We have our own personal battles. Addiction, Mental Health, Disabilities, Homelessness, Hopelessness…the list could go on.
One simple act is synonymous with overcoming these demons, a simple act of kindness.
It doesn’t require much, and you don’t have to be loud about it.
All it takes is a simple helping hand or asking for one.
Finding someone in need and giving them a helping hand.
Even if you don’t want to do it for anybody else; do it for your own good, I promise you — it’s the most wonderful aphrodisiac.
I remember clear as day, when I was down in a hole; I felt helpless, it seemed that was it — life would end.
But it didn’t.
It was a helping hand, one that I wasn’t familiar with and one that I didn’t much care for.
Because I had forgotten to care for myself; I convinced myself I deserved to be in the position I was in.
But the helping hand pulled me out; against my will.
Showed me what a beautiful world was out there, whilst I was hiding deep within a dark hole.
It takes time, and it’s not easy.
But I promise, it works. And it gets better.
But if Tom Hardy can do it; you can too.
Help destigmatise addiction and mental health.
Lend a helping hand. :)