I'm not sure how I keep forgetting this, but when one is fighting depression, it can be pretty damn useful to focus on the things in your life you're grateful for.
Actually, it's useful all the time, but that's beside the point.
I started Tweeting about things I was grateful for, oh, I don't know, maybe a couple months ago. I thought about calling it 'Daily Gratitude' but realized that if I did, I'd feel obliged to do one every day, and then when I (inevitably) missed a day or two I'd get discouraged and give the crap up.
More on that topic later, but for now, some of the things I've been grateful for recently:
Read more of what I'm grateful for, and chime in with your own.
- Roommates who are willing to clean the kitchen when I can't cope. (Thank you Wade.)
- The smell of soup on the stove.
- Cardinals. I'd missed them while I was in Colorado.
- The most adorable nephew on the planet.