#SoCS ~ 4/10/21

And away we go …

Linda writes and I (Polly Wanna Cracker) repeat Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “difference.” Whatever the word “difference” conjures first in your mind, write about it. Enjoy!“. To join in and see what a difference you can make, here are the rules and ping back.

If you’ve noticed for about three weeks in a row, I have standardized my opening. Standardizing things makes a difference doncha know ;). Or does it? Are we all just wasting time trying to make sense and order out of chaos? Why bother to try to make a difference? Nothing is going to change anyway.

But wait! Everything changes. The only thing constant is change. Change happens for a reason.

For we never know what someone may be going through.

My dear friend Mapu checked in to see if I had heard. Terrible news for any parent. The loss of a child. A son who shared his father’s birthday which they both celebrated on St. Patrick’s day of 2021. Three short weeks ago. Hugs and tears. Wordless moments. Makes me pause and realize that now is the time to make a difference.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support via phone or chat for people in distress, resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Includes information on finding your local crisis center.
Phone: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Website: http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org


Embodying the ethos that everyone that takes action to prevent suicide, #BeThe1To details the five evidence-based steps that any individual can take to help someone that is in suicidal crisis, as well as stories of recovery.
Website: http://bethe1to.com

8 thoughts on “#SoCS ~ 4/10/21

  1. Such an important post and reminder that we can all make a difference! I just read a book written by someone who lost a family member, and her call was to remove stigma around suicide and make it easier to talk about it. It’s positive that there are more and more sources to guide us on how to talk about this very difficult topic. Sending my thoughts to your friends and anyone who is in the midst of grief…

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