Back to Back suicides among the well-known elite had me thinking deep thoughts. How did they get to such a place of despair? And how many others are slowly sinking into that same dark place?
Likely, their place of despair didn’t arrive overnight…it required a series of cumulative dark thoughts, one layering thickly upon the next. Untruths made real.
I want to speak out against these ugly thoughts…squashing them before they get heavy. You are lovely, you are perfect. You are not alone, there are many like you, yet you have a very specific gift, one specifically created for you to be delivered to the world by you. You are loved. You are loved deeply. You are perfect in your imperfections. You are skinny, plump, perfect, smart, creative, kind, lovely. Yes, I’m talking to you.
Squash the ugly thoughts before they get heavy. And if they’ve already begun to weigh upon you, grab someone to help you in your squashing. Seek a pastor, a friend, a teacher, a neighbor, a co-worker, family…anyone and maybe all of them.
Get yourself into a lighter place. You are loved.