We believe that every Friday should be feel-good Friday, so here's your much-deserved, end-of-the-week reward:
Imgur user Molly felt her life was falling apart. Not only did she have a lot going on in her life — "Trying to do well at work. Just got married. Couldn’t afford a wedding. Family is sparse. Falling out with friends, yaddadyadda," she wrote on Imgur — she's also battling clinical depression. She was upset about how she had been treating her new husband because of it. “I’ve not been the easiest person to deal with. In fact, sometimes I’ve lost all hope and even taken my anger out on my husband.”
But as she collapsed on her bed, mentally exhausted, upon returning from a trip to San Francisco, she noticed some writing on the bedroom mirror — a list written by her husband Tim, titled “Reasons I Love My Wife."
Here's the complete list:
1. She is my best friend
2. She never quits on herself or me
3. She gives me time to work on my crazy projects
4. She makes me laugh, every day
5. She is gorgeous
6. She accepts the crazy person i am
7. She’s the kindest person i know
8. She’s got a beautiful singing voice
9. She’s gone to a strip club with me
10. She has experienced severe tragedy yet is the most optimistic person about humanity i know
11. She has been fully supportive about my career choices and followed me each time
12. Without realizing it, she makes me want to do more for her than i have ever wanted to do for anyone
13. She’s done an amazing job at advancing her career path
14. Small animals make her cry
15. She snorts when she laughs
This outstanding display of support from her husband was exactly what she needed. "I think he wanted me to remember how much he loves me,” she wrote. “Because he knows how quickly I forget. He knows I struggle to see good in the world, and especially the good in myself. But here it is. A testament and gesture of his love. Damn, I needed it today..."
She also made a point to send a message to everyone out there struggling with mental illness:
I’m not saying mental illness is cured by nice words on a mirror. In fact, it takes professional care, love, empathy, sometimes even medication just to cope. Many people struggle with it mental illness - more than we probably even realize. And instead of showing them hate or anger when they act out. Show them kindness and remind them things can and WILL get better. Everyone needs a little help sometimes. If that person can't be you - see if you have any resources for therapy.
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