When in the depths of depression it is so hard to see anyone else. Depression is a very selfish disease that alienates us from others. I remember little incidences of kindness from people. A sales clerk giving me a compliment, a gentleman helping me with a bag of groceries, and how wonderful that made me feel for the day. And during my not so depressed times, I started wanting to make an extra effort everyday on returning those kindnesses. And guess what,I got back so much more by doing that every day. Not everyone responds to my gestures, but I wasn't doing it for that. Just the act of being present in the hear and now, and loooking for something positive was helping me to feel happier as well! This little exercise is still being practiced everyday. And I do feel so much better because of it.
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