So I was just recently feeling pretty low.
I’d been revisiting the ‘roots’ of my depression – I’d determined that I would write a post and try to speak openly about them in order to try and help others, and maybe attempt to give myself a little closure too.
It was just too much, too soon.
I found myself looking through old photos, pouring through memories and realising how raw some things still are, and how far I’ve still got to go before I’m able to speak out loud about it.
I took to Twitter & summarised all of the above in 140 characters. Within a few minutes, a kind stranger who I’d just that day offered a little support and some love hearts to (casual), offered me the same support & some kind words back – “You see how far you have to go, while others are inspired by your strength”.
It turned my whole mindset around. This one small act of human kindness, seemed so alien but so wonderful, that I blubbed. Like a baby. Isn’t it strange that kindness should feel so overwhelming and so unfamiliar?! Now I’m not saying people are constantly horrible to me, of course not! Just that genuine acts of human kindness are kinda rare nowadays? & I find that so incredibly sad.
What’s more, if you suffer with, or know someone who suffers with depression, you’ll know that things can be pretty dark sometimes. & we all need a little light in the darkness, y’know?
So my little message to you today is, to follow my friend’s lead. Send a message of support, lend a hand if you can, offer your inbox if someone needs to talk, drop a text – you have no idea what one small act of kindness can do to someone’s day.
Please give this beautiful girl – PerrieBelle – a follow & then go scoot your hiney off to sprinkle that kindness dust everywhere!
Big grateful and gooey kisses,