The Orange
At lunchtime I bought a huge orange
The size of it made us all laugh.
I peeled it and shared it with Robert and Dave—
They got quarters and I had a half.

And that orange it made me so happy,
As ordinary things often do
Just lately. The shopping. A walk in the park
This is peace and contentment. It’s new.The rest of the day was quite easy.
I did all my jobs on my list
And enjoyed them and had some time over.
I love you. I’m glad I exist.

Wendy Cope.

When life feels like walking uphill in a downpour, taking joy in the little things is so hard. I know it's rough, but I am so proud of you for making it this far. "I love you. I'm glad I exist," is what I'm working towards.

What small thing are you working towards that will make you feel better?

Anxiety (Including GAD)


Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)


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  • jassybird


    Wow this is sweet 🤗

  • Toodaloo


    Beautiful poem! Thank you for sharing! I'm working on simply establishing a personal structured routine. Part of what worsens my depression is feeling like my entire life is in free fall and I have no control of even the smallest things. So I'm trying to ease myself into a routine, just some small things that I'm to consider daily checkpoints. Minor accomplishments meant to remind me that I am in control of my own destiny.

    • gurspaceport


      Routines are really big for me too. Even when it's hard to get out of bed it makes me feel better that I have a system to stick to.

  • joyboy


    I think of this poem every time I'm having fun with friends.

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  • spicysugar


    I love this type of poetry. I'm stuck in some POEtry right now if you know what I mean, so it's really relaxing to read stuff like this. Thank you 💕

    • gurspaceport


      You might like two headed calf by Laura Gilpen. It has the nihilist look of Poe, but is so heartbreakingly hopeful.

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