You Never Know What Someone Else Is Going Through – by Delina Hill-Brooker

In the past few months a few people that I know have lost family members through natural causes. Two people that I know directly and indirectly have committed suicide. I am still hearing of people ‘losing’ jobs, houses, cars, or just falling on even more hard times. When you’ve lost someone close, or money is already tight around the Holidays it adds a lot more unnecessary pressure.

When you are in the store tending to your own business, thinking about your own issues and trying to figure out your next move, everyone else is too. The fact of the matter is, times have changed. The people who religiously saved have used up all that they’ve had. The people who never saved are realizing that they should’ve. I remember I used to quit a job in a minute without another one lined up and I would have another job the next day. Things aren’t that easy anymore.

Even if you still have your job or enough money in the bank to sustain you for a while without worry, you probably aren’t spending the way that you would like to. People are just scared.

Which leads me to this, (not judging, just simply stating). We all have our issues. Some, more than others. Even if you aren’t having the best of days, please be mindful of the energy and perception you give out to others. You may be the one thing that triggers a person to snap. You may be that strangers ‘ray of hope’ by simply smiling. Or you may be the stranger that is blessed by a smile.

Last week my business partner was getting lunch and a random stranger paid for it. He said it was just ‘A Random Act of Kindness.’ How nice is that? What if you were down to your last dime and buying only enough to get you through the day to eat and someone paid for it. That little bit of hope is what the world needs more of. If we all did a random act of kindness how much better would this world be?

If you are feeling helpless, or suicidal please reach out for help. Each day is a new day, a day for a miracle, a new day to hope. So much can happen in a day.

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3 comments so far

  1. Kandra Baker on

    This was great to read, I love hearing things like this with so much stress, death, illness, and poverty in the world it is wonderful that someone could give another person that kind of blessing. Things like that make you realize that there are still truly kind hearted people in the world that want nothing more then to make another person happy.

  2. So true Kandra. Thanks for your comment!

  3. tonetta Williams on

    This hit home for me Thank You


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