That accident shook me to my core. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, please take a moment to read my previous post.
You have to listen carefully to understand.
I tell you this because I’m guilty of skimming. I like to get my information from my source as quickly as possible, but as I have learned taking things in slowly helps your brain slow down and absorb what is being said.
Do you understand what I’m saying?
What you see is not always what you should take at face value, literally and figuratively.
When my friends take a selfie on FB, I immediately “heart” the picture. But, if they appear to have some type of down-turned face I read what they have to say.
Usually, they are talking about something they are going through, but this is where it gets tricky.
I have also learned to see past a smile. If you are their “friend” take the time to read their post…especially the ones that make you click “see more.”
This is a plea from your friend. They want to be heard. Listen and comment. We are all people that have needs. Familiar with Maslow’s Heiarchy of Needs?
Do them a small favor. Slow your roll and read their post through the entirety. Sometimes they are talking about what they are going through, yet they are still smiling through the pain.
It’s taken me a long time to take the dreaded selfie. The added baby weight that I’m still in the process of losing was a huge factor of me NOT loving myself.
But somewhere in between the wake up from depression and the car accident and attending church, I instantly remembered who I was. It was like my life was stuck on pause until I understood my mental health better. Does this resonate with anyone? Please tell me if it does. Stop being afraid to live. The more you let go and let God, you can set yourself free from your own mental prison. I know all about that.
You are a bird that is meant to fly.
Stop living in the cage when the door is wide open. We have this one life to live. Do yourself a favor and live it well.
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This mama would really appreciate it. Hope to “see” you here again soon. I promise I won’t waste your time.