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Grace in Small Things #81


So, I was drafting a post about why Robin Williams’ death hit me so hard, but it was just too difficult to write without completely losing it. Because he didn’t die of suicide, he died of depression. Because depression can kill. It nearly killed me. Twice. So instead, let’s find some grace in small things, shall we?

(Though if you’re looking for more about depression/suicide from someone who’s actually been there, here and here and here and here and here are a few links I recommend.)


1. Light.


2. Heat.


3. Introducing my kids to Hook.


4. That Preston still calls popcorn “hot porn”.


5. The hope of better days.

Schmutzie created Grace in Small Things to wage a battle against embitterment.

Categories: GiST

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  • Becca Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 9:43 pm

    I have started to say “hot porn” too – it’s just too funny not to.

    I thought about doing a tribute post to Robin Williams, but can’t. I don’t feel I have the words…

    • Jen Wilson Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 9:32 am

      Neither do I. :(

  • alana Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 9:29 am

    enjoyed. thanks

    • Jen Wilson Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 9:32 am

      You’re welcome! :)

  • Ashley S Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 7:26 pm

    I am abundantly thankful that you didn’t die of depression, even once! Robin’s death makes my heart hurt for his family & for so many people who’s own suffering is minimized by the world around them. We are seriously and sadly undereducated on all that is depression…

    On a happier note – how is it that Preston looks way older when his hair is short?! I swear it seems like you just had him and BAM he’s 14!

    • Jen Wilson Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 9:27 pm

      I know, right?! It goes way too fast. :-/