She’s referring to depression, here. And she’s right! Talking to someone, asking for help, admitting you aren’t feeling happy or like yourself… NONE of these things are signs of weakness.
It takes a TREMENDOUS amount of strength to share what’s going on, to admit you aren’t happy and need help.
If YOU need someone to talk to, or just someone who will listen, I am always here. No judgment, just compassion and a friendly shoulder to lean on, because life is tough and we are all in this together.
You matter, your feelings matter, and your life matters 💕
Truer freakin’ words…
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been told I’m too sensitive, and I used to see that as a bad thing, but not anymore!
The world NEEDS more sensitive, empathetic people. It’s HARSH out there, and it’s so easy to feel alone, but we are never alone!
Less looking down on people who are sensitive, more looking up to people who can see outside their own problems and show compassion for others 💕
Always, but especially this time of year…
We don’t know what people are going through. We don’t know how a single gesture of generosity can change their whole day/week/holiday season.
It is often the simplest of things that carry the most weight, so spread love, kindness, compassion and generosity!
I am thankful.
I am grateful.
I am blessed.
In this world, it is too easy to forget how blessed we are in life, but the past couple of weeks have been a welcoming refresher into how blessed I am to have the people in my life that I do. An uplifting, supportive circle of friends and family who all look out for each other, who offer a long hug when it’s needed, some kind words, a reminder to be gentle… so much more. Truly, SO much more.
I don’t thank the people in my life enough for being in my life. That’s my bad.
If you are reading this, you are part of my life somehow, and for that I am grateful. Thank you!
Do you practice self compassion?
I am sorta rough on myself… in fact, I am my own harshest critic. I am trying to shift my perspective on this, and I thought this concept was a great way to see it!
It isn’t about just one moment of compassion… it has to be consistent. You have to consistently be gentle and cut yourself some slack… after all, aren’t you doing the very best you can? What more can you ask of yourself, really?
Make a string of compassionate moments 🙂
I am no stranger to how rough the world is lately. I am painfully aware. I can’t stand it, and I won’t ignore it. This quote from Fred Rogers has always been a bright spot for me, because he is right – most people’s first instincts are to help others when chaos ensues.
The media doesn’t often show these kind, helpful deeds (the media is 99% of the damn problem, if you ask ME), but they exist. We need to magnify these, to make more of these moments, and focus less on cutting each other down and all of that nonsense.
And should you find yourself not finding any helpers – BE the helper. Start the chain of being kind, compassionate, empathetic beings.
You have in you an innate power to help someone through a rough time. You never know who’s life you can change just by being there, being an ear, a shoulder, a source of light to illuminate the darkness…
Look for the helpers, and join them. Or start your own helpers crusade – others will join!
Be the light.