“I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.”
– Joseph Addison
The tone of this Mindful Monday is a little different than usual.
Unfortunately, some of my close friends have been coping with more loss than they should ever have to deal with this week.
While we can prepare ourselves in some way for the inevitable loss of our loved ones from age and natural causes, suicide always hits hard and without mercy.
If anyone around you is experiencing thoughts of suicide–even if it doesn’t seem like they would act on them–please call 1-800-273-8255. You will be routed to the nearest Lifeline facility that can connect you with local resources that can help your loved one.
For more information, refer to https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/.
Remind those around you how much they mean to you.