Thursday, September 15, 2011
Thankful Thursday- R U OK
So today is RUOK? Day
It is also a Thankful Thursday so I thought I would blend the two
So I am thankful for great organisations such as RUOK? to help promote and encourage people to say to each other R U OK?
In our society there is such a stigma around depression, mental health and suicide. That many people prefer to think we all live in that happy land.
Well you know what we dont all live in that happy land and it is just so important that we check in with each other and say
Hey are you ok?
Currently today I can say
Yes I think I am ok.
I suffer from depression and have a mental illness but today I am doing ok.
As part of todays RUOK? Day I looked at myself to check that I was ok. And I think it is something we all need to do. We need to take 5 minutes and question ourselves honestly and ask Am I Ok?
So on this Thankful Thursday I am thankful for RUOK? Day
I am thankful for Bunnings in getting some plants in to help my garden grow and improve my own mental health.
But I am NOT thankful to whichever dog is sitting next to me with REALLY bad wind. Which is not good for my health in general.
For more thankful thursdays go over and see Kate Says Stuff (and see some cute photos)
For really great, touching honest stories go over to My Big Nutshell for the RUOK? blog hop