Kindness – depression

I had an episode of depression last week. It’s important to know that depression isn’t just feeling sad or pissed off, it’s a dark desperate place where the world doesn’t make sense and, with a cocktail of anxiety, can only be described as hell, you’re mind rejects you, stabs you in the face over and over again. Just as having no money isn’t the worst situation you can be in financially, you can be in debt, lots of it. Being dead is a less painful place to be. There is no way out of depression and anxiety when it happens (or that’s how it feels). I functioned and went to work but always wonder if people could see the desperation in my eyes. The message is a simple one. Be kind to people, you don’t know the hell they might be going through.

Kindness

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~ Leo Buscaglia