As we often talk about at The Depression Project, depression is constantly telling you lies, and doing its best to blind you to all the good in you. And, on that note, we'd like to share with you a little story that we recently shared on social media :)
A Little Story About A Common Lie That Depression Tells You
I had a mental health breakthrough today – at my local cafe where I've been countless times.
As always, I thanked the barista for making my cappuccino, and then, she told me it was her last day – since she'd gotten married and was moving cities.
"Wow, congratulations!" I smiled. "I'm so happy for you!"
"Thank-you!" she beamed. "And thank-you for always being so polite. You know, I don't think there's ever been a day when you didn't smile and say thank-you, and I've always thought that was really sweet of you."
I found this so moving, because I'd never thought of being "polite" as something worth liking about myself.
And, it made me have this little breakthrough, where I figured, maybe I'm not as bad as I usually tell myself I am.
Maybe there's more good in me than I can see.
Maybe my depression has just been lying to me.
We hope you found this little story helpful, our friend.
All our love,
The Depression Project Team.