anya getter hopeDepression isn’t the opposite of happiness, rather the absence of hope. Every morning I remind of that by reading some of my favorite quotes about hope. Among them are these.

The lotus flower blooms most beautifully from the deepest and thickest mud. –Buddhist Proverb

Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. –Maori Proverb

Every blade of grass has its Angel that bends over it and whispers, “Grow, grow.” –The Talmud

My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. –John 14:27

Come to the edge He said. They said: We are afraid. Come to the edge He said. They came. He pushed them, and they flew … –Guillaume Apollinaire

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Therese Borchard
I am a writer and chaplain trying to live a simple life in Annapolis, Maryland.

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  1. Shanti K

    It all started from lack of sleep, depression, paranoia, delusional, granger, hostile anger, victim, lies & estranged us. We been the bad guys all along. Now it’s full blown mental illness & we can’t help our daughter. The law prevent us to reach out to her & help her.
    She says the worst Toxic things imaginable and cusses foul. …… Enough to keep people away. We know she is mentally very sick. She needs help just like a cancer patient…… Who is going to take her to get help?


    Your Daughter needs Love and Attention, she will lash out as long as she is not receiving this from you. She needs to feel deep Love, she is hurting very much. Please stay with her and give her this support.

    Part of depression is not liking oneself and the lashing out victim mode, is because we really dislike our self, so unconditional love is Essential for us to cope and just be.