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What is really hurting me is that people are hurting. This is the season for everyone to come together and feel loved. Christmas is about getting together with your loved ones and enjoying each others company as you celebrate. It doesn’t matter your beliefs, it doesn’t matter about money, all that matters is that you are together. Christmas is suppose to be about love, so why is everyone having such a rough time? Why do I see more depression and broken hearts, more death and a lot more negativity? Is it my set of friends or is everyone having a horrible season of holidays? Either way, what can we do?

I am a huge Facebook user, and each day I sign in and spend hours looking through post. I like to keep up with old friends, that I don’t usually talk to. I also like to share in special memories of others, such as babies, new cars, and much more. One of the biggest things I love to read are praises or small things that make peoples lives awesome. Recently, I found out that a close friend went on a prayer walk, one to get himself closer to God. He had a great time and got a lot from it. These little things make me so happy, then we also have those post about a girl that can’t take life anymore, these post are what get me upset.

Where, in life, do we find ourselves in so much pain that we have nothing to live for? I remember laughing and having a great time, as a child. Yet, somewhere we were giving a curse of depression? When did life get so hard? I’m not sure, but it is a huge problem.

We are talking about MILLIONS of people that suffer from depression. These are people that feel unwanted, abused, torn, worn, and alone. At one time, these people were happy, but something happened to where they fell and hit rock bottom. One of the main reasons is death. Everyone has lost someone due to death, it is the cycle of life, but that doesn’t mean it is easy. A death in the family can tear apart the most perfect relationships. A death as a mother can leave children broken for life, making it hard for them to even get through the day. Other reasons for depression can be; Failed classes, failed dreams, breakups, being ignored, loss of friends, money problems, and bullying. The list can go on for hours, but that isn’t the point. The point is; we have the chance to change this, by simply being there for them during the hard times!

I don’t want to see anyone hurting, especially during the holiday seasons. We are meant to be happy individuals, so what can we do? The answer is simple; we need to show them that they are loved. This doesn’t have to be a big gesture, it can as simple as texting them and telling them you love them, or inviting them over to your house for dinner. The smallest gestures can help tremendously. People just want to be wanted. They want to know that you are thinking about them. This is why Bart and I are sending out love!

I want to call this “Love for Christmas; A Better Gift.” This is where I will try to find those who are hurting and I will let them know that I am thinking about them! Bart (My Christmas Stuffed Animal) will write everyone (in pain) a small note, informing that person that they aren’t alone. I don’t know if this will help, but I have to do something. I think everyone of you guys should do the same. Write a small note to those you love, telling them that you are thinking of them, praying for them, or that you love them. It doesn’t have to be a long message, but I promise it will mean the world to those in pain. This Christmas, we need to let everyone know that we are together, as one, to celebrate. Will you do it?

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Today I was going to post the usual flashback post, that airs every Sunday, and takes you back in time to see who I use to be, and see how much I have changed. But as I was scrolling through my Talklife (application for depressed people) news feed, I thought about a few things. This started the carnival wheels in my head, causing me to think deeply about a few things, leading me to this post. I thought about a few items that I touch everyday and replaced them with these three things: Future, Life, and Happiness. The reason I chose these three things, is because they are the items that most choose to throw away the most. Which I used Honey packets, ketchup packets, and a half full monster can.
The future item was the half full monster can, because most people that I talk to treat their life like a half empty can. It wasn’t as good as the beginning, they are tired of the taste, but will still continue to drink away because they don’t have anything else to drink. But when something happens, such as the can gets hot, or their future looks hard to achieve, they will throw it away without a second thought. Then they will pick up something easier, such as  working for $8.25/hour, and travel down the road, going through the same routine, just with nastier taste as before, they will trade their expensive drink, for a dollar generic drink (dream). This will take away from their life, and they won’t be able to enjoy their life to the full extent. 
I close my eyes and force myself to think about the word life. I picture a sweet picture, but as I look deeper into the textures that artist made, there is something missing, in every picture, there is something missing. There is something that holds us down and doesn’t let us get to the point that we want to be at. This could be caused by the choices that you have made, maybe a bad break-up that you tied yourself to it when you should have let it go, or the fact that your life has been rough since your parents divorced. Anything can cause your life to feel horrible and not worth living, honestly this is why I chose the honey packet. Because the inside is most certainly sweet, but as you get the taste of the amazing events that happen, the sweetness stops, but even when the inside is gone, the outside still looks the same. The persons happiness can be fully gone and they could feel empty, but we will never be able to tell, because they have sealed their contents up and won’t let us see. 
The last one is the most important but also the one that we take advantage of the most, wasting it the most. This is the happiness in your life. Happiness is the most important thing in our lives, but yet like ketchup, we throw most of it away. Mostly because we see that we have a little more next to it, and we think that we won’t need it.  We decide that we have to much happiness, but then when life gets salty such as those fries, we will wish for that happiness or ketchup back, but we can’t because it has been corrupted by the negative people or habits, we brought into our lives, or the trash we filled ourselves with that has contaminated it, causing it to be unable to be used or felt. So we will try to find more, but by the time we do, the fries are cold or you have already become depressed to the point you give up on being happy, or trying to eat those salty and soggy fries. 
This is important to think of as you begin to change for the better, don’t take the little things for granted. Instead take all that you can, and enjoy the little things in life. Don’t let the salty people that make you hurt, run your life, instead make sure that you cover your whole life with the happiness, as you cover all the fries with ketchup. And for your future, never worry about what the future looks like, instead enjoy every sip that you take on your way to the end. Sometimes you won’t like the taste, but at the end, remember that you need whats in the can to survive. You might feel empty, but never believe that you are alone. There is a whole world trying to survive and find their way, and they are here for you. Don’t throw away your future because of something that can be cured by a little bit of comfort. It is worth taking a few bad sips if it means your future will be amazing. Right? Don’t give up!

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