I had planned on writing an actual post tonight...but I'm not going to. Time got a bit away from me and...I found out tonight that a woman I know took her own life last night. I didn't know her well, but I had coffee with her a couple of days before Christmas while she was in Boston for the holidays. I don't even know how long it had been since I had seen her before that, but her hair was longer and blonder, she looked great and seemed happy. That's just it though, we never know what life is actually like for another person. And so many of us spend a lot of effort dressing up the outside to hide and disguise what's on the inside. I'm torn between thinking about this and feeling grateful for my own life.
I don't have any advice and I don't understand her choice. I don't understand how someone's pain could be so great that she would need to take her own life, whether it was intentional or not. I do, however, understand that the problems I think I have and that the problems you think you have probably don't amount to much. I can identify with how she must have been feeling; alone, sad, hurt, angry. We've all been there at some point, but not to the extent that that much booze and that many pills seemed like a viable solution.
I'll post my food photos, but I hope that anyone reading this will take a moment to consider his or her own life and find something in it to be grateful for everyday. With a grateful heart, no problem is insurmountable.
chicken, broccoli, and corn
I guess I had nachos for dinner
Smith and Wolensky's for dinner!!!
truffled mac and cheese and broccoli
buffalo wings at Cheers...I ate 3 of them, very spicy
this is what emotional eating looks like...