This weeks writing prompt for Five Minute Friday is Darkness.
I have spent so much of my life fighting depression. Fighting my way out of the depression. The weight of not being able to find joy in the blessings in life. Feeling guilty for not feeling joy for the things I should.
There are so many who never find their way out of the darkness. There are children who are not enjoying the things children should enjoy. It just hurts my heart to see so many people and the rising numbers of mental health issues.
Even now when I am struggling to find the ‘Merry” in the holiday season with our struggles I know that there is still hope for things to get better. I know that I am not alone. I know that there is a way out of the darkness.
I know how far I have come and now I want to show others that yes things can get better and suicide is not the solution. You deserve so much more. You deserve a longer happy life. Please choose life.