At this time last year, I was a bit of a mess. A combination of season change, work stress, and brain chemistry conspired to catapult me into a rather intense and tenacious bout with anxiety and depression. One thing many religious communities have right is the encouragement and support for sisters to attend to all aspects of their health, including mental health. So when I realized what was happening, it didn’t take me long to seek help.
It took a while for things to get better, but I never doubted that God was with me and would bring me through. So when I look at everything going on with me now…possibly even more work stress than last year at this time, plus some other minor physical health issues, plus the coming gloom of winter making itself known in the weather… Sure, I have my cranky or blue days, but my general mood and outlook on life is remarkably brighter than it was at this time last year (and that was even BEFORE the election results of last week!)
So in the words of the “call and response” prayer in which we were led several times over the Call to Action conference:
God is good –
All the time!
All the time –
God is good!