A few days ago I posted a journal titled "I brushed my teeth last night". It was basically a short note about that da's personal battle with depression and recognizing and honoring the teeny tiny achievements that we encounter on a daily basis.
I was..... astounded... by the response that it generated. I had no idea that it would happen the way that it did. All I wanted to do was write to get the thoughts out of my head. Instead, I seemed to touch something in a lot of the other women here in the Cafe.
I ended up receiving just over 100 responses, but my email box was flooded by PMs from other women, like me, who just needed someone to hear them. Women who finally found out that they are not alone in this madness.
I have to admit that I was overwhelmed by the response. I had (and still have) no idea what I should say to some of the ladies that commented or some of the ladies that emailed me. I had to just shut down the computer for awhile so I could think on it. I just feel so..... helpless. Here these women are reaching out~ maybe not to me, but reaching out none-the-less. I don't know how to help them. I don't know how to help me.
If you are one of the lovely ladies that wrote to me (either within my journal or via PM) please know that I HEAR YOU!!! I read everything that was sent to me and I FEEL it. I hear you, I feel you, I hope for you.
I may not be able to respond to everyone at this point in time, but I AM hearing what you say. You are welcome to keep writing. I promise I will read everything I get~ even if I can't respond.
I am humbled by the generosity and bravery that so many of the women have shown because of one unintentional journal post.
Thank you. Thank you all for sharing yourselves with the rest of us. Thank you for hearing me. Thank you for reaching out to those that you are listening to.
You ladies are amazing.
Peace and blessings in love and light.