When I am feeling depressed, I repeat to myself statements such as these:
"Pain is the touchstone of progress"
"Fear no evil"
"This too shall pass"
"This experience can be turned to benefit"
These fragments of prayer bring far more than mere comfort.
They keep me on track of right acceptance.
They break up my compulsive themes of guilt, depression,
rebellion and pride and sometimes they endow me with
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Bill W