Weekly Flygirl Fix ~ Dec 15, 2019

Namaste 🙏

Hi everyone! Here we are once again inching closer and closer to another year gone. I hope that somewhere in your chaotic day you can find some down time to relax and enjoy time with family, friends or even yourself. I know that everyone is busy as a bee getting ready for the holidays and it can tend be overwhelming. Which leads me to something that’s been heavy on my heart lately….

I want to change things up on my post this week, instead of telling you about my week I’d rather talk about something else that is close to my heart….depression and suicide. This demon has been quietly surrounding us forever but it seems to be peaking it’s head out more and more, especially around the holidays. I came across a feed from a follower of mine on Facebook. He posted about being sad, death and not wanting to be a burden to anyone. Now I don’t know this person from adam and I was caught in that moment of decision making. Do I reply to his post or just keep scrolling past it? Well it didn’t take me long to decide what I had to do, so I ended up responding back to his post. Although depression and suicide are such a sensitive subject to touch on, I knew I had to say something to him. I made sure I chose my words wisely and speak from my experiences and heart. Let’s just say that I’m glad I responded, what kind of person would I be if I didn’t? The next day I saw him put a heart icon on my response, I was so relieved to see that knowing, yes, he’s still with us! I’m not sure what the Universe or that higher being has in store for him but I do know this….he’s a human being struggling through some tough times and needs to be told he is special and to keep hanging on.

I understand that we all have our own life to live with our own worries but please don’t take anything for granted when you see someone calling out for help, even if they are a stranger. It may be only a moment of your time that you reach out to someone but that moment could end up being a life line for someone. I don’t mean to ramble about this subject but it is such a sensitive, close to my heart and perplexing subject for me that I can’t help to ramble about. As I said, I know this demon all to well and in the end it comes down to the person themselves in fighting it. They are the only person in control of the end results of how to deal with their pain. It takes a lot of strength on their part and trying to change their thoughts on perceiving what is going on around them. To keep moving forward and not to fall into that self-destructive pit where I myself have been and barely came back from it. Some may not understand what I’m saying and some may. We may not have the answers to everything when it comes to depression and suicide but what we do have is the answer to being kind and compassionate to someone in need, whether we understand it or not.

So as I reiterate this once more, those of you who know someone going through a hard time, just be there for them as much as you can. And for those of you struggling, please reach out to family, friends, a therapist or just simply… anyone. Stay focused, positive and know, you are NOT a burden to anyone. We are all in this fight together. Stay STRONG!

Hugz & Kisses,

Debbie

7 thoughts on “Weekly Flygirl Fix ~ Dec 15, 2019

  1. Debbie, it was wonderful of you to reach out to that person on FB . You very possibly could have saved his life.
    Bless you!
    The Holiday season is a difficult time for many people,myself included.
    My dad and mom died in Dec and my dearest sister died a year ago this coming Dec 31st of ALS and I so often find myself quite depressed this time of year.
    This year has been especially hard after losing my sister.
    You are a beautiful soul with a kind heart.

    Be strong!

    Margie xo

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    1. Hi Margie,
      Thank you for the kind words but we need more people attentive to emotions we pick up on others than right away judging them. I’m not sure what the Universe has in store for anyone but if I can take a moment and show someone they are special and help out in anyway… it just makes me feel good. And we need more positive people in this world as it is.
      I’m sorry to hear about your dad, mom and sister, my condolences. I know during the holidays is the toughest when we don’t have our loved ones with us. It took me a decade just to detach myself from my fathers suicide and finally just focus on the good man he was, what he taught me and all the good moments we had together.
      I will keep you in my thoughts to get through these tough times. I know it’s not easy but you stay strong too! You have so much to live for and so much to see and do, Your family would want you to be happy and that’s what I want for you as well. Be happy!!!
      Lots of love,
      Debbie

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  2. Anonymous

    We are all seekers Debbie whether we are aware of that or not……😉…..my mentor, Dr. Kenneth Wapnick, has helped me understand this experience of life in a way that none of the ancient spiritualities offered. No uncertainty or mystery anymore…all is understood….the senseless world now makes sense….although Kenneth has passed on, his teachings of A Course in Miracles lives on……we are all the same.

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  3. Jeff Frymoyer

    Brought tears to my eyes because my brother in law killed himself due to depression. It’s a disease not a choice. I’m happy to have read this. Thank you for sharing. You’re amazing.

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    1. Hi Jeff,
      Thank you for taking time to read it and I’m so sorry for your loss, my condolences. It is a disease. I’ve studied Psychology, been the victim and survivor of suicide and I still can’t find the right words to explain what it’s like when depression spirals you into that deep dark pit. What I do know is that those people who take their lives are hurting and not intentionally trying to hurt their loved ones. Hope that makes sense. My heart goes out to you and your family for your loss. All my love! Debbie

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