Loneliness

Monday of this week was world suicide prevention day which Stephen blogged about. On this blog we try to reach out to anybody that is struggling with their mental health in any way at all. I struggle with my own head space as does Stephen sometimes a thought would take up residence in our mind for a while and play havoc with us.

For me this usually ends in me feeling lonely, unloved, unappreciated and worthless. I know all of that is nonsense I know that my family love and appreciate everything I do for them but that didn’t stop me feeling the way that I did at that time. I always try to overcome these thoughts on my own but it’s impossible the thoughts snowball out of control until I’m a blubbering wreck and the only way of release for me is to open up and tell Stephen and just like that it is broken and I feel lighter and can breath again.

I’m very thankful I have someone that I can talk to but it’s got me thinking today about those people who don’t have someone to talk to who are feeling lonely. You don’t have to be alone to feel lonely you could be lonely in a room or house full of people but your head is so consumed with negative thoughts that you simply just can’t interact.

Sometime ago Stephen wrote a blog about writing letters to fellow bloggers which was quite successful and yesterday we received a handwritten letter from a new follower of the blog and it really did make me smile. It touched my heart that somebody thousands of miles away who doesn’t know us had a thought to write us a beautiful letter telling us about their own struggles with life and how this blog helps them.

This letter flicked a switch on in my head and this is where I need your help and assistance if you are willing to take part.

I know it’s only September but I was thinking of the readers on here who are feeling lonely and especially so at Christmas which can be a very hard time of year for some. So I thought it would be a good idea to send a Christmas card or letter to a stranger somewhere in the world and be a shining light of hope to someone that is feeling hopeless or lonely and let them know that someone out there is thinking of them.

If you would like to take part please send me an email with your name and address and at the beginning of November I will send you the details of who I have randomly picked to receive a card or letter from you.

Emails can be sent to fracturedfaithblog@gmail.com

Please feel free to share this on any of your social media platforms I’m excited to see how this will turn out in our quest to be a shining light in what can be a dark time for some.

Published by Fractured Faith Blog

We are Stephen and Fionnuala and this is our story. We live in Northern Ireland, have been married for 15 years and have three kids - Adam, Hannah and Rebecca. We hope that our story will inspire and encourage others. We have walked a rocky road yet here we are today, together and stronger than ever. We are far from perfect and our faith has been battered and bruised. But an untested faith is a pointless faith. Just as a fractured faith is better than none at all. We hope you enjoy the blog.

22 thoughts on “Loneliness

  1. Brilliant! I love this idea. You’ve hit a note here that many of us feel, we just don’t know how to say. I’m going to have to file this post away, so come November 1, I can send out some love. Bless all of you!

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  2. Yesterday I felt bad, down, and i’ve started doubting myself.

    What did i do? i ceased my thoughts.

    I said “STOP.” emptied my mind, just like pulling a plug from an energy source.

    If it’s an energy source, be it good or bad,

    you CAN STOP IT.

    afterwards, i could reason again..sometimes you just need to collect your thoughts and emotions, everyone, don’t give in!

    Beautiful post.

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  3. I have left a message or two but haven’t been posting much as of late and this post about loneliness and mental health appeared to me at just the right time. Thank you. Feel free to talk or reach out any time you all feel the need to. I am here. Thank you again.

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  4. Wonderful to find this amazing post tonight. We recently attended a memorial for my husband’s best friend’s father who recently committed suicide. About a year ago, my 13-year-old cousin killed herself after being bullied for who knows how long. My daughter was suicidal. I am a suicide attempt survivor. The Lord has recently led me to relaunch my blog with a focus on helping people find HOPE… and then I find this. Thank you so much for this amazing idea. Thank you for keeping Jesus’ light burning in this world of chaos. I sent you an email and greatly look forward to joining in this sending of light around the globe! God bless you, and I look SO VERY FORWARD to Christmas this year!

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    1. Thank you for your encouragement Stacey you’ve know idea just how timely this post is it really does mean a lot to me. Almost every body now days know of someone or has lost someone to suicide it really is getting out of control the more we can all do highlight it and reach out to those suffering the better. If Jesus was walking the earth today that’s what he would be doing not sitting in church all day everyday. Looking forward to working with you on this project 😊

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      1. Amen! On all accounts! “It really is getting out of control” is a phrase I used just the other day while speaking about the topic with someone else. The enemy is showing his true colors as that one that seeks whom he may devour. I pray that our lights shine brighter and brighter as we band together to share that love. And OH how right you are… Jesus would not be sitting in church all day… I promise, His feet were dirty from walking ❀ What a blessing to be His! I am looking forward to it as well!

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