There are many characteristics that I enjoy about myself, like how much I enjoy being positive and uplifting to others around me, but, when I have bouts of depression, I find it hard to be people centric. I have two autoimmune diseases which can lead to some long bouts of depression, and this can cause me to loose sight of my positive characteristics. Today’s daily affirmation is an important step to remind myself that it is not the real me, and I have much to offer to life. Today, I will affirm within myself: Depression is not my defining characteristic!” This will be an important step when faced with the negativity of depression. I hope that others will join me and not allow the negativity of depression to overpower their minds!