I was up early this morning (just before 5am) and as I was drinking my first cuppa of the day I logged into this forum to browse posts and I read a very sad and worrying post from a heart broken young man, I didn't respond to his post as i didn't feel adequately qualified & didn't want to make a bad situation worse by offering what may turn out to be the wrong advice or to say the wrong thing. The post had been on my mind all morning so I've just logged in again to see what advice others may have offered but the post had disappeared from the forum.
This forum serves many purposes, of course it's a vital tool in my weight loss journey, it is also a meeting place for like minded people to come to come together for help, advice and support, but today it has made me realise that no matter how troubled you think your life is there are others in a much more troubled place.
I've had a horrible 2017 so far, not least I suffered a heart attack, one or two things have shook me to my very core this year, I'm getting through with help from family and I also have a very strong faith that sustains me but even so it's very easy to be inward looking & insular. The post I read this morning reminded me there are others out there dealing with their own crisis. Whoever the young man is, if you do read this I wish you well, I hope you get the help & support you need, I will pray for you and may your God go with you.