All It Takes Is One Moment…

a piece by a friend

One of the things that I am most grateful for is my friends or the people I surround myself with. It is honestly one of the most important things in my life right now. I take serious considerations with choosing the people around me due to the impact they tend to have on me. Any my life.

Picking the right people is going to have a serious effect on my mental health, especially during the current phase of my life where stress is coming from all around me.

One of my extremely talented friends who are also going through a similar phase wrote something that resonated with me so much that I just wanted to share on my blog. Here it is:

It takes one moment, one tear, one drop of blood, one strangled breath and one distant gaze to finally realize that every aching pulse inside of what is now your hollow shell, will never be interpreted as something worthwhile in their eyes. The hardest part about pain is that those around you will never truly understand its capacity or its cause. So, you keep looking and running around in circles trying to find someone who can understand your bitterness and anger through your chocked words and unheard screams. But you can’t find that person because pain is never really felt by anyone other than who’s been through it. Yet you can have those who sympathize until you find yourself surrounded by people who feel sorry for you but can’t really help because it’s your journey, not theirs. It takes one moment, one sad look, one pat on the back, one long sigh and one pitiful smile to finally realize; you’re alone.