In writing on how to cope with despondency,
Harry Emerson Fosdick spoke of the following
"Remember that some tasks are so important
that they must be gone through with, whether
we are depressed or not."
When we, at first, think of "tasks so important,"
we might think of some deeds that are highly
heroic or that are terrible dangerous to our
physical well-being or our emotional security.
But, we would suggest two "important tasks"
that are daily commonplace in their occurrence...
One is...earning a living and the second...
keeping a home. These are "tasks so important"
that we cannot, dare not, avoid them regardless
of our moods or mental dispositions.
And while our moods and thoughts change often
and, whether we be melancholy or happy, our "tasks so
important" still remain.