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I am now...

It is R U OK? Day... I wasn't but I am now.

It is so important to recognise when you need to reach out and not to be scared to  admit a small amount of defeat. Back on this day I had a bit of a lightbulb moment. It was a sad day remembering someone who had been struggling but never hadn't managed to say no when they were asked R U OK? so why was it a light bulb for me? I cried that day and I cried for both Averil and myself as I realised I hadn't yet had the strength to say "No".

I am always one for setting goals so the next time someone asked R U OK? I said "No" and from there I opened up, I spoke to those I care about and those who care about me and now I am OK. I am grateful that person asked and I am thankful I managed to say 'No"

I took a lot for me to do that but just think if no one had asked? I might still be all alone and not OK.

If you see someone looking a little lost, if you see someone sobbing, if you see someone just not being themselves please do ask R U OK? You might just ask them on that day they promised not to say "No".

Go be that ray of sunshine in someones day and ask R U OK?


  1. What a lovely post Tessa...can't imagine you ever not being OK but that's exactly the problem isn't it:)
    Have a great day!!

  2. Great reminder - hope you had a great day!!

  3. I'm so glad you are ok now, sometimes a polite answer alerts noone.

    Sometimes you just have to say, no, I'm not actually.

    I've learnt to do that now too :)


  4. Great post and so true Tessa. Thanks for sharing.
    P.S. love the image you used ;) xx

  5. Beautiful post and a great cause! I popped mine up on my blog too for my brother he doesn't produce happy endorphins and a few years back I noticed him acting different and told my Dad that we need to help him he is so happy now!

  6. A day like this reminds me how wonderful it is to have girlfriends who really care about each other and rally when they're needed. I am so blessed to have this and I wish it for everyone. Thanks for the lovely post.


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