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.