Love Your Life! Overcoming Depression

love your life
Love your life! Nobody chooses depression.  It's not like it's on a menu and people say, "Ooh, I'll have that!" It's more like being mugged in a dark alley.  Nobody asks for it, but it can happen against our will and desires. Even though getting in can happen as a matter of course, or circumstances, or whatever, getting out of depression requires a choice.  A...
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The Unforgettable Error

Pressure increased the more I moved. I pressed a hand to my swollen abdomen, feeling the hard shell of my skin stretch to accommodate the swirling gases within. I shouldn’t have eaten that chili… When my client offered me some of that evening’s dinner I couldn’t refuse. Not a big fan of beans, I normally would have shunned the steaming pot of chili, but when I looked at ...
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Mud Bottom

Slip and Fall
Winter walk Light flecks of snow stuck to my windshield as I cautiously pulled into a narrow parking stall. I had hoped the winter weather would go away by late February, but to my chagrin it still fell in light wafts, covering the ground in a slippery layer of ice powder. Bitter wind blew through my black woolen jacket the moment I stepped from the vehicle, sending shivers up...
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The Pink Skunk

Ripped pants
Running late Appearances are only skin deep. Or in my case, as thin as the faded mark of an overused sharpie. Ice cream is a fickle thing; without the constant support from a freezer it oozes into a shapeless puddle, rendering it revolting to any customer. With no character of its own, it conforms to whatever whims surround it: melting in the face of heat, hardening when it...
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Catastro-phone

Broken phone
Black. My attempt to respond to my friend’s exciting text message failed miserably when the screen froze, then blackened. It did this frequently. I pressed my thumb into the upper right edge where the power button was and waited for it to turn back on as it usually did. Silence. I pressed again, harder this time. Silence. Uh-oh. Although not the greatest ...
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