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Screw You Sadness, Today I Choose Happiness! by UntamedUnwanted Screw You Sadness, Today I Choose Happiness! by UntamedUnwanted
I wish from the bottom of my heart this helps someone else as much as it helped me. At first it was hard to be happy but slowly, slowly it really began to work. I suppose what worked was taking control of my feelings and reminding myself I was in control, not my depression. This may not work for everyone. In fact, I can say for sure, different people need different things so this can't work for everyone. But hopefully it can work for some people who are falling. If it even helps one person, I will be both glad and grateful. :)

EDIT: This graphic has been edited because people feel that I am telling those who are chemically imbalanced to "get over it" by having the word depression there which I can assure them I am not because this graphic wasn't created with any other purpose than giving positivity. I am only trying to give a message of positive thinking to those who need it and are willing to use it. Sexual, physical, emotionally abused people who are trying hard to forget the damage like myself, someone having a bad day, someone who has recently been through a form of loss...basically anyone who is on the first very shaky steps of recovery and needs a positive message to keep them going.
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Kailani-e Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is beautiful. There's a boy in my grade, I wish I could show this too. But I know he will just look at it and say "Stereotypical" and walk away back where he can run himself over with his bike again.
Bell224668 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank u, this has really helped me cause my mum is suffering with depression and so I showed her this and she has already copied this and printed it off as a poster. I really hope u don't mind and again THANK YOU u have already help me and my mum so much Heart Heart Heart 
rinthehuman Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
wow that is awesome!! it really hits home for me and definitely something that I will keep saying to myself!! Beautiful and definitely something great for all of us to remember. ^^ Thank you so much!!
mangosquirrel Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
thank you

this would be a wonderful poster to have up. maybe i'll diy some wall art with this, if it's alright with you.
zenkai97 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
don't worry be happy…
If-Cloud-Was-A-Girl Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Huh... this really hits home, thank you <3
SteffenC-itsjustme Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Anyone telling you it's wrong or naive to believe that you can choose happiness is wrong.
Just because it (partly) is a choice doesn't mean that it's therefore easy.
Choices aren't always easy to make and sometimes you have to make the choice over and over and over again before it starts to take effect, but it does work. And no, it doesn't cure depression, but it can help change the default setting a lot of people have on life and it can help change some negative thoughts into positive thoughts.
It's the same with heartbreak. I had to choose over and over and over again to try and look at all the wonderful things in my life and in life in generel in order to move past the overwhelming sadness that engulfed my life last year. I'm still making that choice today and I'll make the choice again tomorrow and yes, it has gotten easier, but it wouldn't have if I had not done it to start with and it wouldn't have if I didn't keep making that choice every day.

I love you for spreading this positive message with the world. You have a good heart. <3

PS: I have a sign on the wall of my bedroom that says "Happiness is not a destination. It is a WAY of life." ^^
UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That is an absolutely gorgeous quote. Thank you so much for sharing. :)
SteffenC-itsjustme Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My pleasure ^^

Stay beautiful.
Michael-J-Hawk Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
As someone who has never been depressed, the idea of someone being offended by a wonderful message like this is incomprehensible. But then again, there are many things about depression that I don't understand.

Life hasn't exactly been a walk in the park for me, but it wasn't that rough either. My father was an alcoholic and his drinking problem resulted in my parents being separated for a while. He eventually told himself enough was enough. My mom and I weren't there during the time he tried to quit drinking, but from what he tolf me, they tied him to a bed to prevent him from trying to get a drink in rehab and he spent the first week literally pissing and crapping himself. His body would never stop shaking because he wanted to drink more than anything in the world. But he told himself that he couldn't because his drinking was what had resulted in his wife and son leaving him. So he continued to endure it and now he is 100% sober.

I'm aware that for people who suffer from depression it can't be easy to be happy just like that and that it takes a long LONG time for them to get over it. But if my father could descend into hell and make it back as a sober and decent man, I think people can break free from their depression and be happy. It's not easy, but it CAN be done.
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