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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.