When I first started this blog, I was taken back by all the people who wrote about their mental anguish. There were many nights that I would sit here with tears in my eyes as I read their pleas for help.
One girl in particular wrote about being lost and struggling to find an end to her pain. She wrote two posts, one of which I commented on. Then, she was gone. She hasn’t been back since. I don’t know what happened to her, but naturally I fear the worst. Even still, every few weeks I check to see if I’ve missed a post of hers, but each time there is nothing to be found. Sadly, she isn’t the only one who has disappeared after writing similar posts.
There is so much pain in this world. People are suffering all around us. They may smile, laugh and carry on as if they are happy, but underneath the mask they are miserable. Many of them come here seeking help. It may not always appear that way. Rather, it may look like they are merely complaining or trying to get attention. However, there are many people out there who are truly struggling. There are people who are using their blog as a last resort, before giving up entirely.
We may not always take the time to comment on their posts, but we should. One uplifting comment could potentially save a life. That goes for the writers on here and for those people we see face to face.
Look within a person when they speak. Don’t just hear their words. Listen to them. Often times they are saying much more than what you hear.
Take time out of your life to show love and compassion to those around you. You never know what kind of impact you may have on them. You may even give them a tomorrow that they wouldn’t have had otherwise.