In my last blog post I mentioned that I want to try and maintain optimism as much as I possibly can. So I would like to begin this post on a more positive note (for a change).
At the weekend, I felt somewhat honored because a friend of mine contacted me and asked me to write a short piece of personal writing for her that she could then include in one of her essay’s as part of her college course. The essay she was writing was mainly about Depression and how society view people suffering from Mental Illness in this day and age. I was delighted to be a part of it! Any opportunity to write about my personal experience’s, that I believe can benefit another person, I would be glad to do. Also (whilst I am adamant to perpetuate this optimism) I want to mention something that I thought was a very uplifting and heartfelt gesture from a close friend. I know for a fact she did not do this for any recognition or gratitude; It was purely out of the goodness of her heart. And it meant a great deal to me. She tagged me in a photograph of a quotation that stated “You Inspire Me”. These three, short, simple words were overwhelming for me. Me? Inspiring? I would never, in one million years, have thought that an individual would classify me as an ‘Inspiration’. I am totally overjoyed by this sweet gesture from my friend. It made my day – it touched my heart – and I shall never forget it.
Following on from this, It is often the simple things in life that we take for granted. I am endlessly tagging my friends in posts (and vice versa) that I think are relatable or interesting. Yet, we think nothing of it. It is crazy. I still can not get over those three words ‘You Inspire Me’ out of my head. Wow.
There was nothing in particular I wanted to chat about today in my blog. However, if you are a lover of reading, I highly recommend that you read a Jodi Picoult book. This lady is a fantastic writer; she creates images in your head throughout the use of her powerful words. It is magical. I have previously read “The Storyteller” (which was phenomenal) and I am currently reading “The Tenth Circle” – which I am totally hooked in. My good friend, Avril Kelly, recommended these two pieces of literature to me. She is a retired English teacher and she knows her stuff. You will not be disappointed by a Jodi Picoult book!
I hope you have all had an easy enough Monday and that you have a pleasant week. I have a blog post coming up this week (which is a bit different from my usual posts) so you will hear from me then.