Christmas is a time to spend with family and friends but what if you don’t have anyone to share the holidays with?
Yesterday I was on the train, when suddenly I heard a loud thud, I just knew it was a sound of someone taking their own life.
Such a horrible sound then silence, I can’t imagine how difficult it would be for the train driver. I suppose they would have procedures on how to cope, but I think I would be haunted for life. There is nothing the train diver can do, we were going at such a fast speed to stop in time.
It really hit me that life can be over in a second, that every moment should be cherished, we really don’t know when our time is up. I know this sounds corny but I felt really sad that the person decided to take their own life, they never had the opportunity to discover what they were really in the world to do.
I really believe that we do have a path in life, its up to us to discover it. Make terrible mistakes and learn from them, sometimes we get given a bad run but we need to see the bigger picture. There is always someone out there that is worse then us, but they find a reason to smile every day.
There are so many opportunities to ask for help, and it does not hurt to give a friend a call and have a good chinwag. Sometimes letting it all out, even if it is a tad embarrassing is a good thing.
Now I’m not sure what situation the person was in, but surely they could have taken advantage of services such as Lifeline where they could have chatted to a counsellor. But then again, if your in a dark place then you don’t really know what your doing, depression can be a black cloud that you can’t see through.
I just hope, if there is a heaven that the person is in a better place. I just wished the person asked for help it might have made a difference.
If you need help contact Lifeline on 13 11 14