Today is a new day.
If today is one of those days where you’re saying to yourself “I hate my life” or “I don’t want to be here“, please know that whatever you’re going through will eventually resolve itself and that there are better days ahead. Sometimes things have to get worse before they get better.
Sometimes we need a good nights sleep so we can think more clearly.
As independent as we all want to be, we only know what we know and there’s a vast world of knowledge out there that we don’t know. It is up to each and everyone of us to seek that knowledge. It is not going to fall from the sky. It is not even going to jump out of a Google search unless we know what we’re searching for.
Each one of us thinks a certain way based on what we know and when we get into a tight corner if the only thing we rely on is our own thinking we could end up staying in that corner for quite some time potentially never leaving.
Lessen the time of being stuck by taking a few deep breaths and, as hard as it is, reach out to a friend, coworker, spouse, adult child, hotline, primary care physician, therapist, minister/pastor, neighbor, and perhaps even a stranger.
I meet quite a few people who say they have no family or support. That’s when we reach out to a stranger who then can become our friend and our support.
Search for a group with similar likes. Perhaps it’s a music group, singing/karaoke group, book club, photography, guitar or a dance group. The list is endless. Create your own group and invite people in.
Seek safety in an emergency room if need be. Ask to speak to a social worker who can possibly listen and offer guidance.
It costs nothing to reach out and ask someone to lend an ear. Their reaction and response to you is NOT a reflection on you. Maybe they say they don’t have time or maybe they don’t even answer the phone or answer your text message. Do we stop there? No we keep searching and reaching out because someone WILL take the time and will listen.
I’m a stranger to everyone reading this blog but I assure you I have the time to listen to whatever it is that has steered you in a tight corner. I don’t have to know anything about you in order to care about you. That’s how I roll!
Let today be the day that you reach out to someone because one more minute stuck in a tight corner is one minute you could be closer to a better day and a better life and that’s what we’re all really striving for, isn’t it?
I care. Let’s talk.