“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced”
“Don’t worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?”
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
And I am sure that you can think of many more ways to describe your experience of it. But…
Life and depression is hard and as Albert Camus said “In the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself”, but there is always hope and possibility however distant it might feel and it is through the hard times that the most meaning and opportunity for growth arises. After each challenge or difficulty that comes your way it can be useful to ask yourself “what has this taught me?”
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