For The Love Of Mackenzie

My Granddaughter posted a reply on Facebook regarding Suicide Prevention Week. You can see why I love her so much and can’t wait to see what she accomplishes in this Life.

Mackenzie FB Profile Pic

LONG (but important) POST ALERT!Thanks to a lovely post from Brianna , I’m now aware that it’s Suicide Prevention and Awareness Week. I may be a little late, but here goes.
If any of you ever need to talk about ANYTHING, I will be there for you. I don’t care if we haven’t talked in years or if we’ve never even talked at all. I don’t care if you’re not having a life-threatening crisis. I don’t care if it’s four in the morning (if you need help I will not be upset if you call me repeatedly until I wake up). If you need to vent, I will listen and I will do my best to help you in any way I can. I will do my best to keep everything between us, like seriously I won’t say a word to anyone unless I feel there’s nothing I can do to keep you from actually hurting yourself or others. I will never judge you, no matter what you say. I’ve been there, I know how it feels, and I’m still here, so obviously I’ve got a little experience under my belt.   Some wonderful people and resources have taught me quite a lot. I’ll be there to listen, if you need me to come to you or pick you up I will do my best. I will even make calls and get information for you if you need professional help but are scared or don’t know how to get it. If you need help, you can come to me – no buts! If you need my number (whether you’re feeling bad at the moment or you want it just in case for the future) message me and I’ll give it to you. You can even send your friends to me if they need help, I don’t care if I don’t know them. Everyone has some good in them, and we all deserve our place in this world, even if you feel worthless. Remember there is always someone who cares about you, even if you don’t think so.
Also, sometimes I’ve thought, “I could have all this pain in my life and some good times, or I can be dead and have nothing.” But I’ve learned to turn that around – why have nothing when you can stick it out for the good stuff, no matter how little that good may be? It’s something, and something is better than nothing. Challenge yourself to find positivity and light when the world seems dark. Stick around, you’re worth it.
Also, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK (or 8255) and they have trained professionals 24/7.

Mackenzie : I Love You So Much!
Yer Grandpa Tom


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