In times of Depression, Whom from you get your Inspiration?

India
June 18, 2007 4:01am CST
Is it your father, mother, brother, friend or some other person?
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@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
20 Jun 07
I get my inspiration and encouragement from God. Sometimes He uses other people but a lot of times I get it from talking to Him and reading His word. So many times that is the only one I could turn to.
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
18 Jun 07
When i am feeling depressed or sad, my parents are my biggest inspiration as I know they will listen to me and help me as much as they can to get me to be happy and cheerful again. I went through depression years ago and they were there for me and helped get me through it. I do not know what I would have done without them or the counseling that I had as well. My family are my biggest supporters.
@djbtol (5500)
• United States
21 Jun 07
It is really great that you have such a good relationship with your parents. Obviously that is something to be quite grateful for. Have a wonderful day.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
18 Jun 07
when i am down and kind of depressed, nothing and no one can help me come out of it. i guess, with TIME i get over it. i would rather prefer left to myself than to have help from my near and dear ones. i know they would do their best but i would not be able to respect their thoughtfulness. TIME helps a lot and i just lock in and take refuge to books and sooner or later i get over it. thanx.
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@djbtol (5500)
• United States
21 Jun 07
I agree with you. When I am depressed, it is natural to pull within in myself. At that point I am not comfortable with other people.
• India
18 Jun 07
I usually take inspiration from GOD during the time of depression. I usually don't get depressed but by chance it happens I remember my GOD and the problem is solved.
@djbtol (5500)
• United States
21 Jun 07
God is great and we can always trust Him. He always keeps His promises. Have a good day.
@cdparazo (5769)
• Philippines
18 Jun 07
First is myself but more on God and Jesus Christ. I pray and keep myself open for inspiration from him.
@djbtol (5500)
• United States
21 Jun 07
Trust God and obey His Word. He will take care of you. Those are enouraging words that I and my family need. Have a great day.
@321633wy (1795)
• United States
20 Jun 07
Each time when i 'm under deoressed i will isolate my self to others or i will find some one close to talk about it.But most of the time i like to be my self and pray to god to give me the strenght to overcome my depression.
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@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
20 Jun 07
Well, no-one really....that's generally why I'm depressed...lol.
@psyche49f (2512)
• Philippines
18 Jun 07
When I am depressed I pray that God will give me strength to be able to overcome it...Have done it lots of times and I always get answers to my prayers. Then I draw strength and inspiration from my husband, children, my work, my sister. Talking to close family members helps a lot. I don't have parents anymore that's why I haven't mentioned them. I also find solace in a few good friends who I think understands. I also do a lot of "self-talks" to myself so that I am usually relieved after doing it.
@wisconsin26 (3859)
• United States
21 Jun 07
i have a friend actually online that told me that god will give me strength to help threw my depression and u know i didn't think he was right... i've been very depressed after my father passing a year ago... I actually started praying and it's been helping me alot to get threw my depressions...
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@pamcake (276)
• United States
17 Jul 07
I'm sorry about your loss, but yes! God does heal wehn you ask him to. It took a while for it to sink in for me too!
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@bcl_me (583)
• Philippines
18 Jun 07
I am so depressed right now and for some reason, I have already cried a lot this moening coz I have to let go of a lot of money again to pay for my apartment...and with each passing time...my funds are decreasing at exhobitant rate more than I could ever replenish so I am so worried and depressed...but for some reasons, I have kept my attention in posting here at mylot and some I seemed to have forgotten about that huge problem that I have.
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@mexshyl (878)
• China
18 Jun 07
I'm sorry to hear that you cried a lot this morning. However, after I read you're better now, glad to know myLot helps you a lot. Sometimes, when people are in depression, it's a good way for them to divert their attention and make them better soon. Have a nice day! :)
@senthil2k (1501)
• India
18 Jul 07
At the times when I am depressed, I do read a lot of motivation books and novels. Many of them give me some points on how to console myself and how to go away from the problem that is troubling me. Not only during the troublesome periods, I do read such motivation books whenever I can.
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@shinjiao (1464)
• China
18 Jul 07
Hi,ranjeetkolarkar! When I am depressed,my parents will give me strength at the first time.No matter how distressed I felt,with their inspiration,I will be powerful as soon as possible.My parents are the people who believe in me the most in the world.
@Bobbz21 (155)
• New Zealand
18 Jul 07
I get mine from my children, whenever Im on a downlow, I can always picture my boys smiling at me and they encourage me heaps, so my inspirations are my children.
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@pamcake (276)
• United States
17 Jul 07
I can talk to my fiancee about almost anything so I usually go to him when I need a listening ear. If it's something I don't feel comfortable talking to him about..then I go to my best friend. She has been my best friend for about 21 years...since we were in kindergarten!
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@obukohwo (302)
• Nigeria
26 Jun 07
When i am depressed i get my inspiration from my dad. He is such a wonderful man.
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@mschiqui (1284)
• Philippines
22 Jun 07
in times of depression i directly confide to od and after praying i talked with my hubby..I tell my husband everything, what i feel, my problems, my depressions and evrything.I am very open with him.
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@gberlin (3836)
21 Jun 07
God and my wife and family, then friends.
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• Philippines
21 Jun 07
I was so depressed this past few days , financially and emotionally that suddenly i see myself crying that i lose hope no one to run to my parents are very selfish and think only of themselves. They would appreciate me only if they would get something or would benefit from me . aside from that my husband is very laxy and doesnt even bothered ot the needs of our kids and doesnt look for a job . iam on my on with three kids to support . I prayed , read the bible . post here in mylot . i feel relieved
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• United States
21 Jun 07
Whenever I am a little down on myself, I tend to try and find my inspiration in my wife. She is always good for it; when I get down on something, whether it's school or work or anything else in life, she's always got the right thing to say or the right attitude to continue and push forward. She's always been there and will continue to do so through the tough times. She's awesome.
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@Katlady2 (9921)
• United States
20 Jun 07
During those times when I am feeling down, I get inspiration not only from God, but from my best friend as well. She always knows how to cheer me up and lift my spirits. I honestly don't know what I would do without her in my life.
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