I did not mean to freak anyone out by my earlier post.
My point is/was that sometimes people struggle. Sometimes I struggle. Facebook is misleading to me at times and I feel I am a part of that. Yes fun times, gratitude lists, photos, family moments, inspirational posts, etc are all lovely things. I however would not appreciate ANY of them if it were not for the tough stuff.
So for me, an occasional therapeutic post on pain, sadness, struggles, struggle with faith or what have you makes “it” more real. There are folks who have more than just your average bad day, people with huge financial issues, lack of faith in a higher power, relationship problems, mental disorders and more or all of the above…who could beat themselves up pretty bad by only seeing the “good stuff” in our lives.
Perhaps if one person who reads of someone else’s struggles sees that they are NOT alone, maybe just maybe, it could help. Help to see that life is not always a bowl of cherries, rainbows, sunshine, and moonbeams.
Help someone admit they are having a rough go and ask for help. Lord knows we all need a little validation from time to time and an extra hug, smile, or words of encouragement can go a long way in the darkest moments.
Here’s to “keeping it real”…