Be thankful for what you have

Today, I went to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting with my mom to present her 5 year cake. I met some amazing women there. A lot of them had years of sobriety, and some, with only a few weeks. But what I noticed about each of these women, is that they were struggling day by day, yet they still held strong. At least 5 of these women tonight shared about their financial struggles. Many of them had lost their families because of their alcoholism and were struggling to feed themselves. Even the women who still had their families were struggling to put food on the table. So many of them had lost their jobs. One had lost her job because her boss was sexually assaulting her, and when no one believed her, she left.. This resulted in her living a life of poverty. It’s horrible to see such nice people live such stressful lives.
It made realize how lucky I was. I may not have a beautiful house on the beach, or expensive clothes, but I’ve got enough. I don’t need to wear the latest fashions to get by, all I need are my friends and family surrounding me, and an open heart to those who are in more need than I have ever been in my entire life.
Moral of this, be happy with what you have, no matter how fucked life may seem, because one day.. It could all be gone.

anonymous asked:

my best friend that moved from colorado 2 years ago is wanting to move back. tonight she kind of just broke down and told me that she hates it here. she hates everyone here and she wants to go back where she is needed. i don't get it, i feel like i don't mean anything to her. also her boyfriend is moving away and besides me thats the only thing that keeps her from killing herself. i don't know what to do. i feel like i am nothing but a bother to her anymore. i try my hardest tobe the perf bff ):

You ARE needed and you should continue to keep her strong. If she is suicidal, she has to have a lot of problems going on in her life. Often when people are overwhelmed by their problems, they get lost in their own little world. They feel completely alone, yet they still refuse to let anyone in. She wont recognize the people that are actually there for her. Besides her other problems (whatever they may be), also remember that her boyfriend moving is a great loss for her. Whether or not she admits it now, she needs you. Without you, she would have no one left. Without you, she would have no one to keep her sane. If her intention was to not be your friend, she would make it very obvious. When she said she wanted to move & hated everyone, was she upset already? Was she in the heat of the moment? We often say mean things when we’re upset. Lastly, take time to talk to her about all of this if you continue to feel left behind. You may be surprised by just how important you really are to her :)