When you have depression there is a need to move past yesterday, and find hope in the darkest of clouds. Because every cloud seems dark when you're depressed it often makes the silver lining almost impossible to see. Here I say, we need some fresh, well-seasoned perspective, for the silver lining is there, and art can often bring it out.
Have I gone through this before? Probably. I've found it to be important. So if I have I'll say it again: we need to accept that life is unfair, and that you don't need others approval. No matter how much we may like to have it, or wish it to be, it is not needed. Once we realize this, the silver lining should be easier to find. And art can help us find it. Each piece a bright spot drug out from the pain of our lives. A means to heal. A means to create the silver with which to line the cloud.
Thinking positive is not overlooking the dark clouds; it is seeing the silver lining and holding onto that. Taking it with us, that silver lining, as we move through them, the dark clouds of life. Until all we see is the silver, the beauty in life. Art is one of the best ways to see that silver. Over time, it accumulates and allows us to look back at all the silver we’ve collected. So create, give yourself something positive to look at as you move through life. A tangible means by which to gauge the beauty in the world, in yourself.