Knowing, living, and enduring depression in myself and other individuals over the years, I did not want to succumb to it. I knew I had to physically pick myself up and do something creative to get pass this. If not, it would consume me and it would be downhill from there. God has been way too gracious and giving to me over the years for me to do such a thing.
My husband, when he realized my plans for the day had failed, suggested we go for a ride. Though my physical body and my mental being did not want to go for a ride ... I did not want to do ANYTHING ... I gave in and went. Praise God that I did. It was exactly what I needed. Though it was slow to surface, joy interceded and it was a wonderful day.
My husband and I ended up on Skyline Drive. We enjoyed a nice and relaxing dinner at the Skyland Restaurant. When we left there, we were happy to see the Blackberry Festival was in full swing, so we ventured up the mountain to the festival. Again, what a wonderful time we had. I ate too much and 7.2 went out the window for the day. But, what the heck ... I will resume again today!
On the way down the mountain, we stopped at yard sales. I bought a beautiful bowl and pitcher set. What a relaxing and blessed day it was.
Today I am heading to my niece's bridal shower. Excited for her! Hope you all have a truly blessed day. If today you are feeling downtrodden, pick yourself up and press on. It takes a lot of energy and drive to push through, but it is so well worth the effort!