Loneliness is a state of mind and it can inhabit every fiber of a person’s being. It’s a heart condition of a void or black hole that seems to never fill. Whether in a crowded room or a darkened corner loneliness can overshadow joy, peace, love and even people who try to reach out.
The hold that loneliness can have is tormenting, suffocating and can devour a person from the inside out.
Never take for granted the loneliness a person feels. Don’t brush aside the sadness in their eyes or the crack in their voice. Listen with your heart instead of analyzing with your intellect. What may seem like no big deal to you might be the Grand Canyon to someone else.
Don’t see people through your eyes. Your vision is based on your reality and experience. Unless you can learn to see people where they are, you’ll only frustrate, alienate and shut them down.
Remember: The right words can bring hope and a touch joy to someone who is drowning in despair.
It’s said that some of the loneliest people are in a room full of people but no-one can see their emptiness inside. They feel like they are on a road with no-one and no help in sight.
They smile and laugh but inside they’re crying out for help. Maybe the obstacles they are facing require more strength then they have or, the burden is too heavy for them to bear.
When discouragement and depression comes they can become vulnerable to suicide. Not because they want to die but because they can’t see any other options.
The tunnel becomes real as it offers a light of hope that they can escape the pain and torment. The light promises a new beginning someplace else or at least the end of suffering.
Lonely people can be anyone at any time in any stage of life. Reach out to those you see in need. Take the time to listen to their heart because you may not ever get another chance. Don’t brush aside their concerns because it seems insignificant to you.
Remember, we are all unique. What you can handle, I may not be able to. What you easily brush off may feel like a heavy weight to me. What may seem like no big deal to you is everything to me!
Love is real and powerful. Show more love in your words and actions to those around you starting today. Listen to someone ramblings; you just might help to save their life.
Hugs and Love from me to you! Valarie
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Nobody’s Child Nobody’s child is who I be. Nobody cares or even wants me. Alone I sit in this room, Feeling sad, hopeless, and full of gloom, Waiting and hating the end of the day, When no one will come and take me away. Silently I’ll cry deep inside. All my disappointments I’ve learn to […]
Good morning everyone! I would ask, ‘What do you see?’ but instead, I’ll tell you what I see. A reason to be thankful for all that I have.
These young mothers and children snuggled close together would be a beautiful site if it wasn’t for their situation and surroundings. It doesn’t matter if it was bad choices on her part or unfortunate circumstance. Too many people today would see this pic and start posting cruel, racist and heartless words. Is this a sign of how society is becoming self-absorbed? Has the heart and love of man indeed grown cold?
Regardless, poverty has faces and affects all races.
All I want to do is reach out and hold them both and help them to make everything ok. I understand not everyone can be or wants to be helped but that doesn’t mean I can’t try!
I would rather they tell me no them assume and never try.
Hugs and Love from me to you! Valarie
Fresh starts are always appreciated. Every day we awake is an opportunity to reach our goals, desires purpose in life. Never take for granted that the days are all the same. Press through your emotions and stresses of the past and present and believe that things can and will get better.
It maybe cloudy inside your heart and head but know that the sun is always shining! It may take effort to see it in your life but don’t get up or give in and you will see the light penetrate the clouds of your darkest night.
Hug and Love from me to you! Valarie
Why do you look away? Is it not your problem or responsibility?
Maybe it’s because of fear or embarrassment. If you don’t acknowledge it, it’ll go away.
Eye contact can sometimes prick your heart and make it harder to look away and you feel guilty and helpless when you do.
Are you concerned with what others will say and think?
I guess it’s easier to allow yourself to not see at all!