I know that you are better to ask a question than not.
Contemplating, wondering and living with regret that you didn’t is not the place to be.
I know that there are questions that we want to ask, but to scared to ask. Maybe a question to ourself?
Maybe a question to someone else?
Living with the “What If’s” can be burdensome – it’s tough, challenging, and can be draining.
I know that the bigger the stuff, the harder it is.
How often have I wanted someone to stop worrying about themselves and worry about me for a second, and ask, “Darl, Are You Ok”?
I know that we all have moments of sadness, frustration and sheer “I have had enough” feelings and emotions? Some of us go to our laundry, or even our bathroom, the kitchen, or even our outside rumpus room to let the tears flow. I know that when this happens we often do it in secret.
Maybe we feel shameful and guilty for feeling this way?
I know that I have baggage, pain and have some big struggles. I have had loss and heartache in the things that should just not be that hard.
But I know that I am doing pretty good compared to others.
I know a lot of other people live in greater pain, suffering and heartache.
Their sadness just seems to go on, and on, and on, and on….
They want to be asked, “R U Okay”. They want someone to lift their pain and struggle just a little.
So today, I know that many people are gathering for an early morning coffee.
Many people are talking the talk. Starting to ask the big and scary and daunting questions.
The harder questions are hard, but I know they are beginning to be asked.
You may not get an answer, but at least you asked.
I know that I need to let go of some of my fear and ask, even the stranger that seems miserable on the street…
“Are you Okay today”?
I am raising awareness about RU OK Day on Thursday !5th September. A day to remind everyone to ask someone, “Are You Okay”.
If you are not ok, and that’s ok, contact Lifeline 13 11 14