168. Rewriting Your Life

Once depression strikes, you’re never the same again. It is as if the script of your life is changed from one of being a “normal” person to one of being a person afflicted with depression, or a person who has recovered from depression. Although I am one who has come out on the other side of depression, the narrative of my life has been unalterably rewritten.

For one thing, I had five years of my life that deviated from the previous story of my life so dramatically that I can’t find an adjective to describe it. Exceedingly does not do the job, nor do immensely, tremendously, or remarkably. Or even hugely. Depression was like changing the script of my life from a family movie to a horror story. When you can’t even recognize yourself in a mirror, you know your life has somehow changed forever.

But there is a good part to all of this. I’m now a few years past the horror story, but the narrative of my life has not gone back to what it was before. The rest of my life has been rewritten to one of proper nutrition, feeding my soul with positive thoughts, taking time out to rest often, listening to Christian music on a daily basis, reading Scripture every day, and having a tight relationship with Jesus Christ that has blossomed in these last years. I now look back and see that the depression that I thought was the worst time of my life was really the best time of my life, for I now am on a journey toward the waiting arms of my Savior who will carry me over to the other shore by and by. It’s a story with a happy ending.

About Patrick Day

triumphoverdepression.org This blog is my ministry to support those who are depressed, in gratefulness for my having overcome major depression. Read "About Patrick Day" just to the right of "home" on the top of the blog site to find out more particulars about me. I retired from a career in higher education, where I served as Dean of Instruction, and promptly moved into a life of purposelessness and despair for five years, finally coming out on the other side. I am now an author, a business and life coach, a writer of this blog, and a volunteer for various organizations. What I write about in this blog is not hypothetical comments on depression. I have been there, felt the horrible pain, had my life disrupted, and experienced everything that I write about. I pray that I may be a blessing to you.
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One Response to 168. Rewriting Your Life

  1. Bill Day says:

    Nice blog, Pat. The movie genre I have come up with for my life is an action-packed adventure: riding on the back of the Lion, Aslan, holding tightly (for dear life) to His mane as He flies like the wind through the jungles of life. Bill

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