293. Sitting on a porch in Northfield, Minnesota

View from a porch

Six years ago I was in major depression and hoping for death. All was dreary, all was dark. I couldn’t think of anything but my own mental anguish and emotional devastation.

Last Saturday, I sat out on the back deck of my son’s home in Northfield, taking in the wonder of God’s creation. The sun was shining here and there between the clouds, birds were chirping in the back yard, trees were coming into bloom, and my little granddaughter had just gotten up from a nap and was on the porch with me waiting for a “Tommy” story.

The message: No matter how dark life looks, there is hope around the corner if you open yourself up to the healing of body, soul, and spirit by trained professionals and the work of the Holy Spirit. You can’t do it on your own or just hope it happens. A glass of water will not refresh you until you drink of it.

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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