In moving out of depression I was asked to reflect on a time in my life that I can draw strength from.
Apart from this period of my life the worst time was being diagnosed and treated for breast cancer. Some people will say it is a strange episode to draw strength from but it taught me many things:
The importance of friends, family and faith;
That there is light even in darkness (‘it is better to light a candle than curse the darkness’);
That you learn greater empathy for those who are suffering when you have suffered;
That all things pass.
All of these life lessons are ones I draw on to get me through this period of my life. ‘This too will pass’ and good times will come. I just have to have faith and accept with gratitude the love and care of friends and family.