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

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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