Sunflowers… I remember taking this picture, ages ago, with what was probably my very first digital camera. Digital photography was new and exciting for me, and I was perhaps simply thinking they’d make a pretty picture.
Thinking about it now – maybe I also wanted to preserve a little bit of “sunshine” for a rainy day…
I am familiar with these “rainy days” – figuratively speaking. I don’t even remember when they started, but they’ve been with me for a very long time. Sometimes the rain is like a very fine spray that you hardly notice. Sometimes the falling waters seem to drench you to the bone.
But there are sunny days, too, and though the sun might often be hiding behind clouds, I know it’s still there. I have to keep reminding myself though, and maybe a sunflower picture can serve as a little visual help.
I am thinking of you, sisters and brothers and fellows.
I am sending my love out to you.
You are not alone.
There is help available, and admitting that you might need it is a sign of strength, not of weakness. YOU. ARE. STRONG.
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The following is copied out from a comment I left a while ago for somebody on Facebook, a fellow blogger with apparent depression. I don’t know them personally, but I had wanted to reach out and show some love and support, and possible sources of a little comfort.
For what it’s worth, I’d like to share it with you: Continue reading