Here’s a good sign if a person is bipolar. Our libraries are full of books on how to organise ourselves.
Not that we necessarily do a good job of it, but we buy the books in hope that someday we will be capable of setting out tasks and doing them.
Actually, that’s not quite the truth. We usually buy the books when we are coming out of depression and heading into mania. And we usually buy them with the manic ability to spend money on just about anything and the manic certainty that this time we will get ourselves organised.
Not that it happens. And so the books are added to our library one by one. There’s something poignant about being depressed in a messy, rumpled, clothes strewn apartment with a library shelf full of books on how to be organised.
But I do come across a gem every now and then. You should get your hands on “101 Ways to Talk to God” by Dandi Daley Mackall. There aren’t any bible quotations in the book, just reminders that the little things in our lives are intrinsically beautiful and worthy of being thankful for.
Get one for yourself, and then get a few more to give to others as gifts.