Friday, January 10, 2014

I'm Throwing a Pity Party For You and Everyone is Invited

Stressed. Hopelessness. Grief. Fear. Depressed. Hurt. Pain. Sadness. Overwhelmed. Tired. Angry.

How often have we experienced one of these emotions or any similar ones and felt we had to hide it from everyone?

Or what about this scenario? You are having one of your worst days in a long time and someone asks you how you are doing. In that split second you vacillate between “Should I tell them?” or “I wish they would go away.”

I remember being so good at hiding my pain that I answered that question with another question – “How are YOU?” It threw the conversation totally on them and they didn't even realize I never answered them.

I threw many pity parties during those years and no one ever showed up. After overcoming insurmountable hardships, I look back and wish I had had someone to share with, someone who would not judge me.

So …..... For those of you out there that need a chance to vent or to share your pain or whatever is bothering you......... Tell me, a stranger, how do you feel today? Sometimes it is a lot easier to talk to someone whom you have never met.

I'm a great listener and who knows, I may have been down a similar path and can empathize. If you want to share but don't want to do it publicly – just email me. I respond to all emails.

I would love to hear from you.

Pictures are courtesy of Chronic Curve and Sometimes Andrea Writes - Someecards
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