If you have ever suffered from depression, then you will understand the vivid contrast between the two images below.  When mentally and emotionally healthy, I am in awe of the sapphire blue sky streaked with ribbons of cotton candy. When depressed, I never notice the clouds unless I’m caught in a downpour. Life becomes empty of color and sound and joy cannot be found, even with a loving husband and crazy, energetic children. If you run into someone who doesn’t seem to be aware of the beauty that surrounds us, take a minute and really talk to that person. You never know, you may be the only friend that offers them a box of 64 crayons to color their world again!!