I have been battling depression due to some issues ongoing for the past 2 years or so. I am strong by nature but have been feeling weak and wavering lately. On Monday night I hit a breaking point, I just didn't want to do anything but sleep and stay away from people. But... i'm an employee, a mom, and a wife...so life must go on.
Tuesday I went out to feed the horses a little earlier than usual so I could spend some time with them. They are unbelievable curers. The joy and happiness I get from them is astonishing. I only spent maybe 30-45 minutes with them... not even doing much but petting them and looking them over. By the time I went back into my house I was feeling better than I have in weeks. It's not the first time either. My horses are such a source of comfort for me. A special look, or a whinny for their food gives me such security and contentment.
I just wanted to share this. I'm sure many of you have similar stories. Please feel free to share. Horses are amazing animals. So despite the costs - they are worth their weight in gold.