How do you see that life is always worth living even in the sad, dark,
scary & seemingly hopeless moments?
and dwell & worry...and worry some more. But luckily I have people. I have my man, I have El & an amazing tribe of friends. I have my family. I have my passions + interests. And I have the belief that I am doing the best I can.
All of this keeps me from falling apart.
Now, I'm not saying ignore what’s troubling you or pretend it's not there.
Because that's not the answer. Dedicate time to it, talk to your people about it,
but don't let it run the show or or overshadow all the good that surrounds you.
But, if you are feeling this is NOT enough, seek professional help.
We, as a community, need to take the stigma out of doing this
and support each other to do so.
Asking for help is never something to be ashamed of!
It takes courage to be vulnerable, to show the world your struggle.
are simply out of our control. It’s best to focus & pursue what is.
So, be the best you. Be the kindest you. Be brave. Be the you that acknowledges that you make mistakes & accept that fact, but also learn and grow from them. And teach your little people the same. Love them fiercely, but also let them make their own mistakes. Mistakes do not = loss of love. They are only mistakes.
And sometimes making a mistake leads you to beauty, to peace and to an understanding of others you never thought possible.
Life is a gift. But it’s also sad, difficult and downright total BS sometimes.
Most of us are lucky enough to see that the tough stuff is just a cloud. And soon the sun will reappear. But not everyone can. Some cannot find a way out of the darkness.
My wish is through kindness, guidance, love, laughter, gratitude and acceptance, the clouds & darkness can disappear in all hearts.
If these tools don't work or if they just aren't enough, because understandably sometimes they don't, we are lucky to know there is help out there.
Suicide prevention lifeline 1-800-273-8255 is available 24/7. Call the hotline.
Call your doctor. Call a friend. Life will NEVER be better without you.
With love & hope,
Amy (& El)