Take Care of Yourself and Others

Emotional level: 8

Mental level: 8

TODAY I LEARNED: Some of the first examples of graffiti come from 1st century Pompeii, where messages like “I don’t want to sell my husband” and “Successus was here” were written on walls.


People who undermine mental health and mental illness should stop. Mental health is important, real, and altogether should be focused on and helped, not made fun of or broken. Over the years we have come a long way when it comes to mental health, but there still isn’t enough being done. I often find myself asking how I can help with it all, only to be pulled in another direction the minute I get the chance to try and make a difference. But then I remember…your help that you offer someone doesn’t always have to be on a grand scale to affect them.

Sometimes it’s the very small things that make a difference in someone’s life. You would be surprised what matters to people. It could be something as simple as a hug or a handshake, or even just a smile as you are walking by. Therefore, we can make a difference. By being a better person, you can spread that goodness from person to person, even if the hateful ones aren’t up to feeling it, you still affect them in some way.

It all comes down to helping others one way or another, and in order to do that, we need to help ourselves. Taking care of yourself is something that is constantly taught to us by our parents growing up and with good reason. It allows us to live longer, better lives. If you’re down today, keep your head up. It can’t rain forever, and the sun is just a moment away from shining.

Blessed Be )O(

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