Hopeful

 

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Ring out the old bring in the new                                                                                                                 to leave a year grieved, so                                                                                                                                     bludgeoned by trouble, darkness and hate.

And yet

we keep coming back                                                                                                                                     remain somehow ingrained                                                                                                                                 with hope eternal                                                                                                                                                   see it through,

because THAT                                                                                                                                                              is what                                                                                                                                                                     the best of us do.

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Have a Happy New Year.

 

 

 

Please Don’t Kill Yourself Today

 

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Sometimes, in the throes of depression we can lose our interest in life. We forget that we are needed, wanted and vital in this world. We forget what we were once passionate  about. We may even forget the many reasons we have to stay alive.

The sun is always there although sometimes obscured by the clouds. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. (Blah blah blah. Those sound like old cliche’s, I know. However, they are true.)  Often, a good way to reconnect is to think in terms of simplicity.

When I find myself sinking to the lowest depths I try remember the simple things that I am passionate about.

Animals.  (Cats do not believe in depression. Have you noticed?)

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Nature. (Flowers follow the sun.)

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Books. (Always a potential happy ending. And if not, I am reminded that things could be a lot worse.)

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September 2016 is suicide prevention awareness month.

Please don’t kill yourself today.

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