i just have one thing to say tonight: if you really care about another human being, talk. hug them. give them kind words while they live.
oftentimes people who cannot cope leave us because they feel that no one cares. Let your friends and loved ones know you care. it can help.
it’s easier to talk to someone when they’re here among us then when they have left us. don’t let a friend become a statistic.
and ps.. chances are if i follow you, you’ve made me smile, inspired me, or made me feel human when otherwise i do not. Thank you.
i wrote that tonight on Twitter. I really mean it. I struggle basically daily with a myriad of emotions, up down left right sideways inside out upside down. October is National Depression Month. It’s a sign of solidarity to wear green. It’s also painful for me to wear green, because a friend that passed from our mortal coil this year loved green. but i’m doing it every day anywho this month.
i don’t know why.
i guess i don’t want to become a statistic, no matter what my twisted farked up little brain thinks.
i really just want to be a writer. and i love Someone very intensely, and i want to spend as much time possible with them.
it’s so not ironic that “Grey Street” by Dave Matthews Band just came on, because the song is me, in a nutshell. if you’ve not read it, go look up the lyrics or buy it from iTunes / grab it from archive.org.
it’s a very fitting song for this post.
but please. if you care about someone, talk to them. Hug them. Send them a random card in the mail. pick up the phone and call them. Maybe your words can help if they are sad. Maybe they will not do a damn thing. but chances are, they will. and if you have friends that are sick, that are sad.. don’t ignore them, don’t blow them off. don’t be overbearing, but there are many ways to help people and they might never know it.
smile at a stranger.
thank a veteran. (SERIOUSLY. Thank you all.) Buy them dinner, if they are stuck on the street.
drop some pennies in the change jar.
buy a bag of cat or dog food and donate it to a shelter somewhere.
help out with a food or blanket brive in your area (it’s going to be cold).
sit under a tree with a book, and think about things.
if this is a world you’re content with – with the myriads and scads of issues – then go about your day like nothing matters.
if you really care, figure out what you want to change – be it globally or locally – and do it.
be the change you want to see in the world. – Gandhi
i welcome ideas and thoughts.
right now, i’m going to go hug my cats, call Someone i care about, and hopefully be able to sleep tonight.