I have depression but this does not mean that I am without strength; I am a strong woman.
I have depression but it does not define who I am; I will not let it. Each day I try to choose my attitude - and I try so very hard. Some days it's more difficult to choose the "glass is half-fill approach" but if I try then it means that I am making a positive stand against an illness that I cannot will away, an illness that does not differentiate or stigmatise. I have a choice and I choose to live, fully aware and joyously.
I am a strong woman but every now and then I wish that someone would take my hand and tell me that everything will be alright, that I am not alone and that they are there for me.
I am a strong woman, clever and courageous but I am no different to others - I need saved at times too: asking for help does not make me any less strong, it just means that I need the help of others - I need to try hard to remember this.
I am a strong woman and am stronger than I realise - and so, if you are reading this, are you.
I am strong and when the day is difficult and life seems tough I need to keep this in mind - we all do.