Dear Friend,

Listicle /ˈlistək(ə)l/ (noun): an article on the Internet presented in the form of a numbered or bullet-pointed list.

You either love them or hate them (or you love to hate them or hate to love them), but you’ve probably viewed your fair share of them. With “17 dog smiles that will make you bark for joy” vying for attention with “23 of the messiest bedrooms of all time,” it’s no wonder that we associate this kind of media with cheap (and somewhat empty) entertainment.

Sometimes, however, we encounter listicles that are so full of deep and empowering truths that we are touched in a way that goes far beyond the shallow skin of our tablet screens and computer monitors.

One such example is “Ten Controversial Affirmations for Those Who Choose to Fight Depression,” which was recently crafted by Tzvi Freeman. Read it, read it again and then post it on your Facebook wall, your refrigerator door and anywhere else where you’ll be sure to see these powerful words.

And then make sure to open the e‑mail again next week, when we share the next batch of affirmations.

Wishing you an empowering week,

The Editorial Team