What is depression anyway! To examine the meaning of a word, I usually try to find the root of that word; in this case, depress. Hmmm, to depress is to push something down, to keep something down, or in the emotional sense, keep happiness and positivity down, at least, that is how it appears to me. I often hear people say, "Just get over it. If you think happy, you will be happy." Okay, so I say to myself, "Voila- you are happy." Strange, but my sudden realization of happiness eludes me. I feel no overwhelming sensation to smile, no emotional euphoric bathing, not even the urge to giggle. So I think, "Damn, I must be doing this wrong. Okay okay, let's try again. You are happy. Think happy thoughts." I try for several minutes and again, I'm just not getting that instant gratification, which I look for in so many areas of life. I wonder if it's supposed to be instantaneous. Maybe there is a set amount of time to wait before the
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