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Anthony Meagher

I have been fighting depression on and off for nearly 10 years. I never thought it would happen to me and prior to my diagnosis, I had little empathy and no sympathy for those whom I knew were already suffering. It was a bitter life lesson, indeed. Those times when the black fog descends over me and steals my tongue, my passions or my very interests in life, I am unable and unwilling to see any positivity around me and my inclination towards the path of suicidal thoughts has been often.

 

I understand that both the path to depression, and of course the path out of it, is varied, and no two situations are mirrored. When I have been in a better space, I am usually able to reason with myself and have attempted a number of things to help restore my confidence and faith in myself. These have included music, art and writing, and more recently in assisting others through life’s darkest paths where I can. Very recently, I donated blood for the first time in my life and that simply gesture, and the gratitude I received because of it, went a long way to restoring some self-worth. It also came with a little surprise – I received my Red Cross Donor Card in the mail today and I found out my blood type is B+. I read this as a hidden message to me: Be Positive.

 

I know I am respected and loved, and that I have many talents that others do not. Despite knowing this, when I am depressed I am usually unable to accept these things as reality. For those of you who know me though, I am grateful for your friendship and for those things you do for me to assist me to see that the glass is half full.

 

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Anthony, thank you so much for sharing your innermost thoughts..so brave, so courageous! You are most certainly respected and loved, as all those around you will attest too. However what many may not know is the depth and multiplicity of your talents.

I never cease to be amazed when I hear you sing, along with the accompaniment of your guitar; see you create drawings with such grace and ease; and most of all to write with such colour and imagination! I have indeed been privileged to read your latest novel, not once but three times now, revelling in each chapter as it unfolds.

I'm sure your Literary Agent will not be looking for too long, or too hard, for a Publishing House to take it on board, as one of the wisest investments they will ever have made! I look forward to my own '1st Copy' signed by your good self, to take Centre stage on my bookshelf!

Anthony, you are without doubt a '1st Class' Ambassador for the Glass Half Full Community!
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