“The attitudes of praise and thanksgiving are salutary.  They not only lighten the consciousness, lifting it out of sadness and depression; they elevate consciousness to a point of acceptance.”  — Ernest Holmes

Depression and suicide are epidemic today in all ages – young, middle-aged, and elderly people. Sometimes people are overwhelmed by the pace of their lives or simply unable to cope with changes and loss.  Yet, there is nothing too big, too hard, or too much for the Infinite Divine Reality.  Spirit is bigger, deeper, wider, richer, and more full than you can possibly imagine!

Do not despair. There is always hope. Even if you do not have, or can not get, everything you want, you have something to be grateful for.  No matter how low you might feel, you have something to give. You can give your love, your song, your time, your creativity. You can be grateful for the air to breath, and the sunshine and rain. Giving and Gratitude are what make like meaningful.

Reflection:  What one thing can you contribute today?  What are you grateful for?

Affirmation:  I am filled with the presence of Love and Hope! Nothing is too big for God!