Since then, I've been doing a lot of thinking. My Dad and his Mom (Grandma) had a New Years day tradition. They would go fishing, and even if they didn't catch anything, they would at least "get the hook wet". Well, today my son, father and I went fishing. We had such a great time. We caught a lot of fish, however, we just put them all back in the water. None of them were big enough to keep. Anyway, while I was there, watching the water flow, I was thinking. Something that I tend to do too much of.
First of all, I am 100% better than I was last year, this time. But why am I still suffering from such terrible depression? I don't have the physical pain of it any longer (thank God!), but I'm still getting depressed and feeling so inadequate.
On another, brighter note - I have been reading all of your posts and noticed that everyone has picked a word that you are going to use to help you carry on, on your journey. I need a word.
Well, with many different words scoured, I found this one:
First reason: The "Southern" definition of Grits is: Girls Raised In The South
Second reason: Webster defines Grit as: (pay special attention to the bold/italic phrases and words)
grit: noun \ˈgrit\
Definition of GRIT
1: a : sand, gravel; b : a hard sharp granule (as of sand); also : material (as many abrasives) composed of such granules.
2: any of several sandstones
3:a : the structure of a stone that adapts it to grinding; b : the size of abrasive particles usually expressed as their mesh
4: firmness of mind or spirit : unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger
Related to GRIT
Synonyms: backbone, constancy, fiber, fortitude, grittiness, guts, intestinal fortitude, pluck, spunk