Linda, I am glad that you are off Effexor but I can't believe that you quit it "cold turkey". ALL anti-depressant medicines WARN about not stopping like that! I am glad that you are okay! I am on Lexapro, too. I've found that it works pretty well but it just doesn't last all day long, so my doctor added wellbutrin to be taken in the afternoon and that seems to fill the gap.
Even on meds, we still can feel depression but at least we can think of ways to combat the illness through positive thinking and actions. Smiling and surrounding ourselves with happy people are 2 of the best ways to stay away from depression. Also, not allowing our minds to dwell on the "bad part" of our past or bad feelings but rather look at life as though we DO have rose colored glasses, makes all the difference in the world.
It is just as easy to be a happy, positive person who smiles and says something nice to greet someone, even themselves, as it is to frown and be grumpy and negative about everything. I think it is like being happy
that I HAVE a half glass of water instead of grumbling
that I ONLY have half a glass of water.
I like your quote! Tomorrow IS another day. If we remember to try to be happy today, we can always try again tomorrow.
Before long, we will have a GREAT habit of trying to be happy.