOPE is your only HOPE!
“Without hope men are only half alive. With hope they dream and. think and work.” ~ Charles Sawyer
Interesting…‘half alive’... is that how you feel much of the time?
I know that feeling. A day where, yes, I am able to get up, get dressed, maybe even tidy my house a bit, do some emailing, take my walk, even call a friend. But I am unable to take on a project of any kind, concentrate on something important, or really enjoy life. On those days I just get through the day, climb into my bed after supper and say ‘well, maybe tomorrow will be better’.
Without that thought
‘maybe tomorrow will be better’
I would just want to go to bed and never get up again.
Next time I would like to talk to you about someone who did lose hope…it is a sad, but important story.
In the meantime, where does your hope come from? What is your hope based on?
Once again I encourage you to check out some of the other things I have written about hope. Maybe you could use a little help from what others have said about hope. Or, would you like to check out some my own personal ‘self-talk’ I do about hope? How about re-reading my previous series about hope?
This is the most important thing we will talk about ever on this blog – HOPE! You don’t want to skip any part of it.
I am so glad you dropped by today!
Join me again at ‘Depression Getaway’ and together we will…
…live, care, laugh, share, learn, discover, forgive and recover.
Don’t give up, I’m praying for you!