I was both elated and surprised when Yeka asked me if I would be interested in writing a guest blog post. Of course I was interested, Yeka is such a sweet and beautiful soul, it is an absolute honor to write a guest post for her wonderful blog!!
Yeka and her blog are all about love, so what better topic to write about?
I lost a friend to suicide recently. This particular friend and I were not extremely close, but I still feel his loss and my heart is so heavy for his loved ones.
I have found so many troubled and lost souls during my 30+ years here on earth, and I think I’m drawn to them, because I too am a misfit, a recluse that has never quite fit in, but the one difference between myself and many of those lost souls I have found is that I don’t mind being different, I have never really wanted to fit in. I have found people who embrace my differences. Who love me for the simple fact that I am me!
If you are reading this, I want you to know that you matter, you are worthy and you are magical! And if you’re feeling like these words aren’t true, I want you stop and think about what you are made of. There is literally star dust in you! I think that’s pretty magical!
Please, I implore you, if you feel like giving up, don’t. Whether you believe it or not, there are people who care. I know, because I am one of them.
Seek help, there are numerous hotlines, find a grief center, talk to a friend, whatever. Just reach out to someone and know that you are capable of great things. Whatever you’re facing may seem like it’s all too much and like the elephant that is sitting on your chest just isn’t going to move, but I promise troubled times don’t last forever. Take it from someone who has been through a lot of troubles and heartaches in her life. I still find reasons to smile and laugh. Life is worth living! I fall in love with people, and poetry, and sunsets, every single day, and if I can so you can you!
Please, please, always keep fighting, and know that you are loved!
I believe in a world so full of hate, it’s important that we spread love. That we reach out to those souls who are feeling lost and unimportant. Let’s make a difference and start spreading love and light!
And for my friend, Chris. I hope you have finally found peace, my friend.
(My friend was a member of this band and the message behind this song is absolutely beautiful.)
MIRRORS: A special series of Reflections on Life and Love ❤️
Thanks for your wonderful visit, friends!
Till our next run, looking forward to gazing at more lovely Mirrors with you! ❤️