I just have to start out by saying that I have been so very blessed and I have an awesome family and friends that are always there for me. But sometimes things occur that make you feel like life just sucks.
We have had our share of dissappointments, job and health issues and now, after living in our house since 1996 we get flooded. We are so very lucky that it was an inch of water on our lowest level of a split level house. The reality of having to suck up the water, clean and throw out endless piles of junk is a daunting task. Just one more thing on the list of challenges we have faced since September of last year.
It is so petty to complain, and feels childish and not relevant but it is a natural part of human nature. I allow myself to go through these emotions and anxieties so I can move forward and be thankful for all that I have. Dealing with an anxiety disorder and bouts of depression, I have learned that it is normal to go through difficult times and that they do not have to destroy you. Doing this is one of my outlets, that I hope helps others as well as helping me to navigate these trying times.
With so many things happening in this world today and so many people not able to deal with their mental health issues, I feel I have to speak out with my own struggles. There is so much help out there for anyone who will seek it out. Everyday brings you a new chance to move forward, to get help and to feel better. For some unfathomable reason we have been taught that asking for help makes you weak and pathetic, but in reality it takes immense strength to recognize you need help and the courage to ask for it.
How well do you know your closest friends, do you know the struggles they go through or are you only concerned with what you get out of the relationship? We so easily pass judgement and worry about ourselves so much we forget to have concern for our friends and family. When was the last time you asked someone if they ok and waited or pressed for the real answer? When was the last time you shared your struggle with someone that cares? I know I have failed at this many times and I resolve to be and do better. What will you do?
My daughter and son in law are going thru a medical crisis and they are doing so well, accepting help because it takes a village to make
it thru a crisis. I am so very proud of them and their little family. I am so blessed to be able to help out and just be there for them when needed. It has helped me overcome some of my own struggles just to see their strength. I believe I am here to help others and let others help me. I sincerely hope that this is a help to someone out there that needs it.