I’ve had a flu since last Friday and the coughing comes out in bursts. Besides that and little else I’ve been spending time with a real special person. She cannot be named right now but I hope to real soon. A good friend and more she has emerged from a shell and allowed me into her heart. Suffice it to say I’m on the road to happiness again !-)
Just kidding I’ve been very happy with my life for the last several years since I conqured depression the 2nd time around. I first read a book by Jess Miller called We’re all in this together. And I recently stumbled across some great articles written about famous people who suffer/suffered from bipolar disorder / manic depression. My advice to you is take it easy. Slow things down and enjoy the MOMENT for what it is.
My mother, Illona Murray, gave me this message in 2000, while recovering from a severe depression. Maybe it is ironic that she has just retired from 33 years of working for First National Bank.
Share this message with someone that is going through a hard time because they need to know someone cares about them. Colman McCarthy often starts his lectures with this, “Nobody makes it alone. It’s always important to show appreciation for what we got.” And one way of show you appreciate them is sharing this message with them when they need to hear it the most.
The Best Bank in the World…
Imagine there is a bank that credits your account each morning with R86 400. It carries over no balance at the end of the day. Every evening it deletes whatever part of the balance you have failed to spend during the day.
What would you do? Draw out ever cent of course!
Each of you has such a bank. Its name is TIME. Every morning it credits you with 86 400 seconds. Every night it rights off, as lost, whatever balance you have failed to invest to good purpose. It carries over no balance and it allows no overdraft. Each day it opens up a new account for you. Each night it burns the remains of the daily deposit. There is no going back. There is no drawing against the “tomorrow”. You must live in the present on today’s deposit. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness and success. The clock is ticking. Make the most of today.
- To realise the value of ONE YEAR ask a student who failed a grade
- To realise the value of ONE MONTH ask a mother who has just given birth to a premature baby
- To realise the value of ONE WEEK as two lovers who are waiting to meet
- To realise the value of ONE MINUTE ask the person who just missed the train
- To realise the value of ONE SECOND ask the driver who has just avoided a head-on collision
- To realise the value of ONE MILLISECOND ask the person who won the silver medal in the Olympics
Treasure every moment that you have, and treasure it more because you shared it with someone special to you. Remember TIME waits for nobody.
YESTERDAY is history, TOMORROW is mystery, and TODAY is a gift, that’s why it’s called the PRESENT!
Give a copy of this message to a friend, for it’s a special gift and may just change their grey dull lives into brightness. There is also a Powerpoint presentation called “The Bank Account of Life” you can view here.
This is a question from Yahoo! Answers that I answered and was voted Best Answer by the person who asked the question…
As the week keeps going, I’m feeling more and more depressed. I feel like pretty soon something is going to happen to me because of my bad decisions. What can I do to make me feel better about myself? And to not feel so depressed? I’ve been feeling depressed for about 2 weeks. Could this be something serious? Should I go to a doctor?Please, just give me some advice on how I can put off stress, and just get a little self-confidence.
Here’s my answer:
There is three suggestions I can make having experienced depression twice in my life before.
Firstly do all the things for yourself you wish other people would do. So for example if you wish someone would buy you a gift go and buy one for yourself. If you wish someone would take you out to a nice dinner or show. Do it for yourself.
Secondly help those less fortunate. This is maybe the most important because you will soon start to see there’s always someone else in a worse position. And when you do things to help others you will experience gratitude which open’s your heart. Gratitude is the key to changing the way you feel because you start to feel like you are making a difference in other people’s lives.
Lastly watch some comedy shows, stand-up comedy or funny movies. Go back to the classics like Charlie Chaplin or get the earlier Jim Carrey movies like Ace Ventura or The Mask, those really physical comedies with little words. Depression is a myth that’s in your head. You minimise yourself compared to other people. When you laugh you feel more like yourself meaning that you are not putting yourself down or patting yourself on the back. You just in equilibrium.