Well Done!

Hi everyone,

I'd like to address everyone here about your lives. But first, a small blurb about what sparked this. I was sitting in my car in a parking lot, watching a young woman with her mother, and they had so much joy. I thought to myself, why can't I have that? Why can't I just enjoy life and living in general? Why does my existence have to be so unpleasant, so difficult, so tedious? I want nothing more than to fade quietly and painlessly into oblivion. What is there? Happiness, joy, fulfillment, passion, energy, success, love? No. I have nothing that brings any of this. Then I think about those who share this feeling, and a tremendous feeling of empathy arises. I realized that we don't get enough credit. I realized how much strength and courage it takes to stare the abyss in the face and continue living. I know that many of you want to be dead, or at least toy with the idea. I know that many of you have none of those great things I just listed, and that you no doubt watch, not without envy, the joyful go about their lives with reasonable personal success. But you know what? We're alive, and considering how hard that in itself is, I think that's worth something, worth a lot, at least a pat on the back, a congratulations. Living is a constant battle, and I think those of us who fight this battle every day deserve recognition. Well done! If you were around, I'd take you all out for ice cream or beer, or beer cream, or whatever...

Well, take care all!
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Jul 14, 2010