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#YOU MATTER!

If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can, walk in someone else’s shoes, or at least eat their food, it’s a plus for everybody. Open your mind, get up off the couch, move. – ANTHONY BOURDAIN

Have you ever felt so connected with and inspired by someone you don’t know???

I love Anthony Bourdain for his intellectual, curious, rebellious persona. He taught me about food – but most importantly about being less afraid of the unknown. He also taught me in some weird way that it was okay to create my own crazy path. That you could be an independent thinker, a non-conformist and you could still succeed. His loss shows us that we can never truly know what’s going on in someone’s life behind cameras and what media portrays or the depths of a persons darkness, which is why it is so important to be kind and compassionate to our fellow human beings.

I feel so strongly about this – a huge wave of sadness sweeps through me.💔 A healthy body is nothing when the mind is tortured. There are so many options to treat depression and anxiety as well as other mental health issues. The first step is to talk about it and seek guidance. And to not be afraid.

The world can sometimes feel like a horrible place to live in – but my hope is that we will continue to hold onto hope, reach out to one another more(don’t wait to check in on someone- do it now!) and grasp onto any thread of gratitude and sense of purpose to help people get through some of the most painful and difficult times of their life. You might just save a life!

You are valuable and so loved and so deserving of proper guidance and help! God bless!

Blessings and love…

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98 thoughts on “#YOU MATTER!

  1. Lovely post June,
    I agree with you depression is a sad state to be in, and sometimes we never realise that the people closest to us are struggling with it until it’s too late.
    We should try our best to show the people that are around us that they matter and that we love and value them dearly.

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  2. I also blogged about his loss. He really touched so many lives without meeting us.
    I have been in that place and it’s scary and soul sucking. I was pulled out. I wish we could have saved him.
    He was so unafraid of being himself, I thought. I really admired that. Now, we know that he suffered and felt like an outsider.
    He won’t be forgotten. Not in my corner of the world.
    Thanks for this post! I needed this today.

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  3. I agree with you totally. When I lost my Mum almost four years ago, I went through a terrible time, the worst in my life, not just because I lost my most precious friend but because my Father immediately moved in with another woman after the funeral. It almost destroyed my relationship with him and I don’t think I will ever be able to forgive him. When I looked back I realised I needed help, I was very depressed and angry, it wasn’t until a lot of time went by that I came to the realisation that I should have sought help. I came through it, my husband was amazing with me, but I can’t advocate enough for people to seek help when things get just to much to cope with. xxx

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  4. Yes, a smile, a kind word, a few moments of patient listening can be all that is needed to change a dark day into a ray of hope. I am grateful for those who opened their hearts and did this for me.

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  5. While I never knew of Anthony Bourdain before the news of his passing, I don’t watch TV, I can certainly appreciate the quote you mention above.
    I do think we need more independent-minded souls. One should back that up with a healthy connection to the Everlasting. Being individualistic has its perks, but the masses are molded and formed together and give those practicing their right to a unique identity no rest. Rest is found in the Infinite. To be truly you, it is best to be linked into Source. Then you will have the power and resilience to bounce back, when a herd of sheeple pins you against the post.

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  6. Hi there! I just started following your blog and I couldn’t be more touched by this post. Thank you so much for having the compassion you share in this post. So many people feel judged for struggling mentally, I know I do, we should always make sure they instead feel loved. God bless you, sister!

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  7. “Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” Plato
    “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all times that you can, to all the people you can, asl long as ever you can.” John Wesley

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  8. Amen. Love and God Bless You to. Post was touching. That’s love there. Thanks for expressing God’s Love. Its the little things that go a long way to show Love. We need to let others see God in us. God Bless You.
    “You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!
    Matthew 5:43‭-‬44 NLT
    The man answered, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
    Luke 10:27 NLT

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  9. hello June ,this is a very good piece of work i too believe that every one deserve a chance to be approached and reminded that they are not alone. but reading this i have a question.how can some one help a friend or a family member who is willingly but carelessly destroying his/her own life when they don’t want to change their wrong way of living.

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    1. Hi Bonita😊Thank you for sharing!😊 By giving your love, support and patience can be life changing. So although you may feel helpless now, know that actions are making a difference. Your impact in their life and your actions are love – they are making a difference. God bless you!

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