Everyone has secret fears, worries and thoughts better left unsaid. In the rare and unfortunate case, those are so great that you’d trade your life to eradicate them.
…A happy topic this is not, but a worthwhile one just the same.
The last few days I’ve been in London, and yesterday particularly struck a chord for me. Just moments before I was to board a train at King’s Cross headed to my next destination, I was quickly shooed out of the area and told the line was shutdown indefinitely. I soon learned that a man had just jumped to his death in front of a high speed train.
What was so sad or so terrible in this person’s life that this was felt to be the only choice? And worse yet, this is not the first time this has occurred. In trying to find out more about the situation, the news repeatedly showed this has happened time and time again.
It really made me think. None of it is worth it. Not money, or work, or unnecessary stress. The world is certainly flawed, but if you can allow yourself to see the beauty in it, the good can supersede the bad.
We are all seeking our purpose, whether we know it or not. But I can tell you for certain, it’s not found in fame or titles or hefty bank accounts. You can always make more money, but you can never make more time. You can change your looks, but often not your health. You can replace a job, but you can’t replace a person.
My wish for you and for me is that we always remember that we have a choice. Rock bottom only allows you to go up. There is someone who cares about you and someone who’s there for you, if you need them. At the least, that someone is me.