Today is my birthday. I haven’t quite gotten to be such an old man that I dread being another year older. My birthday, however, is a great chance for me to beat back the lies of mental illness.
With all the birthday wishes coming in from friends and family and loved ones, it is evidence too strong to deny that I am not a burden, and that there are good people in my life. So take that depression, your lies can’t touch me today.
It doesn’t have to be birthday wishes though. Being mindful of the good things in your life (and I promise you there are many good things in your life) can help keep depression back everyday. So where ever you are I hope you take a moment to do that today. I’m off to enjoy making it around the sun another time.