This story will be the feel-good story you were looking for to kick off the weekend.
An Imgur user named Molly felt that her life was falling apart. She was busy, dealing with issues from the past and had a lot going on in her life. As she wrote on Imgur:
“Trying to do well at work. Just got married. Couldn’t afford a wedding. Family is sparse. Falling out with friends, yaddadyadda.”
She has been battling depression. She is not the only one, as it is estimated 12 million other women in America alone are also suffering from depression. As a result, she has not been proud of the way she has treated her newly wedded husband.
“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.”
After she had come back from a trip to San Francisco, mentally exhausted, she saw an incredibly sweet message waiting for her. Her husband wrote it; Tim titled “Reasons I Love My Wife.”
Here is the 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.
She goes on to sum her feelings up:
“I think he wanted me to remember how much he loves me. Because he knows how quickly I forget. He knows I struggle to see the 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 sent 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 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.”
Who else thinks that it is the sweetest message ever?