Did you finish the d word as depressed? If you did, I'm sorry, as that's the wrong word for this post. I believe that word is so overused as to be meaningless. My understanding is that persons who are truly, clinically depressed and need intervention are usually curled up in the fetal position, under the covers and simply cannot function normally. If you can get up out of bed and get yourself or others out the door for the day's activities, then you aren't depressed. BUT, you may be one of these other wonderfully descriptive "D" words (with a couple other letters thrown in). Take a look and see if you can pick out some words you can use next time you're feeling less than "Singing in the Rain" happy.
discomfitted (confused and dejected)
disconsolate (see Hymn #115)
discouraged (see Hymn #30)
Most of the time we are just down because we live in a mortal world, far from our Heavenly Home and we are buffeted by Satan and his minions to the point of, well, all of the above.
We are taught that there will be opposition in ALL things therefore we can't expect to feel giddily happy all the time. Life is hard, life is unpredictable, life is tiring. We can't see what's around the next bend in the road. Moving forward takes faith, and perseverance in the face of all those lovely "d" words. Paul, ever the optimist because of his faith in Jesus Christ, said, "We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed." (2 Cor. 4:8-9)
Okay, friends, let's gird up our loins, fresh courage take, and press forward with steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, cheerfully doing all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, and know that God is in control, and patiently wait for his arm to be revealed.
(see Hymn #30, 2 Ne. 31:20, D&C 123:17, Ps. 46:10)