We all have our dark moments. Life isn’t fair. The only universal truths in life are – you are born – you die. It’s how you live your life that gives it meaning. How you treat others. Your compassion. Your empathy.

Sometimes life’s burdens seem too much to carry. We don’t ask for help because we know everyone else has their own issues – their own baggage.

But when life becomes to much – when the baggage gets to heavy – when the depression is too deep and threatens to engulf you – please, please, reach out to someone. Someone WILL listen. Even if that someone is a stranger.

I lost a friend yesterday who thought there was no other way out of the darkness. Heartbroken over the death of her son, she gave up on life. And now the world must go on without her.

Life is tough. There is no doubt about that. But there is always something to live for. Someone to live for. Someone who lives for you. When the darkness comes, find the light. Even if it’s just a small candle you light for yourself. Let someone be the beacon that draws you back. REACH OUT!

And a good note for the rest of us who walk in the light, outside the endless fog – don’t just pass by. Lend a hand. REACH OUT! Be the light for someone who has lost their way. You’d be surprised to find out how little it takes to save someone from the dark pit of despair. You don’t have to save the world – just one small spark in it. Pass on the spark, lighten the way.

Please.No one needs to wake up in the morning to find that someone lost to the darkness when light was only a step away.


About ynnarie

Lynn Salisbury grew up in the rural town of McGrath, Minnesota. After graduating from McGregor High School in the mid 1980’s, she moved to the Twin Cities. Lynn spent her 20’s and 30’s working like the average person, never imagining the calling that awaited her. But those two decades of working, learning, growing, led to the day a friend challenged Lynn to write. Lynn met that challenge and never looked back. Now she draws from her life’s experiences and creative mind to weave stories. Stories about different worlds, different lives, different perspectives. If you ask her about her life, Lynn will tell you it’s been rather simple and sometimes boring. But if you dig a little deeper you will find that it’s been a bit more exciting than that. Lynn has done everything from designing clothes ranging from prom and wedding dresses to drag queen attire and everything in-between, became a registered, ordained Pagan minister in the state of Minnesota, to creating a group, on a social media site, of fans devoted to her favorite football team that has more members than most medium sized towns. Lynn still lives in the Twin Cities area, enjoying the changing seasons, spending time with family, working, and writing. She will admit she hasn’t found her genre niche yet, and she secretly hopes she never does, leaving the possibilities wide open for any type of story that formulates in her head, mixed with a bit of muse inspiration, to spill out into the written word. She writes what she would want to read, having taken to heart a piece of advice she once heard. And she feels blessed and grateful for the chance to share her stories with the world. As the mother of three amazing, beautiful and strong daughters, Lynn knows that even when the world seems the darkest, they are her light. And she never forgets what an honor and privilege it is to be their mother. “If you haven’t had your ‘a-ha’ moment today, you haven’t been paying attention.” – Lynn Salisbury
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