Has anyone ever told you you when you were depressed to write out how you are feeling? I tried that and ended up with a tear-soaked page that I just wanted to rip to shreds when I was done. Today I tried something different (Thanks Ms. B for the suggestion).
Get your pen and paper and write 20 things that you should be thankful for right now. It could be anything… don’t take anything for granted.
I tried this today and felt instantly better. I wasn’t even disappointed that I was far from my target of 20 things. The point is that now my mind and heart are dwelling on joyful things instead of depressing things. I dare you to try it, feed your joy!
4 Sing unto the Lord, O ye His saints, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holiness. 5 For His anger endureth but a moment, and in His favor is life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. – Psalm 30:4-5