A Little Kindness

Sitting here today putting together a line-up for my 7 and 8 year old softball team I started thinking. It takes a special sort of mentality so suffer from depression so completely that people say you should see a shrink, yet be able to continue being active in the commitments you’ve already made.

After recently being fired, with no warning whatsoever, and then having to put down a 1.5 year old puppy because of an accident that occurred cause no-one would listen to what I had to say, a deep depression has sunk in. There are days I never want to get out of bed. Some days it’s almost noon before I leave my bed.

But I’m a coach, like I mentioned earlier, a Girl Scout Troop Leader. I’ve been asked to put together a new website for the Lion’s Club.

It’s difficult in the first place to put on the facade to be able to fulfill the adult responsibilities I still have. It gets even harder when you have people ungrateful for what you’re trying to do… or get upset for what you have to try and do to be able to do what you’re trying to do. The depression deepens as you start to feel like you can’t do anything right, and you wonder why you even bother to continue doing it.

I guess what I am eventually getting at is that we need to be kind to everyone despite how frustrating they are sometimes… we never know how they are truly feeling or what they are going through. And sometimes that kindness might be what keeps them here.

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