On the way to work this morning, I was listening to a sermon on the radio. What I got from that sermon is that in the midst of your sadness, do extraordinary things.A few of you might know that not too long ago I lost my little brother. It will more than likely always be the worst thing that has happened to me. From losing him, I learned that I have a voice to speak up about things that actually matter and I found my courage that I thought I would never have again. In no way do I want you guys to think that I am happier without my brother; I just decided that I would do anything I could to be positive and make something great come out of a terrible tragedy. This new found voice did not come to me right away, it took time and a lot of patients. I knew that I loved to write but how could that help my others? Then one day it just came to me, start a blog and use your voice to speak up even when it is not such a popular topic.
This is just my experience that I am still finding my way through. I am here to help you guys in any way possible. So in the midst of your loneliness, sadness, anger, even happiness; use it! New circumstances cannot always be avoided. After a bad circumstance has happened to you, you have a choice. Will you choose the right path or will you choose to just let it take you under? After my loss I chose to not let it take me under, no matter how easy that would have been. I still grieve for my brother and I have days where I do not feel like going out into the world but I do. Life is full of choices, even when we feel like the things happening to us are way out of our control. New circumstances will either make you or break you. I’m here to tell you that it is no way easy or simple. I chose to use my talent for the good and to try my hardest to make a REAL difference. The circumstances I was faced with were like doing the impossible, there is no right way to handle a death by suicide. There are no words you can say to make it go away.
Speaking out against bullies and speaking up for mental health has given me so much happiness. The support I have received and just noticing others speaking up as well, has given me so much hope. I’m not here to lecture you guys, I just want anyone who is having a tough time to know the are not alone. You have a choice to let the outcome be great, you have every right to take control of your situation. In the midst of your sadness or your circumstance, decide to take the brighter path.
That is all I have for today. It might have been a bit scattered, lol, but it has been on my mind for quite sometime. Just do not let sadness drown you, find the light and hold onto it. Also if you guys would like to check out my blog: Love, Lee. I am currently working on an exciting project/collab so if any of you are interested more information will be on my blog site (the deadline is August 31st) there are 3 more spots left! Thank you guys so much for reading and I hope you guys got something positive from this today! Happy Sunday!
XOXO LOVE, LEE