Blink, and another week is gone!

Weeks seem to crawl at times and other times they seem to speed by, we are so often looking to get through until the next thing on the horizon we can look forward to. The next project, the next paycheck, the next sports game we get to watch, attend or play, the next date, the next appointment, the next breakthrough...we so often can’t seem to be content with today.

Do you ever look back at pictures and wonder, where did the time go? I seem to do that a lot, I look at my children who seem to have grown tall as weeds overnight, I look at pictures of my husband and I on our honeymoon and realize that a decade and half has passed since we took that shot, I look at pictures of my grandparents who have passed away and his grandparents that have passed away and I can’t help but think how quickly time passes.

“Time goes by so slowly when you're a child, and then, as an adult, it goes by in the blink of an eye.” -David Lowery

How do we find time to savor the moment even when things are going really poorly? How do we find the ability is really the question we need to ask. The ability to live in the here and now when your anxiety has risen, when you are triggered, when your relationship is crumbling, when you are being beaten down by life. The answer is, life isn’t always amazing, in fact, what we all really want is some good old fashioned good and normal moments, like our kid sleeping through the night, your family saying thank you after you cooked a nice meal, your medication working as it should, a productive therapy appointment, and the cherry on the top, gas for the cheapest you have seen in awhile at a pump you just happened to pass. Totally and utter everyday boring bliss.

“There comes a point in your life when you realize how quickly time goes by, and how quickly it has gone. Then it really speeds up exponentially. With that, I think you start to put a lot of things into context; you start to see how huge the world is, and really, the universe.” -Michael Keaton

We here at Team Supportgroups would like to encourage you to take the time, to make time actually, to see that you and the life you live is worthy. September is Suicide Prevention Month and that is, without a doubt, a very worthy topic to bring attention to. To consider ending your life, it isn’t something we don’t understand, because while we are extolling you to see the good in life, to slow down, there are times where you want to throw in the proverbial towel. It would be a lie to say we don’t understand, the pain of depression, anxiety, living through abuse, both physical and emotional, to know and understand the fear of being with someone who is angry all the time, these are things that as a team and on the site, we understand. We understand the pain of not feeling heard, to feel like we can’t and won’t wait for tomorrow if it is just more of the same.

“Did you really want to die?"
"No one commits suicide because they want to die."
"Then why do they do it?"
"Because they want to stop the pain.”
― Tiffanie DeBartolo, How to Kill a Rock Star

We cannot promise better days ahead, but we can promise unending support. We ask that no matter what you are going through, get the support you need. Get the therapy you need, reach out for the help you deserve. We have compiled a list of resources that we hope will be helpful to all of you, https://www.supportgroups.com/pages/resources, if you can think of any helplines or groups that we have missed, please let us know at [email protected]

“Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Wishing you all the strength and courage to see how amazing you are- Team SG

Sometimes even to live is an act of Courage.  Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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