Okay now how many of you are humming or even singing row, row, row your boat?
The reason I called this post “Life is but a Dream” is for those of you who might be a bit disconnected at this time from reality.
Just yesterday I talked to someone about suicide. I know it certainly is not your typical run-of-the-mill topics, but a very fitting one at this time of year.
It’s really, really cold and dreary which is forcing many of us to have a very limited social life. In some cases some people might be completely isolated.
This can be unbearable, a great deal of time spent thinking about illness, wrong choices, bad friends, lack of finances: un-fixable things in our lives. It is a time of year where suicide rates go way up.
It is a very misunderstood topic and I can only share my experience and what I’ve done to cope, both now and in the past when I experienced “Depression lows or Suicidal thoughts”
First, I’ve tried to reach out to others, that hasn’t always worked, not everyone has a bedside manner so to speak and they can cast you away with words like “get over it”, “what’s wrong with you.”
The reality is that unless someone is a professional, the average Joe including me does not have the skills to deal with your pain. I can honestly say I wouldn’t know what to do.
If you are sitting at home now! you aren’t feeling well, if you are contemplating taking your life, please just get up, get dressed and head to your family doctor or the nearest hospital. Tell them exactly how you feel and let them help you. Don’t take no for an answer.
You need to get angry and tell yourself “I’m not going to give anyone the satisfaction of taking my life”. That is one of the techniques I used. I am competitive, so I compete with myself – egging myself on to fight the feelings and urge to let go.
Someone loves you, if you are constantly alone get a dog or a cat, believe me they will give you a reason to go on. No matter what anyone says you are worth the fight.
So today I simply ask everyone who is reading this to be kind-hearted and stay strong…as they say this too shall pass. The winter will soon be gone and the sun will be out.
Life is but a dream and we will row through it together. Lewis Carroll wrote a beautiful poem called Life is but a dream reminding us of what will come after this frosty winter air.
Life is but a Dream
Lingering onward dreamily
In an evening of July
Children three that nestle near,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Pleased a simple tale to hear
Long has paled that sunny sky;
Echoes fade and memories die;
Autumn frosts have slain July.
Still she haunts me, phantomwise,
Alice moving under skies
Never seen by waking eyes.
Children yet, the tale to hear,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Lovingly shall nestle near.
In a Wonderland they lie,
Dreaming as the days go by,
Dreaming as the summers die;
Ever drifting down the stream
Lingering in the golden gleam
Life, what is it but a dream?