Every human being knows what’s right for him or herself.
- We all know that when we or someone we love is sick, we want them well.
- We all know that when the car is broken, we need it fixed.
- We all know that when a relationship is damaged, it needs to be repaired or released.
Is there more happiness or more sorrow in your life right now?
Four friends have buried a parent in the last few months, one has buried his grown child.
Eleven people I care about are going through divorces, all in various stages and emotions.
Quite a few people I know are battling depression. Two are dealing with dementia. A girlfriend who has early Alzheimer’s just found out that her husband has a fast-growing brain tumor.
Chances are, if you were drawn to the title of this blog, you know the definition of the word “anguish” all too well. You know it isn’t like “sadness” or “depression”; Anguish is nothing like “disappointment” or “sorrow” nor even, on its own, “grief.”
Anguish is when you are ripped open, body and soul, and metaphorically bleeding on the floor without the strength to even lift up your head.
Normally, I stay out of politics. But listening to and/or reading various news feeds from around the world (USA, Italy, UK and others) seem to imply that a lot of people worldwide are concerned that this man Donald Trump is going to cause serious global problems.
This concern brings to mind the life’s work of a man I respect. This “average guy” was a successful professional psychiatrist in the early days of that profession.
It’s easy to think things will never change, or that we are powerless to change them. No matter how bad things are, or how depressed you’re feeling, there are three things you can do today to make your life better, starting in this very moment.
Look for anything good, even if you have to look hard. It might be as simple as seeing a butterfly or a colleague bringing you a cup of coffee. You can’t see what you’re not looking for, and when things are bad, we all tend to focus more on the negative and ignore the good. It’s there somewhere. Find it.