Amanda touches on a very important topic this week and I applaud her for generating thoughtful conversations through this week’s prompt. This is clearly one of my favorites and while I try to actively participate as much as I can, there are times when I miss out but watching and reading responses is also as much a delight.
Mental well being is just as crucial as physical and while there is much more awareness now than even a few years ago, there is still, unfortunately, a considerable stigma surrounding this. When someone is going through a tough time, just letting that person know that you are there is a huge help. And I speak from personal experience. It has happened to me and it has happened to people I love dearly and I am glad and honored that I was in their thought and they in mine. As life continues to unfold in all its craziness and glory, it gets overwhelming from time to time and for many of us that builds up inside to a point that makes us feel less than what we are. The feeling of loneliness can be a pretty huge burden to carry. ‘How are you’, ‘how was your day’,’ how are you feeling’, ‘what can I do’, ‘do you need something’ are some simple yet infinitely comforting, and mostly appreciated, words we can use to let each other know that there are shoulders to lean on to, ears that are willing to listen and hands that are willing to help out. It is difficult to ask for help when going through a storm…and so it’s only human to extend that helping hand.
While the color blue is associated with feelings of loneliness, anxiety, sadness…I am going to focus on the gorgeous blue sky during spring and autumn months, an almost Prussian blue as that happens to be a very dear color. I am not a huge fan of the color otherwise but that gorgeous blue sky just draws me in. I do love turquoise and cobalt blue as well!
Sharing some photos from my archive for this prompt and hoping to capture some new photos this Fall. The Friendly Friday Photo Challenge is hosted alternately by Amanda and Snow. Go take a look!
Know that you are not alone.
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