‘Time brings along with it many dark days, but if we wait for a little while, we will find countless bright ones.’ Jacqueline
Doing today’s affirmation challenge has been a bit difficult ‘cos my mind literally blipped to a stop since I heard the shocking news of Anthony Bourdain’s suicide. This, coming after just a few days of Kate Spade’s passing is worrisome. I enjoyed Bourdain’s series on CNN ‘Parts Unknown’ and learnt so much from them.
I recall many times that I wondered out loud about how fantastic his job must be. An epitome of a successful, zestful man, yet he obviously had deeper struggles than our eyes’ could see.
Please call a helpline, turn to a friend or even a stranger. You are not alone. Our problems are what we make of them – big or small – and a problem shared is half-solved.
#Thepowerofpositivethinking, #positiveaffirmations, #abundancementality, #findinggreaterjoy, #Believe, #Seekhelp
Check Out These Excellent Quotes From Yesterday:
Mandibelle “In the end, we all become stories”- Margaret Atwood.
I never liked all her books and frankly, ‘The Handmaids Tale’ disturbed me as a book. I’ve watched the TV show it’s a bit better. Perhaps sometimes what we picture is worse than the truth when we read. Either way, I think this quote is apt. No one in the future will know who we were as a person. Thus, certain pieces of are remembered as stories, which can be truthful, but also don’t take into account personal thoughts or experiences as those are hidden once we have passed. But too many cultures, stories are a kind of immortality.
Spiritualdragonfly: I have found that sometimes silence can be the loudest answer of all…..
Eugenia: “There are no right answers to wrong questions.”-Ursula K. Le Guin
CrankyChronicles: There is no elevator to success, just lots of steps.
P.S. If you wish to join this positive affirmation challenge running for 90 days, please add your quote to the comments and each day, I’ll share everyone’s quote with their links.
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Busy working but I read on break… Nice positive read
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“Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightning they Do not go gentle into that good night.” Dylan Thomas
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I was also shocked when I got up this morning and read the New York Times article about Anthony Bourdain. I used to watch his TV show and he appeared to be leading an exciting and fulfilled life but obviously he was carrying burdens that none of us ever imagined. Kinda makes me worried because my parents used to say that Death comes in Threes. Makes me wonder who will be next.
I do understand the mindset that leads to suicide. To be honest you are not in your right mind. One is severely depressed and the voices in your head tell you to kill yourself. You figure that is the answer. Those voices become more real than your family, friends or loved ones. Some survive. Some don’t. Because you can’t watch people especially adults 24/7/365 and you can’t get inside somebody else’s head nor will most be share their heartache.
From the New York Times and other newspaper reports Kate Spade was being treated for depression and anxiety. Why the treatments did not work, well we will never know. Not sure about Anthony Bourdain but I do know that if you’re rich or even if you are not pills are easily had. Somebody is always willing to enable your bad habits. If your mind is skewed or you are under deep emotional burdens what makes sense to you and I will not make sense to a person suffering with heavy unrelenting depression. I know because I’ve been there. Personally I have no idea why I survived. I guess God was not ready for me.