223. September 10

It is my birthday today, and I must quote a phrase so trite that it has largely disappeared from the vocabulary of most of us.

“Today is the first day of the rest of your life.”

What glorious news! The past eight years have not been kind to me – four years of major depression, a total shoulder replacement, prostate cancer, and two debilitating bouts of troubled sleep, to name a few afflictions.

But today is the first day of the rest of my life, and I have hope that I am entering a season of my life in which I will be healthy, wealthy, and wise (I could not resist another trite phrase) and  a time when I will be so aligned with Jesus Christ that I will be like a branch on the vine.


About Patrick Day

In 2010, I escaped from four long years of deep, dark depression. This blog shares lessons I learned from those years as depicted in my autobiography - How I Escaped from Depression - as well as other insights about depression and anxiety that only come from someone who has gone through it. When you have a heart attack, you become an expert in heart attacks. When you have diabetes, you become an expert in that condition. As such, I am an expert in depression, with a four-year experiential degree and graduate studies in how to live a life going forward that keeps the ever-lurking Depression at a healthy distance.
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