to people that sleep with their bedroom doors open:you are brave but you are going to die young
I hope one day
Your human body
Is not a jail cell,
Instead it’s a sunny
2pm garden with daisies
Thriving because of
please stop telling people with invisible illnesses to “be grateful for what they have” because you have absolutely no idea what they are going through and it’s incredibly disrespectful to downplay someone’s personal/internal battle just because you can’t see it with your eyes
As someone who has been clinically depressed and suicidal for much of my adult life (but who is now in recovery for 3+ years), I can tell you that while it’s not easy to be grateful when depressed, it really is something to work on because it can really make a difference. When I tell a sponsee who is struggling to make a gratitude list, I’m not telling her that whatever is bothering her isn’t real or trying to downplay it, I’m telling her to get out of her head and look around her and see that not EVERYTHING is terrible. When they can see one ray of hope, it’s easier to see more.
I think people need to stop acting like everyone who tells someone to cheer up is a bad person or intentionally trying to be a dick or just doesn’t understand. Sometimes they don’t don’t know what to say and they make mistakes and sometimes, they have been there and actually do kind of know what they are talking about.