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powerful video if you're having a bad day

I hope this finds you having a good day.  In case you're not (I wasn't, but the day is early yet), I came across this today, and I enjoyed it so thought it was worth sharing.  http://www.upworthy.com/having-a-bad-day-heres-46-powerful-things-you-should-really-hear

Last, below is an exerpt from Wikipedia's amazing list of great or famous people who have struggled with severe depression reminded me that while life isn't about accomplishment, depression need not rob any of us of the hope and aspiration to do great things and live wonderful lives.  That feeling that the best part of live is over, is just a feeling, and one that nearly everyone has at some point.

Not so much a question, as I just thought this might encourage and offer some perspective for some who (if like me, often succumb to a narrow view caught up in my own head).


This is a list of notable people who have, or have had, major depressive disorder. A number of well-known people have suffered from the disorder. While depression was sometimes seen as a shameful secret until the 1970s, society has since begun discussing depression more openly. Earlier figures were often reluctant to discuss or seek treatment for depression due to social stigma about the condition, or due to ignorance of diagnosis or treatments. Some historical personalities are presumed to have suffered from depression based on analysis or interpretation of letters, journals, artwork, writings or statements of family and friends.

•John Adams, 2nd President of the United States and a founding father[1][2][3]
•Caroline Aherne, British comedienne[4]
•Buzz Aldrin, American astronaut, the second man to set foot on the moon[5]
•Woody Allen, American film director and comedian[6][7]
•Claus von Amsberg, German diplomat and husband of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands[8]
•Hans Christian Andersen, Danish writer[9]
•Hideaki Anno, Japanese animator and film director[10]
•Malcolm Arnold, British composer[11]
•Richard Ashcroft, English singer-songwriter[12][13]
•Julian Assange, Australian publisher and editor (WikiLeaks)[14]

•Parveen Babi, Bollywood actress.[15]
•Alec Baldwin, American actor[16]
•Christian Bale, British actor[17]
•Maria Bamford, Comedienne and voice-over actress[18][19]
•David Banner, American hip hop artist[20][21]
•Charles Baudelaire, French poet[22]
•Amanda Beard, American Swimmer and Olympic Gold Medalist[23]
•Ingmar Bergman, Swedish film director[24]
•Halle Berry, American actress.[25]
•Pete Best, British musician, original drummer for the The Beatles
•William Blake, British poet and painter[26]
•David Bohm, British quantum physicist[27]
•Ludwig Boltzmann, An Austrian physicist
•Kjell Magne Bondevik, Norwegian politician and former Prime Minister of Norway[28]
•Jon Bon Jovi, American rock singer and songwriter[29][30]
•Lorraine Bracco, American actress[31]
•Neville Cawas Cyrus Bardoliwalla, British Actor / Comedian
•Terry Bradshaw, American football player,[32] Football Analyst, Sports Anchor
•Zach Braff, Americian actor[33]
•Frank Bruno, British boxer[34]
•Art Buchwald, humorist[35]
•Joe Budden, American hip hop artist[36]
•Delta Burke, American actress[37]
•Robert Burton British academic, (author of The Anatomy of Melancholy)[38]
•Barbara Bush First Lady of the United States 1989–93 and Second Lady 1981–1989.[39]

•Beverley Callard, British television actress, Coronation Street[40]
•Anthony Callea, Australian pop singer[41]
•Alastair Campbell, British journalist and political aide[42]
•Anna-Varney Cantodea, musician[43]
•Truman Capote, American writer known for Breakfast at Tiffany's and In Cold Blood.[44]
•Drew Carey, American comedian and actor[45]
•Jim Carrey, Canadian actor and comedian[46]
•Johnny Carson, American television presenter.[47]
•Helena Bonham Carter, British actress and wife of director Tim Burton[48][49]
•**** Cavett, American talk show host[50]
•Raymond Chandler, writer of detective fiction[51]
•Iris Chang, Chinese American writer and historian[52]
•Ray Charles, African-American singer[53][54]
•David Chase, American writer, director and producer[55]
•Lawton Chiles, U.S. Senator and Governor of Florida[28]
•Melanie Chisholm, English pop singer-songwriter[56]
•Agatha Christie, English crime writer[57]
•Winston Churchill, former British Prime Minister[58]
•Louis C.K., Mexican-American comedian, actor, writer and director[59]
•Eric Clapton, singer[60]
•Kurt Cobain, American musician (Nirvana)[61]
•Leonard Cohen, Canadian singer-songwriter[62]
•Stan Collymore, British footballer[63]
•Joseph Conrad, Polish writer[64]
•Catherine Cookson, English author[65]
•Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States.[66]
•Billy Corgan, American musician (The Smashing Pumpkins)[67]
•Jeb Corliss, American professional skydiver and BASE jumper[68]
•Chris Cornell, American songwriter (Soundgarden, Audioslave)[69]
•Courteney Cox, American actress[70]
•Sheryl Crow, American singer-songwriter[71]
•Rivers Cuomo, American musician (Weezer)[72]
•Ian Curtis, British musician, leader of Joy Division[73]

The full list and all citations are available at the wikipedia page:

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6726276 tn?1421126668
Thanks! Pamela
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Thank you.  Had a rough morning this morning full of anger and depression.  It only lasted about an hour but it was so exhausting and over-whelming I didn't think I was gonna make it through it.  
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I think that the success of dealing with depression can be marked by how long we suffer with anger and depression...Before therapy and meditation, it would be weeks or months before I was aware of the pity party I was throwing myself, your hour of pain is a wonderful testament to the work you are doing.

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