There are days when I mourn her loss, though I never really knew her at all. What I want most is to love her. And what I’m truly mourning I think, is my failure and inability to truly see her, acknowledge her, console her, wrap her up in my arms and love her, encourage her, and help her grow to see safety in the world around her so that she can become the best she can be.
Why does it seem like it is so much more acceptable to flip on a tv or screen of some sort and passively allow someone else to share their vision of a story than it is to open up a book, read the words and create our own vision?
Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. What is World Suicide Prevention Day? According to the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) website, it “is an opportunity for all sectors of the community – the public, charitable organizations, communities, researchers, clinicians, practitioners, politicians and policy makers, volunteers, those bereaved by suicide, other interested groups and individuals – to join with [them] to focus public attention on the needs of people at risk of suicide, suicide attempt survivors and people bereaved by suicide, with diverse activities to promote an understanding about suicide and highlight effective prevention activities.” This site is jam-packed with
September 10th, according to my calendar of obscure holidays, is National Swap Ideas Day. I didn’t want to just make an assumption about what that meant, so I let my fingers do the talking (walking?) and drilled Google to gather some answers. What is National Swap Ideas Day? One of over 1500 annually observed national days. Though I wasn’t able to find any definitive answer as to the creator of this national day, several sites suggested that it might have been Mr. Robert Birch, who they are also crediting with the creation of such other interesting days as Trivia Day,
The past several weeks have been hectic. I’ve been underwater with some personal commitments and was struggling to keep up with everything, but that’s life and that’s just how it goes sometimes. I hope you’ve been well and making progress on whatever fronts are important to you. This morning I stepped outside and stood in the morning air while enjoying my (plain) coffee (with sugar and cream) and perusing the various streams on my mobile as I do most every morning. The air was heavy and humid and the sun was shining so brightly and warmly that it seemed in