Today is considered suicide awareness day by those who decide those things. In line with that thinking, I have chosen to reblog a post that I published on May 1, 2012.
I would love for us all to become more aware of each other and prevent this cause of death (10th leading cause in America according to the CDC). Suicide is not a disease or a crime, but it takes lives at an alarming rate. Let’s pay attention to each other, read between the lines, and ask clarifying questions so that we can help those who may consider this as an option to escape the emotional pain they experience.
Yesterday was another day of on the road time for me. I do love that my job takes me on the road from time to time; however, the past month and the next month seem to be filled with more times on the road than in my own bed. My office at work sits empty, but my backpack and my travel bag are always full. And travel time – especially over the past week when I have been without a book on CD – lends itself to thinking time.
Thinking is an excellent activity. I firmly believe that we should do it and that we should do it often. Those who do not think tend to become those who do not do. Thinking – whether analytical or reflective – is motivating, inspiring, and problem-solving. We can only accomplish those great dreams if we first think them up.
However, thinking too…
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