Very often, I hear the words, “let it go” being spoken to individuals who are confronting issues in their lives, whatever the issues may be— grand or small. Though it may sound good and ideal, it is not. Stop it… that is absolutely one of the worst things to tell someone who is hurting or grieving. Healing has no expiration date. It may take longer for others to heal, than it did for you or your friend’s sister who went through the same thing.(You know how some of you judgemental folks can be.)😉🤔
You see, until individuals have actually acknowledged, identified, and exposed what has hurt them or caused them distress, he or she cannot just get over it or “let it go.”
One must first, acknowledge, deal with it either through therapy or whatever mental outlet is suitable for the individual, heal from it, and only then are they able to “let it go.”
Life, as it is, is already tough enough for numerous individuals and families. Add the difficulty of the loss of a loved one or other issues beyond one’s control, you find someone who is merely trying to cope and breathe. Dealing with life’s issues and overcoming them often gift you depth, insight, empathy, and the ability to maneuver through almost anything one is faced with. These individuals are the ones who eventually come out on top every time. They continue fighting, regardless.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Let’s do better with how we address individuals who may be hurting or merely trying their best to get through another day. Be careful how you handle hurting people. At some point in each of our lives, we will all stand in need of encouragement.
Relax, Relate, Breathe!
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