Best Defense

I have a not-so-well-kept secret.  At times my mood tends to turn dark and everything I look at is pointless.  For a while I thought I might be bipolar, but eventually I came to realize that I was just one of many people that feel that way I think they call themselves writers).  I’m never really sure what triggers it.  Everything is going along fine, and suddenly the good ship lollipop begins to sink into the mire and the rainclouds of doom and gloom move in.  Over the years I have learned to recognize when I am descending into the ‘valley’ between the waves.  If I actively look at all the positive things going on , I may not be able to stop it, but I can at least lessen the grip of despair that use to envelope me.  I don’t always succeed, and I would like to give each one of my family a medal for putting up with me during those times.  Times when they stand in front of the waves of despair bracing themselves behind shields of positive comments, and generous actions forcing a way through those storms to keep me from drowning.  They really have no idea how much they bolster my confidence, how much they help me through the darkness.  They are my best defense against the depressions of life.  They are invaluable to me.  If you know somebody that suffers these bouts, maybe you can remember this post and it will help you understand.  Maybe you can be their invaluable friend or family member.  Maybe you can be their best defense

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