I once had a secretary who hated sunny days. One morning I awoke with the sun blazing into my bedroom. The blue sky and brightness of the morning filled me with cheer and I jumped out of bed eager to get out into the sunshine. We had just experienced days of rainy grey days and it was so inspiring to finally see the sun. I found my mood upbeat and hopeful for the full day ahead of me.
When I walked into my secretary's office I was dumbfounded. She had covered all the windows with Reynold's Wrap. I asked her why she covered the windows. The sun was bright and the day was glorious and why would she want to cover it all up?
She looked at me and shook her head. "I hate sunny days," she said. I asked her why? She said, "They make me feel that I have to be happy and I'm not. I can't take the pressure."
My secretary was one of the most endearing and funny women I knew. To hear this made me so sad.
Circle all the emotions in this short piece and connect these emotions to the thought that provoked them. I'm not going to do it for you because I want you to find for yourself how the connection of thoughts and emotions are inextricably linked.
Our thoughts have great power. Our beliefs have great power.
If you are suffering, change your thoughts. Chant the new thoughts until they become part of your everyday thinking. This is a sure way to keep from getting depressed.