Day 32 of my 40 (46) Day Blog Challenge. In case you are new here, let me fill you in . I decided to publish a blog around the subject of mental health and wellbeing every day for Lent. Mental health is such an important subject to be speaking about openly, and I wanted to see what would happen if I started this. Very quickly, lots of people decided to join in and write about their own experiences of mental health. It has been such a blessing. And thank you everyone who has participated so far. There are now just 2 weeks left to go.
Day 26 of my 40 Day Blog Challenge. Elizabeth shares some beautiful thoughts this mothers day…
Today is a great day. Today, I am surrounded by my immediate family and we shall have quality family time. We shall play together, eat together and have fun together. We shall also get a bit frustrated and impatient with each other because we are a normal family.
Today, Mother’s Day, hasn’t always been a great day. It’s been a day I wished didn’t exist because of unfulfilled dreams. It’s been a day which has made loss in my life all the more apparent. But for me, it means I get to enjoy and appreciate THIS particular day all the more.
But today, I want to remember and consider all the people for whom today is difficult: for those who have lost their mother’s; for those who have lost their grandmother’s; for those who have never known their mother; for those who’ve longed for years to be a mother and it’s not worked out; for those who want to be with their mother’s and distance separates them; for the mothers who have lost their babies; for those whose mother’s have fallen short and feel let down by them. I acknowledge that today can be a difficult day. And I’m thinking of you. Please don’t feel forgotten.
Day 21 of my 40 Day Blog Challenge. Thank you to everyone who has supported this blog so far, it is so important we talk about and share our experiences of mental health and wellbeing. Please do keep sharing…you can contact me via the contact box found on the “About Counselling” page on this website.
I read a fantastic article on mental health first aid so have decided to share it today. I really love the points about genuinely listening and being slow to offer advice; we must not underestimate the power of simply being heard.