I am doing the best I can. Most days I can manage to see beyond my current reality, and continue to hope and assume things are going to get better; some days I just can’t seem to get there. I do need to be cheered up now and then, and I appreciate the effort, really I do. But don’t try to get me out of my funk by reminding me that there are people who have it worse than I do. I already know that. In my current state of mind I may just argue with you and try to prove that it IS as bad as I feel like it is. I don’t want to do that. Sometimes what I need is someone to just sit with me and understand that I am in a funk that will get better – thank you for understanding.