I think it is natural for someone who struggles with mental illness to become dour and depressive. I have to fight it on a daily basis -- for this blog and for my own sanity. Things I tell myself daily...
- I could be in jail. I drank and drove for years almost habitually. Sheer luck saved me.
- I think of the Jews and what they went through with the holocaust and realize I am one of the most blessed men on earth. I have a home, a loving dog, food, medical care, a loving family that is intact and not persecuted.
- Moments of sanity are a blessing. I am thanking my lucky stars today that I am
lucid, calm, and mentally together. I've had some brushes with insanity the past few days that have sobered me up and made me realize I am not out of the woods yet. Revel in these moments of sanity and drink them in to the fullest!
- Seeing Joyce naked yesterday and cursing God in a fit of madness really hit home how tenuous our sanity can be. Take your medications!