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My name is Maribel. I have two wonderful children and a strong faith. I am also a survivor of depression. I want to share my stories and feelings with everyone in the hopes of removing some of the stigma associated with this disease. You are not weak, you are not crazy. It is not a feeling that you can just wish would go away; it is a struggle from day to day. Some days are good, some days are great, other times everything around you seems bleak. The good news is that there is hope, and depression can be controlled. Thank you for visiting my page. I hope you will enjoy reading my thoughts. At times you will find my posts to be educational and uplifting. Other times I am sure they will be raw and personal. My hope is that you will travel this road with me as we continue to explore what is in store for us in this journey called life.

Monday, January 9, 2012


Tomorrow - a day following today; a period of time in the future. A measurement of time we all talk about yet not guaranteed to any one of us.
I suppose it is simply in our human nature to think about the future as if it will always be there. This is evident by the fact that we are beings who are always planning. From the time we are old enough to realize we have choices we begin to plan our lives. In our younger years we plan weeks in advance what we are going to wear for the first day of school. In college we plan ahead for graduation and our future career goals. We plan our wedding days, our childbirths, our vacations, and our retirements. But, how many of us plan for our deaths?
Truth is time is only infinite to God. We, on the other hand, are finite creatures. We dream, we plan, we hope, we realize goals but at the end of the day our time here on earth is limited.
Do any of the following comments sound familiar?  - 
“We will have our first child after we pay off all of our debts.”
“Maybe I will visit my family next year.”
“I wish I could do that.” Or “I have always wanted to go there.”
“Sorry honey, I won’t be home for dinner. I have to work overtime.”

I could go on and on listing phrases that at one time or another we have all either repeated or heard. I don’t want to spend too much time on that though. Instead, my plea to all of you is to take a long, hard look at your situation. Can we truly afford to do things only when the “time is just right?” Are you living the life you want to live? Are you preoccupied with what others might say, or is the experience uniquely yours?
Our journey on this earth may ultimately come to an end, but we can make the time in between a beautiful occasion. Your happiness rests in your own hands. Your dreams can only be realized by you. Don’t ever let anyone take that away from you.


  1. Maribel, I can only say that your writing is awesome and soooo true;especially when you say,"we plan for everthing but death". You think some people are planning to live forever? I am, but only in Heaven!! God Bless You and Have A Blessed Day!!! :) :)

  2. Thank you so much Bill. Your comments are really encouraging.
    God bless!