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
Devastated by Author Valarie Lovelight
“After, 8 years of trying, we finally have a child,” Sara smiled, standing by the crib.
Her husband David was gently stroking their 3 month olds hand as he slept and began to weep.
“Honey, why are you crying?”
“Remember when I went to the doctor and had some tests done a couple of weeks ago.”
Sadness and pain filled his eyes, “He said I was sterile.”
Yesterday, I was driving and up ahead I saw someone sitting on the corner or a busy service drive. As I approached the light, it turned red so I stopped. It was a man in his late twenties with a hat pulled down. It was a hot day and being in the sun was even hotter I’m sure. He had a sign asking for food or monies but he never looked up as far as I could tell. So, I started looking through my purse for something to give him. All I had was $5 and as I looked up he was walking towards me with this sadness in his eyes. His appearance wasn’t dirty or messy actually neat and pretty clean, a passerby might judge him to not be in need. However, his words express the gravity of his situation.
I handed him the money and he said, “My God, thank you!”
Now the words were not an usual response but the way he said it pierced my heart. It was like the money gave him hope at a moment where all seemed lost or maybe he started to feel like no one cared. His countenance changed. Maybe his yesterday felt hopeless and today for a moment, he found hope. I’m not sure. All I know is that he didn’t go back an sit down, he stood with his sign and walked a little further as I pulled off. Maybe someone else heard the same thing.
Treat people the way you would like to be treated. Learn to look beyond the appearance and you’ll hear far more then your eyes can see. Love listens and sees beyond the senses.
We live in a world today where sadness, depression, loneliness and lost hopes thrive in the lives of too many people. The beauty of life is often lost in the struggles and harshness of everyday living. There’s beauty all around and yet people are miserable. They seldom laugh and enjoy life. When you’re looking down, it’s hard to see the beauty all around you. When sadness fills your eyes, it’s hard to see the beauty in you.