Thank you so much for addressing something I personally are feeling and dealing with Kitty!! My moods can get dark quickly. I was diagnosed with major depressive disorder, but in partial remission a few months ago. I guess it will be a life long fight with MS and diabetes to keep from getting depressed again.
I had a disagreement with the editor of a Medium publication about the positive thinking mindset before. I had to explain that I used realism to keep from being in denial of my health issues.
A realistic optimism is my chosen mindset and I feel that I must keep finding things that I am thankful for to stay that way. It seems now that this fight will be a life long one, but I am ready and willing to keep that fight going.