Friends, family and faith have been the main three things that have kept me from fully going under to depression and anxiety.  It was the reminder of these three ‘f’s  that led me to the doctor and not the cliff.

Friendship has come in many guises. Lovely messages on Facebook from colleagues and friends.

Flowers sent with cards and good wishes.

Phone calls and visits.

Hugs, a listening ear and kind and encouraging words.  The gift of time.

Friendship is under-rated by society. It is all about the individual search for happiness.  I have found happiness amongst friends is the best antidote to the black dog, and I push myself to get up and dressed and see people to escape him.  Happiness is found in looking outward rather than inward.

To all my friends who have helped in this dark period of my life I thank God for you. Xx


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