I read about mental illness and depression often. I have imagined I have every aspect of depression out there at one time or another. In truth I just have a simple case of major depression.
So when I read about sadness, I think, wow --if only.
To paraphrase someone who actually went to school to become a psychologist:
SADNESS isn't just spending the weekend in you pajamas, watching old movies or eating a ton of junk food to cope after a break up, that is the type of sadness called the BLUES.
Also, there is a time frame for all of this sadness. There is a
window of two weeks, (assumingly to get over it) and if the
sadness goes on past that, then it is called clinical. (Dr. Serani)
I live my life in RELENTLESS depression. If I charted it. I would never be a -0- more like a 2-10 range, it is cyclical, and I hate the days where I am past a 5!!
So imagine my surprise, when I was invited to dinner yesterday with old friends and there was laughter. I am happy to report that much of the laughter came from weird and funny thoughts coming from me. More than one person at the table thought I should do stand-up comedy; and this was without alcohol in my system.
LAUGHTER FEELS SO GOOD.