| Sometimes it can be hard to realize that there are people who care about you, but there are. Real friends are hard to find in this world, so hold them close. They are there for us when we think the world has forgotten us or we need comfort through tough times.
The most painful emotion of all is grief. True grief. Grief can be experienced for many reasons, but in my opinion, death is the most painful form of grief along with the fear that a loved one may die. There are many parents out there who are crying for their children now. Maybe their child has a drug problem, cancer, etc. The worst fear of all is the fear that your child will leave this world before you. It is normal to suffer from grief and if it begins to become a serious problem, you need to seek emotional help because it can and will drain you of everything if you let it.
Depression is also an emotion that can lead to grief if grief was not the cause of it and many situations can lead to depression. There was once a time in my life when I was severely depressed and nothing made me feel better. Everything that could possibly go wrong was going wrong and I was left all alone inside sitting in a lake of hidden tears. I found that the best way for me to deal with my depression was to try to think of the one thing that meant the most to me that would make me happy. Once I thought of that one special thing, I prayed and prayed asking God to please let me find it and telling him that I felt like I had been depressed for so long during my life that I thought it was time that I found true happiness. No matter how hopeless I ever felt or how much disbelief I may have found in my mind, I still continued to pray. God heard my cry and saved my life from the nightmare I felt that I was living in. Until He saved me, I found a little bit of relief by talking to friends. I didn't need their advice, just someone to listen to me so I was able to let all of the sorrow I kept inside the little bottle in my heart out. It didn't all come out, of course, but it did make me feel a little better.
No matter who you are or why you're here, know that you are not alone. There are people who love you and want you to be happy... and God is at the top of the list.
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