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Stock Up On Compassion


Last updated 4/20/2020 at 11:16am

I’ve seen a lot of nasty posts in regards to people making “non-essential” trips. Do the critics ever think maybe that guy buying a gallon of paint knows he must keep busy because idle hands in the past have caused him to relapse and pick up that case of beer? So he’s using this time to do home improvements, something that keeps his mind busy while feeling a sense of accomplishment, trying to avoid painful triggers while possibly alone.

Or maybe that lady buying bags of soil and seeds, hasn’t struggled with depression and suicide? How do we know that planting and watching something beautiful grow during this time of darkness isn’t essential to her and holding on to what little hope she might still have.

We need to remember that it is impossible to know just by looking at a situation from “our” small lens what someone is truly going through or where their mental health is. Everyone handles chaos and healing through different means.

I know we are all on edge, but please stop being so judgmental of others.

Be sure to stock up on compassion.

--Denise Gravely. Pisgah Foresy


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