For this month’s Peace Challenge I decided to write to someone I recently crossed paths with. You can find the story behind this person in my Right Place, Right Time post.
I know you may never read this. Still, I feel compelled to write it. I know you are suffering tremendously, and for that I wish you peace. Love seems to be absent in your life. For this, I want you to feel our love.
When I say that we love you, I mean you deeply affected me and the neighbors around you. We care about you. We still talk about you. Mostly, we all want you to be happy.
The pain you feel is not foreign to me. I understand it all too well. There were struggles in my teenage years and young adulthood that were very similar to your own. I need you to understand that you are not alone. There is help out there. Help that I hope finds you. It would break my heart to ever find out something happened to you.
Most of all, I need to tell you that when I first saw you at your most desperate hour, you reminded me of someone. It’s someone very close to me. When I first walked out and saw you on the bridge, I got flashes of that person.
Maybe it was all meant to be. Whatever the reason, I’m glad you decided to come back over. You made the right choice. You may not see that now, but you did.
Hopefully, someday we’ll meet again. If fate sees to it that happens, I’ll make all of this known to you. Until then, I hope love finds you.
My Warmest Regards,
This month I’ve decided to do something a little different. Although I’ll still be including related posts from my fellow Bloggers for Peace, I’m also going to include some helpful resources and posts outside of the group.
B4Peace Related Articles
Author’s Note: My letter, along with the Right Place, Right Time post deals with difficult subjects such as suicide and depression. If you or anyone you know is dealing with depression, I’d like to direct you to someone that may be of some help.
I’d like to introduce all of you to Dr. Nicholas Jenner.
Dr. Jenner is a professional psychologist and became part of my reading family recently after I posted about suicide prevention. He was kind enough to share my Grief Management article on his FaceBook page. Dr. Jenner also has a successful online practice outside of his office. If you are feeling alone or in crisis, feeling there is nowhere to turn, I suggest you contact him. His information can be found on both his blog and website.
Last but most certainly not least, I recently found someone new here to WordPress. They posted a heart-wrenching poem about their struggles and ultimate triumph over depression. That poem can be found below.
Depression by mentoskid4 – Stop on over, give it a read & make mentoskid feel welcome. 🙂