Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Semicolon Project

Today I took part in The Semicolon Project.  

On April 16, 2013 anyone who self-harms, is suicidal, depressed, has anxiety, is unhappy, going through a broken heart, has lost a loved one, etc. was instructed to draw a semicolon on their wrist to raise awareness.
The event is sponsored by the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention - Save A Life Facebook group. I'm a vocal supporter of this group because I have known too many who have taken their own life. Too many tears have I cried for those lost, yet others have cried more than I and their loss is so much greater than mine.

Knowing and seeing first-hand the resulting pain brought to friends, family and loved ones has stopped me from causing myself harm on more than one occasion. It is through God's grace that I have always been lifted up at the right times, kept from sinking too far into the void of darkness that is fear, self-pity and doubt.

I beg of anyone who has ever considered taking the easy way out to seek help. You will be a stronger person for doing so.

A semicolon was chosen as a symbol for this day because it represents a sentence the author could have ended; but chose not to.

The author is you and the sentence is your life.

Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Liebster Blog Award!

The awesome G.A. Albrethsen, author of the Age of Restoration series, has nominated me for the prestigious Liebster Blog Award! I have to say, the Liebster award is one of the first blog awards I ever saw floating around when I started blogging, so this means a great deal to me that I’ve been nominated for the award.

Be sure to check out his blog!
In accepting this award I must share 11 random facts about myself, answer 11 questions from my nominator and then nominate others.
Here we go!