Thief of Color and Light

by Sherry Riter in Depression,Flower

“Seeds of faith
are always within us;
it takes a crisis
to nourish
and encourage their growth.”
~Susan Taylor ~


should be a four letter word.

It robs you of




the future,

the present,

the past.

It lies

with a convincing argument

surrounded by a few truths

but filled with false statements.

Depression hurts

your body,



and soul.

But it doesn’t have to win.

Reach out.

There are people who love you,



and hope

for happiness

just for you.

We believe in you

and know you will win

this battle

and the color will return

because we are your steadfast army

and will help fight the darkness.

You have a bright future

filled with an abundance of happiness.

It will get better…

I promise.

Don’t give up now

even when it’s hard

because eventually you will look back

and know that it was worth the effort.

“There are no failures –
just experiences
and your reactions to them.”
~Tom Krause~

The Redhead Riter

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Miel Abeille May 14, 2010 at 6:26 am

Very powerful post! I'm thrilled to have found this in my reader today! Thank you!


2 Crystal Jigsaw May 14, 2010 at 9:26 am

These are incredible pictures. Thank you for sharing them.

CJ xx


3 Oh Sew Good May 14, 2010 at 10:06 am

You're so very talented. Your pictures were very effective to your post today. Very true though too.


4 Bitsy Baby Photography May 14, 2010 at 12:55 pm

BEAUTIFUL post, such nice & perfect imagery to go with this pain that so many experience in life!!


5 Kristen May 14, 2010 at 3:08 pm

i love this, especially the last quote!


6 Chantal May 15, 2010 at 12:13 am

Beautiful! The words, the pictures, the colors!


7 Lisa May 15, 2010 at 3:17 am

Beautiful! I love flowers so much. It's good to 'see' you again. Your blog looks great, as always. Thanks for stopping by and laughing at my dorkiness! lol!!

Lisa @ All That and a Box of Rocks


8 Zaffiro May 30, 2010 at 4:57 pm



9 Cottage Remnant June 18, 2010 at 8:19 pm

Great Analogy…. we know that the opposite of Light is darkness…and we know who the prince of darkness is…


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