Posted 7/2/2018 6:25 AM (GMT -7)
Karen, in regard to my soft heart for dogs, I have heard, "You can't save them all." While that's quite realistic, it doesn't make me feel much better. That quote came from a woman that does a lot for our furry friends. Or there's, "You can't help them all, but you can make all the difference to one." Yes, working on a smaller scale is all that is really feasible unless you "have all the money in the world."
pitmom, I certainly appreciate and agree with your outlook there. I'm borderline handicapped (at least in my mind) and see things that need to be done, but simply don't think I can without injuring myself. On social media, I saw that a few gentlemen out there mow the yards of the elderly free of charge. While I really wish I could do these things, it just isn't feasible (at least in my mind again). I certainly feel better from giving than I do receiving. I think when I realized that fact, I could finally call myself an adult without hesitation. Doing what you did for your neighbor is so AWESOME. Kudos! Agreed on just acknowledging someone. I let a woman go ahead of me in the line at the shoe store yesterday (an errand I had put off doing until the 24th hour because returning merch is a pain) and we talked for a few minutes. She was nice. I'm pretty shy and introverted, so it was nice in more than one way I guess.
Trina, I commend you for trudging on. I want to believe the premise of these stories, but in my mind, all my good deeds seem to go punished. If something good happens, something worse is right around the corner. It happened so often, thinking this way became a natural reflex. I also wish I was a bigger reader. *shrug* Again, I'm good at complaining and bad at action. Helping someone like me is difficult.
Karen and Trina, would it be OK if I created a separate thread regarding depression and suicide that really spoke to me? It so eloquently touched on how I feel about things and may help folks realize they are truly not alone. I was/am just apprehensive to post it.
"Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you anywhere." - Van Wilder, Van Wilder