I sent this text message earlier today to a friend who was having her own depressed day (txt-spelling in order to keep the length down to 320 characters):


U dont suck. U just feel
that way right now. We know
these feelings always fade. U
feel a lot of pain right now,
but remember this isn’t
“you”-if you have one
day like this every 2wks, say,
the sad u is 1/14 (only 7%!)
of your being. Let urself feel
the pain but dont believe 4 a
minute that it defines u<3


I would do well to take my own advice.