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  1. That is a very good point. When we think about prayer, it's important to understand that there are many forms of prayer -- two among them being prayer of petition and prayer of thanksgiving (see, e.g. Psalms). It's very tempting to rely exclusively on prayer of petition to deepen our relationship with God, and to forget that it is equally important to give thanks as well.
  2. Seems to me that the same "drive" to acquire more money, a bigger house, nicer car, more powerful job, physical beauty, etc. is also the same "drive" that gets one out of bed in the morning. For depressives, that drive is low; for our "Type-A" comrades, it is high. But, in the words of that ancient melody from Psalms: "You take the good, you take the bad, you take what's left and there you have The Facts of Life..."
  3. Hang in there, mate. You must know, as we all do, that you can never accurately assess the worst storm until it has passed. I know that's not particularly helpful either, but it's something to think about during the worst of times.
  4. erupt into violence this coming Halloween, when
  5. First I gave up caffeine entirely, and now, for Lent, (following Byzantine calendar, which started yesterday), one of the things I've done is I've given up alcohol. Last night we were both exhausted, and went to bed shortly after 8:30, and slept all night with one interruption by the 10 m.o., but all tolled, it was probably about 9 hours of sleep, which is more than I usually get in 2 nights. So, this morning I felt pretty good, we'll see how the afternoon goes. So, yes, I agree, sleep makes the happy, insomnia makes the sad. Thanks for the good wishes!
  6. So, you're back at work? That didn't seem so bad. The more I think about it, the more I think the problem with a "depressive" brain is that we are subject to the same hardships as everyone else, but for some reason we take those hardships and run to very strange places with them, such that it's difficult for them to find their way out of our head again. A seemingly innocuous slight can lead to a derailment.
  7. would feel bad if my uncle showed up and there were no machine to greet him
  8. This is one of the few "safe" places on the internet, I've found. How old are you? Are you on meds? In therapy?
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