You would be surprised with how many people in your life could be going through depression at this very moment. People hide it like a paper bag over their heads out of fear of being judged, made fun of, seen as weak, or just not taken seriously. Depression should not be taken lightly, it holds us down from our purpose and potential in life. Those who tell you that it doesn’t exist have never experienced depression in their life, therefore not understanding the symptoms and how it’s something that cannot be fixed in a day! So if you think you are depressed or if you think you know someone else who is, please talk to a friend, a family member, or anyone else in your life that you trust - never overlook the possibility of seeing a doctor for more professional help!! Your feelings are real, your feelings are shared upon millions. Don’t hide it, talk to someone about it. With the right help, you can rediscover your confidence and begin life anew with our undying love and support!
A homeless man with terminal cancer had a dying wish to see his dog one last time. When the dog was brought to his bed, she immediately licked the arms and face of her owner, who died a few days later. Source
When the same topic keeps popping up and you think “Omg, I just heard about that the other day!” it’s usually due to the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon, which is the illusion that something you’ve only recently noticed starts to appear everywhere you go. Source
Oprah Winfrey grew up in poverty, was raped at age 9 and 13, ran away from home, and gave birth at 14 to a son who died soon after, but still went on to become the world’s 1st African American billionairess. Source