A simple question that goes a long way... RUOK?
Sometimes we have an ocean of emotion pounding inside of us, but we camouflage it with a façade of toughness so that we don't burden others with our feelings.
And then as soon as someone asks if we're ok we break down with a sudden relief that someone has not only noticed, but cares.
This shows how powerful those 3 little words are!
Always remember, that while a joy shared is doubled, sorrow shared is halved. Asking someone if they're OK is so easy, and can be life changing - literally!
About 2 years ago I chose to finally acknowledge the darkness that was trying to colour every facet of my life. Severe depression & anxiety. It was one of the most relieving yet hardest things I have ever done in my life. Relieving because now that I have acknowledged it, I am able to start removing any power it has. And hard because a few of my closest friends decided it was too much and turned their backs on me.
So I would love for this to be an open forum where others can come to share their stories and emotions... How they've flourished from them, and to give and receive encouragement and inspiration from a bunch of lovers and feelers. I look forward to sharing my story one day soon too.
Love & greatness to you, as always! xS
#RUOK #SuicidePrevention #YouMatter #RUOKday