Wednesday, September 10, 2014

No One Else Can Play Your Part - World Suicide Prevention Day

I believe that every person is on this earth for a specific purpose. It is not an accident that anyone of us was born. We each have a purpose, and what’s even more important/powerful/significant than that is that nobody else in the world can accomplish what it is we were put here to do.

You are the only one who can play your part. Pretend life is a play, well guess what, you don’t get an understudy. And that’s because nobody comes close to being you. We need you. The world needs you.

The world would cease to exist as we know it if you weren't here. You might think that sounds silly, but it isn't. 

You WILL do something during your lifetime that will impact another human being. You may never know that you were a part of it, and they may never know you were a part of it, but that doesn’t matter. What matters is you.

It could be you telling someone you like their outfit, after they just had all of their friends tell them that they look like a weirdo. Your compliment could be just what they needed in that moment to realize that it is more important to be an individual and make yourself happy than it is to pretend to be someone you’re not to get your so called friends to like you. 

That person then starts telling others about how important it is to be happy with the person that you are.

Embracing individuality and not being ashamed of who you are. 
Not being ashamed to talk about your struggles. 
Giving that person the courage to share their story, to share how they have battled with mental illness.

When you aren’t afraid to share your story, other people aren’t afraid to open up to you. Someone begins to tell them about their struggles. Tell them things that they have never told anyone else. That person just became someone that they can trust. Someone that they will take advice from. Someone that they know cares about them. 
ometimes people just need to know one person cares about them. When they feel alone in the world, it only takes one person to change their life. To make them feel like life is worth living.

So you are the one who gave the compliment. 
Guess what. 
You just saved someone’s life. How amazing is that. 

Now that person (the one that realized life is worth living) is going to go change someone else’s life somehow. That pattern is going to continue. I promise. 

So that one tiny thing you did, well – it just changed the world.
So next time you think that you don’t matter. That you aren’t important. Think again. Because you alone are going to change the world. You may never know it, but you will. You are an essential part of this world that we live in.
And I just want to let you know that I need you. 
We all need you.

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