Always….be kind!

It’s really not a big ask.

I found this today when I was looking through the “my memories” part that comes up on Facebook.

I had shared it 6 years ago and it’s still very relevant today.

And it’s so true. We genuinely have no idea what’s going on in someone else’s life or in their heads. You truly never, ever really fully know someone, as much as you think you might.

And the age old saying of “I know you better than you know yourself” couldn’t be further away from the truth.

Yes, you might know something is bothering that person, despite them telling you they’re fine. But it doesn’t mean you know them better than they know themselves. It just means you’ve figured out their “tells” and when they’re trying to hide their feelings and thoughts from you.

We’re all fighting a battle of some sorts. Whether it’s with ourselves or something else close to us. It may be something at work or in your family life. It may just be between the thoughts in your head. But we’re all fighting one.

The difference between people who have admitted they struggle and those that haven’t, isn’t a mental health issue that needs stigmatising. It’s a display of courage and strength. It shows how powerful you are to admit there’s an issue, and empowers you to stand up and try and do something about it. Even if that something is taking the step to get support.

You did that! Well done. You are strong. Stronger than you like to believe you are. Be proud of yourself and what you have accomplished. You are braver than most šŸ§”

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