Jude on Emotions and Thankfulness

Hey all!

I think we can agree on one thing, here: this past month has been incredibly emotional for all of us. I want to talk about two things before I dive into this month’s challenge.

After the recent attack in Las Vegas, I found myself feeling very emotional. This incident was beyond horrible and has affected the nation in a way that I would never have thought possible. After what happened, we must remember that love will win. Hate and darkness will always exist in this world, so it is up to us and our light, our love, to shine bright through it. What happened is just another reminder to always tell someone how you feel; call your grandparents, parents, siblings, and friends more often, even if just to say hi. With all the technology available today, there is no reason not to remind our families that we are thinking of them daily. You can spread love by simply smiling at a stranger or holding a door open for someone. Even the smallest of acts will grow. Take those opportunities that are offered. Live the life you want, because we never know when it might be cut short. If you would like to help the victims from the Vegas shooting, I’ve put a link at the bottom of this post to an article that can show you where to start.

Another thing I wanted to touch on is the #metoo movement, a very brave and long-overdue movement to help the women in the world stand together and fight back. No matter your profession, age, or race, sexual assault does not discriminate.  I know that some of us may not be comfortable with announcing some of the experiences we have had, and I wanted to remind you that you are more than welcome to send me a message and tell me your story. Talking to someone always helps, and that is exactly why I am here. I am your journal that talks back. Let me listen, and I’ll offer some insight if I can. You are not alone, and it is always important to remember that. If you still feel uncomfortable, or if all the attention on sexual assault has dredged up some painful emotions and memories for you, below is another link to an article that may help you.  

Now, for this next month, I wanted to challenge you to what I call the Thankful Challenge. It seems fitting, since it’s just in time for Thanksgiving. I want you to write down one thing you are thankful for every day, big or small. I feel it is very important to remind ourselves how lucky we are and how important even the little things in life are. You may be surprised by what you actually find yourself thankful for. You can do what I do and physically write these things down, or find one of the hundreds of goal tracking apps available. I personally enjoy writing them down so that I can go back and read them out loud later. Come back next month, and I will post some of my favorites that I have written down. Sometimes you need to be the one to remind yourself of just how lucky you are. Remember: to love others we must love ourselves. Don’t let the hate in—humanity can be beautiful, so let’s show it!

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/03/us/iyw-help-las-vegas-shooting-victims/

http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/healthtrending/how-to-cope-if-youre-feeling-triggered-by-the-supernumbermetoo-movement/ar-AAtGQ7x?li=AA5LBhu&ocid=ientp

 

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I am your Empathetic Oracle, what makes me qualified for such a title? Allow me to explain. Wasn’t until a few years ago that I decide to use all of my personal experiences to help others. I have always been a very empathetic person and that is partially because of everything that I have been through in life. I have fought through depression, suicidal tendencies and thoughts. High stress situations, and what has felt like unimaginable heartbreak. I have a very colorful background and instead of dwelling on my past and letting it control me, I have learned from it and want to share what I have learned with others who may be feeling the same way, or going through these similar situations and just want help. A big part of what I offer is privacy. I know how hard it can be to open up to a stranger so think of me as your diary that writes back. Simple put I am here to listen, and offer my guidance, opinion, or suggestion. There is absolutely no judgement on anything you have done, or are thinking. We are human beings and subject to constant mistakes and that is okay.

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