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?