Michelle’s blog post this weekend was a nice reminder of something that many of us, when we are struggling, need to know. You don’t need to do much to make a difference.
Think of all the little things you do and you will realize you can make a difference when you are depressed.
I think many of us struggle when we think about making a difference, because the things that come to mind are the huge news stories we see about folks creating foundations and raising tens of millions of dollars, etc. We think, and our depression likes to remind us, that THOSE people are making a difference. We can’t do that.
Sure, yeah, they are making a difference, and they should be applauded for it. But, you know what? You can absolutely make a difference in the lives of the people around you, by doing little things. Those huge foundations are great, but that friend who’s day is made when someone sends them a text and let’s them know someone is thinking about them, or that neighbor who struggles to get out for groceries and could use someone to pick some up for them? Those things matter, their lives are better when someone does that kind of thing for them, and we all can do those kinds of things.
Your depression is wrong, you’re not useless, you have many, many small things you can do, that make a big difference.